Smith Mountain Lake

August 17, 2015


Oh summer holiday, how I relish the very thought of you! We spent a long weekend back in Virginia (nowhere near where we're from) at Smith Mountain Lake. We drove up, meandering our way through a few states, stopping at every antique mall within eye shot. Arriving in Virginia late in the evening, we saw the sun setting, painting cotton candy colors across the sky. I'd almost forgotten the winding roads and lush green hills the state has to offer. South Carolina is flat.

We stayed with my in-laws, right on the lakefront with weathered old docks spreading out across the water. Boats cruised around, lifting the wake to a steady, soft wave. Here and there ducks splashed about. Mostly the place was quiet, bringing a very welcomed relaxing rhythm to the whole trip. Smith Mountain Lake is fairly large, snaking back and forth through tall pine trees, sparkling in the sun. In some spots along the shore little sandy beaches form, with rocky edges and pine needles ghosting the ground.

We wandered around for a few days taking in the scenery and basking in the glow of the summer sunshine. We tried paddle boarding for the first time, did some rock climbing and enjoyed time together with our family. Any change of landscape and views brings on great inspiration for our creative minds. Naturally, we took the opportunity to snap some fun photos!

What I'm wearing:
All jewelry : SoulMakes
Tank : Roxy
Sunnies : Free People
Best $3 pair of vintage wranglers from local thrift
Belt made by my mom almost 40 years ago

Love,
MacK Mars
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