This year we decided to do a stay-cation in Breckenridge, CO. We have a timeshare up there, and rather than trading it out, we decided to actually stay at the resort. Good call. It was a wonderful and relaxing time.
We arrived Saturday afternoon and got checked in. We unpacked, and unloaded and had some dinner. Just a nice, relaxing evening.
Sunday was a "down day". We schedule days for the pool and just lolly-gagging around the grounds rather than rushing around everywhere. Frank took a bike ride to Copper Mountain in the morning and then Kenzie and I enjoyed the pool while the boys played pool in the game room. One of the cool things about the resort is they have 4 movie theathers you can reserve while you're there. 120" screens and a home theater much like the one we have at home. So, Sunday night we reserved a theater and watched World War Z. My second time. I didn't like it any better. I'm not a fan of movies that make my skin crawl I have to say.
Monday Kenzie and I took a spa day and Jake and Frank spent some time together. I have raised a girl who appreciates pampering! :) Couldn't be happier about that.
On Tuesday we meandered over to Peak 8 Adventure park. That was fun. An alpine slide, a coaster, and mini-golf. That was probably the most fun. The mini golf. Frank won, but I was a close second. ;) Frank got a LOT of sun that day. He couldn't find his hat, and his delicate, fair skin burned. No fun there.
Frank woke me at 2am to tell me he couldn't sleep and that his heart was racing. Not only could he not sleep Tuesday night, but he really hadn't slept soundly Saturday - Tuesday. Day 4 of no good sleep. Not good. Wednesday we went to a local doctor to discover Frank may very well have mild sleep apnea which is exasperated at higher elevations. Craziness. He followed up today with our local doc and sure enough, he will be having a sleep study next week. I'm glad that's all it is. Hopefully we'll have some answers soon. We were able to get him some Ambien, which helped him sleep the rest of the trip thankfully.
Thursday, Melanie and her family came to join us since the suite comfortably sleeps 8. After they arrived we had lunch and then hit the pool. We had so much fun down there. Soaking in the rays and being in the warm pool. Mel found a "hiding" spot that wasn't occupied by kids - just us moms. It was delightful.
Thursday night Frank, Jeff, Mel and I went to adult dinner out. That was really nice. We went to a place called Quandry Grille right on the waterfront of the Blue river. The food was really good, however, 3 of the 4 of us got sick that night. We're thinking there was probably butter and gluten in the meal -- because Jeff, who isn't senstive to either, wasn't sick at all.
Friday morning we woke early, made breakfast for everyone and then headed out to Lake Dillon where we rented an 11-person pontoon boat. That was SO MUCH FUN. The weather was perfect, the lake like glass. We were out there for 3 hours -- had lunch and then returned home. I took Mel and her family, along with Kenzie over to Peak 8 so they could ride the alpine slide. Later that night we reserved the movie theater again and watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes (the more recent rendition).
Saturday we returned home. It was such a great week. We really enjoyed our time together and our time with Mel and her family. Good memories were made! I was sorry to see it come to an end. On to planning next year.