I love the water! Ocean, lake, it doesn't matter. Large bodies of water give me a calm, happy, peaceful feeling. For two years while Brent was in grad school we lived in a high-rise apartment right on Lake Michigan. Every morning we woke to beautiful Lake Michigan. I loved that view. We now live only about 15 minutes from Lake Michigan, but we don't get over there often enough (mostly because the lake front villages are persnikity about their beaches and make it next to impossible for non-residents to gain accesss...grrr!). Yesterday Isaac had a piano recital in Lake Forest so we took an impromptu drive to the lake afterwards. I can't think of a better way to spend a half hour with the family on a Sunday afternoon.