Sunday, April 01, 2007

the big catch...

Last weekend my wife and I took a trip down to south Georgia for a little R & R. We went to my in-laws lake house on the Georgia/Alabama border. Now, the name of that lake depends on where you are from. For us Georgians, the lake is known as Walter F. George, but if you are an Alabama person or drive through Alabama all the signs say Lake Eufaula. One thing I can tell you, know who you are talking to before saying one or the other. One misstep and you are in for quite a lecture!

Our long weekend trip was very quiet and relaxing. Fishing was biggest thing we did. It is a good thing we brought our own food, because we did not catch many keepers as you can see!

On the first of this month when severe storms rolled across Alabama and Georgia there were many places devastated by deadly tornadoes. I can remember calling my in-laws as we watched what we thought was a tornado move toward the lake and their lake house. This was the same cell that hit the school in Enterprise, Alabama.

Luckily, the tornado did not hit their house, but it did cross the lake and was only a 1/4 mile away. Here is a map from the Tallahassee, FL National Weather Service office showing the tornados in their coverage area. I have marked the one that shows the tornado that crossed the lake.

The tornado was rated an EF-1 and caused quite a bit of damage to a state park boat launch as you can see. Needless to say, it will quite a while before they get things cleaned up down there.

Have a great week and watch out, some cooler weather looks like it will return to the metro area by the Thursday.


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