Monument RV Resort – Fruita, Colorado

Grand Junction, CO is the eastern point of Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway and we visited frequently the last 2 weeks while we were staying in Fruita. Fruita is right next to Grand Junction. I can’t believe that we accidentally drove almost the entire dinosaur diamond! What a crazy haphazard adventure we are on!

B clonked out on the winding ride over Douglass Pass, with a DVD case as a pillow. They are so sweet when they are sleeping.

When we first arrived at the RV park I was hit with a wave of disappointment. There was very little grass, a teeny tiny pool, a small kids play structure, lots of gravel, lots of asphalt and a super tight back-in space to squeeze into. The photo below was without neighbors on either side of us. Blah.

By the 2nd day here, and after a few loads of laundry, I noticed the flowered landscaping. I suddenly had this thought, photos of the flowers here might rival the Idaho Botanical Gardens – Boise, Idaho.

I think I had botanical gardens on my brain from a fellow blogger’s recent post. Visit her site for a tour of The Huntington, Ayla Boswell, The Huntington

Here are my photos pretending that this RV park is actually a botanical garden. Thank you for the inspiration Ayla! You can find beauty almost anywhere.

And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?

Matthew 6:28-30

While staying here we visited the following nearby attractions:

Plus, I did a little shopping and got a couple of new t-shirts for the boys at Target. I’m really diggin’ these screen prints. The space one even goes with the Summer Reading Program at the Library. How cool is that?

And, I finally replaced the kids’ lost baby blankets with three matching ones from TJ Maxx. K has lamented losing her beloved “fuzzy white blanket” numerous times. It is one of the things that I really, really wish that I had grabbed during our evacuation. We have tried to replace it repeatedly, without success. Hallelujah! We finally did it. Nearly 9 months after the Paradise Camp Fire, K now has “fuzzy pink” and is delighted with it. Thank the Lord!

Yesterday we left the Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway and headed east.

To quote fellow blogger Ayla Boswell:🌻 Do you have favorite botanical garden? Let us know in the comments below and maybe we’ll visit it soon!

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