Our new look, and the dog days of summer – Fruita, CO

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Our 5-week stay in Fruita, Colorado is winding down.  The extended stop had a two-fold purpose; to get a better feel for the area as a possible place to settle down one day (it’s on our short list), and to wait for the Fall colors to change so we can enjoy them as we continue our travels south and then east.

You see, in 2015 Steve experienced the turning of the Aspens into gold by himself while I was in the Philippines. He raved about it and promised that we would enjoy it together someday. And we’re excited that we’re starting to see the signs now! Keep on reading …

Hiking Colorado National Monument- Fruita, CO

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The Rim Rock Drive at Colorado National Monument was a convenient way to admire the iconic red sandstone landmarks there, and to peer into the gaping canyons. (Read post here)  After doing that for a few hours it was time to lace up our boots and hit the trails.  There was a large assortment of them, plus an additional list of trails outside the monument provided by Pam (Oh the Places).  It was hard to pick which ones to follow, but we certainly weren’t disappointed with our choices.  Keep on Reading

Rim Rock Drive – Colorado National Monument- Fruita, CO

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Before my hasty departure to the Philippines, Steve and I were well underway in our exploration and hiking at Colorado National Monument.  I was happy that my “guest blogger” was willing to fill in while I was gone, adeptly sharing his solo excursions as he made his way into Arizona.

Now that I’m unpacked and settled in, I’ll do a bit of back-tracking to cover our experiences while at Colorado National Monument.  Our home base was at the very nice James M Robb Colorado River State Park in Fruita, Colorado (Steve’s review here).

Fruita was a city that we both loved.  It’s at a relatively low elevation and has an environment that we think we could actually settle into someday.  We know we’d never get tired of looking out the windows at this fantastic monument every day!  Keep on Reading