Sustainable Living: Earthship Biotecture, Tres Piedras New Mexico

Earthship Biotecture

Earthship Visitor Center

A few months ago it was announced that the Great Barrier Reef had died. It may have been a little premature but nonetheless it is well on its way to being destroyed. Just like many things on Earth, things are being destroyed. Temperatures are raising, glaciers are melting, tornado and hurricane storms are more intense and yet very few are doing anything about it. Continue reading

Paws For Beer Advent Calendar 2016

Paws For Beer Advent Calendar 2016

The Paws For Beer Advent Calendar 2016

I am going to be totally honest. Trying to find 24 new beers for my annual advent calendar is getting really hard. In fact I thought this year I had 24 totally new beers only to find out when I checked some of the beers in on Untappd, I had already had several of these beers previously. Oh well, c’est la vie.

Here is the Paws For Beer Advent Calendar 2016

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Paws For Beer Travel Round Up 2016

Paws For Beer Travel Round Up 2016

Boomer and Jovi ready for adventure!

Another travel year in the books!  Here is our Paws For Beer Travel Round Up 2016.

Our 2016 travel schedule started early this year with a January trip to Thayne Wyoming to pick up the newest addition to our family, Jovi. Jovi had been patiently waiting for about a month for us to come and get her from the shelter she had been at for about 6 months. With a break in the weather Boomer and I took a quick three day trip to pick her up. I could not have asked for a more perfect match for Boomer. Jovi and Boomer are the best of friends.  Which made the treacherous drive through a snowy Montana and Idaho in January worth it! Continue reading

Living History: Taos Pueblo, Taos New Mexico

Taos Pueblo, Taos New Mexico

Taos Pueblo, Taos New Mexico

I zig-zagged up the narrow two-lane mountain highway leaving behind daylight. The climb seemed almost never-ending. Each switch back led me to another until I had finally reached the town of Taos New Mexico. It was late in the night when we arrived to the hotel. As soon as I opened the car door an unwanted rush of cold air filled the car. Our mountainous climb had brought us to a staggering 6,967 feet in elevation (2,124 m). Continue reading

A Mass Exodus to Pacific City and Pelican Brewery

Pelican Brewing Beer Tasting

Pelican Brewery in Pacific City Oregon

It was over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 C) in Portland Oregon on the day I arrived to Pacific City Oregon. Pacific City is a town of just over 1000 inhabitants and my mouth was agape at the amount of people who had crammed themselves into this tiny seaside town. It was almost as though the entire city of Portland had left the inferno to seek shelter at the coast. Continue reading

Visitors From Outer Space, Roswell New Mexico

International UFO Museum and Research Center

International UFO Museum and Research Center

A white orb zipped across the sky in front of me as I drove along the highway. It was round in shape and could not be confused with an aircraft. Even if it were a plane, it’s movement was quick and nimble, unlike any plane I had ever seen. Had I just seen a UFO? Continue reading

Exploring Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

Great Lake Room

I’ve been told I have RBF. And when I say I’ve been told, like I’ve told myself. I believe my RBF keeps people from approaching me because I look scary. But something magical happened while at Carlsbad Caverns as my RBF, or resting bitch face must have vanished. Strangers from all walks were having me take photos of them at the caverns, asked for advice about the dog kennels at the caverns, and sought motivation from me on the hike up out of the cavern.

Honestly it was strange.  Not to the point that Tony Robbins should be worried however!   Continue reading

Dog Friendly Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Colorado

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

To say that the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is underrated is an understatement. I realized this as I stood in a hotel lobby in Gunnison Colorado, a mere 1 hour away from the national park. As I checked out the clerk asked me what I was going to do for the day. I told her I would be visiting the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park. She responded “Oh I’ve never heard of that”. Wait, what? We will give her the benefit of the doubt that she was new to the area. Continue reading