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A quick trip up the mountain

We've had a grudge against American Airlines since the time they refused to let us board our plane to Hawaii, and gave our seats away in front of us. Yes, we were running late, we later realized they'd changed the flight time on us. We'd bought the tickets months in advance. Still, we arrived at the gate while passengers were still boarding, held back, THEN they called names of people to take our seats... Fast Forward to Fall 2016, American Airlines has taken away all our frequent flyer miles for non-activity. I'd been banking miles on AA for 25 years... They gave us a "challenge". Take any round trip flight within six months, and we'll return your frequent flyer miles.

So we went to Colorado. A whirlwind trip to Breckenridge, where we snowmobiled up to the Continental Divide/Georgia Pass.

denver mile high marker colorado capitol  

Denver is "ONE MILE ABOVE SEA LEVEL". My body was OK with that. This marker is at the Colorado Capitol building.

From Denver, we continued up to Breckenridge.  

snowy roads in breckenridge colorado jan 2017 

We were thankful the rental car guy upsold us an AWD vehicle.  There was so much snow and ice in Breckenridge.



breckenridge snow mobile tour 

We loaded on to snowmobile and went up, and up, and up some more... 

breckenridge snowmobile tour 

breckenridge snow mobile trip continental divide 

We reached the Continental Divide at the Georgia Pass (elevation 11,598). 

More than two miles above sea level, I had the head ache and racing heart of elevation sickness.  

breckenridge colorado 2017 

Kat and I spent the evening strolling Breckenridge. We met up with an old school friend of hers. 


irish coffee breckenridge colorado 

Irish coffee by the fire.  

silver plume colorado jan 2017 


American Airlines, please return our frequent flyer miles. We have completed your challenge! 

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