So, when the in-laws moved to Lake Richland Chambers (gotta' love that pretentious name!) I was not particularly delighted... but I must admit it is really lovely there. Though a lake is no match for the ocean, it is still water and it is not a bad view to have everyday. They are situated on a cove and this is one big lake. I'd never put a toe in that snakey water, but it is very peaceful there.
On Mother's Day we took out the kayaks. They plan to get a sailboat (which I will LOVE), but I'd go out on the water on a plank. I adore the feeling of water beneath me.
So, maybe I do like lakes a little.