Well, we knocked another thing off our bucket list and this one was a hard one since it involved more planning, more days, and a lot of research. You see, we are not mountain people but Colorado is full of mountains. We wanted to “see Colorado” but we also realized a skiing vacation would not work with an 18 month old.
Luckily, Hubs’ coworker told us about the YMCA of the Rockies which has a military rate that could not be beat. We got a nice room, a ton of free activities, and the best part – free meals! Y’all. This was huge as we have 6 people in our family and eating out costs a lot. For our 2 night, 3 day stay, it was only $150. YMCA won us over with that so over spring break, we drove up to the mountain to see what all the fuss was about.
Our room was nice, small, but nice. There was 2 bunk beds and a full size bed. No TV but that’s apparently a YMCA thing so I knew to expect it. The lodges all have free WiFi so we were still able to check our email and whatnot. There are larger cabins with kitchens in them but since we were not staying for a long time and food was included, we decided to just stick to the lodge. After we grabbed a quick dinner (all the food was labeled with allergens so I knew what I could eat, which was nice), we checked out roller skating since it was just across the street from our cabin before we went to bed on the first night.
For kids who had never roller skated before, they really enjoyed it. Blueberry was pretty good and got around the ring without holding on to the wall for 6 (she counted!) circles which I credit ballet for all her grace. The boys and me were wall clingers like no one’s business. Hubs is apparently a secret roller blader and took several laps, holding the baby! Who knew?
Afterwards, we headed back to our room for snacks and bedtime and ready to take on the next day’s adventure! Stay tuned next week to see how we did.
What about you? Would you ever do a mountain vacation? Have you done one already?