We’re going to Denver!
A couple things you should know:
+ Jason and I love beer. (We like it a lot… picture Jim Carrey circa 1994.) We went to a beerfest this weekend and talked about how all of the good beers are from Colorado (really, Denver or Boulder) or Portland (Oregon).
+ About a month or two ago, I randomly stumbled upon Frontier Airlines’ website, and they had a bunch of one-way flights to Denver advertised at $64 a person. Since Jason and I had talked at length about how much we wanted to go to Denver at some point, I was a bit bummed when we calculated out the total cost (with a steeper return flight cost and a couple of nights in a hotel) and decided that we just couldn’t really afford it.
+Tonight, I randomly decided to check back on the Frontier website, and found one-way tickets to Denver for $45.80 a piece! As I scrolled through the months between September and March, I found a weekend in which tickets both ways cost only $45.80, which means that Jason and I are flying to Denver roundtrip for a grand total of….
[For comparison purposes, a round-trip flight from DFW to Milwaukee can cost anywhere from $280-500, and one ticket for a round-trip flight from DFW to Chicago is $180-230.] With a car rental and a hotel for the weekend, the trip will still cost less than two tickets to the Midwest would run us. Booyah!
Now, this doesn’t mean that I don’t love going back to Chicago and Wisconsin. I do… I’m just also very excited to try out a new city, especially since I’ve never been out West (other than a trip to Idaho back in the day).
Since we’re going in December, I’m pumped that Denver will have their Christmas decorations up by the time we get there… even though I love Dallas’ sun and warmer temps, I didn’t fully get into the Christmas spirit last year.
(If you’re one of my family members… don’t worry– we’re not going over Christmas. You’re still very much welcome here in Dallas. )