Our family took a mini trip to a rented house in a quaint little mountain town known for its apple cider and apple pie. On the drive, as we got farther and farther from our city by the sea (and sea level), Husband warned the kids of several possibilities, due to the altitude:
Their ears might start to hurt, due to the altitude.
The air is thinner, so it might be harder to breathe, due to the altitude.
It’s much colder, due to the altitude.
These possible side effects were mentioned several times… due to the altitude.
At the house, one daughter said the water tasted different, “maybe due to the altitude.” (I suggested it was probably just the different fridge.)
As another daughter climbed into bed with socks on, I was shocked to see how filthy the bottom of her feet were.
She said, “They must have gotten dirtier here, due to the altitude.”
I woke up in the middle of the night and looked out the window to a full moon shining on a fresh layer of snow. It was beautiful. In the morning there was enough snow to sled on, have a snowball fight, and make miniature snowmen before it melted. To think we were at the beach just a couple of weeks ago.
Happy New Year to you all!