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?). I also want to thank Samantha Miller, the Director of the Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. She did a great job getting the word out to their massive list of past and potential visitors, and she was there for the viewing. Only later did I learn she was secretly getting married later that evening. Talk about dedication!
Lance Gutersohn, my boss at RE/MAX Peak to Peak, couldn’t have been more supportive. He understands how introverted I am, and he encouraged me to go beyond my comfort zone. I’m really glad I did. Bob and Lisa, my clients and the Florida couple who were featured on the show, were such fun to work with. I think their enthusiasm about Grand Lake made others yearn for the same dream of living here, or at least coming here on vacation. They’re going to be a great addition to our community. And, I want to thank my husband Jeff. He’s always there for me.
In case you missed it, or if you want to see the show again, I’m working to get it posted on my website and it should be available in the next few weeks. In the meantime, there’s a few ways you can view it. You can contact me and I’ll provide you with a link. Or, if you have cable, you should be able to view past episodes on the HGTV channel (Season 3, Episode 9). You can also purchase the episode for $2.99 on Amazon.com by going to Amazon. They list it as Volume 4, Episode 9. To all my past and possibly future clients, please send me an e-mail and I will make sure that you can view the episode!
The first signs of spring have finally appeared (at 8,269’ altitude, it takes until now) and the road through the Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road, is projected to be open by Memorial Day weekend. Get ready everyone, the tourists and summer residents will soon arrive. The HGTV show exposed a lot of potential visitors and homeowners to Grand Lake, and I know it’s going to be a great summer for our town.