In the spring we took advantage of mud season, sneaking away to Aspen for the weekend. Well we did it again, only this time we went to Vail. Mud season is the best for two reasons: 1/2 price hotels and 1/2 price restaurants. Sadly, we barely missed the height of the changing colors; most of the aspens in the mountains have already lost their leaves. I love all the architecture in Vail, if you didn't know better you just might think you were away in some Swiss village. We did nothing more than relax and have a good time.