We left at 6am to fly to Denver for our first Winter Break trip! I had to check a bag because we had a snowsuit, snow pants and boots in our luggage! It was a lot to bring because of course we had to keep warm! We landed at 7:30 and my goodness that airport stinks! I don’t know if it needs to be cleaned,but walking off Sweetie Pie and I both go “It stinks!” Trust me, I am never one to talk about smells,but this was ridiculous. It smelled like a house with animals that is never clean. I waited til we came back to leave and it still smelled the same way. Maybe it’s just me though.
Anyway, the first day, we went right from the airport up the mountain. The altitude is like 9k feet. I didn’t think about this in the beginning. It never crossed my mind since I’d been to the Smoky Mountains before, I just figured it was the same.
The Smoky mountains are only a 1k feet or so, the Rockies? 9k!
That first day, Sweetie Pie got a headache. I was worried, but she went to sleep early, so I was thinking it was waking up at 2am and the time change. When I went to sleep, I woke up every few hours gasping for air! I swear I thought I was having a heart attack, then I Googled and saw altitude sickness. I know now if we go back, to stay in Denver for a day to try to get used to the altitude.
Anyway, the first day, we walked around Winter Park, rode the Cabriolet and got in the hot tub. I didn’t want to get in the hot tub, but once I saw how warm it was, I loved it.
Here’s the breakdown of our trip:
Southwest, round trip $285 total
Changed flights, $20 more
Snowmobile riding- 9 to 4, walk in basis, $20 with Grand Adventures
Coca Cola tube park $23 each Coca-Cola Tubing
The Vintage Hotel- $349.27 for 2 nights Vintage Hotel
Ski pants, snow suit, mittens for both of us- $40.60 (Target)
A bus stop. They were free!
Me, freezing in front of our hotel.
Here’s Sweetie Pie about to go tubing. Yes, we fell off. Never again!
Outside our hotel
Here she is driving a snowmobile! There was a place that rented kid snowmobiles where they rode around on a lake. It was super cold, which is obvious if you look at the temp.That’s what it felt like as we waited at the bus stop to ride over to the snowmobile place.
We MIGHT take a cold weather trip again, but it will be a long time in the future. LOL!