Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

 

Last year, Utah shut down for a couple of weeks. While other states were ulta-restrictive, Utah was open to visitors. State and national parks became the preferred playground for the masses.

 

 

 

Many out-of-area buyers cancelled due to the Wuhan flu. I continued to market and advertise, staying the course, as usual. Business increased due to a large influx of buyers.

 

Come spring, we went about getting the back yard garden tilled and planted, anticipating another successful growing season. We were later rewarded with an abundant harvest!

 

 

 

 

Of course, going to other states was not a viable option, so we decided to take on a project that became a cohesive team effort for all involved. The results were most impressive!

 

 

When vacationing, people look for tropical places, entertainment venues, often stretching beyond their personal boundaries. We decided to remain home and stay-cate.

 

 

 

Soon enough our little project of buying a grain silo came to fruition and morphed into an impressive outdoor recreation area. We had a few protests a.k.a. parties last year, including a birthday party, inviting friends and family to gather.

 

 

 

A local band played, plus abundant food and games helped everyone to celebrate one another. We plan to do many more backyard events as we move forward. In May, we also threw a Spring Silobration in honor of fresh, new beginnings.

 

 

This year, my husband and I plan to visit some family members all across the country and this Gma will be travelling to create new memories with the Grands. Little Kodah will be born any day now!

 

 

While other states are slowly opening up again, Utah remains high on the list of places to visit. IMHO, there is no other area that offers vacationers and residents as much as our piece of paradise.

 

 

Happy travels to all who may venture out in search of wonderment or to fill the bucket list. We are content to remain in place at home, in a social setting, while surrounded by people who matter.

 

Or just the two of us.

 

 

There's no place like home!

 

This is any entry to: June 2021 ActiveRain Challenge - Post-Pandemic, Let Freedom Ring!

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Comments (41)

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

We were so excited once everything was finished and love it when guests join us in celebration at the Silo, Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Jun 20, 2021 04:26 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You do understand the incredible sights and natural wonders Utah offers to every single person who visits Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate! We are settled in for a long stay.

Jun 20, 2021 04:35 PM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

What a cool spot! Proud of you for going for your dreams and stepping out in faith.

Jun 21, 2021 04:05 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you Paula McDonald, Ph.D., dreams are meant to be pursued and then enjoyed!

Jun 21, 2021 06:16 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Very creative with the silo top as a focus of the back yard entertainment area.  We do have Utah on our bucket list

Jun 21, 2021 06:30 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

We are getting plenty of play time in Ed Silva, here in the back yard and on the golf course and at the reservoirs while passing through some of the most beautiful Utah state and national parks!

Jun 21, 2021 07:16 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Lots of visitors to Utah I hear especially all the parks. Love the silo!

Jun 22, 2021 06:14 AM
Greg Mona
eXp Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Professional Real Estate Representation for YOU!

Fantastic post, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I should have read yours BEFORE posting mine! Yours is a home run! Well done! :-)

Jun 22, 2021 09:21 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Millions of people go through Zion National Park per year Lyn Sims. I imagine the numbers were way up last year due to the amount of people wanting the freedom to move about without wearing masks outside! 

Jun 23, 2021 11:10 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you so much Greg Mona, I am heading over to read yours now!

Jun 23, 2021 11:11 AM
Jim Harper
Atlanta Communities Real Estate - Marietta, GA

What a wonderful collage of Utah outdoors and your backyard  Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

And the garden! Very impressive.

Jun 25, 2021 07:23 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you so much Jim Harper, southern Utah is an outdoor playground that everyone can enjoy!

Jun 25, 2021 08:06 AM
Arlene Garcia Hanner
SoCalAgency.com / Arlene Garcia Hanner, Broker - Downey, CA
SoCalAgency.com

Hi Wanda!  

I love your creative use of the silo for entertainment!  I am bookmarking this.

Have a great summer!

Jun 25, 2021 12:29 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

We are off to a good start Arlene Garcia Hanner, wishing you the same!

Jun 26, 2021 04:47 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

OMgosh Wanda, I love your backyard!  You guys have done an impressive job and the silo is a hit I'm sure.  Your garden is plentiful - good eats for a long time I bet.  Congrats on your successes!  

Jun 29, 2021 01:27 PM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Wow!  I really love the way your silo project turned out.  It is so cool!

Jun 29, 2021 04:54 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you so much Jan Green, we had a blast picking out all the colors, textures and to see it all become cohesive!

Jun 29, 2021 05:53 PM
Jan Green

I bet! So fun looking!

Jun 29, 2021 06:00 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you so much Raymond Henson, eXp Realty. Who knew that driving a back-country road would result in something this FUN?!

Jun 29, 2021 06:19 PM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty

It is just so original.  I love it!

Jun 30, 2021 08:32 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh my gosh, Wanda, this is IMPRESSIVE! I love it so much - it truly is right up my alley and only wish I had the means to build something like that by the water too! I'm so glad your dream came to fruition and that you are enjoying it so - you deserve every bit of wonderful in your life!

Thank you for participating in June's challenge! I'm finally wrapping up my reading and this one has GOT to be my favorite!

Jul 07, 2021 03:43 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS. We had no idea it would turn out to be such a big hit with family and friends! Many evenings are spent listening to music, having a few drinks and enjoying the views, just My Honey and me.

Jul 07, 2021 05:24 PM