Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Out of Office

Once again I'm traveling for the park service, this time spending time at the parks surrounding Flagstaff, Arizona - Wupatki National Monument, Walnut Canyon National Monument and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.  For this trip, I get to spend time in park housing instead of staying at a hotel so I am getting a chance to enjoy the peace and quiet of Wupatki.  The temperatures are staying in the 85 degree range - a pleasant change from Phoenix's 110 plus!

My walk this morning was quite a bit different!
The view from the park house.
On almost every hill around Wupatki you can see pueblo's and other structures.  Look closely and you can see a wall on the top of this small hill.  It blends in really well.
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It was so beautiful this morning!
Of course, walks aren't the same without the boys.  How I wish a couple of fuzzy butts could have joined me this morning!
I hope you all have a great week!  I'll be a little behind on checking blogs, but will try to catch up this weekend!


  1. My mom & dad went to Wupatki and Crater Volcano when they traveled around Az for 2 weeks back in 2005.. They say they were amazing places and it's great you get an opportunity to stay there - although we know you miss your pups.

  2. So very beautiful. I would love 85 degrees.

  3. It looks great. Have a nice time.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. 85 sounds pretty heavenly. I can't believe I'm saying that.
    I'll bet Sam and Monty would love being with you!

  5. How beautiful! enjoy the peace and quiet!

  6. Wow, what beautiful view! I'm sure your fuzzy butts are missing you while you are gone. And please make sure to visit us as we have changed our blog/url again. Don't know why we keep on doing this ;)

    Elizabeth, Luna and Penny.

  7. How nice for the break in the weather! What gorgeous shots!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  8. Many years ago I was a guide at a historic site. I worked closely with many Park Service employees. But as nice as Philadelphia was, the Independence National Park could never beat your beautiful pictures.

    Hope you have a great trip and don't miss the boys too much.

  9. You are getting to spend time in some truly beautiful Parks. We absolutely love Walnut Canyon! Enjoy the tranquility and cooler temps!

  10. You should definitely indulge in a holiday soon, Sam. I sooooo wish we had 85 degrees here. What's s-u-n again? It's been so long since I last saw it! Love Rolo The Retriever xx

  11. Oh, isn't it just beautiful there! And you are right, all you need are your two golden beauties:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  12. Beautiful sights! Get home to your babies soon.

  13. Gotta paw it to ya. You pick the best rooms with a view ;) Rare I get to say this butt enjoy your work week :) Aside from Monty and Sam not being with you, it sounds like a wonderful environment to be productive in ;)

    Waggin at ya,

  14. I have always thought taking The Herd along on business trips would make the trips more fun. Maybe less productive, but certainly more fun.

  15. that place is really cool and I'm that you have a great time.

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  16. Beautiful places to be...too bad the boys can't be with you!