I grew up in Industrialized Urban America never learning to swim, fish, water ski or any other water activity. My city is world renown for its three rivers surrounded by rolling green hills. The rivers during my childhood were the highways of barges filled with coal and iron ore. I yearned for the beauty of an ocean or lake surrounded by nature and its amazing beauty. While in high school I would dream of a Lake Community I saw in a Life Magazine. It was a man made lake surrounded by beautiful custom homes and the activities of a resort. I would imagine developing a community like this in my metropilitan area. Life changes fast, I met the perfect girl bought an amazing house and married. We had two beautiful children and life was complete, or so I thought. When the kids entered high school my desire to live on or near the water became more pressing A friend of mine told me about a lake community developed during the late 1960's in nearby Ohio. That same night my wife and I viewed homes for sale on this picture perfect lake. We found our dream home on the waters edge with all the amenities we could ever want or hope for. I have owned a lake front home for 14 years , I don't swim, never fish, ski, tube and though some things never change I enjoy boating and the water with its daily miracles every second of my life.