Have you ever fallen in love at first sight? It’s happened twice to me. Once when I met my husband, Mike, although he will roll his eyes when I mention this, and once again in December of 2009. That’s when we first saw Brian Head, Utah. We adore the contrasts of living in southern Utah; our home is in a small community on the edge of Brian Head Ski Resort, at 10,000 feet, where winter turns the whole area into a playground. My typical week will include skiing with girlfriends every Wednesday (Women of Wednesday – the “WOWs” as we like to be known), snowmobiling around the open hills and through Cedar Breaks National Monument, and snowshoeing the local trails.
We can travel in a couple different directions and in only an hour be enjoying everything that the desert has to offer, where winter is only a word in the
dictionary. In the summer, our temperatures never rise above 75 degrees, and we spend a good portion of each day outside enjoying the amazing red rock views, discovering hiking trails and loving the wildflowers. Since we retired to Brian Head, life has been full of dear friends and an ever-deepening appreciation for the beauty of southern Utah.