7/28/16

Thursday Travel Tails - Nevada

 This week's Travel Tails takes us to the State of Nevada! 
 Nevada is the home of Lost Wages, where our Mama and Daddy go sometimes. Arty and I did NOT get to go through Lost Wages, we were up at the northern part of Nevada. 



Northern Nevada has some very interesting scenery!

 We saw a beautimous sunrise with vibrant colors!!



We traveled alongside railroad tracks next to what looked like big piles of dirt.
Mama said they were mountains.
Umm Mama, mountains ARE big piles of dirt!!



We love the way the brown mountains look against the green valley!



The mountains seemed to go on forever and ever!


We enjoyed the rain storm we saw on one of our walkies when we got to our hotel too!!


 
 In Nevada, we stayed at the La Quinta Inn in Reno. Although it wasn't Mama's favorite hotel, we liked it! 
(from Mama: this is the only LQ Inn 'not Inns and Suites' that we stayed in during our trip. It was clean (albeit a bit "wet dog smelling") but an older, more run down motel.  The recent LQ's I have stayed in have been totally renovated. I was disappointed at the outdated bathrooms and fixtures found in this LQ) 

 But Mama...the walkies were fantastic!!!


 The LQ in Reno is easily accessable from the freeway and is adjacent to a school and neighborhood suitable for daytime (and sunset) walkies! 

The grounds of the LQ are grassy in most areas yet, their dog area was dirt....what the what?? Mama always carries poop bags though, so even if we did go potty on the grass, no one would ever even know!


 The bed was just right for a nice game of tuggy before bedtime!!



 ...and we all had a good night's sleep,
and that's what matters, right Mama?



 What can we say about the rest stops in Nevada?? One word comes to mind....
 DIRT! 
Now, you may not have guessed this, but I am a girly girl when it comes to going potty...I need a nice patch of grass in order to take care of business. 
Like California, the only grass we saw had "No Pets" signs. 
We may...or may not have broken the rules. If we did break them, once again...you would never be able to tell!!
(From Mama: Although Dory's facilities weren't to her liking, I felt very safe and the human facilities were clean and usable)


Arty, Mama and I always had a blast doing photo shoots and people watching during our breaks from the road. 


 All in all, Nevada was a very nice state, 
we would love to visit it again!!

Join us next week when we visit  the magical state of Utah!!


24 comments:

Bouncing Bertie said...

Thank you for telling us all about your Nevada visit. Its sounds very nice, apart from the dirt potty areas thing. Gail tells me she once stayed overnight in Winnemucca, Nevada (in 1982!) where they celebrated her then boyfriend's birthday with a delicious meal at a Basque restaurant. Did you go through there?
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Kinley Westie said...

Momma says Whitley wuz so used to going on only suburban green grass as a young pup dat when she stopped in Kingman, AZ she refoosed to go on da dirt and instead hopped up on da hotel bed and peed there!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
aha... maybe Kinley has pinpointed the issue with the hotel room!!! It sounds not unlike the room I shared with Oreo in Indiana!!! You two are the cutest travellers... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Julie said...

The scenery looks stunning, so beautiful!
You two look as though you were haffing the most wonderful of times on your road trip, oh and I luffs your pink harness Dory, pink is certainly your colour
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Marg said...

So glad you all had a good time. That scenery is just gorgeous. Those mountains are awesome. You all have a wonderful day.

Emma said...

We went through Utah and Nevada on our way to Vegas two years ago. It was not so fun as there were terrible storms the entire way. There was some interesting scenery, but after a while, we had seen enough cool rock formations. Bummer with the LQ hotel, but that was our experience in our previous two visits. This time as we have on our blog today, Mom was really pleased with the room. One never knows I guess. Looking forward to seeing your Utah portion next week.

Christmas & Robin said...

What an adventure!

Sandra said...

traveling the interstate from Main to Southrn CA i think Utah was the most beautiful of all... can't wait to see it. the view from the inn was worth the bathroom fixtures. and i love the rosy sunrise

Madi and Mom said...

Lost Wages too funny and when my peeps went years ago it was Hot Vegas...in July 117 in the shade but as the locals like to say it is dry heat. LOL What a sunrise!!

Dory I'm very particular of about my box too.

Mom said I must ask your mom if the LA Quinta there was better or worse than the RRI in IN?
Hugs madi your bfff

Casey said...

I don't like dirt either. You want some nice grass between your toes when you squat, amiright??

lexitheschnauzer said...

How fun! I love to travel too and always am a good girl, too. Did your Mom go out to catch a chicken so you could have scrambled eggs for breakfast. That's what my Mom and Dad do when they leave me in the hotel room early in the morning, almost always returning with fresh scrambled eggs for me. :)

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Looks like you're heading West. Please let Sam and I know if you're coming to Denver, we'd love to meet with you in the furs. 😊

Two French Bulldogs said...

What an adventure! We don't like dirt or lost wages
Snorts
Lily & Edward

Sketching with Dogs said...

You are lucky pups, going on these pawsome road trips!
Love the scenery, so different from anything we see.
Elliot x

Murphy said...

Yes, Nevada is lots of dirt so we were impressed with your photos. Of course the road between there and Utah is not real pretty either! Did you see the concrete tree in the desert?

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Idaho PugRanch said...

The mountains look lovely. Rest areas can be a challenge fur sure.
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

C.L.W.STEP said...

Thanks for the tour and the beautiful photos. We're really enjoying this series!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Peeps are so picky. Sounds like the perfect accommodation for dogs. We've never been to a hotel, or anything!

The Army of Four said...

Oooh, Nevada sounds and looks very nice! Except for the facilities for the bipeds. My mom wouldn't like that, either! We'd be all about the walkies!
Cammie!

Molly and Mackie said...

The mountains are just beautiful! We prefer grass over the dirt too.

Sully said...

Looks like a good time.

Aroo to you,
Sully

Dachshund Nola said...

Absolutely love that flower photos! The "desert-y" states have never held much appeal for me, but glad you're enjoying it!

Millie and Walter said...

Thanks for taking us along on your trip. We can't wait to hear more next week.

Ruby said...

Oh, Ma's been to Nevada tons! Very diverse state! Ma likes Reno in the winter, it's soooo beautifuls! Sorry abouts all the dirt....I likes a good patch of mulch myself...or a bush. I likes doin' my business in bushes lately...don't know why...hehehehe
Thanks for the tour!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥