Going Fishing Cures Just About Anything That Ails You

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

rocky mountains sky

Once the Rocky Mountains touches your heart, you're never the same again. John Denver or no John Denver. That's the thing about living in the mountains. A couple of my friends who came back to Nederland for the Reunion (the Reunion is for people who used to live in the area in the 1970s and 1980s) are seriously considering moving back. One lives in Texas and the other is from Florida. Here is a photo of the sky at 9,000' elevation. Can't you smell the pine?

lady jake and ted

Lady Jake and Red Ted are resting on a log after hiking the Hessie Trail near Lake Eldora. Both used to work at Lake Eldora Ski Resort. Ted says once you work at a ski resort, you can ski free at any other ski resort in Colorado, which is a great perk no matter what kind of job you have there, I suppose. I am not a person who skis. In fact, my one time trying to ski made me so frustrated and irritated that I took off my skis, threw them down the hill and cried. The only other time I ever felt that way was when I tried to do my own taxes. We all have our limitations. I recognize mine.


Don't ask me what kind of waspy critter this is because I do not know. But there were many of them. They left us alone, and that made me very happy. It's very easy to make me happy. Just don't bite me. Don't whack me with a log. Don't push me down a mountain. And don't make me eat Cream of Wheat. There, you have it. Oh, wait, and don't tell me the seller credits to buyer on a HUD need to be removed because the bank won't authorize it when those seller credits are not a credit in a short sale.

Devil's Thumb

If you look waaaaay off in the distance just to the right of the last V, you will see Devil's Thumb. It's just a tiny little thumb sticking up. Do you see it? This was shot coming down the road from the Lake Eldora Ski Resort. If you can believe it, for all the time I lived in Nederland in the 1970s, I never made it up that road. And why would I go? In the summertime, there was nobody at the resort. In the winter, I'd have to be a fool to risk my life like that. But they have installed guard rails now.

Barker Resevoir Nederland

This is the Barker Reservoir at the edge of town. My friend and former roommate Donnie Pease took me here when I was fired from First American Title in 1976. I used to work in Boulder as a title searcher. He said there was only one thing to do when you're fired, and that one thing was to go fishing. We caught a whole bunch of brown trout in these waters, stuffed them with shrimp and threw a party, one of many in Nederland.

Photos: Elizabeth Weintraub, Nederland, Colorado

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Comments (11)

Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Elizabeth- you got your photos back!!??  Please let your friends from Florida and Texas know about Red Feather...not nearly as civilized and perhaps more like Nederland was 35 years ago!! :-)  Of course, I love these photos!  See you tomorrow!

Jul 20, 2012 11:23 PM
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

absolutely stunning, we love to see mountains, they kind of don't have any here in fl

Jul 20, 2012 11:37 PM
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!

I wish I was there right now.  Cool mountain breezes.  High lake fishing.  Ahhhhhhhhh!!!

Jul 20, 2012 11:51 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

The first photo is one I could stare at for hours.  Must be nice taking a trip down memory lane on your vacation.

Jul 21, 2012 02:28 AM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Elizabeth - Great photos.  I love the mountains and feel the same way about a trip to Yosemite, it will cure what ails you.  And I don't even have to fish if I don't want to.

Jul 21, 2012 02:55 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Elizabeth - I didn't know you lived in Nederland in the 70's - those were interesting times. Mary is right about Red Feather, it's still pretty unspoiled and just as beautiful. I hope you have a great time while you're visiting, and I hope you catch a few fish.

Jul 21, 2012 05:23 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Great pics, Elizabeth!  But as far as the skiing perk goes, I'd be passing on that.  If you ever saw the Dick Van Dyke where Rob ends-up in a full body tranction and cast .. you can somewhat envision what I would look like after skiing on snow.  Let's just say, we wouldn't mix well or healthily ...

Enjoyed the post, as usual ... keep 'em coming!


Jul 21, 2012 07:46 AM
Marti Steele Kilby, CRS
Steele Group Realty - La Mesa, CA
Broker/Owner, San Diego, CA

Great photos!  Reminds me that I need a vacation!!!

Jul 21, 2012 07:47 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Elizabeth I like to eat fish.  At one time I liked to fish but lately I take my frustration out playing golf.  Each person has a favorite thing they do to release the stress of the job.

Jul 21, 2012 08:59 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

These aren't my old photos, Mary, I simply reshot some of them. Didn't have enough time nor the wherewithall to go fishing. It is fun to trip down memory lane, er, I mean, take a trip.

Jul 21, 2012 11:38 PM
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Elizabeth...Great photos and post..Okay where's the Fish!!

Cheers, have a fun and successful week!

Jul 26, 2012 10:52 AM

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