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Vail gondola girls max out on Monopoly

Special to the Daily | Jack Affleck From left, Haley Carty, Sophia Affleck, Keelin Robinson, Maviz Cope and Nicole Affleck spent Thursday - all day - riding around the gondola and trying to put a hotel on Park Place - or maybe an Arabelle unit.

VAIL, Colorado – Four local girls are the Monopoly players in our universe who can say they’ve had a game interrupted by lightning.

The four – Haley Carty, Sophia Affleck, Keelin Robinson, Maviz Cope and Nicole Affleck – spent Thursday wisely and well, riding Vail’s Gondola and playing Monopoly.

Admit it. You wish you’d thought of it, instead of wasting all your time on the gondola just riding the gondola. Or playing Monopoly at your kitchen table.

They played and rode until they had a winner, more than two dozen trips around.

That’s 12 minutes from bottom to top.

That’s 24 minutes per round trip.

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That’s, that’s … that’s a lotta passing “Go.”

The game would have gone faster but the gondola had to be stopped because of lightning. The lift operators were mightily amused, and kept their game set up while the gondola was stopped and they waited for the thunder storm to clear.

Faster than you can say “Is Park Place worth more than an Arabelle unit?” they were back at it.

Who won is not important. What’s important is that a good time was had by all.