Monday, August 01, 2005

Vacation 2005 - Day 6

A trip to Vail is the plan for today. The first two times we visited Colorado we had stayed in Vail. At that time Vail was a very snobby place. Over the years it had become more friendly but today we noticed that most of the stores had moved upscale. Could just be a sign of a good economy or just that the retailers have gotten tired of rabble like us.

We started out at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Over the years they have turned into a beautiful place to visit. We've had a family picture taken at the gates of the garden every time we've been here. It has been interesting to see how we (and the garden) have changed over time.

After a few hours of wandering (Thing1 was looking for someone with Mental Gear hats in stock) we met up with the girls at Pazzos for lunch. Their calzones are excellent as is their pizza. After that it was back to Breckenridge for some swimming.

While swimming we had a gust of wind come through. It reminded me of a microburst downdraft - something that we had experienced back home. It collapsed several umbrellas and sent one on a 20 to 30 second flight into the pool. It was one of those times that you wish you would have had a camcorder going.

Thing2 picked out 'Princess Diaries 2' for the nightly movie. Cute story. Ann Hathaway. Need I say more...

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