We took advantage of an unusual circumstance last weekend. The previous week much of our lake froze smooth as glass. However, we had a shelf of ice two to three inches thick and open water in front of the resort. We look for 3 inches of solid ice to walk on, so to be safe we stayed close to shore, no deeper than 3 feet of water. The warm temps on Saturday created a layer of water over the smooth ice, which created a “skating on water” experience. For the nervous types (and for my mother), I would like to point out the boat cushion and rope contraption that I am wearing on my back in one of the photos, just in case. We were out about 1.5 hours and had a blast!