The Picture above is the lake I grew up in. From 9 years old to 18 this was my home.
- I learned to Swim here
- I learned to fish here
- I learned to play hockey here
- I chased girls here
- I got chased by girls here
- I fell through the ice here
- I've never been so cold in my life than one winter night on this lake.
Monday I stopped by this lake put on my wetsuit and swam from one of end to the other and back. Probably 1.4 miles in total. When I was young I would have never swam that far. It took half a day to go there by boat. Of course we had to stop and cast for fish. So the thought of swimming that far was out of the question. When I got back to the beach some young kids were waiting for me. They said Wow, good job, how far did you go! I told them and they were shocked. I would have been too at that age. I told them I grew up on this lake and wouldn't change it for anything. They just smiled.