If you have ever stayed at a Virginia State Park cabin you would probably have uttered those very same words "Just one more day!"
After this can you blame me?
I just wanted one more sunset like this one at Smith Mountain Lake State Park
I found myself akin to our dog when I bring her into the veterinary office, digging her toenails in and cutting a path through the linoleum. That was me, as my husband said "okay we have to go" while standing outside cabin 9 at Smith Mountain Lake State Park.
A deep rooted affection for Virginia State Parks in the off season
If you only go to our parks in the peak season when the warm breezes ripple across the water and the children can be heard playing freeze tag near on a lawn in the distance or yelping as they splash into the lake, then you have missed so much. I bet you didn't know that?
The parks in the off season offer something totally different, and for me that is a good thing. While I love to hike, paddle and explore the great outdoors I also love to see the birds in the trees, hear the ducks on the river and catch the sunsets in full glory. When I am busy doing all those activities in the summer time I miss the small things, the things that really touch my heart. With all those busy people home snug in their beds I can enjoy Virginia State Parks even more!
Scenery to the max in front of cabin 9, who said winter is not beautiful?
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The forest through the trees
If I were here in the summer time the leaves, bless their hearts would be totally in the way. Don't get me wrong I am just as much a leaf peeper as the next person, but when the leaves are gone you can see. You can really see! Cabin 9 may not have had a water view in the peak season, whereas the water view is fabulous in the winter months. I can peer out and see any waterfowl that may be paddling past. I can see the owls and other large birds of prey as they take flight or land on the trees around the lake. I can see the reflection of the setting sun and demand we race down there to catch the sunset together! (The very same reason I was able to take these photos and enjoy the sunset this past weekend).
The boat docks
While these docks are awesome for boaters in season, giving cabin guests a place to moor up and zip into the cabin, or tie them up each evening. These docks were perfect for quiet moments with the one I love. While the bass fisherman used the launches and main dock, we had this little cove all to ourselves. They are pretty much right in front of cabin 9 and there is a trail that meanders down to them.
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