Grand Junction, Colorado – and a rootin’, tootin’, gun-totin’ gal

I HAD ARRIVED IN GRAND JUNCTION AND FOUND A MOTEL WITH HIGH RATINGS FOR CLEANLINESS SO BOOKED IN FOR THREE NIGHTS. IT WAS A BIT OF A SWIZZ AS THE FIRST NIGHT WAS $60+, THE 2ND, $70+ AND THE 3RD, $80 BECAUSE OF SOME COUNTRY FESTIVAL THAT WOULD BE HAPPENING. HOWEVER, THE ROOM WAS CLEAN AND THE WiFi HAD AN EXCELLENT SPEED AND WAS PASSWORD SECURED, WHICH MEANT I COULD CATCH UP WITH CHECKING MY BANK ACCOUNT. ACCOUNTING AND LAUNDRY DONE, IT WAS TIME FOR A BEER.
P1040152P1040151I WAS A LITTLE INTRIGUED BY THE WHEELS ON THIS TRUCK …..
P1040153BUT IT TURNED OUT THEY WERE PLASTIC AND NOT AT ALL A DANGEROUS WEAPON.
THE FOLLOWING DAY, THURSDAY 19TH JUNE, WAS BRILLIANT, THE BAD WEATHER, THAT HAD BEEN A MONKEY ON MY SHOULDER FOR DAYS, HAD GONE THROUGH

I WAS MEETING PATTI, A PHOTOGRAPHER FRIEND OF CHRISTINE’S, FOR LUNCH. SHE TURNED OUT TO ALSO BE A FEISTY COUNTRY  FEMALE, WITH GUNS IN HER BOOTS. LUNCH WENT SO FAST AND THE CONVERSATION  PROGRESSED  SO RAPIDLY, THAT BY THE TIME PATTI LEFT. I GOT AROUND TO SAYING, ‘HEY THAT WAS  GREAT’, BUT I TOTALLY FORGOT  TO  SAY, ‘THANK YOU, FOR LUNCH PATTI’

P1040162PATTI HAD TOLD ME TO CHECK OUT DOWNTOWN; SO I CHECKED THE BUS TIMETABLE WHICH TOLD ME I HAD ABOUT 5 MINS AND  YES, THE BUS TURNED UP. IT TOOK ABOUT 12 MINS TO GET TO THE TOWN CENTER.
I HAD A  WALK AROUND TOWN TAKING PHOTOS OF THE FANTASTIC STREET ART AND SCULPTURES
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P1040182P1040193 P1040197 P1040198 P1040201 P1040203C P1040217 P1040219 P1040222 P1040223 P1040225 P1040226 P1040229 P1040230 P1040232I WAS HAPPY TO FIND A PUB P1040234
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P1040176– ESPECIALLY WHEN I DISCOVERED THEY SOLD SAMUEL SMITHS OATMEAL STOUT
P1040235OK, THE PHOTO IS A BIT BLURRED SO MAYBE THIS WASN’T THE FIRST BEER! GIVE A MAN A BREAK. ONCE MY EYES HAS ADJUSTED THERE WERE BOTTLES OF SAMUEL SMITHS NUT BROWN ALE AS WELL
P1040186ON THE WALK BACK, BEING LEFT  TO MY OWN DEVICES,  I WENT INTO SEVERAL SHOPS
P1040216 P1040240 P1040243AND GOT A NEW 2 Qt  BEER  MUG.
P1040249 P1040250YES, SAMUEL SMITHS ORGANIC  CHOCOLATE  STOUT, IS  BRILL, BUT HERE IN THE USA, YOU HAVE TO MAKE DO AND, OBVIOUSLY EVERYONE HAS A DIFFERENT IDEA OF TASTE & FLAVOUR. MAN, THE CHOCOLATE PORTER WAS GOOD.
OH YES, AND NOTE THE NEW VISOR! I WALKED INTO A BIKE SHOP HERE AND, INCREDIBLY, THEY HAD A VISOR THAT FITTED MY HELMET. I WAS PRETTY IMPRESSED. AND NOW I CAN SEE BETTER 🙂

2 Replies to “Grand Junction, Colorado – and a rootin’, tootin’, gun-totin’ gal”

  1. Of course, you would know it Jan arrives and I am busy with work, out of my mind! Lunch was so fun and it zipped by! Jan is personality Plus! Jan met my Cousins wife, Lori.. our waitress who has worked for Wrigley Field Pub for years…..for the size of our city, I joke that we are all related to each other, one way or another, when you are born and living in the same city for most of your life and come from a huge family, the family becomes inter related with the City. You have to be careful who you cuss at, because they are probably related to you!

    Next year, hopefully, with a wee bit more notice, I will be able to treat Jan and Christine to Western Hospitality and a more personal tour of our area,( like swimming in the pot holes where only the locals go) and a little range shootin for a change of pace and excitement. Looking forward to seeing you both and becoming better friends in the future!

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    1. Hi Patti,

      It was good of you to take time out of your busy job and Jan (and I) appreciated it.

      Next year, for sure. We will meet up final – after, what? Six years, at least 🙂

      The pot-holes sound like great fun! And Jan will love the shootin’

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