My name is H.A. Larson and I am a Woman of a Particular Age. I occasionally write ghostly and horror novellas, as well as some editorials for different publications, from my desk in the Midwest. I'm a hiker, adventurer, and traveler. I'm an ex-pat in-training that likes wine and Renaissance Faires. I'm a music fanatic and I much prefer a book over television.
Early morning shot of the Missouri River from the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, Omaha, NE.
After a relaxing, much-needed vacation last week, I'm back to work and back to reality today. This past week was just what I needed to shed the stress of quarantine while injecting adventure into my life - something I crave on a regular basis.
I spent the week in Northern Minnesota, a choice made purely for the fact that Eagle Mountain - the state's highest point - is there. Northern Minnesota is a magical place, however, so there was no shortage of natural beauty to admire and be amazed by. We hiked, saw waterfalls, climbed a mountain, marveled over lighthouses, and spent time daily on the shores of Lake Superior, the second largest lake in the world.
There are so many pictures to go over and edit, so it will take me the better part of this week to do just that, but I'll start in with my vacation posts this coming weekend. There's something else I gained during this trip, and that's inspiration. I have lacked that feeling for so long now, that I almost forgot what it felt like. While I've always known, and held sacred, my vacation time for all the obvious reasons, it seemed even more important and sacred this time around. I do have a pronounced sense of renewal, and for that I am grateful.
I can't wait to share my vacation adventures with you, but until then, have an amazing week.