|The Western Slope of Colorado, near Grand Junction.|
A couple of weeks ago we took a long weekend and drove over the Rockies to the Western Slope. It's an area famous for its peaches, and less famous for its wineries and skiing. Grand Junction is in Mesa County, named for the obvious geographic features. The Colorado river flows through here on its way to a slow death in California.
|A lot of those rocks really are that red. It's not all the sunset.|
|Dry and brown.|
|Just to the left is some of the best peach growing land in the U.S.|
|A vineyard. Eat your heart out Italy. They make a nice Shiraz here.|