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I Love: Lake Edition

spending time with my in-laws and favorite aunt-in-law (dur)

waking up and not even bothering to put on underpants, just throwing on my swimsuit and jumping in the lake

 

reading the comics at the kitchen table with a homemade muffin and a glass of milk

floating in the lake on a noodle with a florescent-colored drink

buying fireworks from a vaguely sketchy road-side stand

 

then setting them off from the seawall

 

the complete and utter lack of shoes

grilled porksteak and corn on the cob

city museum

 

going to Fast Eddie’s for a pork kebab, peel ‘n eat shrimp, and (of course,) plenty of beer

lying on the pontoon, watching fireworks go off directly above us

 

QuikTrip slushies, concocted of at least 6 different flavors

swimming far out into the cove at night, when the water is black and the lake seems massive

 

the way that a day in the water and sunshine can completely and absolutely wipe me out

knowing that we’ll be back next year to do it all again

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • adriana July 7, 2011, 12:14 pm

    Wow that sounds like such a perfect getaway!

  • doahleigh July 7, 2011, 5:48 pm

    I freaking love summer.

    I think everyone finds more to be excited and happy about in the summer. Unless you’re Kyle, and then all you can see is that it’s not snow skiing season.

  • Kate (and Ben) July 8, 2011, 8:52 am

    This sounds pretty damn close to perfect.
    -K

  • Camels & Chocolate July 14, 2011, 11:45 pm

    I had plan to do a lot of that not-wearing-shoes business this summer. Then it rained relentlessly, and quite oppositely I found myself in galoshes for six straight week.

  • Charm City Kim July 15, 2011, 8:02 am

    I need a vacation!!

    And I have to admit – I am TERRIFIED of swimming in open water at night. I’m not sure why I’m convinced that something in the water will eat me.

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