It amazes me the things I take for granted. I have lived my entire life within five miles of Lake Erie. As a child, I do not ever remember visiting the lake. When I was about 13, I remember spending the afternoon at the beach with a friend and her family. Even when my boys were growing up, we did not take advantage of the beautiful lakefront.
For the last 11 years, I have lived two blocks from the lake, and still do not spend nearly enough time enjoying its beauty. This year I hope will be different.
Memorial Day evening, my grandson Jake wanted to go to the beach. The water is probably no more than 60 degrees, and even though the temperature was near 90, when I put my feet in the water I was ready to turn around and go home. Jake found the water to be cold, but being 6 years old, went about fifteen feet from the water and just ran in. After a while, it really felt refreshing.