Steamboat Lake State Park Clark, Colorado, United States

Go fishing

When we wanted to get a little further away from the crowds, we simply headed over to Steamboat Lake, rented a pontoon from the Steamboat Lake Marina and some fishing rods and spent the afternoon on the water, listening to music, and even grilling.

There was a moment when I was laying out on the sun, listening to my kids sing Taylor Swift songs, while my husband flipped burgers and my mom tried to catch a fish (she never did), that I thought, "I am filing this moment as one of the happiest of my life."

It was that good my friends.

Renting a pontoon is a couple of hundred dollars for two hours (read more here: and in my opinion worth every penny just for smiles like the one pictured here.

Go fishing