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Sep 7, 2020 - Goodbye Gunnison, Hello Fruita

We have wrapped up our five-week stay in Gunnison and are now in Fruita, Colorado for a week. A five week stay at one campground in the summer is not a normal travel style for us. But then again, these aren’t normal times. Despite the length of time, Gunnison was a good choice and we enjoyed our stay. The weather was excellent with temperatures staying consistently in the 80s. We used our bicycles quite a bit and probably cycled through almost every neighborhood in this small city. Downtown was a little over a mile away as was the Safeway....

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Oct 4, 2019 - Fruita

On Friday we moved on to Fruita, Co – not to be confused with Fruita, UT. As we were packing up a threesome, who turned out to be Tomas, Petina, and Peter, wandered from across the street toward the Rim Rock Patio looking for some beer. They were tourist from Austria heading toward Bryce, Zion and the Grand Canyon. They were interested in the Phaeton, so we invited them for a tour of the inside. We had a fun visit but had no beer to offer them. The drive eastward on 24 was beautifully scenic in the early stages as it descended through...

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Oct 24, 2018 - Fruita, CO

We had a nice, quiet ride today. We watched dozens of RV snowbirds heading south on I-15 for the winter. This is our last night on the road. We’re in Fruita for the night, about 15 miles west of Grand Junction. Tomorrow: HOME!!! We will have to fuel up and dump, but we should be home sometime later in the afternoon. It’s great that we are able to get back while the weather is so nice. We will have a busy weekend emptying the rig and winterizing it before putting it back in storage. We’ll be taking it back out for our annual Kerrville, TX...

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Aug 31, 2017 - Highline state park

We left the rainy Uinta mtns to head to Colorado. Not much to see since we had been to Vernal before and stayed at dinosaur natl Park and didn't want to do it again in the heat. We drove through Rangely and then found Highline state park north of I70. It's a nice park on a small lake and quiet today.Labor day weekend may change all of that but we're heading up to Grand Mesa tomorrow.

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Jul 30, 2017 - Bucket List Trip

July 28, 2017 Ridgway State Park, CO It feels great to be on the road again. My destination is Vancouver Island, BC via the California coast (north of San Francisco), Oregon and Washington. I have been on the road for two days and I am still in Colorado, so it's a good thing I don't have to be home until late September. I spent my first night at the Elk Creek Campground in Curecanti National Recreation Area on Blue Mesa Reservoir. It was very nice and just a short drive to the Pine Creek Trailhead where I was to meet for the National Park...

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Born to Wanda

Oct 7, 2016 - Fruita, CO

Fruita is a small town on the Colorado River, next to Grand Junction, about 20 miles from the Utah border. This part of the state is call the Western Slope. It is the location of the James Robb Colorado River State Park, a very nice state park with RV campsites, hiking trails, and other recreational facilities. We are here because of the nearby Colorado National Monument, a gorgeous cliff and canyon system eroded over millions of years. We have a great view of the national monument from the state park. Getting here was quite the adventure!...

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Sep 4, 2016 - Spikes, Spires, Arches, Canyons and Aussies

We have had a busy couple of weeks. After having our slide fixed we left La Grande, Oregon on August 10. Our first night on the road was in Caldwell, Idaho. I had found a boondocking spot using Day’s End through Escapees. It was the Caldwell Event Center. It was free but that is the best thing we can say about it! Nearby, VERY nearby were the dreaded railroad tracks. On the Day’s End listing it said that the trains didn’t run during the night! The person who submitted that info must have been deaf because they ran ALL night long and sounded...

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May 22, 2016 - Fruita, Colorado

Today we move. It is a productive day if not an exciting one. We drive north on Route 191 out of Moab. We travel east on I70 to Fruita, Colorado. It is an easy two hour run through Great Valley. Fruita is near Grand Junction. We are able to check in early at our RV Park. We have chores to take care of. We take the RV to Walmart. Our cupboard is bare and John needs to refill a prescription. The timing is perfect. The prescription is ready as we finish our shopping. We continue on to Best Buy. I have decided to get an external hard drive to...

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May 15, 2016 - Porfirios

It's been seven years since we have seen the Porfirio clan. We have had a terrific time visiting and catching up with everyone. To refresh your memory Donna and David Porfirio are our friends who were our neighbors in Texas in the early 1990s. Their daughter, Dana, went to Madagascar with the Peace Corp where she met her now husband, Dominic. They now have two beautiful children, Christina and Alex. I spent Friday night doing Internet research on our immovable bedroom slide out and learned a great deal. On Saturday morning, as I was...

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May 13, 2016 - More Route 50

Route 50 continued to provide outstanding scenery as we headed west through Salida and climbed toward Monarch Pass. We cleared the pass with snow on both sides of the road at over 11,000 feet and then descended into Gunnison. After driving through Gunnison we followed 50 as it bordered and crossed the Blue Mesa Reservoir. Although we had driven this route seven years ago it did not fail to impress again. The scenery continued to be excellent until we reached Montrose and the highway turned to the North. At that point the landscape turned to...

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Aug 3, 2014 - Day 3 Vernal Ut. to Fruita Co.

Day 3 August 3, 2014, Vernal Ut. to Fruita Co. It's about a 2 1/2 hour drive from Vernal Ut. to Fruita Co.. We started our 129 mile journery at around 11:30am and arrived in Fruita a little after 2pm. We stopped for lunch (McDonald's) then decided to head up to the Colorado National Monument. This is a very beautiful monument, you drive around the top of the mesa and check out all the rock formations in the valleys below. Very much worth the effort. It took us about 2 hours to drive though it. The road let us out in Grand...

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Jun 14, 2014 - Fruita, Colorado

Today we journey from Central City across central and western Colorado to Fruita, Colorado. The geography changed dramatically from tall snow-capped mountains to rocky cliffs and sandy dunes. We followed the Colorado River a distance and stopped at a beautiful site along the River with towering cliffs. Western Colorado is every bit as beautiful as the mid-section. Tonight we stay in Fruita and start our journey into Utah tomorrow. The gang surprised me with a birthday cake tonight. Weather: High, 77; Low, 49 Campground: Monument RV Resort,...

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