10 Reasons Why Lake Life is the Best Life

The beautiful hues of pink, purple and orange of the beautiful sunset draw you in as you relax on an Adirondack chair with all your favorite people, toes next to the bonfire, a gentle breeze and a cold drink in your hand. Lake life is the best life.  

After 24 years of it, lake living is in my veins.  It’s home.  It’s my happy place.  In the land of 10,000 lakes (Minnesota), there’s a LONG winter and a short summer so you have to make the most of summer lake living. If you are turning your nose up and saying, I am not a lake person, trust me when I tell you Minnesota lakes are amazing.  They are crystal clear, you can see your toes!  Do you love lake living?



10 Reasons Why Lake Life is the Best Life

1.  Sunset.

2.  Bunk Room Sleeping.

As a kid, we grew up with lots of guests coming and going and we all shared the bunk room quarters. As a grown-up, we still sleep in the bunk room.  Who doesn’t love a giant slumber party? Don’t worry about snoring or talking in your sleep, you are bone tired after a full day on the water.  You will sleep like a baby!

3.  Breakfast over the fire.

Everything tastes better outside, pancakes included.  A cool crisp lake morning made better with a cup of hot coffee and some fresh, off the bonfire, pancakes made in a cast iron skillet.

4.  Porch Sitting.

The unofficial state bird of Minnesota is the mosquito so a screened porch is the best way to extend your day outdoors.  Light a fire in the screened porch fireplace and have a s’more.  Early in the morning, it’s a great place to watch the lake wake up.

5.  Everyone waves.

When you drive by a fellow boater or someone on shore, you wave!  Everyone has a smile on their face because you can’t help but be happy on the lake.  Have you been anywhere else where you wave to everyone you pass?

6.  No Shoes, No Shirt – No Problem!

There is no need to shower, put on any make-up or get dressed because you have a day on the water ahead.  All you need is some sunscreen and a swimsuit.  At the end of a full day on the lake, nothing feels better than a nice, warm shower before a meal out on the porch.  All you need is a swimsuit and pajamas, throw those fancy clothes out the window.  You don’t need them.  If you need to shave your legs, just head down to the dock with your shaving cream and razor.

7.  Unplug.

It’s a perfect time to unplug because who wants to drop their phone into the lake.  Many times lakes don’t get the best reception, a great excuse to check out and be present with your favorite people.  Who needs technology time when the lake beckons your name?

8.  Say Goodbye to your cares.

Many times in my life, I have taken my cares and worries to the lake only to rev the engine, sit back and take a cruise and all those cares just fly away.  The lake wind in your hair, the feel of the water against the sides of the boat.  It’s so relaxing and calming.

9.  Adventure.

No matter what age you are or what your interest are, you can have fun in or by the water.  Tubing. Skiing. Wake-boarding. Jet-skiing.  Paddleboarding.  Floating.  Kayaking.  Swimming.  Fishing.  Laying out.  Reading. Playing yard games.  The options are endless.

10.  Memories.

The lake is home.  There are countless memories or campfires gone rogue, crazy tube exits, and wardrobe malfunctions.  The lake gives families and friends an opportunity to spend time together away from the daily grind.
There you have it just 10 of the many reasons to love lake life.  Why do you love the lake?  Have you ever been to a lake?  Where is your happy place?

Until next time keep on keeping on with a simple purposeful life!

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