Okay, so the cool evenings will bring the commencement of all the colors of Fall into our area. Days have become much shorter; nights cool down a lot faster, and one starts thinking of hot soups and stews, and hot cocoa spiked with Schnapps. Dear, party-loving “Summer-friends” start packing up as they head to warmer climes and winter homes in southern US and Bigfork village is “returned” to the group of locals who will weather out the winter months. But, if you ask any local what is his favorite time of year, resoundingly you will “Fall”. Yes, cool crisp air, sweater-weather, fog laying over the rivers, V-formations of geese overhead, and a multitude of reds, golds, purples are painted on the canvas called Bigfork. Though the real estate season has slowed down considerably, there remain the buyers who feel that better deals are to be had with the looming threat of winter. This is so. In fact, I still have buyers arriving. Some as far south as Alabama!
Last weekend, I played in the last golf tournament of the year at Eagle Bend. It’s appropriately named The World’s Hardest with tee boxes moved back to never-never-land and pin placements in the ugliest, meanest locations. It was an absolute HOOT! I highly recommend it to anyone with a sense of adventure and humor. At the end of the day, after a grueling 6 hours of play, we gathered inside the clubhouse to celebrate our survival and I realized, once again, how very lucky I am to live here in Bigfork, MT. Smiling faces, laughter, the camaraderie of friends. It all makes you realize how important that is. Look, right now, we all know the world is not the way anyone would like it to be. Our economy is suffering. Our real estate market is aching. We all wish it would be cured soon, but until then, I can’t think of a better place to be than in Bigfork to be dealing with all this. We do have such a caring special community here, and that is so important. Wherever you are, my friend, look around you. Remember that if you have a roof over your head, food on the table, the love of friends and family, your health and a place to try to earn a living, you are far better off than so many people in the world. The name of the game is "holding power". Let's do this together!