Residence Inn Grand Junction
Travel Blogs from Grand Junction
Today everyone was up early. After a quick breakfast it was time to start packing. This was no trivial task since we had essentially unpacked everything out of the car and taken the bikes off the bike rack. So we had all of our luggage in our room and the bikes were being stored in the valet area.
Being the Broadmoor they sent us a bellman …
... long and wide, it is a pretty good campground. Because it was only a 78 mile drive today we got here around 1:30; so after setting up camp we set off to explore the local
wineries, of which there are over 20. Unfortunately because the tourist season in this region has not begun, most of the wineries were not open. We did find one that had their tasting room open, and the 3 wines we tasted were pretty good, but the prices were high; so we did not buy any.
... from Arkansas in the parking lot while we were taking pictures at the state sign. Very friendly people. They acually invited us to visit their home in Arkansas. After breakfast we crossed into mountain time and told the kids that the breakfaast that we just ate was actually lunch since the time changed. The waitress told us that Grand Junction was still over 5 hours drive away. UGH! As ...
Turns out Utah mines quite a bit of coal and has from the early days. Enough to attract Butch Cassidy's attention in 1897 when he and his little band robbed the Pleasant Valley Coal Company office of $8,000. The coal around Helper, Utah is used to power steam plants and provides electricity to the area. It has seen its share of coal mine tragedies and memorials are seen along the roadside.
... 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 ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking