Various locations today

Today I made a big clockwise loop on scenic roads.  I headed east from where I was staying in Grand Junction, Colorado to Route 65 which took me south past Mesa to the town of Delta.  From there I proceeded further south to Montrose, where I stopped briefly at a National Park.  I got back on the road and headed even further south to Ridgway (with a quick side trip to Ouray for a photo op), went west to Placerville and north on Route 141, back to Grand Junction.

I’ll post the Mesa Scenic Drive pictures separately, probably tomorrow.  Here are other things I saw today.

Before even getting out of Grand Junction I saw this formation along Interstate 70.  It still boggles my mind that stuff like this is found right along the highway.

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I stopped to take a picture of this lake and found a woman who had her three dogs out to enjoy the day.

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Clockwise from the top, meet Gemstone (brown), Dancer (black) and Kilo (gray and white).  I didn’t write down the nice woman’s name and don’t recall what it was.  I believe she said she’s from nearby Delta.

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This was an unusual find in the little town of Delta.

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And these were two corn fields which straddled Route 50 near Delta.

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After leaving Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park I saw this little recreated village on the way back to Montrose.  What caught my attention was the Bull Durham sign (I live in Durham, NC, where the movie Bull Durham was filmed.  It was also a cigarette brand, manufactured in Durham).

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This was taken after my little side trip to Ouray.  I am now heading west towards Placerville, CO.

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And these were taken late in the day as I proceeded north on Route 141.

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In a field below this mountain is all that remains of the Driggs Mansion.

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