It started innocently enough with an invitation to go Up North and ski for a couple of days. Wanting to go both for the opportunity to ski and to be polite to our inviters, we bundled off on a January Friday to Bellaire. Our hosts had purchased a studio condominium in a small project near the summit of the resort, with views over the valley, across Lake Bellaire, glimpsing Torch Lake and then West Bay, quite stunning indeed. The condo had everything one needed – living area with a wood-burning fireplace, two sleeping areas accommodating four people, a compact but full kitchen, bathroom and storage. Describing us as smitten would be an understatement. Continue reading Why Up North?