Steve was out fishing for the day (surprise, surprise!)and I decided to drive to Fruita to see where all the fruit is grown that this area is know for. Fruita has an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. The weather is mild and there is plenty of water from the nearby Colorado River to irrigate the fruit trees.
While I was out and about Steve caught this monster fish. He caught it on the K Bar T on the White River. It was four pounds and 22 inches. As Steve does catch and release fishing he released it unharmed for someone else to catch on another day. He had a slow day as he only caught 4 fish. However if you catch a fish like this monster, you don’t really care how many fish you caught!
Here are some bowls of the local fruit from breakfast.
I could see this mesa along I-70.
Here is a closeup.
Fruita was very small. Population of around 13,000.
The Colorado River runs through town.
There was grape growing.
Interesting story alert!!!!!
Something that happened way before my time, but especially notable was the tale of Mike the Headless Chicken. In 1947 Mike’s owner tried to decapitate him for a chicken dinner. The axe was able to remove most of his head, except for the jugular vein, his ear and most of the brain stem.
When the chicken did not die, the owner decided to feed Mike with an eye dropper. Mike’s owner took the chicken on the side show circuit. Unfortunately Mike the Headless Chicken choked on a kernel of corn and died 18 months later.
In the afternoon I went for a ride.
This is where we turned around!
Before dinner we had an assortment of cheeses.
The menu for dinner.
As always at dinner there were plenty of fresh rolls.
Pot Roast as advertised!
Here is my plate of pot roast and mashed potatoes.
Dessert was Creme brûlée.
Are you surprised that there are some days that Steve does not go fishing?
Did you know that sometimes Steve does not catch a fish when he goes fishing?
Have you ever lost your head over anything?