Are you ready to trade snow boots for flip-flops? Ah, sunshine!
I wish I was as fearless as the kids. It seems kids have no fear ... on ski slopes, anyway, even when it's dumping snow and the wind is howling on Breckenridge Mountain, located two hours west of Denver.
Meet megamouth. Maybe your kids would rather reach out and touch tires that flew in space on the space shuttle Endeavour. The artists in your family can create their own masterpieces while young scientists can watch paleontologists at work.
Bobsled, skeleton or speed-skating? Maybe your gang gets more excited about the jumps and twists snowboarders execute or watching ski racers bomb down the mountain.
What a view! We're standing atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty -- about halfway up the 305-foot, 1-inch climb to the crown -- looking out at the New York City skyline.
AAH ... the blessed sunshine, the white sand beach that stretches for 12 miles, the happy parents and giggling kids building sandcastles and playing. That's right.