This was really bizarre. We recently returned from a trip to Colorado for some skiing, relaxation and to get some 'mountain air' with delightfully reduced oxygen tension. What's that formula again for the rate of decline of 02, per foot of altitude above sea level? Well, at 11,400 feet, it gave me a low-level occasional headache. I didn't experience any of the talked about 'vivid dreams' to make up for that, so I feel a bit short-changed. I did learn to ski better, and overall the trip was a pleasure.
I took this picture, because it looked so absurd, the heavy snow layered like lovely marshmallow pudding on top of these summer deck chairs. But wait! On returning and dowloading the pictures to the PC, I noticed something truly absurd: no snow on the ground, anywhere. It's not even shovelled or swept away, the ground was totally clean and dry. Yes, the Earth around this resort (to be unnamed) was heated, with what method I'm not sure. I'm told that if you put your hand to the ground, even when it's below zero F, you will find that the pavement is actually *hot.*
By the way, they left notes in the hotel that they'd like us to re-use the towels in order to conserve water in the drought-stricken Colorado River territory. I'm happy to do that. They can even use my towel to keep the Earth warm.