La Quinta Inn & Suites Fruita
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... Hegstad, Gary Hegstad, and their friends Adam and Annette were in Breckinridge. They met us in a neighboring town of Frisco and we enjoyed catching up with them over a lovely brunch.
After our goodbyes, we headed downhill through Vail and other prime ski country to our destination of Colorado National Monument just about 20 miles from the Utah border. Our intent was to camp in the national park campground but ...
... were from Brazil with a few Israelis and Spaniards for good measure. They were on a two-week tour through the southwest beginning and ending in LA. They all seemed to be having a great time.
The fair weather didn't last and before long we were back under threatening skies. Discretion being the better part of valor, heavy rain to the south caused us to abandon our intended loop through Moab. Instead ...
... to see some emergency vehicles in the left lane. Then we saw the accident, a light blue Jeep on its left side. It was in the snow in the median facing westbound traffic. It was easy to tell what had happened. Just before the accident scene is an overpass. That is the crossing one would use to get to the rest area mentioned above. On the Interstate below the overpass was a fairly large patch of ice. The Jeep had hit the ice, lost control, rolled ...
... cups of coffee was only $14.
Following breakfast we drove a few miles on Colorado Highway 340 to the parking area for the Lower Monument trailhead. When we parked there was only one other car there. We saw that man head out on the trail.
Hillary and I gathered our things and headed out. The first thing I took a photograph of was a sign depicting Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. At the time I had no idea what an omen that ...
... 9 toward Fairplay. Just as we turned onto the highway I noticed a large heard of buffalo grazing in the field. Behind the buffalo, in the distance, was Buffalo Peak. I had to stop and take a photo.
We arrived at our destination, Fruita, at about 14:00. This will be our base of operations for a while. Over the next day or so I took several photos depicting life in the ...
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