This area (Broomfield, CO) is actually quite nice. I definitely ended up with a winner with the hotel here. Free made-to-order breakfast every morning (unfortunately, I'm not much of a breakfast person, so it's not exactly the most thrilling feature, and this morning I actually had to be out of here before they even opened), but the biggest advantage is that I'm not more than about 3 minutes away from the ice arena. Brilliant. I haven't had too much time to see much else, but expect to make it into the city on Tuesday. The high altitude hasn't affected me much at all, though fortunately drinking lots of water and staying hydrated I think has helped that a lot. What HAS bothered me is the dryness. My hands especially are getting chewed up, and I need to constantly remember to put lotion on them or else they will die.
Time to get some rest before the 6:30am alarm goes off. Why is it always that I get up earlier when I am on vacation than when I'm not. Something is seriously wrong. :)