The river and I have this love/hate relationship. I love the peacefulness, nature, wildlife and stones. I hate the fungus, slimy bottom and did I mention dirtiness? Yes, while my husband and children swim and relax, I stay a fully clothed bystander. I may just pick up a rock or two to skip, but that is about it. Oh River...how I love and hate you at the same time. I am imagining my very own saltwater pool with only my germs.