One free summer weekend I headed north for a change to have a weekend on my friend’s boat. We went out on Laurel Lake, which is a picturesque reservoir lake but at the same time nothing to really write home about compared to other such lakes in the southeast. It was an overall pleasant experience and we really did a great job downing a bunch of natty light beers. One thing that was really nice was being able to go for a swim in a fresh water lake without having to worry about gators. You are really taking your chances if you decide to go swim in a lake down in the sunshine state.