I looked up the history of the road naming, and it makes an odd sort of sense. The original road naming were establish by the county and were spaced widely apart. As the town grew and filled in streets they named them with fractions. Eventually the town switched to "normal" road names.
But it actually gets a little worse, as Grand Junction has a second set of numbered streets. The county roads are marked with "Rd", while city streets are marked "St". This caused us some confusion and leads to "26 1/2 Rd" changing to "7th St" when it crosses "F Rd". (East/West county roads are lettered.) Given the pattern with numbered roads, this really shouldn't be a surprised.
But, that is not what I came here to write about. I want to talk about alcohol.
One of the goals of the trip was to visit a couple of Grand Junction breweries and try some beer we never had. Frankly, we were a little disappointed. The two places we visited were OK, but not special. Since Palisade is nearby and is the center of Colorado wine, we decided stopped there and try out a winery. While we were there we found a distillery and I got to sample high quality spirits for the first time. (I have not been much of a hard liquor drinker.) It was lovely. The bourbon was lovely and the other offerings were quite interesting.
Next door was a winery where I found a couple of wines that I enjoy rather than just be OK with.
Next door to that was a brewery with a wonderful collection of beers. I've always found a brew I enjoy at most every brewery, but here I found that I enjoyed the entire selection. Here is a picture of me and the flight we shared.
So, if you are in the area, I highly recommend going to Peach Ave near the tracks and try out these three alcohol providers:
Be good, have fun,
Inside joke for Kat.