It’s six-thirty in the morning on Saturday, May 18th. My brother and I sit at his kitchen table enjoying a cup of strong, hot coffee. He and I are both morning people.
My brother has already been up since five-thirty working. While we visit and drink coffee, he reviews his Tablet and jots notes down on a piece of paper.
My brother is a successful Real Estate Agent in Grand Junction, Colorado, and has a couple of appointments today. We chat about his day. Hmm, does that mean he’ll be viewing houses? “Oh please, pretty please can I tag along”, I ask? My brother responds, “Sure, but you might be bored”. Bored? I don’t think so. I never tire of looking at houses. I wonder, as long as we’re out and about, perhaps I can talk him into looking at some new homes and land development. It’s the home builder in me. I just can’t help myself. Even on our winter excursion to the desert southwest, I found time to visit model homes.
After my brother takes care of the appointments, we head over to a new home subdivision. We check out a couple of houses under construction. I feel like a kid in a candy store. We check out a house being framed, then we enter one in the trim phase. Curiosity satisfied, we head home to visit with the gang.
Sunday we awaken to a beautiful day. A perfect day to visit Colorado National Monument, most often referred to as The Monument. The Monument is a ‘must see’ on any visit to Grand Junction. Click here to visit the web-site and read all about this beautiful place. To me, it’s a hiking paradise and the photography opportunities are endless. During past visits, I’ve hiked some of the trails, but since I’ll be leaving in the morning we settle for some strolls here and there at the various overlooks. And of course that entails taking plenty of photos. So here’s a little sampling of The Monument. Click on any photo to view in a larger format.
Grand Junction and the surrounding area are popular with active retirees. However, young or old, folks from around the world travel to this part of Colorado for world-class biking. There is an abundance of trails for just about any kind of cycling. There’s even a bike trail leading to Moab, Utah. The biking is what brought my brother to Grand Junction, Colorado over eight years ago. His only regret….not moving here sooner.
In addition to all the bicycling opportunities are the hiking options. Hiking….right up my alley. You’re not into biking or hiking? How about wine tasting? There are several wineries in the area that are open year round and every fall they host a wine tasting festival.
The Grand Junction area is host to all kinds of festivals, some featuring well-known entertainers like Kid Rock and Luke Bryant. With so many things to do and see and set against a beautiful backdrop, I can see why folks are proud to call Grand Junction home and loving every minute of it.
Thank you to my brother and sister-in-law for a great visit. I know I’ll be back…….you’ve been warned 😉