Glad to have been able to share it with you.
This area was in front of my parents house, which they are leaving after 64 years this week.. I spent much time by the river in my youth, as my solstice from the struggles of middle school and high school. I doubt that I will have the opportunity to return to that area again.
Ah...I wasn't sure whether something was happening to the river or to you. Seems it was somewhere in between. Nice that you had the opportunity to stock up on memories.
Best of luck to your parents in their next phase of life!
Something did happen to the river, so it's not like it was when she was growing up. But that was many years ago.