OK.....you all know this Travelin' Dog loves a Challenge. And when I heard through the (very reputable) bark-vine that Silver City was talkin' up a storm about ALL the things you can do there.....like "101 Things To Do In Silver City" I thought it was high time to put it to the Travelin' Jack test!
We headed to Silver City.....a 5 hour ride, and enroute we ran into a summer storm.......
we drove through the clouds and the rain and back into the sunshine....where a rainbow welcomed us on the other side of the storn. I'm guessing that means the pot at the end of the rainbow will be filled with SILVER, right? (HA! Another one of my fantastically hilarious bulldog jokes....get it? Pot-o-gold/silver....Silver City! I am just so DOGGONE clever)
But I doggress....back to the story...and to Silver City.
Yup....you guessed it. Dog biscuit treats JUST for me. SEE.....no dog doubt about it....this is ONE pet friendly Lodge! Thanks BEAR MOUNTAIN LODGE! This is the PAWfect way to start the day. But they don't just cater to the dogs....they take care of the people guests in a doggone grand way too.
and I've been highligting the things I want to check out! So we've got a rockin' head start with #s 24 Eat New Mexican food. That tasty breakfast had green chile scrambled eggs.....double green yum!
And #45 Stay at a lodge or B&B. We're doing both at Bear Mountain Lodge.
But now it's time to check out Silver City...and see how many more we can discover along the way! Ready? Let's go!
Tasty fresh produce.....hand made baskets and wares.....
and # 17 Go Gallery Hopping. Now THIS is what I call a well marked Art Tour.....and I'm not even the one doin' the marking (if you get my drift! HA! ) Think I'll stroll down this road to see if there are any Pet Friendly Art Galleries!And that would be YES! We dog-scovered "Space-A studio Art Gallery"...and they welcomed me, Travelin' Jack right in! LOTS of cool stuff......much of it is repurposed articles. (although I would call it Re-PUPosed! Lots of cool stuff to choose from...somethin' here for everyone!
And let me just bark this. There's LOTS of art and cool galleries in Silver City......and some of them give you major Vibrations like Vibrations Gallery, which has some art, some music and some framing....BUT the very bestest thing at Vibrations is the new friends I made there
like Miss Rebecca (hint to all you traveling dogs--she gives dog treats)....but even better is little Teddy...see him behind me. He is the BEST Dog-Host! He shared his Mom and his treats with me. WOOF! to you Teddy.....keep up that Facebooking too! I LUV that you are a fellow dog-FaceBooker! We'll meet up again I dog-guraantee!
But you know...those biscuits can make a pooch thirsty....and the shopping along the historic downtown, so when I got invited into the local YARN shop for a cold drink of water.....I didn't pass it up! Instead, I dipped right into that bucket amidst the color and the yarn and all these sheepy things in this shop....and you'll never believe the name of the store either. It's YADA YADA YARN.....cool name for a cool place and a cool drink of water. The owner is TOP PAW in my dog-pinion! You gotta check this place out.
But now that my thirst is quenched.......I'm continuing my quest for that bad boy that is spose'd to be hidin' around these here parts.....he goes by the name "THE KID"....at least that's what all the history books say! So we're heading through downtown....and what do I see but another shop I just GOTTA check out.
It's the THREE DOG COFFEE HOUSE! And that would bring me to #32.....Linger at a coffee house.........so I did just that! And wouldn't ya know it....even THEY had a bowl of water waiting for me (and for other pooches too). This is DOG-DEFINITELY a pet-friendly little town! I'm LUVin' my visit to Silver City. But gotta keep tracking...in search of that "KID" named Billy! And as we meandered through Silver City, we turn a corner and WHOA! What is this?
One colorful wall mural...and there we have another one on the list...#5 Enjoy over 40 murals. Well I found one anyway!
And as I am hiking through Silver City #22 HIKE LIKE CRAZY........I take a bit of a break to #99 Slow Down. Maybe I should #8 Pan for Gold. This is a grrrrreat spot to slow down....or maybe I can catch a bird in these trees. There's one! Oh and that's #18 Spot 339 species of birds. One down....338 to go! Back on the trail, I also happened to spy a sign that let's me know that I am near.......
THERE HE IS! The Kid himself! I found him! And I've got him tied up on the end of my leash...he ain't gettin' away---this bad boy of the Old West! My job is done here...but I did hear that the Kid's Cabin # 91 Check out "Billy's" Cabin is around here somewhere close....I'm on the search again......
And just in case yer thinkin' about followin' in the footsteps of that famous BAD BOY....I'd recommend NOT! You'll have to deal with the NEW Sheriff in town, ya hear?
OK.......time's a-flittin'...and my tummy's a-growlin' so I'm gonna kill this outfit and look for a cool place to take a break....or #61 PICNIC at Little Walnut.
#27 ROCKHOUND! But leave me alone.....I'm on the search for #21 Find Fossils!
Wheweeeeee....this has been one busy day! I'm whooped for sure! It's time to head back to my very fine home-away-from-home, Bear Mountain Lodge #19 where I can Enjoy wonderful hotels......
DOGGY HUGS AND SLURPY KISSES!
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