Yeah! I will be pretty much happy as a pig in sh*t if anyplace within a days driving gets open early. It would definitely b great if the locals got open before TG.
As for the UP, Minn, WI, etc. now that I'm over 10 yrs with the Co. This year I have 4 weeks vacation and this is the first time I can split one of those weeks to use for long 3-4 day weekends. I've bid a week in Jan. and Feb. and plan to use the rest of my personal and extra vacation days to hit Highlands for extended weekends a lot this season. Especially since with the pass deal I got near the end of 2012/13, I will be riding all this season for $50-$60 dollars!!!!!
Just got a big $1k plus order for my photo accessory too, so even with the new veh. Payment, pretty sure I will b getting a PK/Holly pass as well. Back to starting work after 4pm again also, so first chair @ PK 2-3 times durring the week, ride 3-4 hours, home, nap, work,... Do it all over again!
Less fuel costs, better work shift, season passes? 60+ days this season? Shit yeah!!!! I just might do it!!!