12/12---To start the trip off, we drove to High Point to drop off the boys at my Mom's house. She watched them while we were gone. We headed out to Raleigh to stay the night before our flight out of RDU. I had reservations for us at The Angus Barn that night. The thing is, I also invited our best friends (Jason & Natascha) to join us without Clayton's knowledge. We had a wonderful time hanging with them for the evening.
12/13---We got up bright and early to head to the airport. Unfortunately, it wasn't a good morning. I was dying for some good coffee and so we stopped at the first Starbucks we saw. After walking away with our cups, we realized that we couldn't carry our drinks through security. Ugh. We walked back inside the cafe and sat down. I proceeded to mention that I had somehow kept my Ugg boots clean for a long time and hoped to keep them that way. About 5 seconds later, I dropped my entire coffee and it went all over my left boot. I about cried. Sigh...
Our first flight of 38 minutes took us right back to our home of Charlotte. Yes, I know we should have flown out of our own airport, but we saved over $300 by going out of RDU instead. We couldn't get a direct flight from CLT either, but we got to fly direct to Denver from Charlotte on the RDU itinerary. Weird. In the end, it was worth the extra driving.
As soon as we got to Denver, we headed to our old hometown of Johnstown for lunch. Huang Garden is the best Chinese restaurant ever and we miss it so much. It didn't disappoint. Before leaving, I walked into the local grocery store next door for their awesome homemade flour tortillas and guacamole. Yummm
We checked into our hotel in Fort Collins (The Armstrong). It is one of our favorite places to hang out. Even when we lived in Colorado, we stayed in this hotel multiple times for staycations. It is eclectic in decor and perfectly located near Old Town. We love it there.