Sunday, July 24, 2016

Weekend Review - Grand Junction

Another fun weekend (and they are going to keep coming for a few weeks!)

The Colorado State swim meet was this weekend in Grand Junction, and Kate was chosen to participate in a medley relay. That's a 5 hour drive to swim one time across the pool! So early Friday afternoon the kids and I drove across the state to Grand Junction (Matt, unfortunately, had to work this weekend).

We stayed in the little, historic downtown area which was lovely. Had dinner outside at the Rockslide Brewpub and then walked around downtown while eating ice cream (and catching Pokemon! I could not believe how many people were walking around playing!!).
Pokemon everywhere!

Saturday we were up and out early for 7am warm-up. Lucky for us, Kate was just in the first event and swam the fly leg of the 200m medley relay. She did great & dropped over 4 seconds off her 50m fly time.
Pretty Dive
After a second breakfast at a cute bagel shop in downtown, we made our way to the Colorado National Monument. We saw all the main sites, stopped in the visitor's center, and got junior ranger badges. It was just too hot to do any longer hikes, so we'll have to go back sometime soon with Matt.
Grand View

On our way back east, we stopped in Palisade. I bought a painting that I found in the local co-op gallery, we had an amazing mid-afternoon meal at Palisade Cafe 11.0 (um, yum!), and bought some just-coming-into-season peaches.
Fresh Peaches
My new painting

Spent Saturday night at our place in the mountains. Made peach crisp topped with ice cream and called it dinner. Our mountain neighbors were having whipped cream fun, and Jack happily joined in the fun!
Thought we would make a few fun stops on the way home on Sunday, but we were tired and headed straight home. Spent the rest of today unpacking, packing for our next adventure, doing laundry, catching up on life, etc.

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