Hampton Inn Grand Junction
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Well not too much to write about today as it was mostly spent travelling! We were up just after 5am (yawn!) as cases had to be ready & breakfast served 6am. We had exactly the same breakfast as yesterday but were charged 5 dollars more?! Think it was because they opened early to do a special breakfast for Great Rail but still bit cheeky really …
... I didn't eat....well, not until we hit the Wendy's drive-thru across the street. And by the way, it was pretty tasty.
Our drive took us around the rim of the canyon, which in the morning light was even more awesome than when we saw it the previous afternoon. I was absolutely forced to stop numerous times to take some pictures...much to the dismay of the rest of the family. On one of the stops, Artie decided to remove his shoes...BIG ...
We made it home to Colorado, and I'm exhausted from our two days of travel. As I look back on our trip, I have some random (very random) thoughts about my time there.
1. Koreans are very generous. Here is a list of some of the items I was given in Korea (some from friends, others from complete strangers on the subway):
- Ginseng drink for "vitality": this was from an older gentleman on the subway. He kept saying "vitality" ...
... on my list. Negro Bills Canyon and Devils Garden round out the rest of the list and in that order. All five trails were excellent but some exceeded our expectations more than others. For not having a clue as to what trails to hike until the day we were flying to Grand Junction, I think I did a pretty good job of picking the crown jewels. We hit all three districts within Canyonlands National Park (Island in the Sky, Needles, and Maze)....we hiked ...
... a few more times and fell into a fitful and itchy sleep.
Ahhh, morning, a new day and feeling much better I gathered my things and hit the road again. This time I took the mountain route - I cannot begin to describe to you the beauty of this amazing drive. The mountains towered, the road was one lane in each direction, with no guardrail around crazy, curvy switchbacks down canyons and up to the highest peaks. It was a pretty warm day, around 89 degrees in the flat ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHampton Inn Grand Junction
Very friendly, very clean, very helpful. Also nice an central for exploration of the interesting town of Grand Junction.
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