>>>If I didn't have ESA to look forward to, I'd be jealous.<<<
Delta888, please hold off with your jealousy for a little while because we are not yet sure we want to spend the money to go to Whistler.
The alternative is to do as we have for many years, that is to take our spacious 5-th wheel trailer, pulled by our Cummins diesel 4x4 truck and go where the snow is out West.
We go for three weeks minimum, sometimes a month, and ski when the sun shines, and since we both are over 70 now we get free skiing in many resorts, like Winter Park, Taos, Copper, etc. other areas charge from $10 to $30 for a season pass for us oldsters.
That way we stay in town to party as long as we want and then head back to our comfy home away from home to read, watch TV or play with our cat who always travels with us. Those vacations cost us less than the cost for one of us in Whistler for a week.
Since Ann is a great cook, we rarely go out to dinner, maybe once a week, but we go after skiing for snacks and beer.
And often we swing down the southern route on the way back to Ohio and stop in New Orleans or even go to Florida for a few days just to get a break from the cold, but we always take our bikes along which gets funny stares from folks in the snow country [img]smile.gif[/img]