Sunday, December 27, 2009

Breckenridge

by Meghann on December 27, 2009

We made it!

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Check out our mountain digs.

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Not too shabby, right? ;)

We landed in Denver around 10:00am local time which was 12:00pm eastern time. We were all starving – having not eaten anything since our 6:00am eastern time breakfasts – and grabbed some sandwiches for lunch.

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I grabbed a veggie to go and it was pretty tasty.

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I enjoyed my sandwich while the boys did a great job collecting all the luggage. ;)

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Thanks boys!

It was 13 degrees when we landed! I had to perform a quick change before braving the cold weather.

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On our way in to the mountains we stopped at Red Rock Canyons since none of my siblings had never been. (You can read about my last visit here)

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It was cooolllddd. Brrrr….

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This is Derek’s first time in Colorado! He was very excited to be here. :)

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My brother’s never got the memo to change their shoes at the airport and were still sportin’ their flip flops. True Florida boys til the very end.

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Back in the car I had the second part of my lunch: a bag of potato chips.

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Them promptly passed out for the 1.5 hour drive to our cabin.

(I discovered this photo when I plugged my card in. LOL)

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We finally made it!

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My Mom found our cabin on the site Vacation Rentals By Owner ( www.vrbo.com ). Its a site my old boss turned me on to a couple of years ago and its a site I have been obsessed with every since. If you are looking to go on vacation for the cheap I suggest you give it a shot.

All rentals are done through the actual owner of the cabin/condo/etc and since you are dodging a lot of extra fees the rental agencies tag on they are usually relatively cheaper as well.

We scored a 4 bedroom cabin that can sleep 12 for about half the price of other places we were looking at. :)

Plus we got a hot tub and a killer view. :)

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I built up quite an appetite unloading all the luggage and grabbed this apple ginger spice Honest Foods Bar I had been sent a while back.

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The apple ginger spice flavor was very blah. I ate half before tossing the rest in the trash.

We all piled back in the car to collect our ski rentals.

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My parent each have their own skis, but the rest of us require rentals for the week.

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I always love watching people trying to spell my name out.

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One ski has “Mehann” and the other says “Maghann”

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I don’t know how many of you have tried hitting the City Market in Breckenridge around 4:00pm, but its INSANE! We spent over an hour in the store trying to figure out meals for 7 people for 7 days.

My Sister and I broke into some mixed dried fruit in the check out lane.

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And the seven of us devoured an entire loaf of french bread on the way back to the cabin. (no photo)

Tacos were on the menu for dinner. :)

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In a whole wheat tortilla I had refried beans, ground beef, avocado, tomato, lettuce & cheese.

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All rolled up and ready to eat

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I believe everyone enjoyed their burritos

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Kelly was right when she said no one was safe from the blog. ;)

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I ended the evening with a nice cup of hot chocolate

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and a gingerbread cookie I had smuggled from home

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What a day!

Time for bed. I have an early wake up call in the morning then its time for the slopes!

Good Night!!

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