Trip Report: Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park

Overview This is the second post about my family reunion trip to Estes Park, Colorado which will focus on all the hiking we did in Rocky Mountain National Park. Find the first part here detailing out the YMCA of the Rockies and our adventures up the Old Fall River Road that just opened up. All the hiking we did I really enjoyed but the weather was terrible. Typically for this time of year there are afternoon showers in the mountains but we were presented with nonstop rain and low clouds prett...

Targeted American AAdvantage Aviator 15,000 Bonus Miles

American AAdvantage Aviator - Targeted 15000 Bonus Miles
The other day I went to grab the mail and found this lucrative targeted spending offer for my American AAdvantage Aviator Red card that would award 15,000 miles! The offer seems pretty straight forward and extremely doable. Simply spend $500 in "new purchases" in each month of August, September, and October and receive 15,000 miles after successful completion. In the terms and conditions "new purchases" seemed to be defined as anything as long as the item / service wasn't returned at any poi...

Trip Report: Family Reunion at the YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park

Check-in YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park
            Overview My extended family on my Mom's side does a large family reunion every two years and this year it happened to be at the YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park which is literally next to Rocky Mountain National Park. I was extremely excited for this reunion for the location but also to see my immediate family, cousins, second cousins, and random other somewhat related people! Usually our family reunions are set out West or in the Midwest, some of the most recent reunions have been ...