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Jun 24, 2008 - Tue. - Great Sand Dunes NP

(Leaving: Alamosa, CO - Destination: Fruita, CO - 308 miles) 06:00 AM The alarm goes off. Nobody slept very well last night. Nice room, bad beds! 06:45 AM We finally head out for some breakfast. We have the usual; cereal, Danish, fruit, juice and some coffee. 07:22 AM We get back to the room and finish packing and loading the van. We get some ice for the ice chest and some for our drink cups, then we are ready to check out. 07:36 AM We hit the road in search of The Great Sand Dunes National Park. 08:24 AM We arrive at the park...

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Trip Journal

JD's Vacation 2008

Jun 18, 2008 - Mason's Trip - Part 6 - Grand Junction

Tuesday, Jun 17 to Wednesday, Jun 18, 2008 Tuesday After traveling a very impressive section of I-70 with amazing rock formations, we chose to stop for the night at the Colorado River State Park in Fruita just west of Grand Junction. They provided a very nice, very clean campground right along the river. Best of all, we have full hook-ups. It has been since Camp Verde since we’ve been so blessed - long, hot showers for everyone, then out to eat. WOW! Gourmet pizza and big ice cream cones from a nearby candy store put a big smile on all our...

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Jun 3, 2008 - FINALLY!

June 2, 2008 Fruita, Colorado – Traveled less today than we expected. However we left an hour late, but if you consider we will be on California time, we left right on time! Our Winnie ran well as we topped the Colorado Rockies and the Continental Divde. God’s glory is revealed in so many ways, the decoration of snow on the Rockies, the cobalt blue sky is accented by the continual greens of meadows and aspen leaves. Traveling into the Vail Valley the colors of spring were all around us as the valley (located at 9,000 feet above sea level)...

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May 23, 2008 - An RVing Experience

Today’s trip from Montrose to Fruita was supposed to be a short ordinary drive. But previous events and a nervous driver made it much more interesting for awhile! It’s only seventy-seven miles from Montrose to Fruita and we had traversed fifteen of them when I checked my gauges and discovered that the front air reading was showing 50 psi instead of the usual 120 psi. That air supplies the front air bags, one of which had leaked and been replaced in Fort Worth. I pulled off to the side of the road and contemplated this new development. It...

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Apr 2, 2008 - On the road again!

We left Page, Arizona this morning with the goal of reaching Moab or Grand Junction. We wanted to camp our final night some place with an OPEN campground or RV Park. We managed to make it to Fruita, near Grand Junction by about 5:15pm. It was a fabulous next-to-last day, with the weather being quite reasonable most of the way, warm temperatures for most of the stops, and beautiful scenery all day. We drove across northern Arizona to Kayenta, then up through Monument Valley. From there we worked our way through Blanding and on to Moab. We...

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Mar 31, 2008 - Colorado National Monument

Staying at the lovely James Robb State Park, Fruita next to the Colorado River, our first day was spent exploring the Colorado National Monument just up the road. The park covers 32 miles of rugged up-and-down terrain with big, bold and brilliantly coloured plateau-and–canyon country with large numbers of naturally sculpted rock. The area rises more than 2000 feet above the Grand Valley of the Colorado River. The park is part of the greater Colorado Plateau which also includes the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and the Arches. There are many...

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