Thursday, August 29, 2013

Colorado is Almost as Dog Friendly as Before

 A few years ago we stopped at this restaurant to eat with our beloved first Brittany Spaniel, and had a nice meal.  Policy has changed.
As we had to eat - we stayed.  Here is a photo of S taking a photo of our little Byam girl - limited to a tree on the other side of the black chain.  We did have a nice lunch.
So as Byam left the restaurant with her still empty stomach, she immediately got to take a little wading in the stream just outside the restaurant.  I'm glad that dogs forgive...because if you promised me a nice lunch at a restaurant, then made me sit outside without food...while you ate - well I would absolutely not be happy.  Byam is so very loving, she was just ready to move on to our next adventure.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Airstream, Airstream - Everywhere!

We are not the only Airstream today!  These lovely folks were stopping to get their dogs some exercise.

Next people stopped were Airstream fans also!  Riding Harleys, the guys were stopped to photograph our Airstream.  If I understood correctly, they own the Harley Davidson dealership in Australia.  And they recently purchased an Airstream trailer from the new dealer in Australia.  Made in America, but appreciated worldwide.

Colorado is Dog Friendly!

Dogs are welcome.  Only a leash is required.  Thank you Colorado!
We stopped at one of several pull-outs along the Colorado River.  The state maintains access to the river and provide gravel parking large enough to park several Airstreams.  We were the only ones to stop.
S - fishing in the Colorado River.  Byam is too interested in wading to be his fishing companion.  To avoid spooking his fish, Byam and I took a quick hike instead.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Trout Fishing - A Little Bit.

That is not smoke over the Airstream, just a bit of fog that lifted from Timber Creek Campground.  A nice campground near the headwaters of the mighty Colorado River.
We hiked up to Green Meadows for a bit of trout fishing.

And caught a bit of a trout.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Elk in our Campground

These lady elk were within 15 feet of our nightly happy hour.
Byam sat quietly watching, barely breathing.   We heard the bull moose with his bugling.  Then when we did see him, he was up on a hill and did come down for to visit the ladies. 

The pine beetle infested and killed the campground's majestic mature trees with their beautiful red-brown trunks.  Since the trees were removed, we've seen more elk than ever.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Having an Airstream means that we can travel to any part of this country with Byam.  No scary airplane flights with a dog in the baggage area for us.
This 3 to 4 year-old female moose was next to the road - she was very interesting to Byam.  We did disappoint Byam by not lowering the window for her to catch the moose-scent she so desperately wanted.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Estes (Dog) Park

 Byam enjoys new friends!
While she can out run any other dogs, she does like to play with younger dogs for their high energy.  And prefers spending time with 1 puppy at a time.


Friday, August 23, 2013

19th State - Byam Visits Colorado

Byam did touch her feet down in Colorado.  Really.
After full day's drive, Elk Mountain Campground's dog park was a nice way to stretch out.  The campground was without trees, and we look forward to entering Rocky Mountain National Park - after the 50,000 bicycles race through town..