Family Canoe Trip

Sherrie McIntyre | Spring River, Arkansas

When I was growing up we always took summer trips to see our family and go to Spring River in Arkansas. I spent many summers diving for mussels, swinging from a rope into the river and fishing. I loved spending nights on the river. Listening to the roar of the river falls, the frogs calling and the crickets. My best memory is our family canoe trip. My parents flipped their canoe and my Mom went under. When we made sure she was ok we all laughed. Being on the river with the people I loved most were the best times in my life. I loved Spring River then. I love it even more now. The memories I made there will live in my heart forever. This is why I continue to support rivers. It’s why I will always treasure them.

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