I've been to Roanoke four years now and never made it to the nearby resort lake community. Sunday, we remedied that! Stan and I went to hang out on the public beach at Smith Mountain Lake. It was lovely:
There were plenty of lifeguards on duty, and a waterslide platform for kids to swim out to. The sand was soft on my feet:
We swam and ate lunch and got very, very hot. It was 91° (32°c)!! Meanwhile, a crew of teenagers flopped their blankets right near us. Can you say eavesdropping? It's how you mine for true YA voices!
At any rate, I can't take the heat like I used to. So we only stayed for a few hours before bimbling about the roads that surrounded the lake. It was a nice mini-adventure for the day.