$22: Saddlehorn Campground (Colorado National Monument)
With my 4-day Colorado/Utah plan in place, there was no rush to leave the Silt/Colorado River KOA. So, I watched the sunrise.
Stopped at Clark Orchards for some peaches and sweet cherries.
And, at the behest of Hormel super-fan, and former Grand Junction resident Martha, Enstrom Candy Co.’s headquarters/factory/shop.
They make their famous toffee right there!
It takes a lotta butter.
Next – Fruita, CO. I paid my respects to Mike the Headless Chicken.
Who do you think would win the battle between Grrrreta and Dino (the Sinclair Gas mascot)?
Then, I got a haircut from Brandie, owner and founder of “Hairstream“, whose salon is a 1962 Airstream Globetrotter, parked just off camera beside the Sinclair.
One happy customer.
Onward and upward, to the top of the Colorado National Monument, via the Fruita entrance.
I detached the trailer at site 27 in the B loop.
After an hour-long thunderstorm that brought out a wet sage smell I hadn’t experienced since backpacking in the California Sierras, I went for a drive.
Happily, the temps had dropped 30 degrees.
With all the rain and sunny patches, I was chasing rainbows, but none appeared.
Tomorrow – Utah.