Posts by Shey Harms

Lake of the Ozarks Restaurants – Lakeside

Lake of the Ozarks Restaurants - Lakeside

I have researched the internet, scoured through my lake guides and asked many local experts to find all the Lake of the Ozarks Restaurants that are lakeside. If you are in your boat, looking for a lakeside restaurant where you can park your boat and lounge around in the A/C of the establishment for a few…

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Christmas Gift Ideas for the Lake Lover

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Lake Lover

Are you running out of time to do your Christmas shopping this year but have some lake lovers in your family you want to buy for? Have no fear, I have you covered in this post. Peruse the list below to help you get the creative juices flowing on awesome gifts all the lake lovers…

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Diagnosing Problems in Your Ski Boat (Part 1)

We bought our boat used, back in 2009, the first summer we were married.  Our small family needed something to do in the summer, and since one of us grew up on a lake, it made sense to introduce the rest of the family to the summer fun of boating and skiing.  After a month…

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Playin Hooky Water Taxi – Lake of the Ozarks

Playin Hooky Water Taxi - Lake of the Ozarks

Back in April, I went to the Lake of the Ozarks for a mini-vacation and a much needed getaway. I was afraid the lake wouldn’t have much to offer that early in the season, but I quickly learned that the warmer temperatures and upcoming summer season brought many folks out to the big lake in…

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Lake Life versus City Life – A View from 2 Decks

A View from 2 Decks

Ever since I returned home from my lake vacation, I can’t help but notice how empty my world is without having the lake in front of me on a daily basis. I miss the lake! I enjoyed walking near the water, hearing the sounds of the lake and it’s inhabitants – watching the fish jump…

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Lake of the Ozarks Shootout – Offshore Racing

ake of the Ozarks Shootout

In the heart of the country, right in the middle of Missouri, lies one of the greatest man-made lakes – Lake of the Ozarks. Each year, over a hundred thousand people descend on the waters for one special week in August…to watch the best of the best offshore and local racers compete to see who has…

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Merritt Reservoir in Nebraska

Nebraska's Sandhills - Merritt Reservoir

Back in the fall of 2012, we headed out to Valentine, NE to visit my husband’s family before the weather started to turn colder. My father-in-law mentioned that Merritt Dam had really been seeing the effects of the drought that summer so we decided to take the 30 minute drive to the lake to check it…

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9 Summer Lake Songs

9 Summer Lake Songs

In the past few years, I’ve heard a couple of songs that when I listen to the lyrics, my brain instantly thinks “lake time”. Several of the songs are country. I guess the lyrics resonate with me. I posed the question with my facebook page (what songs make you think about the lake?) and my friends…

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How to Find Lake Vacation Rentals

Guide to Lake Houses to Rent for Vacation

There are many resources on the web today to help you find a vacation home or condo rental on a lake. As I was doing research for my post about which Missouri Lakes offer lake home rentals, I discovered several websites that are specific to a particular lake, across the country. I thought I’d start…

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