Grand Lake, Colorado: Another Great Place to Retire


| 6/23/2011 12:05:33 PM


Tags: Colorado, Grand Lake, Scenic Drive, Shadow Mountain Lake, Grand Lake Colorado, Nancy Nemec,

A photo of Nancy NemecWe've made the transition from Nebraska to Colorado, and I went to a ladies’ meeting today. I can’t decide what I enjoyed more, the drive to the meeting or the meeting.

We met at the church here in town at 8:30. About 12 ladies loaded into 3 cars for the drive. A June morning with sun and little wind, snow capped peaks in the distance, cattle and horses grazing in the lowlands and water rushing down the streams from the snowmelt. The 3 lakes were calm and reflecting, inviting us to kayak or sail.

  Lupines in bloom 

But the most wonderful surprise this morning was the flowers. The lupines are in bloom! They blanket the fields and hillsides in a beautiful purple with their companion yellow flowers. Here on the Western slope of the rockies they are everywhere.

  Golden Banner in bloom 

Careful watching reveals a few clumps of lighter purple spikes, and I even saw one that was pure white. Its almost a treasure hunt.

nancy retired
7/27/2011 1:11:54 PM

Don't worry NebrDave, we haven't forsaken our home state. We'll just be in CO about half the time. Must return to cheer on our Huskers!!


muck boot diva
7/20/2011 10:14:49 AM

I love flowers -- and would just like to RETIRE --- NOW! MBD


nebraska dave
6/25/2011 6:47:18 PM

Nancy, You keep descriptive posts like that coming and Jenn will be playing hookey from work to come for a visit. Shoot I'll be playing hookey from retirement and come for a visit. Just kidding. I like Nebraska with it's weird weather and it's bugs and it's humidity. Yes, I know. What can I say. I'm just a Nebraska guy through and through. I do take trips to Las Vegas where my trader family from Nebraska lives and I do like the view going through the mountains. The drive along beside the Colorado river is magnificent. I must agree that the Nebraska Goldenrod can not compare with the Colorado mountain hills in bloom and the Nebraska Cottonwood just can't compete with the Colorado Aspen tree. Nebraska is where my home will be until my last breath of life. It's where the sky is blue; where the sun can shine with rain at the same time; the wind can blow 70 MPH or be a calm as can be; where the tornadoes dance; where the thunder and lightning roam; where the tumbleweeds roll; and where the tall corn grows. Nebrask is where my home will be. Have a great Colorado day.





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