Locals call it Indiana’s Ocean. Europeans call it The Sea. Visitors ask us how far Tryon Farm Guest House is from The Lake. Lake Michigan is huge, yet on a clear day the skyline of Chicago is a sparkling backdrop across the blue water. We are the easy side of the lake, usually calm, peaceful, and tranquil. The water laps the summer shore in such a rhythmic way that you find your heart beating slower to match the waves. A walk while looking for beach glass or driftwood is fun. Hike onto the dune and watch the grasses wave hello. A colorful kite that bounces on the wind gives way to daydreams. Have a picnic with a beer or a glass of wine in the middle of the day just because you can. Stay for the red glow of sunset. What a summer treasure!