Arriving in Aspen for our Season Three finale was for me a little like coming home. Since I have the great fortune of spending time there on a regular basis to work on the annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, which takes place each June, I know the town and many of its generous and colorful residents fairly well. Although I am there at least three times a year, I rarely get the chance to take in the local culture and activities, save for the occasional half day of skiing if my meetings finish early enough, or a quick hike on one of the area's exquisite trails. I have certainly eaten in many of the town's fine restaurants, but have never been invited to one of its legendary ranches to dine with local cowboys and cowgirls. When we were informed that this would be the Elimination Challenge scenario, I knew we were all in for an exciting night.