I always thought altitude sickness was just kinda made up. Well, now being in Arizona, I have definitely learned different. We are on the second level of our building, so we have to walk down a flight of stairs and then walk up another flight to get to our car (it is hard to explain, but you would have to see it know what I am talking about). I will admit Bill and I are out of shape. However, we can walk up a flight of stairs (even 2 (aff)) without getting winded. However, by the time we get to the top up by our car, we feel like we have had several corsets wrapped around us and tied as tight as possible. You cannot breathe. I have been so winded. The other thing we noticed (besides our ears popping all the time) is that our memory isn't as good here and that sometime we seem to get altitude headaches. I now have an appreciation for when people talk about altitude sickness and how it effects you. It really does.
Oh yeah, I apologize to anyone who has commented and I haven't gotten back to them. I'm on vacation. 🙂