But people have done this, and successfully. Anne
Anne, you are so right. Still, many things that have been successfully done still don't recommend themselves very strongly on their merits.
One rule I try to keep is not to mix two goals which tend to interfere with one another- pleasure and money making.
If I bought a vacation cabin on a lake, I'd want to go to the mountains for relaxation. The cabin would become just one more obnoxious job. I think a family redoubt is a great thing for the very rich, since they can hire someone to look after it. And if the snow is no good in Vermont, they can go to Switzerland.
But doesn't apply to me.