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Every year my husband goes to a conference for three days in Breckenridge, Colorado. It’s only about an hour & a half to two hours from our house in Aurora, and it has been a tradition for many years for the family. While he attends seminars and networks/shmoozes, the kids and I go into town, have brunch, then shop.

Breckenridge is a pretty little mountain town, but it’s neither Aspen nor Vail chi chi shmancy. Still expensive (by my lower middle-class values), it is one of the more reasonable of the lot. We’ll go to a rock shop with all the pretty…