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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Labor Day Weekend in Grand County

Labor Day is a great time of year in Colorado. It marks a transition from summer to fall, and it's often the last weekend to get good deals on ski passes. This year, we did it up right and spent the weekend at our ski shack in Grand County. My parents and kids joined us, as well as two of Trish and I's best college friends and their families. Normally, I'd just post pictures of this adventure, but we ate such excellent food and had so much fun boating, I figured I'd elaborate to recommend some super-fun (and delicious) activities.

Friday night, we enjoyed a scrumptious dinner at The Cheeky Monk in Winter Park Village and I fell in love with their Pasta Gorgonzola entree. Afterward, we snuggled with hot chocolate and shivered watching Tangled outside at the Family Movie Night.

Saturday, my Dad and I woke up early and headed to the Highland Marina on Lake Granby to pick up a rented fishing boat. We were on the lake by 8 and trolled through the foggy glass-like water for the headwaters of the Colorado river. A few hours later, the girls and kids joined us in a pontoon boat. Jack caught a fish around noon and you couldn't wipe the smile off his face for the rest of the day.

The delicious fish that Jack caught at Lake Granby

A Beautiful Day for Fishing Best Friends Montana Fan Get it Sagan! Happy Girls at Devil's Thumb Ranch

On Sunday, we visited Devil's Thumb Ranch for an afternoon of BBQ, beers, Kids Camp and Hiking. We journeyed from there to Tabernash Tavern for one of the best meals I've had in my entire life. If you like spicy food, you'll love their Twice Cooked Salmon.

My favorite activity of the weekend was fishing on Lake Granby. It was amazing to see how still Jack would sit while fishing and how much he wanted to do it all weekend. I don't think we'll get many more sunny and warm weekends in the mountains this year. Especially since our ski shack is located in the "Icebox of the Nation". But that's OK - I'm ready for the leaves to change, the start of football/hockey season and the snow to fall. Ski season is right around the corner! :)

For more pictures, see my Labor Day in Grand County set on Flickr.

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