The fact that I can walk to Lake Michigan in under 10 minutes from my apartment will never cease to amaze me. Growing up somewhere that was completely landlocked and being the child of two parents who both hate the beach / swimming means that I didn’t make it to the shore or even up to Lake Lanier often at all. There is just something so relaxing about the breeze coming off the lake, the lapping of waves, and staring out into the expanse of blue water. It’s even better now that it’s warm enough to enjoy being by the water. I’ve been in Chicago two years now and I feel like I haven’t taken full advantage of the fact that I’m so close to the lake and I want to rectify that this spring / summer. Here’s to more gloriously sunny and pleasant afternoons on Lake Michigan.