|A view looking north (I think)|
Sheri and I have been friends since 7th grade so always have a lot to catch up on.
The first part of the trip was with Denece and we ate at Porterbellies in Grand Junction then went shopping at the stores in downtown Grand Jct. I bought some yarn I didn't need and a basket kit (ditto). At Porterbellies we had the.best.cinnamon.rolls I've ever had. She called them baked cocaine and she wasn't far off. The next day we hiked Mica Mine trail, a 2.5 mile round trip. Denece's friend
|What the mining was all about-mica|
|Me at the end of the trail. It was quiet and pretty|
It winds around through brush and along what is probably normally a stream. At the end is rock canyon walls with blast marks and drill holes where they mined the mica. All the trees are leafed out and Indian paintbrush was blooming.
The moon hadn't set yet and was a classic scene over the rocks to the west. The colors in the morning light glowed shiny gray-blue mica; red, yellow sandstone and milky-white quartz.
Back at Denece's she fixed breakfast burritos and we chatted until Paige had to leave, then D and I went to Grand Jct and shopped at little.
Next day I stopped by Sheri's in Colbran. I took part of the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway to get there and loved some of the views. I have pics on my phone (because my camera battery died) that I'll try to get on here later.
Sheri taught herself to spin and does a great job. We hung out and yapped and drove around to see the sights. The valley is full of farms and small houses and is very picturesque.
There are lots of stacked stone entrances to driveways that were done by a Mexican man that lived
|My co-hikers Paige (l) and my friend from nursing school Denece|
Time was up and although sad to leave, I was glad to get back home to Brett and our new dog, Tonka. He's next on the list for pics on the blog. ;)