It’s time to Ride!

Snowmobiling is what I like to say the locals share with the world here in Grand Lake.  As our summer and fall visitors depart from this slice of Heaven at the west 20151105_093242entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, the 500 or so year ’round residents begin to watch the skies and impatiently await the first snow. For a month, workers have been setting winter signs, marking trails and preparing for Grand Lake’s second season – Snowmobile Season. Now, powerful snow machines aren’t the only thing to do – there’s Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and more to be had in Grand Lake in the winter, but for today – we ride. Continue reading

Enjoying Grand Lake

2014-06-17 09.30.25-1The summer tourist season is in full swing, but we still need to have a little fun. Steve and I got away this morning, we rode horses at the Winding River Ranch. We did the first ride of the day so we could open the stores on time. It was a cool Grand Lake morning, but the sun was warming up and just a little breeze. Continue reading

Grand Lake wild things

2014-05-27 16.58.31I’ve I mentioned in previous posts I use to spend a lot of time in the car. In fact, most of my meals  were eaten while driving down the highway. But now that we have officially moved to Grand Lake,CO I am proud to say I eat at home at least twice a day and pack a lunch to eat at the store, which by the way is only five walking minutes from the house. This is the view from the front of the store , but last night this was view from deck.  Continue reading

City Shoes

2014-05-12 20.21.14I love high heels, I like to buy them, collect them and wear them, but now I’m questioning the future of my heel collection. Not only are they unfashionable but fairly dysfunctional in a mountain town, in the summer it’s about hiking, biking and water sport, and the winter, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and just staying warm and dry. I just don’t know where 4″ inch heels fits here? Any ideas on how to make hiking boots sexy? 

A Rocky Mountain Evening

Life is so interesting every day.  As we are completing our move to Grand Lake and gettinmooseg ready for the summer season, things are so hectic it’s easy to forget some of the reasons why we have decided to leave the big city for high mountain living.  Well, today we have been reminded.  My mom is in Colorado to celebrate the graduation of my nephew Scott from Western State in Gunnison, CO.   Continue reading