This is Part 2 of our recount of our Winter Road Trip. Part 1 can be found here.
On Day 3, we crossed the state border from California into Arizona. This is the first time the doggies left their home state!
We visited two places this day, Montezuma Castle National Monument and Montezuma Well. Both are dog friendly! Montezuma Castle had a nominal fee, but Montezuma Well is free.
The loop path around Montezuma Castle is rather short, but the dogs enjoyed the chance to get out of the car and stretch their legs. It’s December, but the sunny weather and fall color made it feel like fall.
Montezuma Well is comparatively much more rustic. The trail is much longer and has more places for the dogs to explore. QQ certainly seemed to enjoy himself.
We even walked down to the water. Although the silly boy got a little scared when he had to cross a small bridge. When will he learn to stop being afraid of heights?
On day 4, we visited the Petrified Forest National Park, a high-altitude desert landscape. This is a park that is actually more like a scenic drive, which is why it is dog friendly. There are viewpoints and short trails that you can visit, but it basically a 28 mile scenic road. You can see most of everything even if you don’t leave the car.The temperatures dropped drastically as we traveled northeast. Chyler and the husband outright refused to leave the comfort of the car, and only QQ happily left the car at every chance and posed for me for what feels like a ton of photos. We spent about 4 hours driving from one entrance to the other, and stopped at almost all the viewpoints. Prepare for the photo spam below:
All these photos were taken with freezing hands and fingers. And QQ barely batted an eyelash as he patiently stood/sat at the same spot while I took shot after shot. Oh, to come with your own double coat of soft and warm fur….
In the evening, we crossed yet another border to the third state of our road trip, New Mexico!
We visited Albuquerque’s Old Town, which was festively decorated for Christmas.
And that concludes the 4th day of our road trip. To be continued….
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