When your hubby is launching a new business and you have no money, you have to be creative in your vacationing. Our neighbors, Brian and Erin, got married in Vail, so we decided to have one last summer hurrah and all go up for the weekend. I scoured the internet for good hotel deals and cheap activities. I found us a decent hotel for less than $100/ night, and everything else we did was FREE!
Riding the Ponies at Beaver Creek Stables….Free. Mr. T was a great little pony and the kids loved riding around his little corral.
The Main Event….Brian and Erin’s BEAUTIFUL wedding at the Sonnenalp Resort. It was picture perfect! Two of our other neighbors, the Szabos and the DeFalcos, were there as well and it was fun to be able to spend time with them and share this special day with Brian and Erin.
We ended the weekend by going to the Vail Farmer’s Market….FREE. It is the largest Farmer’s Market in CO and had so many interesting things, and so many yummy samples. Then we walked to the famous Pirateship Park and the kids played to their hearts content.
Jumping on the beds in the hotel….FREE(Favorite activity BY FAR)
Whining every step of the way….FREE. If I had a dollar for every whine I heard on this trip, I’d be a millionaire. EVERY SINGLE thing we did, “I’m tired,” “I’m cold,” “I’m hungry,” “When are we going back to the hotel,” “I don’t want to walk anymore,” on and on and on and on. We’d get done with an activity and I’d be about ready to throw myself off one of the beautiful mountains, and they’d turn to me and say, “That was fun! Can we do it again soon?” Seriously?? Fun for whom???????
Minus the whining we had a good time and the scenery can’t be beat!