Horseshoe Bend – Glen Canyon National Recreation Area – Arizona

This is what you see as you walk the 3/4 mile from the parking lot to the overlook of Horseshoe Bend. It's so flat that it's hard to believe you will see an awe-inspiring deep canyon. I kept imagining what the first people must have thought as they traveled this flat land and then to ...

Best Friends – Giving Tuesday Now

Today is Giving Tuesday Now. The current pandemic is affecting everyone including homeless pets and pet shelters. I'm so thankful for the hard work that Best Friends Animal Society is doing even during this uncertain time to save them all. Giving Tuesday Now is an opportunity to support the organizations that you love most. If ...

Monument Valley – Navajo Nation – Utah

Natural Wonders. Navajo Nation's Monument Valley Park is located on the Arizona/Utah border. These grand, mysterious, sandstone monuments formed over millions of years and show us what happens when Mother Nature is left alone to do her thing. Our first stop as we headed towards Monument Valley from Durango, Colorado was Goosenecks State Park in ...

Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile – Utah – Pet Friendly

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile is a lovely new pet-friendly lodging option in Kanab, Utah. It's the perfect complement to a Best Friends Animal Sanctuary volunteer trip or the ideal place to stay with pets while traveling in Southern Utah. I wrote about Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile last October when we toured the Roadhouse ...

The Block – Dog Friendly Patio – St. Louis Park, Minnesota

For Valentine's Day, we brought our favorite Valentine (our rescue dog, Allen) to The Block in St. Louis Park to check out their dog-friendly patio. We were so impressed! They have thought of everything to make your dining experience with your pup amazing. Allen has been to restaurant patios but has always been the only ...

Sedona, Arizona – Hiking – Broken Arrow Trail

Broken Arrow is a new trail for us this year. We were hesitant to hike here because the trail runs parallel to the jeep path and we thought it would be disruptive. The jeeps didn't bother us at all and it was fun to watch them cruising over the red rocks. The hiking distance for ...

Goodbye My Girl – This One Is For You

When the new year started, I had big plans to write and all my blog posts planned for the month of January but then life happened. We lost our sweet girl, Utah. She was only 3 years old, almost 4 (her birthday would have been in February). We found out that she had chronic kidney ...

Montezuma Well – National Park Service

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., the National Park Service celebrates his birthday by offering the first of five in 2020 no-fee days at National Parks and Monuments. This inspired us to visit the Montezuma Well today. It was so cool to see this much water in the middle of the desert. 1.5 million ...

Fort Snelling State Park – Twin Cities – Minnesota

There are so many beautiful winter trails in the heart of the Twin Cities! We visited Fort Snelling State Park the day after Thanksgiving (we needed the exercise after eating so much food). 🙂 Minnesota state parks waive the entrance fees on Black Friday to encourage people to get outside and explore. Fort Snelling State ...

See Things How They Are…

This quote! It always opens my eyes. We navigate our days and interactions based on how "we are". We make assumptions without realizing we are doing it. There's no way we can know what it's like to walk in someone else's shoes. Our hard might be easy for someone else OR our hard might be ...