Ok...so in Michigan if you tell someone you're going to the lake, they look at you a little crooked because.....yes....there are just too many lakes to guess about the destination. So most people say , "I'm going to _______ (insert lake name, but never say the word lake. It's assumed.) for the _____ (insert length of stay)."
For me this sounded something like, "I'm going to the west side to Michigan for the day." A glorious day on the beach with....my Chicago Linda.....what a great treat. This is one of the things I love about Michigan....the lakes everywhere. How nice would it be if Tennessee had a great lake? So of course camera was in had and full of sand. What a wonderful day!