DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Junction
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... late afternoon and found a traditional walk out m'otel. A quick trip to the grocery store across the street yielded a spinach salad and some watermelon, and some beers. It is a funny progression that in my youth the trifecta was the gas station, the bar and the m'otel. Now that I am 50 the trifecta is a m'otel, a grocery store and a pharmacy. Ha!
Kemmerer, WY to Grand Junction, CO
... upset at me for continually stopping to take pictures and waking the kids in the process...oh well :D We finally got a little bit of a break when we hit I-70. It is a picturesque highway, and one of my all time favorites at that.
One spot along the way that I would like to spend some real time in, is Moab, UT....it was actually before the I-70 - It's a great little town with a few restaurants, bars, and lots of outdoor things to do. ...
... were kayaks, paddleboards, rafts, and two girls in bikinis who just floated down the river. We also saw people just floating in inner tubes. The river is much bigger and swifter here than where we saw it in Rocky Mountain NP. Tomorrow we will have lunch in Grand Junction where the Gunnison River joins the Colorado.
We got back on the bus and continued our journey across Colorado to Palisade. We passed towns with interesting names like ...
... had been told earlier in the day that The Hot Tomato in Fruita was a good place for lunch. Since it was that time of day we decided we would try it out. We walked back to the van and pointed it back west.
On Interstate 70 there is a turn-out that truckers use often. I pulled over quickly so I could take a panorama photo of Mount Garfield. At two miles and 2,000 feet elevation ...
... backtrack" the portion of 18 Road we had not seen. We did not see a fence so, when I could, I turned around and headed back north.
We passed O Road and then P Road. I was continuing north toward the BLM land access. I had been looking for the bicycle fence along the road. I had not seen it. Finally, just north of P Road, Hillary chimed in, "There it is." This was about six or seven miles north of Fruita. There was a ...