It’s been a long wait but the reality show “Lakefront Bargain Hunters” finally aired last Sunday night. HGTV showcased Grand Lake and they outdid themselves. Our lakes seemed bluer, the snow-capped mountains appeared even grander, and our Town truly felt like a place you’d want to visit or live. When HGTV approached me to be part of it, I agreed because I wanted to showcase my hometown. I couldn’t be more pleased.

I watched the show with my family, friends and a bunch of locals I’ve known forever at Pancho’s & Lefty’s, a lakefront restaurant in the heart of Grand Lake. I want to thank the owner Bob King for organizing the viewing, and to everyone there who laughed in all the right places and helped me overcome my jitters (does my voice really sound like that?).