Goal: Golden, Co
Reality: Made it!
We hated to leave the familiar sights of Grand Junction. The atmosphere and beauty beg you to stay. You can try to capture the beauty of the Co river valley with a camera, but it’s impossible. We tried to find the Olsen homestead, but we failed. The Olsen’s are long time family friends that were in CA at the time, but we hoped to get a pic of the home. Driving through the mountain pass was a white knuckle ride. We were down to 35 mpg’s at some points. We were stunned by Vail….”They took paradise and made it a parking lot”. We were shocked at the amount dead trees. Does anyone know why all the trees are dyeing? We pressed on through the tunnel to Golden. The reward….canned chili!