Tuesday, August 13, 2013
We have enjoyed our time in Colorado. The hiking has been beautiful but challenging. I think we've adapted well to the change in altitude, which is good news for our Peru hiking trip next month. We're at 9,500 feet now and the highest elevation for the Peru trip is 14,000. While that's still a big difference, we'll have 3 days or so of easy hiking and walking to acclimate to the higher elevation. I feel pretty confident that we'll do fine.
The sad news is that my brother's former wife, and the mother of their 17-year-old son passed away last night. She had inoperable melanoma and it was very, very fast. While they had been divorced about five years, neither of them remarried.
We'll be staying in Colorado until the weekend and then going home a week early so we can drive to Michigan for her memorial service on the 25th.