My most recent state park visit was to Smith Mountain Lake. With that time being the park’s off season we were quite possibly the only visitors, which wasreally nice. Although this was not our first visit to this park, we were excited to get to our waterfront cabin. The first night there we had sleet that must have followed us from Mechanicsville, VA since it did snow and rain on our wedding day.
We spent most of our time in front of the wood stove watching Christmas movies. The other part of the time was spent wondering why our good old GPS kept taking us to a church inthe middle of nowhere, insisting that it was Kroger.What lesson did we learn from that…..always take the directions to area attractions located at the front desk of the visitor’s center. We didfind timeto walk around thepark andseeall of thegreat sights.
Wealso visited the mysterious Smith Mountain Lake Dam that eluded us last time wevisitedbecause a member of our party (who shall remain nameless)would not stop to ask for directions. Before our trip to the Dam we did pick up the directions from the visitor’s center, notso willing to trust our GPS again.Theviews from the topwere even moreamazing.
As before, the rain followed us and we ended our trip to theDam and headed back tothe park. I had to stop and take one last picture whilethere.
I don’t think I could have asked for a better honeymoon location. It was nice being away from the usual day to day for a while, but like all good things it did have to end.