What a way to kick off both the month of June and my time at Promontory! I just got back from a tour of the Promontory Club property on a perfect Park City afternoon. The real estate and the views were impressive, but the animals are what won me over. Moments after pulling out of the Shed parking lot we had to slow the car in order to avoid a rabbit who couldn’t decide if he wanted to spend his day in the Painted Sky or West Hills neighborhood. We meandered down to gate and at the bottom, I found the peak of my tour in the Equestrian Facility.
I had the privilege of growing up with a pony in my backyard and some of my fondest childhood memories are from the barn my father built with his bare hands. My mother and I bonded on trail rides and I had no idea that it wasn’t normal to be picked up from kindergarten by a horse drawn buggy. Needless to say, being reunited with horses brought back a flood of sentiment. I forgot how nice it feel to pat their muscular necks and breathe in the unique scent of their velvety noses. The facility for the Promontory horses blew me away. If the animals are living this well, I can only image how exceptional the human Promontory experience must be!
I learned about the lots of land that are part of the Summer 2016 collection while we made our way up to Aspen Camp. Here I paused to enjoy the bright green, fluttering Aspen leaves and I spotted a friendly doe grazing just below the outcropping of trees. Of course, I snapped a photo. She was very cooperative. The view from Summit lot 47 was not as cooperative. Don’t get me wrong, it was stunning, but even my panoramic setting could not capture the full 360 degrees of vistas from Promontory’s highest point. As a skier, I was partial to the view of green ribbons cascading down the mountainside, but the Rockport Reservoir offered a refreshing alternative to the countless peaks.
As I completed my 360 rotation, I caught a glimpse of a Mountain Trails Foundation trail sign. As an avid mountain biker, I was thrilled to discover the promise of a future ride, so I ran up to the post and discovered it was the Princess Di trail I’ve heard so much about, but never had the chance to use. The tail was a reminder of the adventures ahead, both on the trails and in my new role at Promontory. I am excited about the opportunity to hone my social media and marketing skills as I transition from my past career as a professional athlete to one in the business world. Please join me on my adventures at Promontory through this blog, the member connections page on Facebook, on Twitter @Promontoryclub, and Instagram @promontoryclub. Happy Summer to all!