I currently live at 5280 feet (one mile) above sea level. I used to reside at 7890 feet above sea level while living in Aspen. I witnessed time and time again my clients who would fly into town and want to party~hard. Not a good idea. I am one of the lucky ones~I never suffered from altitude sickness. If you have ever experienced altitude sickness including headache, dizziness and nausea, it’s not a pretty sight. So, if you are traveling to Colorado or any other destination with high altitude, these tips will help you acclimate to the altitude. Drinks lots of water, avoid alcoholic beverages (at least for the first day or two) and six hours before ascending into a higher altitude, take 600 mg of ibuprofen and then at six-hour intervals. Dexamethasone and acetazolamide are the two most often prescribed medications for altitude sickness but, both have side effects that can make them tough for some to take. So, take your Advil and travel safely!
Looking forward to the day when we can join other WBCCI members for Rallies and other fun events. Found this super cool photo from my friend, Paul O. on Facebook today. He told me this photo (from LIFE magazine) was taken at an International Airstream Rally.
We will be joining our local unit, WBCCI Denver Colorado Unit (#24), of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International, Inc. From what I have learned, the locals clubs offer events all year long. From monthly luncheons to rallies, caravans and social events for owners of Airstreams. The members are all ages with diverse backgrounds but, all have one love in common ~ the Airstream travel trailer.
We have been invited to attend a club luncheon on March 17th which I am really looking forward to. Thanks goes out to Kip E. for the kind invitation.