Wednesday, July 27, 2016

We Made It!




We made it to Colorado! No matter how many times we come here, it never ceases to take my breath away. Literally! Ha!

It is so beautiful! We are at 9000 ft., so altitude sickness...well, the struggle is real, y'all.

Problems with the altitude doesn't seem as bad this time, though. But it will take a few days to acclimate, just the same. I get headaches and if I do anything vigorous, nauseated. Having to take lots of deep breaths, is the norm. It's funny how different Cliff and I handle the altitude. He has no problems at all. We have Lidia and Sawyer with us and they seem to be somewhere in between. They've both experienced headaches a couple of times and Lidia has to take deep breaths at times, but other than that they have been little energizer bunnies.


There's a nice playground just down the bike path from us and L&S love it. We've walked to town for pizza, rode our bikes across town to the Rec Center to swim and going on a hike today, when Cliff gets back from his bike ride around the lake. I expect our activities to only pick up from here.

I haven't taken any pictures yet, but you know I will. Well, except these taken with my phone.

I'll be back in a few days with lots to show and tell. Oh, by the way, it's 55 degrees F at 9 a.m. this morning. The highs have been in the 70's and no humidity. I'm loving it!!!

Thank you all for your prayers and wishes for safe travels! I greatly appreciate each and every one!!

Talk soon,
Laurie

PS: I posted this picture from my phone, which is the devil to do. So, if the picture doesn't show up, I'll fix it when I can get on Cliff's computer. Just check back later. You'll want to see it...it's pretty.

PPS: Attached photos....

26 comments:

  1. Promise: I come back to see your photo :-)

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    1. Thanks for coming back Jedidja! It's very pretty here.

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    2. Very nice picture!!! The other other one too. Family time is sooo gooed.

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  2. Don't worry about the photo! LOL enjoy the journey:)

    How nice you have L and S..what a lot of memories you are making.
    It's 92 F in the sun..I gave my pots and veggie gardens water and I just know they must feel some kind of happy:)
    Even if they are plants.
    no humidity sounds great..we have humidity in the summer in QC..and Florida is very humid too..I did notice some in Paris also..

    Have a ball.

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    1. Thanks, Monique. Oh, but I love the photos...LOL!! I will surely enjoy the journey! I think I was supposed to be an explorer and adventurer, at least I'm pretending to be, anyway.

      Hope your plants don't suffer too much. Water is good!

      I've seen you mention Florida a couple of times, now. Are you speaking of Florida in the U.S.?

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  3. Have a fantastic time - well it sounds as if the fun has already begun!

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    1. Thanks Christine....it sure has!

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  4. Enjoy your time in Colorado Laurie!

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  5. Have fun up there! And the pictures I see here are pretty darn good.
    Lisa

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. These are cell phone pictures. I can't wait to get some with my camera.

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  6. Laurie, you're such an upbeat, happy person I think you'd enjoy life wherever you are! And, oh, those temps and no humidity must be such a welcome relief from what you've been experiencing at home. Enjoy, enjoy!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mama Pea. I think I get my attitude from my mama. She is far better than me, though. Yes, Lord! I love these temperatures. Although, it is warmer here this summer than two years ago. We went on a hike today and had seek out some shade at times, but for the most part it was awesome.

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  7. Colorado is so lovely!! I do struggle with altitude in the first few days as well since we live at sea level. It does make quite a difference.
    Enjoy your time in CO!!! It looks like you already have fun.

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    1. Thank you, Carola! Yes, the fun has begun. I've tried not to let the altitude stop me. And my family is good about letting me rest and get my breath. I should be just fine in a couple of days.

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  8. Looks like a gorgeous place! I've only been 'through' Colorado - never stayed. Sounds like it is a good place to escape the heat. Hope you adjust to the altitude soon. Looking forward to seeing your photos! x Karen

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    1. Well Karen, you need to visit Colorado sometime. We're near Keystone and at this altitude the weather in summer is devine! I'm sure I'll acclimate in no time. Thank you!

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  9. You're going to have so much fun! I didn't know about altitude sickness...hope it's mild and goes away soon!

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    1. Girl! I wish you could visit this place. Put it on your bucket list. There are so many levels of fun, you just can't believe it. Yeah, altitude sickness is real. On our first trip to Dillon a couple of years ago, my daughter and her husband warned me, bought me altitude sickness pills (which were basically vitamin B) and told me to drink water, constantly. I really thought they were over reacting. No! They knew! I was training for a half marathon and on my second run out, I came home and puked my guts up. Lol!! It's definitely milder this time around.

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  10. Hey! My sister lives in Steamboat Springs, go by and say hey for me, would you? Colorado is beautiful!

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    1. Hey, Kay! Well, what a small world! I'll shout hey to her from these mountain tops. I'm sure she'll hear me. Colorado sure is beautiful!

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  11. I get a bit winded too in high altitudes but you're right, the views, temps, and scenery are all fabulous and so worth it! Enjoy your stay and safe travels there and home again!

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    1. Thank you so much, YaYa! Yes, the views and temps make this place so wonderful. The view while having my morning coffee is awesome and sets the tone for the day for me.

      Watching the weather channel...looks like you guys are in for a lot of rain. I'm sure your lawn is screaming with excitement.

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  12. Gingko biloba is supposed to help lessen the effects of altitude sickness of you start taking it a few weeks before you go. Colorado is so much fun.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! I've never heard that about Gingko, but rest assured that I'll have a bottle in the medicine cabinet ready for our next trip out here. Lol! The effects of A.S. has been milder this time around. But if I can prevent it altogether, I'm all in.

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  13. Welcome to Colorado! We too are at 9,000 ft. Drinks lots of water....and I wouldn't hike at all for at least three days. As for posting on your phone...I actually got pretty good at it when my computer was in the shop for two weeks! I would say have a great time, but I feel sure you will!
    thanks for asking about Tom... He is better but not liking being a slug.

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