With only 70 days in the countdown, I am starting to reminisce. Someone asked us where we were going this winter. I had to chuckle a little as I said, "Gatlinburg and our little production facility we built for our new business."
No far away countries with amazing beaches and fruity drinks for us this winter. We will put our nose to the grindstone and work, work, work. Matt and Rachel came back last night with the giddy feeling one gets after purchasing tickets to Thailand for the winter. I remember it well. Our first winter off the mountain took us to New Zealand for two months. We hiked, kayaked, and looked for the elusive kiwi bird, which we never found. We made some great memories and will have stories to tell for decades. With all the excitement of far away places, it still felt like home when we hiked back up the mountain the next March to start our second season on our favorite mountain top.