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As a kid, my family would drive all night to get from East Texas to Colorado for a ski trip. It wasn’t too terrible for me and my sister as we would sleep through a bunch of the long journey, but as an adult I have no doubt it must have been exhausting for my parents to drive through the night (and probably slightly dangerous). I’m spoiled now. We used United miles to fly direct into Vail, and a short nap and a cartoon later we were in the Colorado mountains. No overnight driving required.
My daughter is a bit under the weather (again), so we weren’t sure if we were doing the right thing when we left the house this morning with her to head on our trip, but once we got here I am pretty sure we made the right call. We may not be able to do as many things as I hoped if she doesn’t start feeling better very quickly (I don’t think ski school instructors are going to wipe boogers 84.5 times per hour like we have been doing), but the mountains and snow are living up to the hype for this three year old.
Oh, and SPG points for the win. Our suite isn’t quite as big as the one we had last time, but it’s still nothing to complain about.