Spending a weekend in Snowmass, a few weeks ago, only reinforced our passion for buying a second home in the Colorado mountains. Enjoying a couple of IPAs on the patio of Jessica and Andrew’s guest house while chatting about life, the wedding, and business was incredibly relaxing. Hanging out at the local coffee shop the next morning with their stellar wedding planner, Virginia (Bluebird Productions), was a perfect start to a Saturday morning. Yep, we left Snowmass with a sense of loss. It’s not that we don’t love where we live; we’ll never leave our cul-de-sac and our family-like neighbors. Rather, as we spend our evenings looking at mountain property, we can’t wait to invest in that second home – aka our place to retreat. It will be the place we kick off our snowboards in the Winter and hang our fly-rods in the Summer. It will be surrounded by Aspens. Oh, and of course, it will be stocked with good IPA, well-aged single-malt, plenty of firewood, and cozy blankets (for Gina).
What Jason failed to mention was that after the drinks and good conversation, we only had to travel all of 100 yards to take these pictures! Photographers would kill to shoot here… and it’s Andrew and Jessica’s backyard!
Jason and I have seen and shot at some of the most beautiful mountain homes and venues. We’ve been spoiled, really. Which makes it hard in our search for a second home. When you’ve experienced the best, it’s hard to see yourself in anything less! Our eventual goal is a place like Andrew and Jessica’s. Our right-now goal is to get a place in the mountains as soon as we can. I can’t wait to have a home-base in our favorite playground.
Jason Grubb, I love dreaming and planning with you.