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Friday, August 22, 2008

Glenwood Springs Rafting

We rafted the Colorado River through the Roaring Fork tributary and over the newly build kayak park on the Colorado. We had viewed the river many times from the bike path and the road as we traversed the area over the last two visits. We thought it might be nice to see it from the water. it was a good trip with enough white water to keep us wet and happy. Our guide, Betty, of Glenwood Canyon Rafting was superb and very experienced. Alas, I could take no pictures since I don't have a waterproof camera, but I am sure Chuck will have plenty at his site.

After the rafting, we bid adieu to Glenwood Springs and headed for Cedaredge, Colorado, to visit with Wilma and Mark before heading out to Canyonlands and Arches national Parks.

Along the way we went to Grand Junction for a quick ride on the bike trail there; it was 93 degrees and beastly hot, but we managed a 10 mile trip before calling it quits. I spotted 3 blue heron along the path, aptly named Blue Heron Trail.

We met Wilma and Mark and had a quick burger at the Grille before going to a great performance by Lucille Kelly on both the Dulcimer and the Autoharp.

She has so much talent; playing classical, country, Irish Jigs and Reels. She also sang a saw to the tune Home on the Range, which had me in stitches. If this lady is ever performing in your area, I strongly suggest attending. She is fabulous!

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