Posts by Shey Harms

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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Traveling with Pets to Your Lake Destination


When I was growing up at the lake, my parents always wanted to bring our dogs with us so they didn’t have to worry about them back at home. We never had to fuss with boarding the dogs, and they always had fun with us while they were at the lake. One of the things we had…

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Favorite Night Sounds at the Lake

Night on the lake

As I mentioned in other posts, I grew up at The Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. In this part of the country, we have lots of night sounds that you quickly become accustomed to, year after year of being on the lake. One of my fun memories, is when I invited a friend to stay with…

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9 Things to Do on a Rainy Day at the Lake

9 Things to Do on a Rainy Day at the Lake - Little Girl with Umbrella

Growing up at the Lake of the Ozarks, I was a lucky child! Every day we were there I had my pick of activities to choose from! I could go swimming and water skiing, fish off the dock, ride my bike, take the dog for a walk around the neighborhood, go sailing if it was windy…

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Welcome to Lake Authority!


Hi and welcome to LakeAuthority – the brand new site of 2015 that will hopefully be your 1 stop resource for everything regarding lakes across the United States. If you haven’t checked out my about page yet, let me introduce myself and my goals for the site. My name is Shey Harms and I love…

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Follow Your Passion – 2014

Follow Your Passion - Skiing on New Years Day

December 20, 2014: A few days ago, I was in Barnes and Nobles killing some time. I had been looking at some books about successful people (and what makes them successful) and moved on to the autobiographies when a man approached me, asking me if I had read one of the books I had just…

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