Juanita Bellavance, The setting sun, From the Chestatee River portfolio, 2021, Acrylic and graphite on canvas, 24 x 24 inches
So many activities are available around a river. My family enjoys hiking a lot. I can't wait until summer when my family in New England comes down with the children. They will love a visit to "my river."
When my children were younger we went rafting on the Nantahala River in North Carolina. It was a workout and ecstatically fun. Like a three-hour water slide fun. I raft in a single duckie so I do a lot of paddling over rapids hoping not to get stuck on a boulder. Ha!
At the end of the day comes the best rest ever. As the sun sets, the treeline against the sky is magical. It's twice as much pleasure after a hard day of the truest type of joy imaginable. The bonding afterward while relaxing by the campfire cooking S'Mores is priceless.