Two Montezumas and a Tuzigoot

4 paws up for 3 Arizona National Monuments In the center of Arizona you will find 3 rather small National Monuments, Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot.  All 3 provide a glimpse into the hunting, gathering and farming life of the Southern Sinagua during 1100-1400.  By 1150 hilltop pueblos and cliff alcoves built in the … Continue reading Two Montezumas and a Tuzigoot

One of the most dog friendly parks is being threatened

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument I have previously written about a couple different places in Grand Staircase-Escalante which we have enjoyed with our Danes, Devil's Garden and Lower Calf Creek Falls with a third location, Willis Creek slot not yet published.  I give the area a 4-paw rating because dogs are welcome throughout most of the monument.  It … Continue reading One of the most dog friendly parks is being threatened

panguitch balloon rally

Panguitch Balloon Rally

Martok's first balloon rally is one of our favorite rallies each year, the Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally.  Panguitch is a small town in southern Utah not far from Bryce Canyon.  During this year's rally, smoke from fires in Brian Head had been choking the town days before but the air seemed to clear out for … Continue reading Panguitch Balloon Rally

balloon camp

High Sierra Balloon Camp

Mid-June people were still skiing in the high Sierras as 19 teenagers gathered for a full immersion experience into hot air ballooning.  This was our first stop on this summer's trip.  The campers, counselors, instructors/pilots and organizers all stayed in a multi-level, hostel style lodge which promoted a great sense of community and convenience. Every … Continue reading High Sierra Balloon Camp

Newsletter Issue 2

I'm posting this newsletter later than I wanted.  Everything has been a bit hectic since hitting the road June 17th. This issue talks about one of our favorite parks, Devil's Postpile in California and the sport of dog surfing. You can see the PDF version by using the link below but I'm looking into changing … Continue reading Newsletter Issue 2

Great Dane Portrait taken with the Tetons

Tearful farewells and new beginnings

Turns out I was terrible at documenting ours and K'Ehleyr's life as a tripawd.  Truthfully she handled it pretty well.  She learned to negotiate the stairs, down was never her favorite but going up she had to be reminded to slow down.  She learned to dig again and to out maneuver and almost out run … Continue reading Tearful farewells and new beginnings


Baja travel

My previous post showed some photos of K'Ehleyr on a recent trip to Baja.  It wasn't her first time there nor was it the first time we have travelled there with our Danes.   As a junior in college I was introduced to Baja California.  As a kid I had travelled to Mexico on family vacations but going … Continue reading Baja travel