I love my condo in Snowbird...
Whether it is frosty and misty, or sunny and warm...
The view from my double-decker suite is breathtaking, and it has helped me ground myself every year for the past decade and a half. Waaay back when time shares were all the newest rage, and people were scrambling to buy "weeks" at this resort or that, a wonderful man in Utah decided to do something a bit different. He sold time shares in a simple ski lodge that was sturdy and pleasant, but instead of trying to oversell, he limited the number and quality of the shares, and Iron Blosam Lodge was born.
And when that wonderful old man passed on, instead of selling the time share's condo buildings to Snowbird's huge resort, he willed each Iron Blosam owner a full part ownership in perpetuity, and set up a well-oiled management scheme that has lasted for over 40 years...and oddly enough, a great many of the original owners and their descendants still own the shares. Unwilling to let such a treasure go the way of most other time shares, the owners took great interest in their property.
Having a wonderful, rejuvenating place to go for a week every year helps me cope with the stress and helps me regain perspective. So even though I will be carrying my trusty lap-top up the canyon to the 8,000 ft level, I will not be doing much work. I will enjoy feeding the bluejays, ground squirrels, chipmunks, and the occasional raccoon from a special feeder I take with me. I will enjoy walking on the sometimes snowy...sometimes muddy paths around the resort. I will enjoy stepping out onto my balcony that overlooks the fabulous sparkling adult swimming pool, and I will breathe deep of the crisp morning mountain air. And I will think of all of my friends slaving away in cubicles and over computer keyboards...and I will laugh maniacally and then I will go inside and read the hoard of e-books that I will be taking up with me, while I nibble on forbidden sweets.