Morning at Smith Mountain Lake

Jim and Catherine drove their boat to our dock this morning at Smith Mountain Lake. It was also nice seeing Shiloh and her daughter, Harper.

Smith Mountain Lake Jim and Catherine drove their boat to our dock this morning at Smith Mountain Lake. 

Smith Mountain Lake Harper and my little rescue dog, Tina Marie

Smith Mountain Lake Catherine and her daughter, Shiloh

Smith Mountain Lake Holding my little rescue dog

Smith Mountain Lake Phil and Jim set up the dock.

Smith Mountain Lake The best times are spent with friends.

Smith Mountain Lake Shiloh and her daughter, Harper

Smith Mountain Lake I took this picture as they were leaving.

July 4th at Smith Mountain Lake

We celebrated July 4th with our friends, Jim and Catherine.

Smith Mountain Lake Jim and Catherine joined us for a boat ride on the lake.

Smith Mountain Lake Captain Phil took us on a tour of the lake.

Smith Mountain Lake This house was decorated for the holiday.

Smith Mountain Lake There were not many boats on the water this morning. It picked up in the afternoon.

Smith Mountain Lake Pontoon boat

Smith Mountain Lake Jet Ski

Smith Mountain Lake We looked at the lake houses and docks.

Smith Mountain Lake We saw people kayaking on the water.

Smith Mountain Lake This group was swimming in the water near these condos.

Smith Mountain Lake Touring the lake

Smith Mountain Lake Houseboat

Smith Mountain Lake This lake house was decorated for the holiday.

Smith Mountain Lake This group was having fun on the water.

Smith Mountain Lake We docked at Jim and Catherine’s place for lunch.

Smith Mountain Lake Jim grilled hot dogs and hamburgers.

Smith Mountain Lake I displayed our flag this morning for the holiday.

Smith Mountain Lake I was greeted by my awesome neighbors while I was displaying the flag.

Smith Mountain Lake Dogs

I love taking pictures and took a few pictures of the pups. I think they take a good picture.

Smith Mountain Lake Honey and Pete on the dock

Smith Mountain Lake Tina Marie on my float

Smith Mountain Lake Phil with the pups on his float

Smith Mountain Lake The pups enjoyed their swim.

Smith Mountain Lake Pete giving me kisses

Smith Mountain Lake Phil and Pete on the dock

Smith Mountain Lake Phil with Honey and Pete

Smith Mountain Lake Pete

Smith Mountain Lake My rescue pup, Tina Marie

Smith Mountain Lake Phil took this picture of me with my little girl.

Smith Mountain Lake Honey

Smith Mountain Lake

I took these pictures of our boat ride at Smith Mountain Lake.

Smith Mountain Lake Jim and Catherine joined us. They are friends who recently moved to the lake.

Smith Mountain Lake Catherine took this picture of Captain Phil and me.

Smith Mountain Lake Sailboats

Smith Mountain Lake Pontoon boat

Smith Mountain Lake View of Smith Mountain

Smith Mountain Lake I love this flag.

Smith Mountain Lake Boating at Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake We saw an Osprey nest.

Smith Mountain Lake Pier

Smith Mountain Lake Impressive boat

Smith Mountain Lake Approaching Crystal Shores Marina

Smith Mountain Lake View of the lake

Smith Mountain Lake This home is on an island.

Smith Mountain Lake A beauty

Smith Mountain Lake Heading home

Smith Mountain Lake

My sisters traveled to Smith Mountain Lake and enjoyed the day in a rented boat. They also paid us a surprise visit.

Smith Mountain Lake My sisters paying us a surprise visit

Smith Mountain Lake My sisters at our dock

Smith Mountain Lake This pup’s name is Buddy.

Smith Mountain Lake It was great seeing my niece’s kids, Sandi and Jaymz.

Smith Mountain Lake Sid was the boat’s captain. He caught this fish off our dock.

Smith Mountain Lake Teresa caught this whopper.

Smith Mountain Lake Sandi relaxing on the dock

Smith Mountain Lake Teresa and Sid in the boat

Smith Mountain Lake My neighbor, Paulette, came down to her boat to visit.

Memorial Day at Smith Mountain Lake

We practiced social distancing while visiting Jim and Catherine on Memorial Day. I took these pictures with my zoom lens. The best times are spent with friends.

Smith Mountain Lake Jim and Catherine are the nicest couple and wonderful friends.

Smith Mountain Lake Catherine took this picture of Phil and me.

Smith Mountain Lake We spent most of the afternoon outdoors. They had this beautiful Memorial Day flower arrangement.

Smith Mountain Lake Jim and Catherine by their grill.

Smith Mountain Lake I thought this would make a nice picture. Catherine’s flower garden is beautiful.

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

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