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.
While staying here we visited the following nearby attractions:
- Candle Kitchen – Grand Junction, Colorado
- Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park – Colorado
- Colorado National Monument – Fruita, Colorado
- Canyon View Park – Grand Junction, Colorado
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!