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Gretchen’s Great Grabs: Portable games, Inventing Room and Murder Mystery

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I asked my daughter to complete the sentence, “it’s not summer until…..” She said several things from drinking lemonade, to eating ice cream, to our annual trip to Crested Butte, to . All which, I agree, mean summer! But here is how we are making a little twist on summer this year.

 Portable Corn Hole. My family likes to take little picnics in the mountains or we make our annual trip to Crested Butte. I somehow got dubbed the fun mom/aunt because I love games. I usually bring the Yahtzee game because it is easy, portable, and simple. This year I discovered a portable version of corn hole!

Inventing RoomThe Inventing Room dessert shop makes dessert theatrical. They freeze your ice cream with liquid nitrogen and describe what they are doing with your dessert in a theatrical way! Willy Wonka has nothing on this fun little place. Worth the excursion – and on a nice day take a stroll around Sloan’s Lake.

Educated. Normally summer is a time off anything that has anything to do with “educated.” We prefer the beachy trash novels. But you don’t know what you don’t know and this easy read by Tara Westover put that into perspective.

Murder Mystery. A cheesy movie on Netflix. What else would you expect from Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anniston?   Adam Sandler plays a cop (Nick) finally taking his wife, Audrey (Jennifer Aniston), on a long promised trip. A chance meeting on the flight gets them invited to a family trip on a yacht in Monaco. On the first night of the trip a murder happens and Audrey think she can solve it because she reads Murder Mystery novels and Nick, as a detective thinks he can solve it. But, they are the suspects!

Free Concerts and Movies. My daughter didn’t share this one, but to me nothing is more awesome than a FREE concert (and maybe a picnic) in the park/shopping center or a free movie. We have a whole list – so you can find one near you. 

Author: Gretchen

Gretchen loves to be outdoors! She is addicted to coupons and finding the best deals or entering sweepstakes (one day she will win something really great!)

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