Visiting Curecanti National Recreation Area Colorado

Curecanti National Recreation Area Colorado

Curecanti National Recreation Area Colorado

It was day 8 of our spring trip and 2400 miles (3862 km) had been driven in those eight days. It was time to spend a day for the dogs. The trip had taken its toll on all of us. We were cooped up and ready to stretch our legs. Fortunately day 8 had us visiting Curecanti National Recreation Area in Colorado. The main reason I chose the national recreation spot was its affinity for dogs. Every trail is dog friendly as well as the three reservoirs that make up the recreation area. Continue reading

Beer And Pizza Three Barrel Brewing Del Norte Colorado

Three Barrel Brewing Del Norte Colorado

Three Barrel Brewing Del Norte Colorado

When I arrived to Del Norte Colorado I was alerted to the fact that at any given moment Colorado would remind me of just how unpredictable she was. My day had started off sunny and warm, so I dressed accordingly, shorts and a short sleeve shirt. A logical pairing on a warm day. But then later that same day I sat looking out the window of Three Barrel Brewing to sideways blowing snow. Yes, Colorado you’ve proven your point. I should have never dared to wear shorts in April, regardless of how the day started out. Continue reading

Beer Tasting at San Luis Valley Brewing Alamosa Colorado

San Luis Valley Brewing

San Luis Valley Brewing

It always perplexes me when I am at a micro brewery and I see someone order a macro brew from one of the big three. And the dude didn’t just do it once, but three times he ordered a Coors Light. I thought about asking him if there was something wrong with him, but I kept my questions to myself. Mostly because it meant more handcrafted beer for me and clearly there was something wrong with him. Who orders watered down crap beer anyways? Continue reading

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