Kayaking with My Pup

I took my little rescue pup kayaking at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.

Tina Marie is my little rescue pup. I adopted her a couple years ago. Tina Marie is my little rescue pup. I adopted her a couple years ago.

She loves riding in the kayak and is an excellent navigator. She loves riding in the kayak and is an excellent navigator.

The flowering trees are beautiful. The flowering trees are beautiful.

View of the lake View of the lake

Approaching Smith Mountain Approaching Smith Mountain

She has the best seat in the kayak. She has the best seat in the kayak.

Lake House Lake House

My little princess My little princess

Lake House Lake House

The water was calm. The water was calm.

Reflection Reflection

Tina Marie spots something in the water. Tina Marie spots something in the water.

Lake House Lake House

Kayaking with my pup Kayaking with my pup

She loves having her picture taken. She loves having her picture taken.

Lake House Lake House

Ending our morning tour of the lake Ending our morning tour of the lake

Smith Mountain Lake State Park

I drove to Smith Mountain Lake State Park and took a few pictures. It is a peaceful and scenic part of Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.

Welcome Center Welcome Center

Redbud blooms Redbud blooms

Amphitheater Amphitheater

Lake View Lake View

Tobacco Barn Tobacco Barn

Close-up of Tobacco Barn Close-up of Tobacco Barn

Boating Boating

Lake View Lake View

This nest site is home to Osprey This nest site is home to Osprey

Hiking Trail Bridge Hiking Trail Bridge

Jet Skiing Jet Skiing

Discovery Center Discovery Center

Lake View Lake View

Lake View Lake View

Fishing Pier Fishing Pier

Dock Dock

View of the Beach View of the Beach

Camping Area Camping Area

Cabin at Camping Area Cabin at Camping Area

Tobacco Barn Tobacco Barn

Woodruff’s Café & Pie Shop

I visited a family-owned country store in Amherst County, Virginia, known for their homemade pies. These pictures were taken inside a small, two-story cinder block building their daddy built with his own hands in 1952.
http://woodruffspieshop.com/

Woodruff's Café & Pie Shop Mary Woodruff greeted us with her beautiful smile. She started the business many years ago and is 103 years old.

Woodruff's Café & Pie Shop Darnelle sold us this cherry pie. It is the best cherry pie ever.

Woodruff's Café & Pie Shop Group picture taken inside Woodruff’s Store

Friends at Smith Mountain Lake

The best times are spent with friends. It was so nice visiting Jim and Catherine last weekend. They recently moved from Northern Virginia to retire at the lake.

1-web Noah worked with Catherine. He visited Jim and Catherine and helped move furniture.

2-web Phil worked with Catherine. They have been friends for 19 years.

3-web Catherine, Phil and Jim

4-web We are sitting in their living room and love their view.

5-web It was a nice surprise seeing the trees flowering in their neighborhood.

6-web View of the lake from the dock

7-webAnother view of the lake

Smith Mountain Lake Kayaking

These pictures were taken while kayaking with my rescue pup at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.

Tina Marie is my little rescue pup. She is also an excellent navigator. Tina Marie is my little rescue pup. She is also an excellent navigator.

I love looking at the lake houses. This one is the Coryell House. I love looking at the lake houses. This one is the Coryell House.

The Kellstrom House The Kellstrom House

A view of Smith Mountain A view of Smith Mountain

Pretty place Pretty place

The water was calm. The water was calm.

My happy pup My happy pup

This is another nice place. This is another nice place.

Impressive boat dock Impressive boat dock

Tina Marie has the best seat in the kayak. Tina Marie has the best seat in the kayak.

Another pretty place Another pretty place

She is very alert. She is very alert.

Loving the spring-like weather Loving the spring-like weather

Heading home Heading home

Bedford Boys Tribute Center

I took these pictures at the Bedford Boys Tribute Center in Bedford, Virginia. It is a wonderful tribute to a group of young men from Bedford who gave the ultimate sacrifice on D-Day during WWII.

https://bedfordboystributecenter.com/

This used to be Green's Drugstore. Now it is a museum for D-Day and the Bedford Boys. This used to be Green’s Drugstore. Now it is a museum for D-Day and the Bedford Boys.

Vintage coke machine and jukebox Vintage coke machine and jukebox

I had the pleasure of meeting the curators, Ken and Linda. Ken gave me an excellent tour of the museum. I had the pleasure of meeting the curators, Ken and Linda. Ken gave me an excellent tour of the museum.

Linda points to a picture of her father. Linda points to a picture of her father.

These items belonged to Bedford veterans who served during WWII. These items belonged to Bedford veterans who served during WWII.

Bedford Boys Tribute Center Bedford Boys Tribute Center

Bedford Boys Tribute Center Bedford Boys Tribute Center

This section has items on display that belonged to the young men who did not come back. This section has items on display that belonged to the young men who did not come back.

Historic Teletype machine Historic Teletype machine

Photographs of the young men who did not come back Photographs of the young men who did not come back

Historic items on display Historic items on display

This guitar belonged to PFC Jack Gilbert Powers. This guitar belonged to PFC Jack Gilbert Powers.

Bedford Boys Tribute Center Bedford Boys Tribute Center

This section has items on display that belonged to the young men who came back. This section has items on display that belonged to the young men who came back.

Photographs of the young men who came back Photographs of the young men who came back