Wednesday, April 9, 2008

April 9, 2008 Unadilla GA to Cartersville, GA

Today we moved from Unadilla, GA to Cartersville, GA, the Allatoona Landing Marine Resort. This is an RV park that is on Lake Allatoona that also has a marina, as the name implies. We are alongside a working set of railroad tracks that were used in The Great Locomotive Chase. This occurred in the Civil War when Union spies stole a train north of Atlanta and were chased by the Confederates for a long ways with a host of adventures along the way. We drove through Atlanta this afternoon. This city has some of the heaviest traffic in the nation and the Bypass can be blocked for hours with the many truck crashes along it. We have better fortune driving straight through but do not do it during rush hour. The traffic could be described as "medium" when we went through and moved right along. We passed the Olympic Torch from the Atlanta Olympic Games. It is located right downtown and alongside I-75 so that we could easily photograph it as we passed. For those that will try for this photo shot when passing through, have your camera ready because it appears quickly and is gone just as fast. Tomorrow we move on to the Volunteer Park Family Campground in Heiskell, TN, just north of Knoxville. We will spend two nights there and then to Renfro Valley, KY Saturday for a Country and Western show.

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