It looks as if Grand Junction, Colorado can expect a 40% chance of rain tonight (Monday, August 1, 2022). What do you like to do when it rains in Grand Junction?

We don't get much of the stuff around here. On the rare chance it does rain, many of us bust out into the happy dance.

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Loving the Rain In Western Colorado

Why do we love rain so much around Grand Junction? The same reason we love gold and money - we don't have any. When something is a rare commodity, it tends to gain value.

I don't know about you, but my yard looks like garbage. My trees and shrubs are looking at me and wondering if I'm miserly or just plain stupid.

It's probably unwise to say this, potentially running the risk of being labeled Public Enemy #1, but I'm one of those stingy people who collect their rainwater. Yes, it's a big no-no. Regardless, my trees dig it.

We're Not Alone In Grand Junction

A request was posted on Facebook, " Name something the rain makes you want to do...." The results were interesting. As it turned out, the activities you shared matched precisely with suggestions from a number of "family activity" websites.

Examples of Suggestions

The website Sunshine House offered a long list of suggestions for rainy days. Here are a few excerpts from their list:

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Another website, Rhythms of Play, offered a list of suggestions as well:

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If you look at the two groups of suggestions, you'll notice neither include "Spend exorbitant amounts of money on the Home Shopping Network" or "Make critical life decisions that will affect your family for generations to come."

Both lists offer suggestions that are practical, affordable, and have probably gone overlooked during your busy life.

Things We Love To Do in Grand Junction

Check out the gallery below, and you'll see just how much your activities match those above. It seems baking is a popular answer, as is catching up on sleep.

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