08 June, 2010

Dog friendly road trip

This is the brief account of a 5,000 mile journey I took with my wife and canine. We toured deserts and forest. We got back in touch with old friends and hung out with distant family. It was a blast, though at the moment we're thrilled to be home.

At our gas stops I am known to measure big trees such as this giant live oak in Louisiana. This one was around 23' CBH!
Louisiana Oak

two more in front of the parish's welcome center- very appropriate
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On the road...
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Austin and neigbhoring environs
Austin sunset
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with my old roomie and dear friend Ruth
our favorite Austin lady
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Lyndon Baines Johnson home site and WILDFLOWERS!
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LBJ wildflowers
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a brief run
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more of TX and on the road...
rock star
travel buddies
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not sure why I like this
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high desert in New Mexico. we want to buy land here.
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one of my favorite shots of the trip
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high desert resting spot

the most beautiful woman in the world
hottie

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that notch in the mountains is where the real 'Smokey the Bear' cub was rescued during a forest fire many years ago
Smokey Bear spot

yes, she got her own bed
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and then playtime in an Albuquerque dog park
Albuquerque dog park

Arizona
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juniper?
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well deserved rest
well deserved rest

well deserved coffee
that much coffee

California is always gorgeous but especially after a good winter rain
SoCal wildflowers!
Purple sage
Salvia leucophylla

Ophie found a mini-me
Ophie twin

after a 10 miler on the Pacific Coast Hwy and up Solstice Canyon
10 mile PCH run

at Zuma beach
Mary and Bets

PCH

Becca and Stephen's place in Pasadena. very nice.
Pfeiffer abode

their 22lb cat Murray
Murray and I

Becca is engaged!
Becca's ring

even on vacation she crafts!
broccoli
carrot

..and the marathon trip back
Palm Springs
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middle of night, middle of nowhere
Texas mountains
texas train

border patrol
border patrol

desert dog
desert dog

also one of my favorite shots of the trip
the desert

great fun. great times.

2 comments:

Lauren said...

This looks amazing. I love looking at all your pics! Your dog is so cute and happy:)

Ruth said...

LOVE the pics...you got some great shots. and i'm OH SO glad i was a stop in the trip...love you guys!