Affordable Inns Of Grand Junction
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... hot in Grand Junction. We played golf at Redlands Golf Club which was fun and a good reminder how wonderful Colorado is.
After a couple days in Grand Junction, we headed to Montrose where we had a great couple days with Sandra's sister and brother-in-law, then played in a golf tournament at Cobble Creek with Sandra's brother and sister-in-law, then we headed to Colorado Springs to reconnect with some close friends. ...
... SE to NW over my location.
That was a weather system solved by going back to bed and allowing nature to take her course. Things looked better at 1030 so I arose and leisurely packed things up leaving prior to 1100, in the rain. I elected not to put on my rain suit.
I headed south and east on hwy 189 as I thought that would be roughly diagonal through the current weather system and it sorta was. I only had to ride through the rain ...
... trails along the Sevier River, which flows north beside the highway for many miles. We saw many rafts on this river floating over the rapids and the less turbulent waters along their route.
Eventually we drove into what I will call the "chocolate mountains". They are a cocoa brown color and it is hard to see the green sage growing on the mountainsides because of the dark color. And we saw fields of black-eyed susans and fertile farm land all ...
... river and the various tributaries along with erosion and glacial action created the vista that we have today. We spent the entire day traversing the park stopping at most of the overlooks and taking several short hikes, and like hikes in previous parks the altitude had a dramatic negative effect on the length of the hikes. The Colorado National Monument is definitely a place not to be missed.
I started my day intent on riding to Grand Junction, Colorado. After talking to the locals in Green River, it sounded like it was going to be for the most part a flat ride. As it turns out the difference between driving a car and riding a bike is that you don't notice hills very much in a car. It wasn't too bad but like always there were uphills and downhills. At about 70 miles I crossed into Colorado. It is always nice to see a new state because every one seems to have it's own ...