Welcome to Elevation 9,640!
This is a personal blog about growing up in the Colorado Rockies.
Stories here span from 1975 when I moved to Denver, Colorado until 1983 when I moved to Lake Worth, Florida. Most of the stories are about “living in the boonies” or “roughing it” which didn’t happen until my family moved west (and up) from Denver to Central City.
This is an eight year block of my life from about 8 years old to 16 years old – what I would call “growing up”. Writing this years and years later, it has taken some time to figure out how to put the stories into the proper online format. Clearly, the normal sequential blog format is out… even if I could figure out the exact dates and time lines to back-date the stories to. In reality I don’t remember things sequentially so I can’t start at the beginning and go to the end.
I decided to write the stories as they come to me or as I see fit and categorize them by years as much as I can. This will allow interested readers to read the stories chronologically (as much as possible). At the same time I will add other categories that will allow me to put a story in several groups so if readers want to read stories about specific people in my life or different aspects such as school, they can do that as well.
Elevation 9,640 has been an ongoing project that has now spanned years sometimes between updates. It is personal project that brings me peace and joy. I enjoy writing about the many adventures we had growing up in the middle of the Colorado Rockies.
I hope you enjoy too.