Dory here today to tell you all about Mama and Arty's and my journeys through Wyoming and Colorado!
Let's start off with the scenery! As you will see throughout this Travel Tail, it is hard to find anywhere in these two states that isn't scenic!
Wyoming has REALLY big skies with big mountains like the one above!!
The part of Colorado we drove through has everything from foothills to plateaus!
It was like we were driving right into an Old West Movie!!
We even saw some wild deer...or at least we THINK it was a type of deer...
Has anybody ever seen deer like these??
Pretty cool, huh???
Here is another example of Wyoming....BIG open plains surrounded by BIG skies and BIG Mountains!!
...and of course, Mama had to show you this..ummmm...cool wooden fence
(It's always nice to humor the Mama. You know what they say, Happy Mama = More Cookies)
The Rest Areas in both Wyoming and Colorado were very nice. Mama enjoyed being able to go inside and out of the wind in Wyoming (it is VERY windy in Wyoming) and the human facilities were both clean and safe. We only stopped at one Rest Area in Colorado. It reminded Mama of the Rest Areas on the NJ Turnpike, with all the restaurants, rest rooms and amenities inside one building. It had a nice grassy doggy area for us, so we liked it!
We took some time to appreciate the scenery in Colorado with a Rest Stop at a little park.
It was so very serene there....
Can't you just hear the birdies chirping and the frogs croaking???
I suggested to Mama that we take a little walkie...she needed to get some exercise in after spending so much time sitting in the car!!
How could she say no to walking with such a beautiful view??!!
It was a refreshing walkie on a beautiful trail and...
GUESS WHAT WE SAW WHILE WE WERE WALKING????
That's right, HOT AIR BALLOONS!!!!
It was soooooo cool!!!
While we were in Wyoming, we spent most of our Rest Stop recreation doing this....
Arty became a bit obsessed with these little guys...
I'm SURE it was just to secure their votes!!
We didn't stay in a hotel in Wyoming, but we stayed in a nice La Quinta in Fort Collins, Colorado.
It was in the midst of being renovated, and the rooms we stayed in were very nice! The staff was VERY nice to Mama, but more importantly they petted and talked directly to US!!
From Mama: The LQ in Fort Collins was easily accessable off of I-25. The hotel was just finishing renovations and the room we stayed in was already upgraded with more electrical outlets for easier "charging up".
The only downside of this LQ was the 10 X 10 foot "grassy area" for the pups. Unfortunately, although a peemail haven for pups, I don't trust the health aspects of having just one area like this for a hotel full of pups. Hopefully they will upgrade this too. In the meantime, the hotel is adjacent to a business park where it is safe to walk the pups during the day and early evening.
Arty and I played a nice game of Roaching Tag before bed. We just LOVED playing this game on the big hotel bed!!
After roaching, we
fell asleep watched TV with Mama until she got sleepy. Then we all had a great nite's sleep!
Colorado AND Wyoming are so very beautimous and we hope to bring Daddy to see all the lovely scenery (and Prairie Doggies) sometime soon!!!
Have you ever been to Colorado or Wyoming?? What did you think of them?
Next week's weekly programming will be interrupted for Pawlympic Commentary. Make sure to join Arty the following Thursday, August 25th to share his visit through Arizona!!!
The Pawlympic Excitemement continues!!
Today's Events are:
Boxing hosted by Casey and Jessie
Syncronized Napping hosted by Katy and Angel Bailey at Sheltie Times