Getting Out on the Smith River in Martinsville

Check out these photos of a trip down the Smith River from the South Martinsville access to the Smith River Sports Complex!

I have finally gotten on the Smith River.  It’s been on my list for years.  After all, it’s right here.  It’s a beautiful river and I’ve always wanted to get on it but I never could find anyone who knew the river to tell me anything about it.  Like… are there rapids?  Are there falls?  What skill level do you need? Et cetera. (This is not entirely true because there is an outfitter. Read this as I couldn’t get my husband interested in the Smith. He was fixated on the Dan.) Continue reading “Getting Out on the Smith River in Martinsville”

A Trip Down the James River

My parents loved to take canoe trips down the Brazos River in Texas back when I was growing up in the 1970’s.

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Mother on the Brazos River, Texas – 1979

When she signed up for a canoe trip with her church, Horsepasture Christian Church,  to tell the truth, I was dreading it. Continue reading “A Trip Down the James River”