… and it is not for skiing, but a break from the heat. At 7,000 feet in August it has to be better than this furnace called South Carolina. This northern boy is making it, but the pattern of life has shifted. Up early in the morning and run errands then. Back out in the evening, but mid-day is siesta time for me. I can deal with the heat but the humidity seems to on the rise and that is where I struggle.
Several years ago I bought a timeshare at the Marriott Grande Ocean right down the street from us here on Hilton Head. I paid the massive amount of $1,000 and have the annual maintenance fee reoccurring each of about $1,200. It works good for us as locals we are allowed to use the facilities year round. Katy uses the gym, while Shannon plans on taking Carter there for days when they are here. For Katy to join a gym on the island would be about $500 per year so I look at my net cost as about $700 after her gym membership.
Park City Utah has two properties in the Marriott Vacation Club; Mountainside and Summit Watch. Being The Frugal Guy I traded in my Hilton Head week for Marriott Vacation club points (I don’t need the timeshare dates of January on Hilton Head), but like the idea of swapping the time out for one of their other 50 properties in the program. I got us a studio at Mountain side for nothing in August and we’ll enjoy the cool, we hope, mountain air without cost as it was an even swap for us.
Flights are purchased outbound and I screwed up by not reading the AA flight info. I wanted to use my $200 AA airline credit from my new Mercedes Benz Platinum card, but could not as the last segment was on Frontier. I actually paid out of pocket. I had already booked the room and return on United so I was stuck at that point. At least we have an upgrade chance now on the Dallas to Denver portion.
I know very little about Park City other than it hosts the Sundance Film Festival, the photos look like my hometown Traverse City, Michigan and I remember a reader several years ago telling me if I ever made it to Park City, he’ll take me trout fishing. Hello, I hope you are reading today as I’m finally gonna make it.
I’m looking for reader tips and suggestions for a Park City in August, thank you all.
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