The first day of spring is one month away, and here are the top 10 things Grand Junction is looking forward to.

Sure, it's been mild winter on the western slope, still, we can't help but turn our thoughts and attention to the glory of spring.

Recently, we asked our listeners what the #1 thing was they are looking forward to this spring. I suppose the answers were fairly typical and predictable. It's all those things we have been without for what seems like an awfully long time.

Since we are just a month away from spring, it's not too early to start thinking about the things we love in the spring.

  • 1

    WARMER WEATHER

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    There is no doubt this is a huge attraction this time of year. People just seem to be in a better mood when the weather is warmer.

  • 2

    PLANTING FLOWERS

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    Gardening is certainly a popular activity on the western slope. Personally, I'm all about looking at flowers and smelling them, not planting flowers.

  • 3

    SANDALS

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    A lot of people love to wear sandals in warm weather, but I'm not one of them. Somehow, I just do not feel comfortable exposing my toes for all the world to see.

  • 4

    LONGER DAYS

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    This one gets a big hand clap from me. Gone are the days when I go to work in the dark - and come home in the dark.

  • 5

    NO COAT

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    I love the idea of not having to throw a coat on in the morning. This is weird. I love getting coats, and having coats, but I'd rather not have to wear one.

  • 6

    BALMY BREEZES

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    Hmmm, define breeze? Generally speaking, I am opposed to anything that involves wind, but that's just me. I know plenty of honorable citizens who enjoy a good breeze.

  • 7

    TREE LEAVES

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    Ah, yes, the leaves of the trees and all the different shades of green. The wonderful colors of spring are about to spring forth.

  • 8

    HIKING

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    The fact is you can hike any time of the year in almost any kind of weather. But, hiking in the spring when it's warm - but not hot - seems to be the ideal time to take a trek.

  • 9

    CRUISE

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    One of the rules in my life is that I must go on a cruise about every 25 years. I'm due for my next cruise about anytime.

  • 10

    OUTDOOR WORK AND PLAY

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    This one covers so many things from yard work to fishing and softball, pickleball, and picnics. Regardless of the activity, I think we all are looking forward to the outdoors.