It was with great surprise and delight that after a really nice meal of Baja Fish Tacos at Camilla's Kafe in downtown Fruita, I walked on over to Jules Hidden Treasures because her signage was so intriguing. And there I met Jules and found out that I was standing in the town where Mike The Headless Chicken is celebrated because this famous chicken was from here. Not only that, but she was selling some interesting shirts that her husband Mike had drawn for the recent annual festival that I had apparently missed by ONE DAY! Oh well, I'm still happy to be in the town where it all happened. WTF stands for "Welcome To Fruita" by the way, don't get any ideas.
I had seen the headless chicken video on YouTube some years ago and found it incredible even then. CLICK HERE if you don't know about it. This one YouTube video about it made me laugh because it sounds like if SIRI were explaining the chicken but you can find other videos by googling.
|leaving Vernal, Utah ~ I had to stop and take a picture with "Dinah" built in 1958|
|a brief stop at Dinosaur National Monument in order to learn more about the fossils|
|the view at Dinosaur National Monument|
|street sign in the town of Dinosaur Colorado|
|Mike (Jules husband) created this shirt for the Festival|
|from my brief examination of Fruita, Colorado ~ this is the sentiment|
|a "short" ride day but plenty hot and lots to see|