I love spring in Minnesota for numerous reasons, but especially because the Mississippi River comes alive! My hometown, where my stories are set, was founded on the largest waterfalls north of St. Anthony Falls (now a part of Minneapolis).
The falls were first dammed in 1849, but the dam washed down river...as did the second one in 1860. The current dam was built in 1887-88, and has had many updates and repairs.
Right now the dam is open full force because of the spring thaw. Eventually the water will slow down, but it remains a powerful force all throughout the year.
This is a favorite place for people to stop and enjoy the Mississippi. I come here often to get inspired, dream about my stories and feel refreshed.
What about you? Where do you go over and over to feel refreshed?