Perfect End to Summer Concert Season: Jewel Unplugged

Do you set personal goals for each season? In the winter, many of my friends set ski day goals pushing themselves to ski 25, 35 or even 50 days during the season.

Summer is different, at least for me. I set different kinds of goals — relaxed ones. They are aspirations to “get out and enjoy the outdoors.”

The ultimate goal for Summer 2016 was to make sure to enjoy life. Even though I live in a beautiful place, it’s easy to get in a rut of going to work, coming home and sitting on the couch watching Netflix.  I didn’t want to look back with regret and ask myself, “Where did your summer go?”

img_1256_2

I vowed to:

Go to one concert a week.

Take one hike a week.

That’s it. No tracking. No stress. I just planned to attend at least one outdoor concert and get my hiking boots on a trail regularly.

Because of this added push, our hiking boots were plenty dusty and the concert blanket and low chairs were well worn this summer!

My husband and I got to see Lyle Lovett and Emmylou Harris, Trace Adkins, and Park City native Sophia Dion (only 17 years old) along with a slew of others. The perfect ending to the season was Jewel over Labor Day Weekend.

img_7932

Jewel simply walked on stage with her guitar and interacted with the audience as if she was in the coffee shop in San Diego where she was discovered years ago. It was so refreshing! When she sang, you instantly knew you were listening to a super star.

Her set list changes with every show since she takes requests from the audience. (Click here for Jewel’s most recent set lists.) Who does requests these days? Her style was relaxed and inviting.

img_7962

So inviting in fact that she asked a few audience members to come up on stage with their phones and Google lyrics to remind her of the words.  One enthusiastic fan even had a chance to sing along. The audience ate it up as they listened with rapt attention.

I turned to my husband and said, “This is a great way to end the season.”

Now it’s time to set some new goals as we patiently wait for winter.

Nancy L. Anderson, CFP is a financial planner in Park City, Utah. She writes a weekly column for Forbes.com called Transitioning to Retirement.  

Leave your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Facebook Feed

Chris Morgan of Two Sherpas LLC captured today’s #DeerValleyMoment. ... See MoreSee Less

Chris Morgan of Two Sherpas LLC captured today’s #DeerValleyMoment.

Deer Valley Resort shared INSIDER cheese's Fireside Raclette.

INSIDER cheese
Fireside Dining at Deer Valley Resort.
... See MoreSee Less

This cheese is melted fireside. Footage Courtesy of The Succulent Bite: www.instagram.com/succulentbite/

Justin Gore, Don Teal and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Tom JermannTake it from a Swiss, the portion is way too big at one time. By the time you are half way thru, the rest of the cheese is cold and rubbery. Also, we never cover our side dishes i.e. steamed potatoes or cornichons and silver onions. Sprinkle a bit of Paprika on the cheese.

3 hours ago   ·  1

2 Replies

Avatar

Hilda Leuterio GigioliAlternative, Raclette grill - smaller portion

Attachment2 hours ago
Avatar

Earth Storm JacobsNo, you suck showing that to a cheese junkie. I want, bad.

4 hours ago
Avatar

Jennifer StebenAmy 'Lore' Good this is one of our faves when we go skiing in Utah. You need this!

2 hours ago

1 Reply

Avatar

Cathi Rowland GrangerThe raclette fireplace is Wonderful!!

3 hours ago
Avatar

Eric González-PonsKwynn you won't believe this!

3 hours ago

1 Reply

Avatar

Chris TilleyThis is the most expensive cheese ever.. great restaurant though

3 hours ago
Avatar

Chalese EastmanColtan J. Eastman I'm positive we need to go here...

2 hours ago

1 Reply

Avatar

Courtney FrainMary Marisa Saffronia Jason I can't believe we missed out on this.

4 hours ago   ·  1

2 Replies

Avatar

Jeff YatesI love the fat free cheese and the veggie sandwich 🥪 was delicious

2 hours ago
Avatar

Jennifer Winus-RobinsonVicky Angerthal- put it on the list!!!!

3 hours ago

2 Replies

Avatar

Jennifer BawdenAlexandria Caver cheeeeese!!!!

5 hours ago   ·  1

1 Reply

Avatar

Jill Catalano TrosoI’ve been there! Amazing Raclette!

5 hours ago   ·  1
Avatar

Donna TiptonThis was as good as it looks!

2 hours ago
Avatar

Jason ErvinUmmmm You can just bring me a couple of plates of this next time you come in Jennifer Ervin!!

4 hours ago

2 Replies

Avatar

Simone AlbertRaclette Patrick Albert. We should have done this while we were there. Have to go back!

1 hour ago
Avatar

Naomi P. DupreUMMMMM Travis Dupre!!! Date night in a few weeks???

5 hours ago   ·  1

1 Reply

Avatar

Yasmin PixtonDeer Valley Resort what restaurant do I have to book for this?

3 hours ago
Avatar

Meredith GorskiThomas A Gorski we have to do this when we go out

4 hours ago   ·  1

1 Reply

Avatar

David HolzWay to much fat

5 hours ago
Avatar

Emina DugumovicSelma and Lauren check this out if you can. 🧀🍷

53 minutes ago   ·  1
Avatar

May L. HarrisEric Harris, I think we need this...

4 hours ago
Avatar

McHale ChriswellChristian Jayhawk Chriswell this is in park city!!! I think I'm in cheese heaven

3 hours ago
Avatar

Rachel HermanStuart Herman why havent we done this?!

2 hours ago   ·  1
Avatar

Joan WakeWe could do that Douglas Wake!

3 hours ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

Twitter Feed @Deer_Valley