Monday, August 9, 2010

Back from Colorado


We are back home in Houston. We've been in Colorado Springs for five days on the incentive trip that Conrad earned (i.e. remember back to Hawaii and Dominican). We had a great time.

It was really wild however. I stepped off the plane, went up the jetway and BAM it hit me- elevation sickness. I was immediately queasy and lightheaded. I had no idea what happened to me. Later on we found out we were 6500 feet up and when you live at sea level, that's really hard. On Thursday we went to Cripple Creek which was 10,000 feet up - I was just dizzy like I had been turning in circles. It took about three days to adjust although I never did really catch my breath and of COURSE the entire resort was full of stairs. It was BEAUTIFUL and the weather was UNREAL but I don't think I could live there. I'd never ever get my wits about me!

I have pics and stories of our good times. Those are to come, just know we are back home safe. I took tomorrow off so I could wash clothes and get back to normal. You always seem to need a day before and after vacation.

... and also I got to ride a train for the first time in my whole life. It was so much fun and one more thing off the Bucket List.



Jess said...

Welcome back! So sorry to hear about the altitude sickness. I never got it, but I do wonder if that's because we drove here from DC so my body was able to adjust more easily. But some people are more prone to it than others. I will say that if you lived here you would definitely adjust! Still, sorry to hear it affected your vacation.