The Trials of Traveling



To those of you who read my blog I would like to apologize for the lack of activity here over the last month. Let me explain why I have been so unproductive lately. You see I come from a the flatlands of Indiana where the highest point in all the state is 1257 feet and I lived no where near that ‘high’ bit of earth. For the last five weeks I have been living at the unnatural elevation of nearly 9000 feet. This can have some rather unpleasant effects on the body, such as headaches, nausea and vomiting, tiredness, and shortness of breath; all of which I have been suffering from in one form or another everyday. It also seems to have another strange effect in which all the victim wants to do is veg out on season after season of The Duggars (strangely this symptom isn’t listed on WebMD).

You would think that this would be enough suffering for one poor Hoosier who’s just trying to explore this vast country of ours, but you would be wrong. Cloudcroft is a tiny tourist town and when the cool-weather-seekers go home the population dwindles to about seven hundred people; not enough to support a proper grocery store. So to retrieve the weeks rations you must descend the mountain and visit one of the more populated towns. This is when my old friend Mr. Motion Sickness kicks in. So even if my oxygen-deprived body was giving me a bit of a reprieve all I have to do is take a short drive to bring back the nauseousness that I have grown so accustomed to. So between napping and vomiting I haven’t been able to do much writing.

Needless to say I have had to scratch climbing Everest off my Life Goals List. ; )

Thanks for sticking with me,


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