Rocky Mountain Ramblings

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

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

The Road Less Traveled

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As the year draws to an end, we are again making major changes to improve our business and our lives.

Our businesses will all be in Grand Lake.  This is a tourist town with less than 600 full time residents.  Life is going to slow down.Grand Lake Colorado will soon be our new home.

We have spent many days and countless hours making certain this is a good decision.  It is beautiful – it is breathtaking – there is a sense of peace that I have not felt before. It’s also isolated (the nearest full size grocery store is 20 miles away), quiet and a little scary. Continue reading

The Learning is the Challenge


Making changes are always challenging in any walk of life.  The way you get the new things done are d what separate a success from a failure I think. A little about me: I’m a dreamer and hate to say no when asked to find a way to get things done.  Starting this blog was suppose to be the easy part they say.  Keeping up with your blog and maintaining great content is where I thought I’d have to work on it.

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