All Day On The Road

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

I landed in Parachute, Colorado for tonight.

Other than breakfast and lunch and comfort stops, I drove 514 miles today, hitting Cheyenne, Denver and now near Grand Junction, CO. I still have 614 miles to go before home. I’m thinking I may delay my return one more day til Thursday. That way I can relax and maybe take in some sights along the way.

From flat to rolling land, punctuated with occasion rock outcroppings, the beginning of the drive stretched directly South, the road often disappearing into the horizon. As I approached Denver, the Rockies were barely visible in the heavy overcast clouds, but they were there poking out as the weather cleared here and there. Heading West I was definitely in the mountains. Further on I enter the Glenwood Canyon which follows the Colorado River. This was the best part of the day as the river, divided highway AND the railroad all navigate through this narrow strip with towering rocky cliffs on either side. There were at least 3 tunnels along the way, one was 4000 feet long. Good thing I’m not claustrophobic.

These are today’s shots of some of the various changes in the landscape.

u © Donald E. Kline 2012