Friday, July 08, 2005

Glenwood Spr to Grand Junction - Vacation 2005

6/21 Tuesday West of Glenwood Springs, the terrain is much less mountainous. Down by Rifle, the road is in a wide valley.

Thru Parachute.

Thru Palisade. The dam below nearly touches I-70.

Into Grand Junction. There to visit (Nita’s sister) Jo and her husband Jack. They treat us like royalty. With Nita and Jo planning the menu, we eat healthy meals fit for a king. This time of year, we eat breakfast and supper in a magic spot: the porch on the east side of their house. Two arms of the house guard from the north and south. The main wing of the house protects from the west. The east is screened and a transparent roof sheds what little rain falls (9 “ / yr).

Jack is a golfer and a student of the game. A couple of years ago, the British Open was on TV and Jack had played at that course in Scotland. He knows a lot of the history. He knows the rules and follows the contemporary technical advances in equipment. Thursday, I walked around the golf course with him and his golf buddies. Then we went back to the house and watched the women’s Open. Saturday and Sunday, we went back and forth between a PGA tournament and the womens’ Open. We saw the amazing last shots that won both.


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