It was another sunshiney day. The breeze was cold but that didn't keep us inside the house. Today we ventured out to Rachel's while her boys are off of school. We drove out to Webster along Lake Rd and came home the same way rather than taking Rt 104 like usual. Sometimes I actually remember to notice the Great Lake that lies just to the north and appreciate its beauty. It is still strange to think of this as a border town, but only the lake lies between us and Canada.
The lakeshore is still dotted with fruit farms, some long abandoned, looking sad and forlorn. These days one is more likely to see expensive houses occupying the shore, looking grand but standing idle. Few of the occupants work the land or use the lake for anything other than recreation. Time changes things and I am thankful for the parks that also find themselves sitting close to the water's edge, making it possible for me to enjoy the beach too.
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