For some reason, boats have figured prominently in my family for years…and we didn’t grow up on the water, either. I trace it back to the stories of my brother and his efforts to turn a canoe into a sailboat and travel down the Rock River. We had an aunt that lived on Chesapeake Bay and they had a boat called the Miss Liz, but that wasn’t until later. Anyway, currently at the cottage there resides a canoe, two sail boats, a kayak, and a pontoon boat. So, going to the cottage always means some kind of boat ride!