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Summit Sometimes

With one son in high school, one in college and a third out on his own, it’s tough for Barb and Greg Timmons to find a time when all three of their boys are in the same state together, much less under one roof.But, for the last seven years, the entire family has made an effort to converge in Summit County for Thanksgiving weekend. “It’s one of the few times in the year, we’re guaranteed to be stuck together for four or five days at a time,” Barb said.About three years ago, the tradition took on a new meaning, as the family began cooking turkey dinner in their own condominium in Keystone’s River Run Village.

Why did you buy in Keystone?Barb said one reason she and Greg were attracted to Keystone is the closeness in proximity to the family’s primary home in Littleton. Also, the amenities were a big draw to Keystone, specifically River Run Village.”We love the fact that when we’re at the condo, we park our car in the heated garage and never drive. The gondola’s right there, and the village has everything we need.”What’s your favorite season?

Although the family utilizes their second home more often in the winter, summertime carries just as much weight, Barb said. “I have to say, we adore the summertime. We love coming up with our bikes. Summit County is very relaxed in the summertime.”No matter what the season, the allure of escaping everyday life brings the Timmons to Keystone several times a month.”For us, it’s about getting away from home, from work, the phone, projects. That’s what is great for us.”What are your favorite activities?

Despite her background in skiing, Barb decided to venture to the other side three seasons ago.”All the guys are snowboarders, and something about snowboarding always looked more fun to me than skiing.”But, Barb soon discovered, picking up the new skill was easier said than done.”It was not very fun the first eight times. I’ve never done something so painful in my whole life.”But, she stuck with it and said she’s finally reached the point where snowboarding is more enjoyable than dreadful.In the summertime, the Timmons usually fill the days exploring Summit County’s countless mountain and road biking adventures.

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