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Help!!! I am trying to tell a friend about a station stop in Colorado where there is time to get off the train and buy fresh fruit. I simply cannot remember which stop it is. Maybe Granby or Glenwood Springs. They also had a small gift shop. Does it still exist and if so WHERE? Thanks
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Grand Junction... IIRC... at least there is a gift shop and time to wander around. I was there in the fall and don't recall a fruit stand<shrug>.

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Grand Junction.

I bought over-the-counter cold meds there in April 2006 when I managed to contract this horrendous sinus thing aboard the westbound Zephyr. The day through Colorado was bad but the next day was worse.....I contemplated jumping ship in Sacramento instead of riding all the way to Emeryville.

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Thanks a lot. I knew someone would come through
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Yes, it's Grand Junction all right. We still have the little "genuine gold" foil in a bottle souvenir trinket we bought there. I remember remarking on how adroit the owner(s) of that little store were in managing to take care of what seemed like the entire trainload of people in like a minute and a half!

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I was disappointed, on my eastbound Zephyr this past spring, to find that the fruit stand was virtually out of almost everything! Maybe it was too early in the season. I then went into the shop inside in search of ice cream, but they had nothing good. They did have some interesting old used paperbacks, but another train passenger bought all the good ones.
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The fruit from the Grand Valley - where GJ is - is marvelous. If you are stopping there in season: peaches, plums, apricots, cherries. Great stuff from Palisade, and Fruita. Much of the orchards gone to vineyards now.

I lived there for some years in the 90s.

Oh - and great corn from Delta County. Doesn't get much farther than Denver usually. Yummy off the cob uncooked.

Makes me wanna jump on the pony and head across the mountains...

Oh - and good train watching there too.

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Thank you, TrainLady, I'll surely look for the fruit in Grand Junction. Since it will be Sept., I might get lucky with the produce.
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dixiebreeze

Was there last Feb. (2007). Cold and snow showers but the fruit stand was open --- did not have a huge selection but did have fruit. Gift shop was crowded but in full "tourist" mode.

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The owner is a retired railroad employee. Before Amtrak went to Simplified Dining, the chef would usually buy some fresh fruit and veggies to add to his personalized recipe of the meals. That sure doesn't happen any more.

The "gift shop" is pretty small---don't be expecting anything big. There are a few shelves that are sparsely stocked with "tourist junk" and camera batteries. IIRC, my pack of 4 Duracell batteries was close to $10. They can smell the toursists coming. [Smile]

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You can buy batteries for just $5 in the snack bar on the Zephyr. Still overpriced, but not quite as bad.

I always bring some extra batteries along on trips.

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