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... Palisade peaches. Since CeCe had declared the Palisade Peach Festival a "must see" on this trip and it was slated to start in a couple of days, we said, “Palisade, here we come! Telluride: we will see you on another visit.”
Of course, Simba headed for the first winery, which was Grande Valley, where we tasted their red varietals. While their malbec doesn’t stand up to our Argentine favorites, we came away with a couple ...
... later that morning.
Mount Garfield is a plateau that is part of the Bookcliffs, which are on the eastern side of Grand Junction. It rises to an elevation of nearly 6,800 feet. That extrapolates to a climb of some 2,000 feet, nearly straight up from the parking area. We conveniently missed that bit of information on the trailhead sign.
The next warning sign, an arrow pointing straight up to the heavens, awaited us a few hundred ...
... who was born here. Along with traditionally garbed island chiefs, Aspinall was one of the first to greet and congratulate the crew of Apollo 10 after their return to Earth.
- Dalton Trumbo, Academy Award-winning screenwriter (Exodus, Spartacus, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo). There's a fountain on Main Street honoring him.
- Capt. Richard ****, former TWA pilot, until the airline rudely ...
... has the largest collection of outdoor art in Colorado. There were lot of statues and sculptures. We had lunch at the Rockslide Brewery. Larry had Kokopeli Cream Ale and Derek had Big Bear Stout. We shared three sliders and nachos for lunch.
After lunch Bonnie joined us as our guide for the Colorado National Monument. The Monument is made up of 32 square miles of plateau and canyons. From the valley floor we went up over 2000 ft. We ...
We decided to go to the bee festival at Palisade, Colorado. Leslie had noticed it in the newspaper a day or two ago.
The town is about 20 miles east of Fruita. It is the epicenter of Colorado's wine industry. The festival was slated to start at 11:00. But, as is the Vice tradition, we were there by 10:30. We parked right by the railroad tracks. That provided a good view of the mesa to ...