Five Photos: Five Stories - Part 4

The rules of Five Photos; Five Stories are to post a photo a day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph. Thanks to Beth Ann from It's Just Life for tagging me to do this challenge. Day 4:

SDC12828Lake Washburn, Minnesota.

My family has been going to the same resort and lake "Up North" in northern Minnesota for 60 years. (This year is my grandma's 90th birthday and all 9 kids + most grandkids and families are making their way north to celebrate!)   I have 30+ years of memories of fishing, skiing, tubing, swimming, camp fires, and time with my cousins, aunts, and uncles.  

Dave and I now share this tradition together and I cannot wait to share this with our children some day, giving them the opportunity to have similar childhood memories of the lake.  

Lake Washburn is my happy place and brings me a sense of calm like no other place on earth.

What's your happy place?