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Taking the Kids -- when a vacation rental is more than a place to sleep

Taking the Kids -- when a vacation rental is more than a place to sleep

Twenty-five pounds of brisket ... dried ancho chiles ... assorted other spices, five pounds of bacon...

Not your typical shopping list for a long weekend at a vacation rental.

But this weekend at the VRBO.com we had rented in Crested Butte, Colorado, wasn't about a comfortable bed, a mountain hike or sitting on the porch in the tiny mountain town, though we did all of that.

It was about a long-planned father-daughter experience. Our daughter Mel lives and works in Crested Butte, a tiny (just 1,600 people) historic mountain town famous for its wildflowers in summer, extreme skiing...

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