Day: June 18, 2012

Continental Divide

The Highest I’ve Ever Been (Denver, obviously)

It’s a good thing that I don’t harbor any secret aspirations to climb Mount Everest.  Firstly, my mother would probably kill me.  Secondly, a weekend in Colorado has forced me to admit that high altitudes do not agree with me. Actually it might be all of the complimentary champagne that doesn’t agree with me.  And the wine.  And the chocolates.  But what was I supposed to do?  Say “no” when the nice man from Vail Resorts offered me a glass of champagne to take with me for the second leg of my gondola journey to 12,000 feet?  I don’t think so.  In fact, I helped myself to a cookie as well and it’s a good thing I did because the cookie came with a napkin and I got my first of several nose bleeds a few minutes later. Nonetheless, it’s been a fantastic weekend.  I’m in love with Denver.  And Vail Resorts.  And road rallies, especially road rallies in which the winners gets free iPhones. (Yes, I got a free iPhone.  And a free Scottevest.  …