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Old 09-17-2015, 01:27 PM
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Bittersweet Short Season's End

It was yet another very special family summer on board. The meter shows 72 hours between our seasonal goal posts of Memorial Day to Labor Day. This excludes countless hours anchored, drifting, swimming, fishing, or boat camping which would easily double the runtime count above. Dad experienced the joy of teaching the kids to water ski and we all learned to surf together with many chuckles. A long week vacation lakefront on Pend Orielle was icing on the cake. We’ll get another few brief runs down in Denver before stowage, but just not the same as the high alpine crystal waters.

Home port is the headwaters of the mighty Colorado River at 8,300’ elevation on Lake Granby, CO, surrounded by the Rocky Mountain National Park, Continental Divide, and Never Summer Mountain Range (an elegant description of our boat season). September is the finest part of the year in Colorado, though this past weekend was likely the last run in high country, as it has been 27F overnight this past week. However, last Sunday evening was sparkling and warm, a nice anniversary gift for the Admiral.

We cast off late afternoon as others were heading in to see the Broncos kickoff the NFL season. Instead, we watched the piercing blue sky turn to alpenglow, framed by golden Aspen leaves and majestic peaks. Other than another handful of boats spread out over our 7,200 acre lake, it was just us and the osprey or eagles fishing for dinner. Last brief slalom, surf and swim of the season in 60F water temps. It was pure, sweet, magical.

There were many other joyous days just like it this summer. Memories were recreated for our kids, 88-year old grammie, and ourselves, quite similar to those that we still reminisce over from our own childhoods.

It drew tears pulling her out for the long winter’s nap. Someone give me a tissue.

Thanks TT & MC for a great season.



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Old 09-17-2015, 01:47 PM
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Sounds like a beautiful place to live.

Now move South!!!
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Old 09-17-2015, 01:51 PM
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what a beautiful lake! i bet it stays pretty cold in the summer. where do you snow ski at?
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Old 09-17-2015, 01:58 PM
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what a beautiful lake! i bet it stays pretty cold in the summer. where do you snow ski at?
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Old 09-17-2015, 03:59 PM
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Well written! You captured your season nicely!
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Old 09-17-2015, 06:08 PM
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Summer is like football......Everyone wished the season was a little longer than it actually is.....That's what keeps us coming back!
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Old 09-17-2015, 06:18 PM
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Yeah, drives me crazy to hear people so glad fall is coming.
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:11 PM
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glad you had a great season ... how are those speakers?
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:28 PM
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Nice write-up. At least we can look forward to the next ski season!

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Old 09-17-2015, 09:29 PM
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Bittersweet Short Season's End

Thanks all, the next ski season we hit up Winter Park. Below shot is from Steamboat backcountry nearby. Moose like dawn patrol for freshies as much as glass.



2RLake, thanks for the great speakers, we also picked up a JL Marine amp from Aric to provide the thump, and will experiment with some 750 HyFlys from DocPhil soon. Cheers to the TT brotherhood.
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