Thanks again all! Dan, tks for appraisal of my most probable living area, helps put the wife at ease....
My Hotel career has been with large properties, Hilton Int'l., Intercontinental, and a privately-owned 5 star resort in Santo Domingo, nearly 20 yrs. (P. Rico, London, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad, Wash DC, and the DR). From cook to General Manager! Been out of the loop for 10 years, but would gladly return to this area of the Hospitality Industry.
Don't want to spill the beans on the food venture, but it will be fresh, somewhat gourmet, Good Fast Food (not a cliche, but the real mccoy). Ideally a multi-store operation. Hands-on every minute, basically by bro-in-law, my wife, and me.
As mentioned, we now own/operate the only Bagel store in the Dom. Rrepublic, with REAL New York bagels and quality stuff. Does Columbus, Dublin, Powell, Delaware, Worthington, Gahana, etc., etc. need ANOTHER bagel shop, but much better than Einstein????
Skiing-wise, I'm sure we'll become East Coast fanatics, as long as I can get to Sugarloaf every now and then; IMHO this is the closest to West I've skiied. But also enjoyed Cannon, Stowe, Stratton, Jay, and Tremblant. Hated Kton (crappy layout), Okemo too easy, Loon too crowded, Whiteface OK for 1 day.
I look forward to more of these excellent replies, and advice.