Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Break 2009 - Vail, CO with the Pumpellys

Spring Break '09 was a blast! We have been planning our trip to Vail to meet Dawn, David and Andrew for over a year. Will and I went to a conference in Park City last February and knew the kids would love to ski - well, we knew McIver would love it and hoped Olivia would learn to love it - so we called Dawn up and invited ourselves to Vail with them. Even if the kids didn't love skiing, we knew they'd love the snow.

Our trip started early - and I do mean early! - on Sunday morning. We woke the kids up about 3:15am and headed to the airport for our 6:30 flight. The kids woke up more than we anticipated - who wouldn't be excited!? Our flight went smoothly with most of us getting at least a small cat-nap along the way. After retreiving all luggage and deciding to go with the rental pick-up truck, we hit the road from Denver to Vail.

Once we got there, the kids immediately went straight for the snow!

McIver couldn't resist making a snow angel while we waited for the bus to take us to the Village to meet Dawn and David. The weather was perfect for our entire trip. Clear blue skies and warm enough that we didn't even need jackets unless we were up on the mountains.

We rented my skis, got the kids' gear and signed up for ski school. And, finally, we met up with Dawn and David at Garfinkels right on the slopes. They had a great table with snacks and drinks waiting on us.
Olivia and McIver spied the Hagen-Daz ice cream store conveniently located outside the doors of the ski school so they were perfectly happy...

And then McIver passsed out.

1 comment:

Kelli Merritt said...

Looks like you had a great trip. Can't wait to hear all about it!!