The short and winding road

May 24, 2021


It’s been good being here in Colorado. I am glad to just be around. Keep praying for Mom – she is quite tired.

Here’s an interesting thing. To get to Eckert from I-70, you can either drive to Grand Junction to Delta, then up to Eckert. The highway (50) skirts around the base of Grand Mesa. It’s the largest tabletop mountain in the world – our one claim to fame.

OR, you can take the shortcut across the top of the mesa!

It’s a pretty drive, with several spots where there is a pretty sheer drop-off on one side, with no guard rails. I was pleasantly surprised that so many trees had grown since I’d been on the road last – they would catch your car if you took a turn poorly.

Anyway, the first part of the shortcut is so winding! It’s really fun to drive if you’re the only one on the road, which I was. If you get carsick easily, this not the road for you. I wondered what it looks like from space.

It’s that snake-looking thing. I don’t know……five miles of turns? Anyway – very fun.

Hmmmmmm….. I just looked at the terrible resolution on those photos. Never mind.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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2 Responses to “The short and winding road”

  1. Brad Said on:

    That’s interesting. It looks like the road to Hana here on Maui. Also very winding. Also has drop offs. I like the pictures. 🙂


  2. Deborah Said on:

    Drop offs are a problem for me. I freeze up. I would not drive on that road, but I’m glad you enjoyed it.
    I am praying for you all.


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