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Summer in Colorado! Mountains, Cute Towns, Hikes and Rain

We have spent all of August in Colorado and it really is a beautiful place. We started out in Grand Junction, not so beautiful but the Colorado National Monument and some of the canyon hiking was spectacular. We moved on quickly from the surburban sprawl of that area and headed into the mountains. We spent the next 3 to 4 weeks at altitude in amazing scenery but mostly crappy weather.

Driving an RV Along The Loneliest Highway in America

Scenic Rest Stop!
After picking up our trailer from it's storage location and enjoying a fabulous time in California catching up with friends for a few weeks, it was time to make our way to our main destination for the summer... Colorado. We had decided last year that it was time to pay Colorado some attention. Although we had spent a few days in Durango in 2014 Colorado is our most neglected western state. This summer is the time to rectify that.

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The sharing economy is booming and companies like AirBnB and HomeAway lead the trend helping homeowners rent their apartment, condo, or house to short-term visitors wanting the lived-in feel over a stale hotel room.
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Pit Stop: Kannah Creek Brewing, Grand Junction, CO

The brewery has a neat location that was an ex-steakhouse. It kind of has that retro feel still. There's also a small deck out front to enjoy the summer heat. We found the place friendly and full of chatty locals.

I enjoyed the Standing Wave Pale Ale, Iain tried the Lands End Amber. We are predictable in our choices!

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Pit Stop: Suds Brothers Brewery, Fruita, CO

This brewpub, is much more of a slick operation than the Copper Club Tap Room down the road, but it loses some of the charm, with its pub and restaurant feel. This place seems more about food than beer for sure.

I tried the Belgian Single which I really enjoyed, Iain was less enamored with his choice Red Monkey Butt Amber, it was a little wimpy and lacking in flavor.

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Pit Stop: Copper Club Brewing, Fruita, CO

This low key brewery on Fruita main street has a great choice of beers and you can bring in pizza from Hot Tomato, which is located just behind the tap room.

I continue my obsession with American Pale Ale trying their tasty Hammock Time. Iain's choice of F-Town Amber was a standout. Everything an Amber should be, with a good level of caramel flavor, warm and smooth.

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Campground Review: James M Robb State Park, Fruita, CO

Why we chose here: After repositioning from Northern California, this was our first stop in Colorado, so we decided to spend a few days here. We had also read good reviews of the park from other traveling friends.