That was 2014, and now that Lynn is Office Manager for The Resort, they’ll be staying year-round, making this summer quite a change from the ten of their previous ones. That means we need to back up, to 2008, and the financial crisis. The company where Tim had been working shut down and after some discussions with friends, Tim came home one day and told Lynn, “Guess what? We’re going to buy a gold mine.” And not a mine anywhere near their home in Colorado. No, this was a mine in Alaska, a five-hour drive from the nearest city of Fairbanks. That meant it would operate only in the warmest months, so they’d only be in Alaska for summers.
Lynn had a job with the county court in Rifle, Colorado, but told her husband, “I’m not spending summers alone – I’m coming along.” So she resigned and became the only woman on the mining staff, and soon was working an excavator, driving 30-ton trucks and fitting right in.