Thanks to an unexpected blessing from God - a mismanagement of handling passengers from Delta Airlines- my wife walked away from her New York trip with several hundred dollars in gift certificates.
Of course, given the time of year, the practical thing to do would be to spend it on Christmas gifts, but we took a portion and did something we had never done before- spent the night at the beautiful Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs. The room, the on site activities and restaurants made for an unforgettable overnight stay. Just as they were decorating for Christmas!
(Photograph copyright Mark Taft.)