So the secret to finding free wifi does indeed involve cruising the main drag, looking for unsecured networks. Well, sort of. My four online wifi directories denied the very existence of Grand Junction, so I headed downtown to the pedestrian shopping area, and starting browsing for coffee shops and bagel stores that had stickers on their front windows. Found one in about 5 minutes. Good incentive to get out, walk around, and sit in the shade.
So I can sit out here, sip a soda, notice the Kress sign on the crest of the building across the way, and look this up.
Truly an age of miracles.
Now, if we can only figure out how to make gravel roads that stay driveable. The Uncompahgre Divide Road featured beautiful scenery, nice trees, panormamic views, and washboarding that could only have come from 18-wheelers drive in the Land of the Giants.