I grew up on the river. It was normal to me. School getting out early when a heavy rain was coming because of low water crossings. Late nights hanging out with friends on a tailgate by the dam. Swimming in the state park with friends. Checking trot-lines, fishing, canoeing, sunbathing and just being by the water. These were all things I loved and knew well. When I moved to college I didn't really think about leaving the water behind, mainly because I had always lived on the water and just assumed it would be wherever I went. It's been over ten years now and I still miss it; when I go back home for a visit the river is one of the first places I want to be. Lucky for us we got to spend each evening playing in the water. The kids loved the minnows tickling their toes. They loved throwing things in the water and watching them float past. They just loved being by the water. These are some of my favorite pictures of the kiddos. Maybe because I have similar ones with my sister. I couldn't choose a favorite so I'm just going to post them all.
Don't you just love the warm summer glow on the water? I'd love to hear other stories of those who have memories on the water or the hill country.