Holly has decided that it's just too much trouble to stay in town every single weekend. To appease her wishes, Karen and I have decided to buy a 25% share of a mountain retreat in the Keystone area. While not a 100% ownership, it made sense to us to avoid the pressure of finding renters and expense of a nicer place we probably won't be able to enjoy more than once a month anyways.
The house (yes, it's truly a house) is fully furnished, with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths and a 2 car garage. There are comfortable places to relax and play inside, and a deck with a gas grill for the lazy summer days. Holly will be accepting invitations to the "Bunkhouse" for her friends to come for a visit.
It's a good thing there are extra mountain bikes in the garage, cause you never know when you'll need one. We also have access (from the driveway) to local trails for hiking and biking in the summer, and snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the summer. The hardest part may be choosing what to do.
And after a hard day playing, the full kitchen will provide for some great eating, we can relax in front of the fireplace, or we can settle in the den for some games. The only down side seems to be that we can't fit all of our friends at the same time. Guess we'll just have to rotate.