Our first day in GJ was devoted to cleaning up Sweetie, doing laundry, and running to the store but it began with a trip to Pufferbelly for breakfast and when we arrived, the eastbound Amtrak was loading at the station – same one we’d seen before in Glenwood Canyon the previous day.
We had eaten at Pufferbelly twice last year and really enjoyed it so Bev and I ordered the same dishes. Pat ordered the French toast with peaches, Bev had the Breakfast Burrito with green chili sided with a giant cinnamon bun, and I had the Green Supreme (hash browns topped with scrambled eggs, green chili, sausage gravy, and cheddar cheese) sided with a real cathead biscuit. We remembered the pics about half way through the meal - check out the size of the cinnamon bun and biscuit beside the coffee cup.
Once again, Pufferbelly was a good breakfast experience and we might make it back again.
The second day, we’d planned a trip up on the Grand Mesa but the weather did not cooperate as it was cloudy in the valley and there was a 50% chance of storms and I wanted a pretty day when we head up there. So we just hung around the coach then headed downtown for the Thursday evening farmers market which runs from 5:30 to 8:30. They cordoned off the Main Street for about four blocks and had live music at three locations – this is one of the bands.
It was a typical farmers market with booths of crafts, jewelry, art, meat and cheese, bread, prepared food, drinks and, of course, produce - there were several produce stands and a couple with just peaches, which are now in season here on the western slope. I will say that there were not as many vendors as I expected.
I didn’t take many shots but now that I’m writing this wish I had of. I ate one peach then decided to try some Indian food from the Nepal Restaurant booth where I asked for a couple of representative samples of the food. I was given a chicken dish and a lamb dish, each topped with onion, cilantro and tomatoes and both were quite good – we may want to try their restaurant.
In addition to the booths, most of the Main Street stores and restaurants seemed to be open and I was impressed with what they had done. They have created a shopping center type of environment that has the area bustling and I saw only a couple of buildings without an active business in them. I loved this sign at one of the restaurants.
We bought some corn for dinner, some delicious bread from the Great Harvest Bread Company, and a strawberry rhubarb pie from Alida’s Fruits.
It turned out to be two nice days of R&R, especially for me, after a pretty busy and tiring two weeks getting to this point – the 1500 mile drive and being busy every day kind of did me in.- I got revived and raring to go.
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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
8/3 – 8/4/16 event dates
8/3 – 8/4/16 event dates