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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.

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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 Flight Of Beer At Taos Mesa Brewing El Prado New Mexico

Taos Mesa Brewing El Pardo New Mexico
Taos Mesa Brewing El Prado New Mexico

It is rare that I roll into a brewery, try some beers, eat their food and feel compelled to buy every type of swag I can get my hands on. While at Taos Mesa Brewing, I did just that.

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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).

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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?

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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!  

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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 It Up At Marble Brewing Albuquerque New Mexico

Marble Brewing Albuquerque New Mexico
Marble Brewing Albuquerque New Mexico

When I arrived at Marble Brewing in Albuquerque New Mexico I decided to scope things out before I did the unthinkable. Take two dogs into a brewery at the same time, with no help.

I walked into the brewery, solo, though an outside patio and asked the bartender if dogs were allowed on the patio. She let me know they were dog friendly on the patio and I placed an order for a beer flight, letting her know I would be out on the patio with the dogs. I returned to the car to fetch Boomer and Jovi. It was going to be challenging to bring them both, but it was hot outside and it was safer for me to take them in with me.