You people are all truely a unique bunch! Being from Michigan and having 5 kids, (3 still in college), my main winter sport is working. The summers are short in Mich, but they are wonderful!!! If you have never boated on the great lakes you owe it to yourselves to make a pilgrimage (but do it in July)................... I especially enjoyed the pictures of the desert!!!! There are quite a few large inland lakes here also Thanks for all the info!!!!!