I think summer only really gets good when you do the same things over and over again, like grilling in the backyard, spending warm nights on the roof, listening to the crickets in bed and…going to the lake. It is satisfying to recall a season gone by with good memories that are so numerous, they start to bleed into one another.

We’ve been eking out every bit of this lackluster summer by heading to the lake. You know which one. Experts we are now on exactly how to avoid the crowds on the train and at the shore.