OK - As the title says - were off in 5 weeks for our family trip - some of this we have planned but most we have not.
OK - so flights are into Denver - rental car (4x4) already paid for, first 8 days in Breckenridge - already booked into one of the resorts - we have some ski passes already as part of the package. Also have 2 nights booked in Vegas for New years eve & for the following days hangover.
So Family consists of Mum & Dad - and two girls - 13 & 14 - the plan - a white Christmas - my girls have never seen snow, we live in Sydney so hence not the best place to have a white winter which is what this is all about - and then a road trip through to LA, for a Disney adventure toward the end.
18th Dec arrival - 26 Dec leave Breckenridge
26 - 31st - no plans so open to idea's etc - questions I have are
1> road conditions - Yes it's winter - I'm a Kiwi who has lived for many years in Canterbury (south Island NZ) so am completely familiar with black ice and the fun adventure that can bring. So what should I expect on the run toward Vegas, and what's the best route for both a balance of sights and also travel conditions?
31st - 2nd - Vegas - were not gamblers so are more interested in what is appropriate for the girls etc - were thinking of a couple of shows, were also not prudes and our girls are pretty well rounded. My wife and I are also doing a Vegas wedding renewal - yes I know tacky but heck while in Vegas........................
2nd - 23rd Jan - Nothing planned and no commitments - so other than the grand cannon which were thinking of doing a helicopter trip & also a drive visit. We want to have about 1 week in LA, one daughter is into horses the second motorbikes - so is there recommendations as we head to LA for either of these?
Budget - we have already paid for the accommodation, rental car for the sections outlined - have a budget of about 8k US for the balance and a reserve of another 8k US if needed - We have been saving for a while for this trip so don't want to cut costs and figure 16K US should cover us for the trip @ about $600 per day worst case and $300 best case. Is this realistic?