We have officially arrived in Colorado and made it through the first day of the Savvy Blogging Summit! The trip here was amazing. It was Emma’s first time flying, and we let one of the flight attendants know that as we boarded the plane. (I was hoping that Emma wouldn’t freak out during takeoff, and I wanted them to be prepared…. just in case!) The flight attendant greeted her by name and gave her some chocolate for her first flight.
As we were waiting for takeoff, the pilot came over the loudspeaker saying, “We want to extend a special welcome to Emma who is flying with us for the first time today.” She was AMAZED! I was impressed by friendliness of the United Airlines staff.
We spent our first night in Denver, getting acclimated to the altitude. Some of us (uhmmm…. that would be me!) didn’t fare all that well. Fortunately, Jason had made us a reservation at The Timbers in Denver. We had a very comfortable suite, and the staff was more than kind to us. In fact, when the girl from the front desk found out I wasn’t feeling well, she delivered a Sprite directly to our door. Everyone on the staff there truly understood the meaning of customer service. (In fact, if you’re ever near the airport in Denver and are looking for a place to stay, check out The Timbers.)
The drive from Denver to Breckenridge was one of the most breathtaking that we’ve ever taken. I tried to find a few pictures to capture the scenery (and my traveling companions), but even they don’t do it justice. The Rocky Mountains are truly evidence of God’s creative hand.
We’re staying at the Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center in Breckenridge. This place is immense! To be honest with you, I’ve gotten lost twice trying to navigate from the conference area to our room. So much for my stellar navigational skills! The conference center is situated at the base of some pretty huge mountains, some of which still have snow on them.
We spent a little bit of time this evening exploring downtown Breckenridge. It’s a quaint town with lots of shops and restaurants lining the streets. One of the shop owners mentioned that they had almost as much tourist traffic in the summer as they do during ski season. Everyone here is incredibly friendly!
I’m learning so much about blogging and how to make this site a better one for you, my readers. I’m also connecting with some of the friends I’d only known online before. It’s fun to put faces and personalities with the screen names! I hope you’ve been enjoying the guest posts from some of my other bloggy friends. They have shared some inspiring stories with us this week!
Though I’m enjoying my time here, I’ll be glad to get back home and get blogging with you again soon!