Colorado National Monument
Short travel day. A little over two hours. In Grand Junction we parked the carbus and did some sight seeing. First was a hike around Dinosaur Hill. A large nearly intact dinosaur was unearthed here nearly 100 years ago. It has been on display in Chicago almost that long.
Local resident on Dinosaur Hill
Most of the afternoon was devoted to touring through Colorado National Monument. Rim drive with vistas of stunning red rock canyons and eroded formations.
Picture of picture taken on a better day from a better vantage point
Overcast day made it difficult to get good pictures. Don’t know what Sue is pointing out.
See the window rock in picture on the left? Picture on the right is same rock from a little different vantage point.
After the drive we found a post office and mailed a modified shirt to Sue’s friend Portia.
Last thing of day was a wine tasting. This area has lots of wineries including one that specializes in Meads and fruit wines. So you all will be a bit more educated, Mead wines are made from honey not grapes. They can be blended with juices from fruits or berries for different flavors. In addition to lots of grapes the Grand Junction valley also grows fruits, especially peaches which we were too early for obviously.