A home in Palisade, Colorado.
Welcome to Red Couch Recipes where I recently have been traveling from our home in Utah to Northern, Virginia. At the last moment, I decided to accompany my husband as he drove to his new job in Virginia. It was about a 2,000 mile drive (over a 30 hour drive) from Utah to Northern Virginia. We spent about 1,000 of our miles on Interstate 70, and about 444 of them on Interstate 70 in Colorado. I am going to share just a few, that's why the title says nibbles, of the sights. I wish that we could have stopped off at more sights, and I was frustrated that I couldn't. We tried to take the trip as quickly as we could, and America I really wanted to stay and devour and not just nibble!
In Palisades, Colorado, they grow a lot of fruit. At this fruit stand I bought some fresh fruit, not really a bargain, as the peaches were $3.00/pound, okay so they were $2.99/pound. Frankly, they were not that good.
They had a lovely little public clock in the Palisades downtown and many charming homes. There is just something about a public clock that is so appealing.
There is an amazing paved bike trail that follows Interstate 70 forever (Summit County) Well, not really forever, but about 55 miles. It is the Breckenridge Bike Trail.. My husband tried to take a picture of the path as we drove, but he wasn't successful.
You can barely see the bike path at the top of this picture to the left. It is hard to take photos when you are traveling at high speeds.
Colorado is all about mountains and the Colorado River.
Of course we had to stop at the No Name Rest stop. I have no ideas why it is called that.
Here is a picture of some beautiful mountain real estate.
Interstate 70 is all about skiing in Colorado
The Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel is one of the longest and highest tunnesl of the Interstate System in the United States. I always have weird thoughts going through long tunnels, like what would happen if we would have an earthquake? My dad always used to honk through tunnels.
Next on to Kansas where we find some of the best hamburgers I have ever eaten.