Dispatches from Summer Vacation: Running at the Lake House
This year, like most summers, I ditched the high desert of New Mexico to spend the month of July at my parents' island cottage on a lake in Ontario, Canada. Island life has many advantages. I go everywhere by boat and don't have to wear shoes or get in the car for weeks. I can sit and write after dinner on a screened porch overlooking the lake, to the tune of water sloshing under the dock. My kids basically live in their bathing suits.