I originally wrote this blog 6 years ago and at a time in our life when we had The Perfect Dog!. Since today is the anniversary of our Dog Hank’s passing, I thought I would honor my buddy by posting this here. Miss you Hank! Adopt, don’t buy!
Written December 2012:
My last blog focused on misconception, ideology and fear as it relates to dogs, dog rescue, and specifically pitbulls. In accordance with the theme of the blog, I am going to stick with misconception and ideology, but instead of human fear, I am going to take on its nearly as powerful antithesis – human pity and guilt.
Had an amazing morning. Watched a herd of elk awake. Their heads popped up, one by one from the tall grass as the sun rose. I could hear the sounds of tearing grass even before I could see them clearly. Watched them eat their breakfast while I drank my coffee.
Even if you are not somewhere like this, and no matter what you have going on this weekend, try turning off the news, putting away the phone and stepping outside. Even if just for a few minutes, who knows, maybe, just maybe, you will be able to see the beauty that surrounds you.?
It has been a while since our last blog (well over a year!) and an eventful and non-eventful stretch it has been. We have been stationary for about 15 or 16 months and since this is a travel blog, we didn’t feel overly compelled to keep it up. For those that don’t follow our Facebook site, we had to make a slight change to the end of the 2016 snowbird journey. We were dealing with multiple pet issues including 16 and 17 year old cats with health in general decline. Having pets on the road is tricky but having geriatric pets and having to make five trips to five different vets in five cities in about six months was more than tricky, and as tough on us as it is on the cats. In addition, our old man dog Hank, now 14.5 years old, was having more and more mobility issues including a blown CCL (knee ligament) suffered while hiking in Flagstaff in spring of 2016.
OK, so we have again fallen behind on our tales and are once again rethinking the format. After a couple of years we think it is time we abandon the chronological capturing of sequential stops on our journey in favor of a more informal “blog as we feel like it” type of format. Regardless I know we want the blog to be real time and this is not.
I hate to not finish things we start and since I have a whole bunch of pictures from New Mexico, our season two bookend will be a photojournal of the Spring end of our ventures after leaving Arizona. After a bunch of time in RV parks in the west coast all winter we were thrilled to be back in the state of New Mexico. This time we tried out a State Park called Elephant Butte out in the middle of nowhere. But then again, in the middle of nowhere with 50 amps and water is just where you want to be sometimes.
We are back on the road. After the always exciting extraction of our home from the top of the mountain 9300 feet up, we started with a quick few nights at the beautiful Glenwood Canyon RV Resort . This was a great but pricey park just off of I-70 in a scenic mountain location just outside of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Continue reading →