My husband and I used to go north for a week every fall. When we lived in MN, this meant going almost to the Canadian border, to a resort we found. We loved it -- relaxing, getting away from it all, hiking, boating, and a bit of sightseeing. We did this for about 15 years. I loved it so much, I set a book at this resort (Mayhem, Marriage, and Murderous Mystery Manuscripts)
Then we moved it Iowa and suddenly a 3.5 hour trip north became an 8.5 hour trip. And our financial situation changed, too. My husband is no longer working in his highly paid tech job, so it's a bit more of a stretch to spend a week at a resort.
So, reluctantly, we canceled our trip for this year. I am going to miss it -- a lot. I already know that. But I have a multitude of other activities to fill my time, so maybe it won't be so bad. And maybe we'll go next year.
But right now I'm feeling very nostalgic for those marvelous "away" days Up North. I realize that life is change, but some changes are tricky to navigate....
Here's a picture from one of our trips. This was the view from our front porch. Yep. I'm going to miss it, I'm sure.
Life changes yes. That doesn't mean it can't change back. Beautiful place!
Wow, gorgeous! I keep telling my husband, when I'm a rich and famous author we'll do this, that, or the other... You'll go back I'm sure!
What a lovely picture, JL. I don't know yet what I'm going to miss about Minnesota - only time will tell. I hope you get back to your favorite resort soon.
Be sure to have the resort let you know when they have specials...so the price is doable. They don't want to lose repeat customers! But I agree, budgets have tightened up...I hate to watch pennies! Rolynn
Ah, beautiful! And you know I LOVE Mayhem...didn't realize it was set there. Thanks for sharing!
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