Finishing Denver: Crossing the Continental Divide

Trip Start Jan 06, 2010
Trip End Jan 17, 2010

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Mark and Debbie's

Flag of United States  , Colorado
Saturday, January 16, 2010

Last night provided a few extra events.  We visited the Avery's Brewery and briefly attended a special release of a limited beer.  They only made 315 cases of the beer that was brewed in rum barrels.  It was delicious. Probably the finest beer I've tasted.

After we returned home we played a few games of UNO.  My niece Emma is and pro and showed m how Colorado girls hustle at cards.  Later I met Betsy's brother Ben for a beer at a nearby bar and caught up which was great before I headed to bed.  10PM mountain time still feels like midnight my time.

 TODAY I'm about to leave Denver to drive across the largest Mountain range in the country.  The highlight will defiantly be driving over the continental divide.  There are two routes possible routes.  The first is through the Eisenhower Tunnel under the mountains.  The second is through Loveland on old highway 6.  Thanks to the gracious weather I can drive over the top of the mountains, the scenic route, which will provide breath-taking views of the surrounding area.  

Tonight I'll stay at a hotel in Grand Junction, enjoy some natural hot springs and turn in early tonight and get a nice long rest before the next 1000 miles to the coast.  

Since it's a shorter drive to Grand Junction--just over 4 hours--I'll have time for plenty of stops for pictures.   
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