Open chips before you ascend!

Open chips before you ascend!

Colorado.  What a beautiful state with its mountains, lakes, streams, and fresh air.  Definitely a must-see destination.

But before you go, a word of caution! There should be a big sign at the base of mountains that reads "open chips before you ascend"

While planning for our trip this summer I did a lot of researching on visiting Colorado.  I read about the wildlife in different areas and what to do if you encounter one.  I read about places to see and things to do.

While looking at activities and things to do, a few precautions were given: wear sunscreen, pack out what you pack in (don't leave your trash), bring a reusable water bottle, stay hydrated, and watch for signs of altitude sickness.

Having read all the "visitor guide" suggestions, I thought we were all set.  We made the necessary purchases, packed the first aid kit, and took a case of water.

And, since we'd be there for a week, knowing eating out for every meal would get expensive, we packed some food for lunches.  Buns, lunchmeat, chips, etc.

Travel day arrives, we load up the car and head out.  Hours and hours later we see mountains!

Now, let's stop for a minute and have a quick refresher on altitude & air pressure.  

As you rise above sea level, the air pressure drops.  Meaning, air particles have more room to move.

Ok, got that?  Now, back to our drive.  We are in the mountains now, driving along, oohing and ahhing at our surroundings.  

I start to hear popping sounds.

Then, Tim looks in the rearview and sees that all of our chip bags have expanded and are about to burst!

Quickly E hands me bags and I open them just enough to let the expanded air out.  As he grabs the last bag of chips, it bursts at the seam and chips went everywhere.

So now we know, open all pre-packaged chips before going into the mountains.

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