Between Flaming Gorge and the Colorado Rockies there are not a lot of shady spots to pull over. We take advantage of any good shade along this road.
Grand Junction CO: Here we look for supplies for camping tonight. The temps were in the high nineties. We stopped at a Wal-Mart. We couldn’t get out of there fast enough. We blast up into the foot hills of the Rockies and camped at Island Acers state park. Our camp spot was real close to the Colorado River. This is a popular camping spot with a lot of activity. We ended up getting one of the better spots with shade, but that was all it had.
Fire Water: I woke up before Heidi today and went out to make coffee. We have been using plastic 750 ml vodka bottles for our water bottles. They are flat shaped and a perfect fit for our tank panniers. Well, I poured some water in my tin coup and started to boil it. Next thing I know the stove and cup are on fire. I pick up the cup with a camp handle and the water was on fire. I dumped the water on the ground and the ground was on fire. Duh…! I boiled the vodka we had for cocktails. Heidi and I have a good laugh. Thank god this vodka bottle didn’t have a pour spout on it. I would have questioned my sanity….
Today we are doing a short ride up into the mountains. The map shows a large national forest and a lot of camping. Sounds good…