Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Walkabout at the Great Lake!
My friends in North Carolina are big fans of the beach.
(You know the beach, don't you? It's where the sharks get pi$$ed off at you for coming uninvited into their home.)
Now I don't have any real problems with the beach; in fact, I am a fan of shells and sand dollars.
But sticky salt air and lots of sand? Notsomuch.
I am a fan of the great lakes, however. I grew up on one (Ontario) and held a summer job on another (Erie) and my fave big city, Chicago, is on a third (Michigan). And when my mom had to have a surgical procedure, I was able to spend over a week on a lake.
If you have never woken to sound of the waves lapping the shore (and at a lake, it's generally a very gentle sound), you owe it to yourself to do it just once. And if you've never been at the lake when the wind is whipping up (above), you owe it to yourself there, too.
It's funny--DL is not a water person, and he just doesn't get it.
Y'all can keep your beach...I'll take a lake.