My name is Bean and this is my blog. Hence the name. If you have comments or questions, just leave them in the comments area.
Well, as winter gets closer and closer, I can't help but think about snow. And when I think about snow, I think about skiing. And when I think about skiing, I think about Snowshoe, WV.
Last years trip was, in my humble opinion, a raging success, and I'd like to make it an annual event. If we go around the same time frame as last year (early-mid Jan), I think we should be looking at about the same cost, which is about $550. This would be for 4 nights and 4-5 days on the slopes. If more people go or if we decided to cut back to 3 nights, the cost would go down accordingly. Looks like the rooms are filling up pretty quickly, and the longer we wait, the higher the price.
So, who is interested in going this year? Chime in with suggested dates, etc. I'd like to get a headcount by October 24 so I can get some real figures as far as cost, then solidify the reservation by October 26.
dirt (October 19, 2006 at 01:11:03 PM):
Bean (October 19, 2006 at 01:12:44 PM):
celeb (October 19, 2006 at 02:31:28 PM):
Sandbagger; skipping vegas for something liek this is inexcusible and, quite frankly, motorboatable.
Bean (October 19, 2006 at 02:37:50 PM):
It would be great to be able to rent or borrow a big van for the trip this year, as taking 2 cars is trach.
Finch (October 19, 2006 at 02:57:54 PM):
Here's a better idea: come visit me, jew, and stutz in colorado for mo betta skiing tims.
Jewfish (October 19, 2006 at 03:39:11 PM):
bigD (October 19, 2006 at 04:04:11 PM):
I agree 100% with celeb.
you old sailor you!
bean (October 19, 2006 at 04:34:50 PM):
WV is attractive due to the fact that we can drive it. Whats the drive time to Boulder?
Vinnie Jones (October 19, 2006 at 04:45:50 PM):
19 hours. Give or take 43 minutes.
Finch (October 19, 2006 at 04:51:57 PM):
He's right. I think the last time I drove it from Indy it was right around 19-20 hours. That should be easy for a bunch of people in a big van.
Stef (October 19, 2006 at 04:58:06 PM):
Ben: remember that we now have a friend that works for Enterprise that said he could get you a deal on a van
bean (October 19, 2006 at 05:02:36 PM):
Finch: 20 hour drives to and fro take a substantial cut out of a "long weekend" vacation. Then again, there's always the flight option since we will have (presumably) free lodging!
Finch (October 19, 2006 at 05:26:25 PM):
Free lodging would be true in Boulder, though the ski resorts are ~1.5 hour drive.
bean (October 19, 2006 at 08:07:46 PM):
WV it is then! I thought everyone in CO lived in a resort.
dirt (October 19, 2006 at 11:40:23 PM):
oh yeah, dirtassmobile may be available for cargo transport. also to avoid stops every approx. 90 minutes due to driver changes and smoke breaks due to car #2 from last year. navigator applications now being accepted. benefits include a Cracker Barrel bf after the main group has left, plus the advantage of checking in early and claiming beds because we'll still fuckin beat them there.
Bean (October 20, 2006 at 09:27:49 AM):
So - looks like me and dirt so far. Any other takers?
Brad (October 20, 2006 at 09:52:34 AM):
corbin (October 20, 2006 at 04:21:57 PM):
bean, you are a sandbaggin' sonofabitch...vegas is only $100 more per couple (for me anyway, less for dooley and caleb, i'm sure), and we're FLYING, and going to VEGAS
Brad (October 20, 2006 at 04:47:52 PM):
Yeah Bean, Everyone knows you don't spend ANY money once your in Vegas!
bean (October 20, 2006 at 08:52:07 PM):
john (October 23, 2006 at 01:37:30 PM):
Dirt, you forgot stoping every 30 min to fix a windshield wipper. and trying to figure out how to get Hooters on MyCorkel
dirt (October 23, 2006 at 04:13:15 PM):
dang, i just got bigtim severjed, that's what i get for opening my big mouth, forgot about the wiper fiasco. what a miserable way to start a trip home. thought we were likely to die for a while while it was rainin' and whatnot.
Brad (October 24, 2006 at 05:49:51 PM):
I am in for Snowshoe!!!
Bean (October 25, 2006 at 09:09:13 AM):
So, looks like 4.
Me, Brad, Dirt, TP. Anyone else?
TP (October 26, 2006 at 02:49:05 PM):