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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!

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A Road Tripper Must: Route 66 Arizona to New Mexico

Route 66 Arizona to New Mexico
Route 66 Arizona to New Mexico

“The Mother Road”. “America’s Main Street”. A road tripper must.

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Beer Tasting at Historic Brewing Company Williams Arizona

Beer Tasting Historic Brewing Company
Historic Brewing Company

I have been known to give my GPS, Samantha, a hard time. She is not great at finding the places I ask her to find. But in all truth, neither am I. This fact was proven while in Williams Arizona. When I arrived to Williams I was looking for the Grand Canyon Brewing Company. Samantha proudly spouted off “you have reached your destination” and like often, my destination was no where in sight. I was frustrated as I circled the street looking for the brewery. Usually I can pride myself often on my ability to find breweries but today my beer-dar was off. I could not find the brewery and gave up. Although I gave up on finding the brewery, I had not given up on finding beer, or another brewery.

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Newly Dog Friendly Grand Canyon South Rim Arizona

Dog Friendly Grand Canyon South Rim
Dog Friendly Grand Canyon South Rim

“Just take the photo. Don’t take it in manual. Everyone tries to take photos in manual and they end up with a bunch of fuzzy photos”

This guy became my hero as I walked past him.  He was standing near the rim of the Grand Canyon chirping at his friend holding a fancy DSLR, who had obviously become offended. But lets also be honest, how many of those people toting around DSLRs actually know how to work them? Probably fewer then what you see. The chirpper had a point, no one wants fuzzy photos. And how often are you standing at the rim of the Grand Canyon? Unless you are a Grand Canyon park ranger, probably not often. So why risk a fuzzy photo?

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Paws For Beer Utah/Colorado/Arizona/Wyoming Wrap Up

a trip wrap up of Utah, Colorado, Arizona and Wyoming
Boomer at Dead Horse Point State Park in Utah

What started out as our spring trip turned out to be Boomer’s and my only trip together last year. It was disappointing that Boomer stayed home for the rest of the year but we did have an enjoyable time on our spring trip together. Below is a wrap up of our Utah, Colorado, Arizona and Wyoming adventures together.

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Touring Lower Antelope Canyons, Page Arizona

Touring Lower Antelope Canyons, Page Arizona
Inside Lower Antelope Canyon

When you have a Type-A personality, like I do, sometimes you over think things. Like the fact that Arizona does not observe daylight savings time. But the Navajo Nation does observe daylight savings time.

When I was in Page Arizona taking a tour of the Lower Antelope Canyons, which departed at 10 am and was located on the Navajo Nation’s land, I will admit that I was slightly confused as to which 10 am I should show up for. 10 am Arizona time or 10 am daylight savings time.  My observation that I over think things was only validated when I called the tour office and asked which time standard they were on. I could tell the answer from the person who answered the phone came with a furrowed brow. They were on Arizona time which I assume was due to them catering to tourists, who for the most part don’t spend 30 minutes on the internet trying to figure out what time everyone was on.

Yeah, I know, I’m weird.

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Another Dam Tour: Glen Canyon Dam, Page Arizona

Glen Canyon Dam, Page Arizona
Glen Canyon Dam, Page Arizona

Yes my friends it’s another dam tour. You might be thinking to yourself just how many dam tours does a person need to go on? Although I will admit I have been on quite a few dam tours, but what I find interesting about them is that the dams are all similar in their functions, but they each have their own story to tell.

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Dog Friendly Spots in Page Arizona

Dog Friendly Spots in Page Arizona
Boomer checking out Horseshoe Bend in Page Arizona

Traveling with a dog comes with it’s challenges. These challenges, I believe, never outweigh the benefits however. But it does change our course sometimes.  We at Paws for Beer like to share dog friendly spots when ever we can.  So here are our recommendations for dog friendly spots in Page Arizona.

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Trip Rewind Arizona 2002 : Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin West

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Taliesin West in Arizona

I do not think I realized the magnitude of what I was about to visit at the time. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. In hindsight I pretty much want to slap myself silly for not understanding just how amazing this was. It was officially the first FLW house I ever toured but as you will read or have read, I now try to find a FLW house anytime I go anywhere. I am often heartbroken as many do not offer tours as they are still private residents. I guess it’s understandable – I would not want people traipsing through my private home either. But come on people – you own a Frank Lloyd Wright house!

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Trip Rewind Arizona 2002 : Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale Arizona

Visiting Phoenix International Raceway
the entry to Phoenix International Raceway

I find it ironic that Phoenix International Raceway is called Phoenix when it is actually located in Avondale Arizona but whatever we will let them call it whatever they want :-).

I still remember vividly walking up to the NASCAR track for the first time. My heart was filled with excitement as I had spent most of my Saturday nights or Sunday afternoons watching races since I was 16 years old and now I was going to watch a race live!