The Friday Photos (#FriFotos) theme this week involves more water – lakes. Since I like water, it wasn’t too difficult to find a few photos and I ended up finding a few more lakes than I remembered off the top of my head so that was fun.
When I walked onto the shore of Lake Michigan next to the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois near Chicago on a cool but sunny day in the month of May, I was shocked because it looked closer to a tropical beach than how I had pictured the Great Lakes.
Now there is a sign that strikes a little fear into your heart! Not sure what is so deadly about Lake Michigan but not sure I want to tempt fate.
The beautiful view of Lake Tahoe from the top of the ski slopes at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort.
As part of a whitewater rafting package at Ace Adventure Resort near Oak Hill, West Virginia, we were granted access to the inflatable playground at their lake. The launch bag was much more impressive at launching children than adults.
Robin Lake Beach late in the afternoon after most people had left at the lake at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia.
After Hurricane Dennis erased our Plan A of going to the beach on St George Island, Florida, we borrowed a family members vacation lake home on Lake Hartwell near Hartwell, Georgia for Plan B and had a great time.
Breaking in a brand new tent in the midst of spring rain showers and learning the tent seals are good is a great feeling. Getting a campsite right on the water, just a couple steps from Falls Lake near Wake Forest, North Carolina is even better!
When friends invited us to go boating with them on Belews Lake northwest of Greensboro, North Carolina, we didn’t realize how much fun we were in for. It started with a little tubing, then we found a rope swing, and ended with wakeboarding. The quintessential lake experience.
While working on our open water SCUBA certification, our final check out dives were done at Fantasy Lake near Wake Forest, North Carolina. The lake is actually a former quarry that was flooded and converted specifically into a lake where divers can go to learn and practice techniques.
Not sure what the name of this lake is on the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, North Carolina but I love the reflection of the carnival rides at night.