Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Woke up this morning to a drizzling rain.  Went to the breakfast room.  Just not hungry (guess the big burger the night before was still keeping me sated).  Had a couple cups of coffee.

Obvious, no bike riding today.  Packed the camera and headed to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.  When I turned off US 50, it looked like the sky might clear a little.

Climbing the park road, it became clear that the rain has returned.  The park elevation of 8000 ft was a rough.  I could not walk away from the car to most of the vistas.  Was not feeling good enough to even stop by the Visitor's Center.  Did get some decent photos through the drizzle.

Felt good to be back down to the highway - where I could breathe better.  On the way back to the hotel, I stopped to take a couple photos of the canyon from the Blue Mesa Dam.

Dinner time.  I decided on a pizza at Mario's Pizza & Pasta.  Had the Mario's Combo sans mushrooms.  The Medium pizza was enough for eating 5 slices.  Washed it down with water and a pint of New Belgium Shift.  Still had 3 slices, which were boxed for lunch tomorrow.  Time to crash into bed, watching TV.

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