• carlsbad,  hiking,  new mexico,  other US travel,  road trip

    Roadtrippin’ 2015 – Carlsbad Caverns National Park

    We spent the second day of our road trip at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, which was about an hour drive from our hotel. Unfortunately, they do not allow dogs inside the cave, so we kenneled Gus and Carson at the Carlsbad Caverns Trading Post. Basically, they were kept in a cage with water for the time we were exploring the cave. It was not like a day at day care for them. Luckily, this was the only time throughout our whole trip that we had to kennel them. Our day started with a self-guided tour via the Natural Entrance trail. There are two ways to get into the Carlsbad Caverns: by…

  • eat and drink,  new mexico,  other US travel,  road trip,  roswell

    Roadtrippin’ 2015 – Roswell, New Mexico

    Hello, friends! Raisin Bread, the pups and I are back from a 10 day roadtrip around the good ol’ US of A. We packed up our trusty little Prius and hit the road. The puppies are ready for vacation! Before we left Albuquerque, we grabbed some breakfast burritos from Golden Pride. Road sustenance was much needed. Our first destination was Roswell, New Mexico, a three hour drive south. On the road again… We hit a variety of weather on the first leg of our drive. It was cloudy and rainy. Then it turned to freezing! 34 degrees! We made it to Roswell in the afternoon. It was bright and sunny,…

  • dogs,  gus the goldendoodle,  weekend

    Not Every Weekend [Update] Can Be Fun

    Well, friends, I did not have the best of weekends. It all started on Thursday morning. Gus the Goldendoodle decided to get violently ill overnight, and we woke up to vomit, pee and diarrhea all over his bed and crate. Let’s just say that the bed was a goner. Two more non-solid poops and one with blood in it, and it was time to see the vet. After the vet heard about his symptoms and tested him for parvovirus (results were negative), she decided that it would be best to have him hospitalized. Leaving the hospital without him was so so heartbreaking. I was a wreck afterwards, especially since we…