The boat shows will be here before you know it! This is the best time of year to shop for a new boat.
Rambo Marine has a number of new models to at their showroom, from the MasterCraft X-Star line to the Cobalt 24SD.
This time of year is a great time to check out boat specials. Prices are lower in the winter, there is a greater selection, and the value of your trade-in is higher. The boat shows will be coming to Birmingham and Huntsville soon, but there is no reason to wait if you are considering a new boat purchase.
For more information, please visit rambomarine.com or call them in Birmingham at 205-678-4321.
Stand-Up Paddleboarding is a good workout and a nice way to explore the lake.
One of the latest trends in water sports is Stand-Up Paddleboarding (sometimes abbreviated SUP). It’s become a popular pastime with surfers when the waves are down, but it’s increasingly become a diversion on lakes around the country as well.
Originally developed by Hawaiian surfers to get to the choice breaks off of distant reefs, Stand-Up Paddleboarding has gained popularity because it’s an excellent full body workout. Paddleboarding targets several muscle groups including the “core” muscles to improve strength and balance while you explore the lake shore.
You’ll see more and more people on Stand-Up Paddleboards on the lake in the near future. It’s a great way to get your dog on the water or to get out with your fishing rod. And the calm waters of Smith Lake are an ideal setting for paddleboarding.
Paddleboards are $600-800 and can be found at stores like Mountain High Outfitters, Werner’s and Rambo Marine.
Thanks to Dillon Hodges and Elise and the rest of the band for playing at Dock at the Rock
It’s Memorial Day weekend, and we have been busy up at Smith Lake. We are expecting a big crowd at Silverock this weekend, we are looking forward to seeing everyone!
We had a good crowd for Dock at the Rock 2012–and Dillon Hodges and his band sounded great. Thanks to everyone that came through and donated to Black Warrior Riverkeeper–we were able to raise more than $2300 for their mission to protect Smith Lake and the surrounding watershed! Charles Scribner of BWR was grateful for the donations, but also for everyone that was encouraging about the work that goes on to protect this area. Thanks to everyone for their support.
The first homes have been purchased at Point William, work is ongoing but we will have families moving in there soon. If you haven’t been by Point William, it’s worth a trip down the road or by boat trip to check out all the progress. And Point William is featured in the latest issue of Birmingham Home and Garden–pick up a copy if you get a chance.
The dock in Phase IV suffered some damage last week.
If you’ve walked down the path in Phase IV at Silverock, you’ve noticed we had a tree down that caused some damage to one of the docks. We are working on getting the dock reconnected and should have it worked out soon. Luckily no one was hurt and none of the homes were damaged.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend–we will see you soon!
The holidays have come and gone, you’ve welcomed in 2012 and put up all your decorations. Now it’s time to get onto your New Year’s Resolutions!
It’s easy to make New Year’s Resolutions, it’s tougher to stick with them. Below is a list of some popular resolutions and some great ways to keep them going when you’re up at Silverock.
1. Spend more time with family and friends: Carving time out to spend with your family is a great reason to make a trip up to Silverock. Cooking out and watching movies together is more fun at the lake. Sometimes it’s easier to bond with your family when you deliberately “get away.” If you’ve resolved to spend more time with the family, making the trip to Silverock more often will help, even in the winter months.
2. Get in shape: Exercise has been linked with more health benefits than anything else known to mankind. And it’s one of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions–just check out the extra joggers on the road and the new people joining the gym this week. If you’re up at Silverock, you can take advantage of the hiking trails in the woods and our newly completed boardwalk that goes all the way into the new Phase IV of the development. Getting an extra 20-30 minutes of walking in a day is a great way to keep up your exercise regimen.
3. Lose weight: One of the most popular resolutions–people always want to lose weight so they can look and feel better. Making the trip up to Silverock means home cooked meals. If you are diligent about what you pack up to the lake you can control your diet carefully without a distraction from fast food or a frozen yogurt shop.
4. Learn something new: Many people resolve to pick up a new skill or hobby over the new year. Whether you’re into boating or fishing, want to try wakeboarding or skiing, or just want to load up some courses on your laptop to read on the porch, Silverock is the place to focus on a new set of skills.
Let us know what your resolutions are and how they’re coming along! Good luck!