Coming back to Winnipeg this summer was a great chance to surprise my family and friends. After a rather subdued week (given that most of my friends were busy with work), going to Bryan’s cabin at Lake Winnetka really made my summer. I was able to get to know them very well and enjoy their sense of humor and jokes. Close to Lake of the Woods, Lake Winnetka was a wonderful getaway from the work I’ve been involved with in Edmonton. To be honest, being at the cottage helped me get over the fact I wasn’t in Europe this summer, which tells us how much fun it was at the lake.