Monday, May 21, 2012

My Trip to Nevada (pic heavy)

I had a flight credit from Alaska just sitting in my e-mail inbox since I didn't end up going to NY this past March. Impulsively, I decided to visit my mom for Mother's Day in Nevada. Escape the Seattle rain for some hot Mojave Desert sun!

It was just four days but I experienced lots of adventures! The first day, I rescued their old senior pup who fell into the pool!! My mom said this was the first time this has ever happened. He is so old and oblivious that when he surfaced in the water, he idly started paddling until I jumped in and scooped him out, lol!
Tucker the clueless senior pup
The next day, my mom and I went hiking with her two Rat Terriers. They were pains in my bum, compared to what I'm used to with Ellie being such a great hiking dog. They barked and pulled and tangled their leashes. Oy.

On the way back down, I had Dexter who was sniffing along the side bushes when suddenly I heard a *HISS*. I yanked his leash back and we noticed a rattlesnake! No one was hurt, but upon returning home and doing some internet research, we discovered that it was one of two: either the most venomous rattlesnake, or the kind that has caused the most human bites and deaths in the US! (!!!!!)
Mom and the dogsMe at the top!
The next day, we explored Zion National Park and went hiking, fortunately with no more surprises, although it certainly was an adventure!
View of Zion on the drive in
View from our hike up into Zion
Little critter I found :)
How I spent my last morning with Dexter
Unrelated to the Nevada trip, my sister and I just did (walked :P) a 5k yesterday so Ellie finally got to see her best friend Goldie again! It had been months since they'd seen each other so they were pretty excited. :)
Goldie and Ellie


  1. Looks like a fun weekend despite the little maniacs and the snake
    Benny & Lily

  2. What a great surprise for your Mom! Hurray for free miles :) Zion park is beautiful! Fantastic rock formations and colors! SOOOOO Glad you heard the rattler and noone got bit! :O Thanks for sharing your wonderful visit with your Mom :)

    Waggin at ya,

  3. Cool photos - looks like a really fun trip!