A Syracuse landowner, Mike Thayne, has a rather ambitious dream. It appears from his website that he wants to build a community, Still Water Lake Estates, with a waterskiing lake as a common element. Here’s how he summarizes his dream:
One of those career moves took our family to Sacramento, California and I had the opportunity to ski in a novice slalom tournament at the Bell Aqua Lakes. I don’t recall doing very well in the tournament but I will never forget how cool I thought it was and how awesome I thought it would be to have a home that backed up to your own lake with your boat ready to go at a moments notice. And then I said to myself – this is where I want to live someday.
That was many years ago and while I have continued to ski at numerous venues around the world, I never really thought the dream of living on my own lake would become a reality. So you can imagine how excited I am about this project. It has been in the works for two years already and finally the stars are aligning and this life-long dream is taking shape.
I suppose you could call this the “Lake of Dreams.” Let’s hope he builds it and, as they say, “If you build it, they will come.”