One of my fondest memories as a child was living in Grand Junction Colorado while my father finished up his degree at the University. I thought I was pretty cool as a kid walking around campus with my dad and his fellow students. I dreamed of the day I would also attend. Sadly, I moved out of the state before I ever made it to college but, I'll never forget how big I felt walking around that campus.
A great emphasis is put on education in this town and they offer several colleges/universities to choose from. With so many colleges/universities there is also plenty of shopping and fast food places to eat your fill and find your latest version of clothing trends.
One of my other favorite memories were the famous red rocks of the area. I guess you could say that is where I first fell in love, with rocks. I can remember dragging home bits and pieces of sandstone, granite and just about any other rock I could find. My mother must've gone through several washing machines thanks to rocks in my pockets. Hiking was a favorite pastime and with so many canyons and with Colorado National Monument nearby, we spent a lot of time there. The night sky is resplendent with stars and the sunsets are a sight to behold for everyone large or small.
No college area would be complete without a movie theater and I can remember well watching the matinee's with family and friends. From a child's eyes this town was everything I could have ever hoped for. I hope I can move back one day and show my children all of the great things that Grand Junction has to offer. Quiet neighborhoods and plenty of family activities abound.