Dog Blog: Colorado is the Dogs Pajamas

Dog Blog: Colorado is the Dogs Pajamas

Dear Diary, I am LOVING Colorado! I have been able to do so much here. We went to a friends house in Fort Collins where I had a whole house to run around and went to breweries. Then we went camping near Salida and listened to blue grass and I reunited with my frenemy, Frieda. Then we went to the Great Sand Dunes. That was pretty awesome except that Mom had me on the running leash – and I’m pretty…

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Wow. I truly felt like a little kid walking though the caves here, full of wonder and imagination. Do you remember looking at clouds and seeing different animals and creatures in them? It was the same thing at Carlsbad Caverns and all of it’s natural cave formations. I was reminded of a lot of ocean critters – which makes sense since this cave began it’s life as a reef, millions of years ago. I also could NOT stop singing the Little…

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Yet another park that is on the list of the least visited National Parks that shouldn’t be! We definitely lucked out with the weather but no matter what, people are missing out if they don’t visit this place.    After we drove up from Big Bend, we stopped into Carlsbad to order some parts for the van. We then got to the Guadalupe Mountains campground and set up shop. It’s only $8 a night to camp here!      Despite…

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Dog Blog: Desert Rose

Dog Blog: Desert Rose

Dear Diary, I think I’m supposed to like this place. Something about all the fields call to me, but I’m not sure why. The only thing I do know is that I don’t like staying in the car while Mom and Dad go do things without me. But you know what’s worse than that? When they went to Carlsbad Caverns, they put me in a KENNEL. It reminded me of where Mom and Dad adopted me from and it was…

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Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park

This one….was an adventure. We should have known that something would happen here. We had stopped at a couple Autozones on the way to this park for various things… and where else better for things to go wrong than a remote desert? Anyway, we arrived in the late afternoon to Big Bend National Park in the southwest part of Texas after a super fun drive. This park has five Visitor Centers, but since it’s the slow season for them, only…

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Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs National Park is extremely unique. It was the smallest National Park at 5,500 acres, until the St Louis Arch was upgraded to Gateway Arch National Park a couple months ago. These two are pretty similar in their qualities that make them unique from other Parks; small, nestled in the middle of an urban area, and not what comes to mind when you think “National Park.”     Normally I love parks for having lots of great hiking and…

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Dog Blog: Tick City

Dog Blog: Tick City

Dear Diary, Now that we’ve left Florida, I get so much more outdoor time again! Yippee! We visited Mom’s friend Kitty in Baton Rouge and she has lots of room to play… and little lobsters for me to eat.  Then we made it to Arkansas Hot Springs National Park. I was allowed everywhere except in the bathhouses. But who cares about those?! It gets the good smells of mud and dirt off you. Mom was especially in love with the…

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Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park

I’ve started to see why people visit Florida for spring break, and why snowbirds GTFO of Florida in the summer…. it’s only early May and I don’t know if I’ve ever sweat more. And that’s saying a hell of a lot since I’m a sweat monster.    Despite all this, Mike and I continued our journey to south Florida to visit the three national parks in this state. (Spoiler alert – we only made it to this one before I…

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Dog Blog: It’s Too Damn Hot For A Pup To Just Be Walking Around Here

Dog Blog: It’s Too Damn Hot For A Pup To Just Be Walking Around Here

Dear Diary, This week hasn’t been my favorite. Florida is just way too hot for me. I want to go outside with my parents, but all these big dinosaur lizards look like they want to eat me. I was mad that my parents left me again, so I found their rotisserie chicken dinner and ate it – bones and all. It hurt to poop a little the next few days. My parents have a lot of bug bites and are…

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Waffles & Harry Potter

Waffles & Harry Potter

We’re finally in Florida! We’ve been putzing around a little the past week and a half. We had to get another part in for our van (I have no idea what it was) and so we waited at Uncle Russ’ house again in Charlotte. And surprise! It rained the whole time… so my week was spent at the Y, watching Grey’s Anatomy, and drinking wine. I’m learning that if I don’t have a task list or a full schedule, I…

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