June 20 -23, 2010 - Fruita, CO

We had planned to go to Moab and tour Arches and Canyon Lands National Parks when we left Mt. Pleasant; but we decided it was too hot there now and we wouldn’t enjoy it. We wanted to do some hiking in the parks and Nancy finds the older she gets the less she can tolerate really hot weather. We have been to both parks before so we will wait until we can visit when it is a little cooler.

Consequently, we headed to the James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park in Fruita, CO. This is a really nice state park along the Colorado River. They have a nice trail that follows the river for about ¼ mile. We have enjoyed walking the dogs on this trail in the evenings.

We drove the Palisade Fruit and Wine Trail and found our favorite winery, Colorado Cellars, where we stocked up on some great wine. We stopped at a few fruit and vegetable stands and got some great cherries and fresh snow peas (the only produce in season now).

We also went to the Colorado National Monument and drove the Rim Rock Drive. We have been here a couple of times so only stopped and hiked to a couple of overlooks. It was also pretty hot and windy so we didn’t do a lot of hiking.

 We enjoyed staying here for a few days but it is in the mid 90’s so we are going to head to Blue Mesa Reservoir near Gunnison, CO. It should be cooler up higher in the mountains.


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