Today was a beautiful afternoon. We took Ella to one of the lakes nearby. This year we bought a season park pass so we can get into any of the parks in our county for free. We've never done that before, but we thought it would be a good idea for the summer, especially since Keith has gotten into fishing the last couple of years.
I should probably tell you that I am not a lake person. I was born and raised in Massachusetts so I am a full blooded ocean person. Lakes, rivers, ponds....whatever, don't compare to the ocean to me. In my youth, I had no choice but to end up in the "land of 10,000 lakes". Keith thinks its weird that I will swim in the ocean and don't prefer lakes. To me, there's more flow in an ocean. A lake just sits there collecting whatever it is it collects. I will go into a lake and enjoy myself, but for the most part, I don't like to swim in one (not that I wear a bathing suit much these days anyways).
I really did enjoy our afternoon at the beach though. Ella had great fun playing in the sand. I loved watching Ella and Keith go out into the water. It was a very shallow lake, so once Ella realized that she could walk back and forth between Keith and I she loved pretending that she was a sea turtle.