Shared by Andrea Kuhn
For our thirtieth wedding anniversary, my husband wanted to take our family to Hawaii. We deposited our week’s time-share with Interval International. We learned that as owners at Gold Point, Breckenridge, CO, we could speak with Grand Vacation agents and we met with Rick Tramontana. He worked very hard to accommodate our request.
Reservations had been planned, with confirmation on the island of Kuwai, Hawaii, when, unfortunately, the economy turned worse. The cost for air travel had nearly tripled. Family members agreed that it was just not wise to splurge over our budget. Contacting Rick, our week in Hawaii reluctantly relinquished, to exchange for something closer to home. He again, worked hard to fit our limited “window of opportunity timeline” vacation. We stayed at Grand Timber Lodge, Breckenridge, CO. The staff was pleasantly friendly. Rick’s help with arrangements and Joell Nagy at Grand Timber Lodge went above and beyond to help us plan our activities.
It was a beautiful summer vacation for the two grandparents, son, daughter, their spouses, and two infant grandsons. It would likely be the last time for many years we would all be able to schedule a vacation together. Father and daughter enjoyed a hot air balloon ride for a lifetime! Part of the family went on an exciting whitewater raft trip.
Knowing all too well, how quickly families grow, health declines, and loved ones leave us, this time together was a wonderful chance to bond and make happy memories.
Exchanging our time-share from Hawaii, closer to home, was a better choice for us to enjoy our family vacation. Change of plans and all considered.