Elevation Pros and Cons 9,000 Feet in the Air

While in Colorado we stopped to visit friends of ours from Alabama. Ha! They're students at a seminary in the mountains. We had an awesome time and were really blessed by them and the whole seminary. Here's our list of the effects of Elevation:

The Pro's and Con's of living at high elevation.

Pro: Crystal clear air.

Con: Ice cream explodes out of its containers!

Pro: Gorgeous views!


Con: Not many other travelers.

Pro: Not many other travelers.

We discovered later it was a clogged fuel filter that was causing the problem.

Got to hang your sunglasses somewhere while you are poking around in the engine!

Con: You become short of breath easily. Alia even got a touch of altitude sickness.

The Parmer kids and some of our munchkins...plus Henry the Bernese Mountain Dog.



Pro: The colors are more intense!

Con: The sun is also more intense! (We got tans despite being in the forest/woods most of the time)

We all squeezed into Gracie for dinner one night.

Pro: There are tons of mountain 2-tracks to explore!

Con: It's tough on vehicles! If you're looking to get more power out of your diesel engine, Dyno Tuning is a great option.

Ben took Paul out 2-tracking one afternoon in 'The Beast'. Isn't she a beauty!

Crazy beautiful, huh!?!?

The Sangre de Christo Mountain range near Westcliffe Colorado

Wednesday evening potluck is a highly anticipated weekly event. Every week has a host and a theme. This week's theme was Zambian food. The seminary student from Zambia was the host for the evening. It was fun to look up recipes and not only make something new but also try other new dishes!

Pro: Wednesday night potluck!!!

Con: Grocery run = monthly trip to Colorado Springs

I want to live on a road like this!!

The Parmer's cabin

Parmer's and Kortman's (minus the Parmer's dog JoJo and plus the neighbor's dog Rogue). :P

Getting that last awesome parting shot. Moo Moo had to be in on it too!

See....I told you it was awesome!!!!

All told it's pretty awesome up there and we were blessed to visit. While we were always out of breath we had a really good time there. Thanks for hosting us Parmers and the Sangre De Cristo Seminary!

Becky Kortman

I'm a homeschooling, world traveling, Jesus follower who is a wife and mom of 4 kids, In all my travels, I am looking for places that fit with my soul and feel as much like 'home' as they can this side of heaven.

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1 Comment

  1. Garry Gregorius

    Wow looks like an amazing place. I’m sure the pro far out number the cons!


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