I swam across it every summer. I cut my foot on a clam shell in it and was rushed to the emergency room. I had my wedding reception on it. I even washed my hair in it. There is a lake called Walloon Lake outside of Petoskey, Michigan that holds a very special place in my heart! I was lucky enough to spend many summers on this gorgeous lake. My grandmother had a cottage on Walloon for 60 years. So many memories! From my grandfather’s steaks on the grill and BBQ pork chops to homemade French fries and corn on the cob. For dessert, of course, my Dad’s homemade vanilla ice cream. Everything always tasted better eating on that deck looking out at the water and watching the boats go by.
My grandmother and grandfather are no longer with us and we had to sell the cottage not long ago. Yes, it was tough to say goodbye to the cottage, but the memories will never go away. Plus, we still have lots of friends to visit on the lake so every chance we take the boat out there. Here’s a picture I took of Bob, my son Riley, my cousin Taylor and my aunt Bridgett on our friends’ dock with our boat last weekend. Who knows, maybe one day we’ll be able to live on beautiful Walloon again. Ever heard of Walloon Lake or been on it? What’s your favorite lake?