Springtime at Smith Mountain Lake

I took a walk at Smith Mountain Lake and took a few pictures of flowers.

The Dogwoods are blooming The Dogwoods are blooming

This yard has beautiful flowers. This yard has beautiful flowers.

I saw this nice family while taking pictures. I saw this nice family while taking pictures.

View of Smith Mountain View of Smith Mountain

Flowering tree Flowering tree

View of Smith Mountain View of Smith Mountain

I saw these flowers in a yard. I saw these flowers in a yard.

Daffodils Daffodils

A beauty A beauty

The Azaleas are blooming. The Azaleas are blooming.

I love this message. I love this message.

Docks at the lake Docks at the lake

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

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

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