7/12/2021 Snowflake and Holbrook AZ, a visit to the Petrified National Forest.
Well, we didn't go back to New Mexico, but today was interesting. The house we're in now is a bit noisy. We can hear people walking around and it bothers me. So, I got up really early in the morning and started barking. My Humans must have wanted to beat the heat because we were out of the house by 6:30 and driving to another park. We drove from Snowflake to Holbrook and onto Petrified Forest National Park. Snack Guy had to rush in to get his National Park Passport stamped. Food Lady said he was a nerd when he went into the visitor's center. We spent most of the morning looking around and driving through this park. It was pretty windy as you can see in my picture on this blog. It was blowing my ears all around, and Food Lady keeps laughing about it. There are several little side trails, and we hit most of them. They looped through a sometimes sandy, sometimes rocky, and sometimes ashy landscape. It was very strange. My Humans kept saying it was like the moon. They stopped every five seconds to gape at or take pictures of these rocks. They were pretty enough, I guess but they kept calling them trees. My poor Humans, maybe the heat was getting to them, because there wasn't a tree around for miles. There pretty much wasn't anything around for miles. But still, there were lots of new smells, some lizards, some chatty ravens, and, all-in-all, it was an interesting walk. It started to get kind of hot, and after a while, I was pretty tired of all the walking. So, we came on back to Snowflake, got some lunch and then rested through the hot part of the day. In the afternoon, we went back out to explore more of Snowflake and walk around a bit. It was pretty boring mostly, but I did at one point jerk the leash away from Snack Guy while we were walking around the neighborhood. I broke away and began to run free like all the other dogs around here. It was amazing. I found a friend, got scared by some kids, trespassed into the neighbor's' yard and rested for minute in her birdbath…so refreshing. I really needed that free run. Totally worth it; every second.
My Humas were talking, and I think we're moving again tomorrow. They keep saying something about Sedona AZ. I guess I won't get too comfortable here.
I'll keep you posted,