My Dad had a speedboat when I was little, and I fondly remember going boating on the river which was only a few miles from our farm. This was the first time since I was a kid, (under 10 years old) that I've been on the Whitesand, and I can honestly say, I really didn't remember a thing.
I don't think those banks have changed that much, but they didn't feel familiar at all. There are a couple of new houses, and a bible camp that's been there several years now. However, the dam, 6 miles from the launch, has been there forever, and I don't even remember that. Being that it is a major landmark of our particular area, one would think that it would stand out in my memories, but no.
Now, when I really think back, all I truly remember is my Dad at the wheel with a proud smile on hisface, (he loved that boat), and my hand dragging and splashing in the wake along side.
|I wish I could say that I didn't feel a pang a of jealousy whenever I see this home of a friend of mine, but there it is. The view from her deck is incredible!|
|My favorite view off the boat, the wake.|
|I really don't remember there being Pelicans along the shores of this river when I was a kid, but there is quite a large group |
of them now. They are very peaceful to watch.
|I just had to include this picture. No, I did not Photoshop those sparkles in. Lovely, aren't they?|