Travel Blogs from Grand Junction
... Several times... Luckily, it looked more and more like the ghost town escapade was going to occur. Thanks to his handy TOPO software, Mr. Mashburn helped us put together a massive patchwork map of the Uncompahgre National Forest. With this giant scroll, we at least could out-navigate the ghosts. Or give them directions.
We packed the truck with dried mangos, soba noodles, peanut butter and tea for the mornings. All set.
... summer. Since there was little to do in Green River (see yesterday's post), we abandobed the Loneliest Road and drove the 30 miles southeast to the Moab area, where the Green River empties into the fabled Colorado River. We drove south quickly, passing the mesas and red rocks of the Colirado Plateau. Andrew needed a bathroom badly so we stopped in the Moab Denny's to use the potty and stayed for a power brunch. The waitress was probably the friendliest person we met so ...
... even turned on the radio in 4 hours of driving. It a far cry from the cornfields and industrial parks of Illinois. We passed waterfalls, grazing rams, snow capped mountains and whitewater on the Colorado. We stopped for lunch in Vail which is a lovely place. It is a lot like a Swiss Hamlet. Everything was upscale and perfect. Joe and I share ...
... clearly the first people she had seen all day. She was excited to tell us all about her wine and the area. The wine was good and we bought a red blend they call "Ethereal." She loaded us down with maps and suggestions and info and we finally pealed ourselves away and headed down the road. I think she was still talking when the door shut behind us.
Nancy had marked Hermosa Winery on our map and we noticed it was on our way to our hotel so we ...
... 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 ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Prospector Motel Grand Junction
Other places to stay in Grand Junction
754 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction | Motelfrom $70
708 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction | Motelfrom $76
776 Horizon Dr, Grand Junction | 1 star motelfrom $49
721 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction | Motelfrom $35
2400 North Avenue, Grand Junction | 2 star motelfrom $64