We flew into Vail, (if you count the Gondola ride) and saw the scenic Alpine sights. All of this happened in a flash over Labor day weekend. It was the most fun we've ever had on that particular holiday. And the best part was - wait for it - it was free! Really? Ritzy, touristy Vail...for free? Well, if your hobby is collecting points and miles like my husband, then, it's possible.
The Forest-Flyer Roller Coaster. It was a blast!
Beam me up!
The town of Vail is a measly 8,000 feet - full of swanky tourists, round-abouts, money and shops. At the top, it's over 10,000 feet. The mountain peaks stick to the ridge like shark teeth, and the smokey-blue color seems to dissolve into the sky.
We rode the Gondola up on the left side of town and hiked an easy two mile trek to the other side. Once there, we inhaled killer waffle-fry nachos, watched fat chipmunks scurry about, zoomed helter-skelter on the forest Flyer, and finally, sailed through the trees back to town.
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It was a great day!