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Oceans, lakes and a peaceful state of mind

Almost any memorable summer comes with a party, a picnic or some other form of get-together — preferably on a beach, by an ocean or by a lake. 

For me, it’s lakes all the way. I don’t like sand; seaweed is the bane of my mortal existence on this planet; and I would rather be fed to sharks than sit in the car, all sticky from salt water, and drive home two hours from the beach back to my land-locked house in the middle of West Hartford. 

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