I’ve been coming to the White Mountains region of New Hampshire, specifically Franconia Notch since I was 5 years old. Every summer my parents would make the trip up here for two weeks in August. It became my home away from home. I shared my love of this area with Craig (my boyfriend at the time) and he too saw why it was so great to get away here.
In November of 1998 he drove me here, up to one of the scenic turnouts on the Kancamagus, in the snow, and handed me a box. I had already found out he was going to propose, but he didn’t know that, and he still was able to throw me off. The box was not small, but rather a 9 x 9 x 5 box. I opened it to find a binder from Entrepreneur magazine on How to Start Your Own Internet Business. He explained he believed I had the dream and the will power to make it happen.
Skip way ahead to current day and we wanted to get away; talk about the business and what we need to change, improve and refine. What better place to fall back and regroup than where we decided to start it all so many years back.
While driving around and exploring a new road I had never ventured on, we came across the Franconia airport. Yes this field of grass is the airport with the Inn and stables behind me. I loved this red plane, adventure waiting to happen and a world to be explored. It reminded me sometimes you need to step back, get the big picture view (the sky view) to be able to see what’s really important and where you need to focus your efforts.