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DH, DS, and I travelled all over Colorado last week and fell in love with Grand Junction. DH is taking a new job and our options were CSprings, Aurora, GJ, and Loveland. We love the small town feel of GJ and it seems that there is some natural living type community there...can anyone tell me anything specific?<br><br>
-Is the LLL very active?<br>
-Any AP groups?<br>
-Any great baby/mom activities? (I saw the yoga academy has prenatal yoga...anyone have yoga for mom and baby?)<br>
-What's the town like politically, w/ NIP, etc? (I come from a pretty conservative area where NIP is shocking!)<br>
-Any input on the various towns? (We looked a bit at Fruita (seemed nice), Clifton (seemed not-so-nice), and downtown GJ (spotty)...Are my first impressions correct?)<br><br><br>
Anything else would be greatly appreciated!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">DH, DS, and I travelled all over Colorado last week and fell in love with Grand Junction. DH is taking a new job and our options were CSprings, Aurora, GJ, and Loveland. We love the small town feel of GJ and it seems that there is some natural living type community there...can anyone tell me anything specific?<br><br>
-Is the LLL very active?<b><a href="http://www.lllusa.org/COWY/GrandJunctionCO.html" target="_blank">http://www.lllusa.org/COWY/GrandJunctionCO.html</a>..... not really you must have to seek them out in my 5mo of BFing in GJ nobody said anything about LLL</b><br>
-What's the town like politically, w/ NIP, etc? (I come from a pretty conservative area where NIP is shocking!)<b>I think you would be fine I NIPed a bit before I left..... theres this guy called Speedo Man and he only wears a Speedo in the summer (he gets looks but nobody verbally attacks him)...fairly conservitive though there is quite a bit of liberal activisim</b><br>
-Any input on the various towns? (We looked a bit at Fruita (seemed nice), Clifton (seemed not-so-nice), and downtown GJ (spotty)...Are my first impressions correct?) <b>You got it! Fruita is kinda spotty but mostly nice... The "nice" areas of GJ are the Redlands, the area North of I-70, in town anywhere between 1st and 12th, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Little Park Road</span> this is a bit to find but worth it here are the diections from the horizon drive exit <a href="http://www.mapquest.com/directions/main.adp?go=1&do=nw&rmm=1&un=m&cl=EN&qq=1ADqpk24ofBYPGpKZ97YByqFDgd1QWv9RBbIbE0HzgbpQT780myFojSl2yXeulRhB8U9kir4bDt6pTnIj1xy%252byrW31zdtx2ljDVFwxMnMgpXbH%252b7MRrgxn8dT0RNugWnzlAjZY8LqUHqIQvjyM2M6ABFkFMRoh5RbKKuQN0IpARIwdfi2WGcB0ix37NXv%252bbDOK1l5FoBrKYFl%252b7KIdM59q2kuYkaJxW%252bTq53RZdbKP4rlamwRyTRxz4Cu65gX%252fG%252buecohQOSig%252bPcgWXf%252f4PDfALjT3yGQBYpMsWsljLnC8%253d&ct=NA&rsres=1&1y=US&1ffi=&1l=&1g=&1pl=&1v=&1n=&1pn=&1a=i-70+and+horizon+dr&1c=grand+junction&1s=co&1z=&panelbtn=1&2y=US&2ffi=&2l=d%252fPSoKKkxX13iwNEqfihEA%253d%253d&2g=uO215gZfBoeR4YF5SXDpJw%253d%253d&2pl=&2v=STREET&2n=&2pn=&2a=%5B100-399%5D+Little+Park+Ct&2c=Grand+Junction&2s=CO&2z=81503" target="_blank">http://www.mapquest.com/directions/m...2s=CO&2z=81503</a>, PALISADE you never mentioned it a eautifu part of the valley and mostly very nice</b><br><br><br>
Anything else would be greatly appreciated!!!</div>
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My Dad is really good with people and could give you a better opinion about GJ... I'll ask him and then post again....
 

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i hate hate hate grand junction. i lived there for 9 months (had my daughter there) and despised every minute of it. i'm a denver girl and need the big city with liberal philosophy!<br>
grand junction is VERY conservative, not very diverse and pretty boring. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> nearly everything shuts down at 4pm, even on saturday nights! my daughter was small when we lived there, so i don't know much about playgroups, honestly. there are some beautiful natural places outside town, though, plus all the orchards and vineyards are fun to visit in the summer and fall.
 

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DH loves the GJ area for hunting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> great phesants and deer.<br><br>
that is all i know<br><br>
Sorry<br><br>
Aimee
 
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