A Driving Tour of Kolob Canyons, Southern Utah

Kolob Canyons Utah

The drive down to Southern Utah, our final destination for the day, was an exciting one! We had one last stop at Kolob Canyons before calling it a night and dealt with challenging ground to sky lighting and downpours. I was white knuckled the entire drive as my tires were near … Continue reading

Chocolate Stout Beer Cookies

Chocolate Stout Beer Cookies

I took a stay-cation in January and decided that I would challenge myself with a different beer recipe each day of the “work” week. One of the recipes I made was Chocolate Stout Cookies with Salted Caramel Frosting. The recipe was inspired by The Craving Chronicles. Caramel is probably one … Continue reading

Why Boomer may be the best dog ever!

Boomer the dog

Boomer

I spend a lot of time on the blog talking about traveling with Boomer.  Occasionally I get emails asking more about Boomer. What is Boomer like? What kind of dog breed is he? Is he a fan of NASCAR as much as I am? Just kidding nobody asks about NASCAR. He is an Earnhardt Sr fan just in case you were wondering (you will see his allegiance in one of the below videos)

Boomer was born sometime near the end of 2009. I found him at our local animal shelter when he was just a puppy and we have been inseparable ever since. He was and still is an amazing addition to my life. There is not a day that goes by that I am not thankful for having this goofball in my life!

I put together a few videos and pictures of my favorite Boomer moments.  Some of these moments include a little dog shaming but luckily for Boomer, he is never ashamed of anything he does.  He leads a life of no regrets!

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2013 Paws for Beer Travel Wrap Up

2013 Paws for Beer Travel Wrap Up

The year has come to an end and Boomer and I have another chapter in the travel books. Here is our 2013 travel write up for Paws For Beer This year we traveled to: (Bolded locations are new locations for Paws for Beer. Boomer’s name will be listed if he … Continue reading

Studio 1890 Old Tyme Photos Leavenworth Washington

Studio 1890 Old Tyme Photos Leavenworth Washington

While researching for the trip to Leavenworth I found a few old tyme photo shops. But when in a Bavarian village, why not get a Bavarian old tyme photo taken? While setting up the appointment I double checked with the shopkeeper that dogs were allowed in to the studio. Although … Continue reading

Iron Horse Tasting Room VS The Iron Horse Micro Pub, Ellensburg Washington

Iron Horse Tasting Room VS The Iron Horse Micro Pub, Ellensburg Washington

One of the main reasons I wanted to visit Ellensburg was the Iron Horse Brewery. I enjoy their Irish Death beer – which is not really a beer you want to mess around with. It has an ABV of 7.8% and will knock you on your ass before you even … Continue reading

21st Annual Garden City Brew Fest, Missoula Montana

21st Annual Garden City Brew Fest, Missoula Montana

Finally winter had disappeared and it had become brew fest season!  My first brew fest of the 2013 year was the Garden City Brew Fest in Missoula Montana. Although it was the 21st year of this annual fest it was my first time attending, but surely will not be my … Continue reading

Visiting Crescent City, California: Boomer’s first time to the ocean

Visiting Crescent City, California: Boomer’s first time to the ocean

The next morning I was awoken by the slight nuzzling of a wet nose. Boomer (in his mind) was politely asking for his morning walk. During our drive to Southern Oregon I had noticed Oregon was much different from Idaho. There were many trail heads marked along the roads in … Continue reading

Day 5 – The Museum at Black Hills Institute, Hill City and Goodtyme Photos, Keystone South Dakota

Day 5 – The Museum at Black Hills Institute, Hill City and Goodtyme Photos, Keystone South Dakota

Boomer and I slept in a bit on Day 5. The Museum at Black Hills Institute, in Hill City that I wanted to go to did not open until 9am.  The later opening time gave us a good opportunity to catch up on some much needed sleep. I did end … Continue reading

Boomer’s 1st Trip: Day 2 – Whitefish Brewfest and Montana Raceway Kalispell Montana

Boomer’s 1st Trip: Day 2 – Whitefish Brewfest and Montana Raceway Kalispell Montana

You know when you wake up in the morning and you think you know how the day is going to play out. When I am traveling most often I actually DO know how my day is going to turn out.  I have an annoying habit of planning everything out to … Continue reading