Thursday Travel Tails

This week on Thursday Travel Tails I, Arty, am going to show you some of the beautiful state of Arizona!!

It was a whirlwind trip,  with an overnight stop in Flagstaff, but we saw LOTS of cool stuff!

The  scenery in Arizona is very diverse and we saw a little bit of everything! From desert to mountains and forests! The temperatures ranged from a high of 115F when we were driving through the desert to 56F when we left the hotel in the morning!! Mama said we drove near where the Grand Canyon is, but we didn't have time on this trip to stop. There is a rumor she is planning to visit the Grand Canyon in September WITHOUT ME, but I digress.

 We drove by some very cool dirt mountains and plateaus!

 There is  also a lot of red colored rock...

 ...and even plateaus with red rock in them!

When we got closer to Flagstaff,  we were in the mountains and there were trees everywhere!!

Just look at the beautiful sunset!!!

 We continued to enjoy the scenery at the various rest stops!

As you might be able to see, I was a bit disappointed with the Arizona rest stops because there weren't many grassy areas. I am not as picky as Dory, but a big grassy area would have been nice to play in!!

They did have lots of big rocks to climb on though!!
Mama here, the rest stops were acceptable and safe. Not the best that we had seen, but not as bad as some. I'm with Arty, although the red rocks were gorgeous,  it would have been nice to have a grassy area to play in!

The La Quinta in Flagstaff was a nice place to rest our heads and was surrounded by beautiful scenery! 
Mama here again, the Flagstaff LQ was another older hotel. The staff was great, but the building could use some updating. The ice makers were broken on our floor and the one above us. The rooms were not "stinky" but were older, and could have used more electrical outlets. I would give this LQ 3 out of 5 stars.

 There was a nice wall, surrounded by pretty wall, for me to do some modeling for Mama.

 ...and a beautiful flower bed too!!

There are lots and lots of trees surrounding the hotel, and I made sure to leave as much peemail as I could muster up on each and every one of them!!

 I even did a little rock climbing,  just look at the size of this boulder...BOL!

Arizona is a very nice state, and I have to say that Flagstaff was especially beautiful, and lots cooler than the desert!
 Thank you for joining me on my trip!

Next week join Dory and I as we show you our travels through the beautiful state of Kansas!!


Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh gosh, thank you so much Arty for this great tour of Arizona. It was almost as good as going there myself. What beautiful landscapes. Gail and I especially love the rocks - sandstones, we believe, although we are unsure as to the age. I am very much looking forward to your impressions of Kansas. (An American friend of Gail's once told her that after a few hours of driving through that state, in-car conversations inevitably reduced to people saying "oh look, another grain silo", but I am very confident you guys will do better than that!)
Toodle pip!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Hey Arty! We truly enjoyed checking out Arizona with you. This is one state that we have not been in. Mama has ALWAYS talked about going to Sedona...but we have not made it there yet. She really loves those red rocks!! The sunsets out there are truly amazing...we have been in South Dakota and Wyoming. Please ask your mom where she got your cute black and white vest! We have heard something about new harness vests! Thanks!! LOVE all of your modeling pics!!

Sketching with Dogs said...

What an amazing place to visit. If I ever go to America I would love to visit there. Love all the photos, the scenery is gorgeous.

Molly and Mackie said...

Flagstaff sure looks a whole lot different from where we live! Thanks for letting us tag along with you, Arty!

Marg said...

Well that was fun seeing Arizona. Lots of great pictures and Arty, looks like you sure enjoyed it and you model very nicely for those great pictures. Arizona is gorgeous.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Looks like a pawsome trip Arty. The last picture of you is our fav!

Emma said...

Mom used to visit Flagstaff a lot when she attended college in Tucson. We drove through a year or so ago, but it was snowing in late May. Nice quick trip for you!

Julie said...

Arizona does look a very beautiful place to visit Arty and that amazing blue sky looks wonderful
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
What's that you say Arty? No grassy knolls in the desert? Well I never. Glad to see you didn't let this inconvenience at the conveniences prevent you from honing your mountaineering skillz!!! some beautfuls were seen, no doubt about it... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Sandra said...

you look positively majestic against that sky at the end, and very Mayoral to if I might say so. so much gorgeous scenery, and all of it is spectacular from trees to desert to rocks

Christmas & Robin said...

Wonderful travel shots!

Mark Muller said...

that is just wonderful... how great that you saw it with your eyes and how great that you were there with your own paws...thanks for inviting me to a wonderful trip via compawter :o)

Casey said...

Another grreat travel memoir! I like grass and wouldn't deal so well in Arizony, but the scenery is very nice. Maybe just driving through, and save our rest stops for more grass!

Madi and Mom said...

Oh my word we have heard about Arizona's beautiful scenery...my goodness you found excellent examples to show us too. I love the photo with just two clouds in the beautiful sky.
No grass? Dang I bet those pebbles were a tad warm to the toesies.
Hugs Madi your bfff

C.L.W.STEP said...

Thanks for the tour. We loved seeing everything. Just beautiful!

Sully said...

Arizona may lack in grass but they have lots of dirt for digging.

Aroo to you,

Two French Bulldogs said...

That is an awfully beautiful place
Lily & Edward

Augie said...

Thanks for the trip through Arizona!

Idaho PugRanch said...

We really enjoyed seeing Arizona with you - a very pretty state. Mabel especially likes the picture of Arty with the yellow flowers
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We are not sure we would take care of "business" without some grass, but we guess we would have to adapt:) You have some beautiful photos of Arizona and of course, you look so handsome in all of them.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Millie and Walter said...

Thanks for taking us along on your trip. We've never been to Arizona but our grandma has.

Ruby said...

Ma's Gma lived in Arizona for a while! Yeah, she liked it too, butts she had to have the AC! Where she lived, it didn't cool down much at night, so it would stay in the 80's at night and up above 100 during the day...WAY too hot for me! BOL
Flagstaff looks nice! Not sure if they could have kept the grass growing in that climate, butts maybe some of that fakey grass stuffs would work, they make some nicer stuffs just for doggies now! maybe a memo to the manager
Ruby ♥

The Army of Four said...

Our mom LOVES Arizona and how diverse the land is there! Beautiful pictures, Arty!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello arty its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow aridzona that is rite nekst door to ware i liv!!! sort of!!! i hav not ben their but dada has i think he likes that flagstaff playse too!!! i think yoo shud stow away in the luggadj for the grand canyon if it is reely as grand as all that yoo do not want to miss it!!! ok bye

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Thanks for sharing a cool state, Arty! Especially love that clear blue sky.

Red Rock Dawg said...

Ooh, we would have loved for you to visit Sedona and our beautiful dog park!