Monday, January 17, 2011
PHOENIX Sunrise....SEDONA Sunset!
What better way to start off the new year than with a ROAD TRIP, eh? And this pupparoo and travelin' partner Jill took to the highways and headed West out of New Mexico to Arizona. First Stop...and a VERY important one.......Potty Stop at Arizona's Rest Area just over the state line. Check out the snow on the ground....cold on the old tootsies.....Ahhh well we're headin' to warmer country next...PHOENIX- the REAL vacation!
Sunshine and Swimmin' Pools. While SOME of you two-feeted folks might like swimmin'....not sure it's my cup o' tea! After all, I am a bit heavy in the derriere...and might just sink. NO thank you....I'll pass on the swimmin' this go-round! BUT I did have a grand time visitin' my canine cousin KIP, the Cairn Terrier. He and I shared stories about how we were both rescued by our Persons...and He (just like me) has a VERY happy ending to his story, livin' the good life in Phoenix!
Back on the road again...headin' to Sedona. I hear through the dog-vine that Arizona has Red Rocks...just like in our state. I've visited the Red Rocks at Abiquiu and Jemez Mountains....so let's just go check out these Sedona Red Rocks.
WoW....take in that view wouldja!? This is where I spent my Sedona Sojourn....not bad, eh? Visited with a star-studded Country Song-writer-Producer......got to hear some croonin' while there...BUT the most important part of the trip?
Why the Kanine Kids OF COURSE! Take a look at these high class Cattle Dogs wouldja! That's Leah, Abel and Luke. And we are NOW BEST OF FRIENDS! We had some grand times rompin' around the Ranch there in Sedona.....but the bad news is THEY HAVE SPRINGS IN THEIR LEGS...and I Don't! So whenever they got to feelin' frisky...up on a wall they would leap....or even right over me! Hey You Guys! No fair! Bulldogs didn't get spring legs when God was a-handin' out parts.
But not to worry....You are tops in my Book...what with the grand dog-spitality that you and your Papa showed me. Yep, Sedona is one fab Get-Away when you need to cross the border.
And after all the playin' was over....It was Back on the Road again, Jill and I, home again to New Mexico! As we crossed the State Line, we spied New Mexico's newest....and most bee-u-tiful too!......Visitor Information Center in Manuelito just outside of Gallup. The SUPER Supervisor, Sherry welcomed me into the VIC in Grand Style! Thanks Sherry....both you and Calvin are just doggone grand in this dog's pup-pinion! And you have one dog-dandy Information Center there too! And Hey...I give a Two-Paws up rating of your Dog Walkin' Trails too!
Now, finally....here's the travel tip of the day from your rovin' bulldog reporter.......While on the Road, check out your awaitin' adventures at ANY ofNew Mexico's 9 Visitor Centers...for Lots o' good info on your next New Mexico Adventure!
Yep, Fun on the Road and in Arizona...why I might just go back there again!!!....but as Toto's person, Dorothy once said...."There's No Place Like Home"....and New Mexico is MY home! Glad to get back!
Doggie Hugs and Slurpy Kisses!