Acute Mountain Sickness.
It's a real thing.
Fortunately, I'm traveling with friends who told me to drink lots of water while I became acclimated to the altitude, so I've been fine for the day and a half I've traipsed all over Colorado...
The funny thing is that while I didn't prepare for the altitude at all, I prepared for a myriad of other things, like the supposedly cold weather I would experience while in Colorado. Rocky Mountain high is right.
Normally, I pack light. I spend most of my traveling time in the Caribbean. Bikinis, sun dresses, floppy hats - those are usually the only things in my carry on.
When preparing for my trip to TBEX, the Travel Bloggers Exchange Conference, I did my homework and looked up the weather forecast for Keystone, and found that it would be in the 70s during the day and 40s at night.
I packed accordingly.
Three pairs of boots, jeans, long sleeved shirts, a down jacket, scarves...
Because my stupid ass didn't think to see how far Keystone was from Denver, or to see what the weather would actually be like IN DENVER - where we are spending 4 of our 7 days in Colorado.
Guess what? IT IS HOT IN DENVER.
As in, it's hotter in Denver right now than it is in Miami.
I am a hot, sweaty mess.
But at least there's no humidity, so my hair looks awesome.
And I got to see this amazing view for over an hour today while we drove from Breckenridge to Denver.