It Rained on my Triumphal Trip home.

Wow, the last leg of the misadventure. We left St. George, Utah in sunny weather. Here’s the red rock just outside of the hotel parking lot

SAM_0844There are a lot of dogs travelling with their peeps (hint, hint to you lackards). I had to ask about these because Misaki would want to know and I found our that they’re miniature American Eskimo dogs.

SAM_0846We soon entered Arizona for the first time (the extreme NW corner of the state) and got some spectacular scenery (we saw this on the way up but had other things to show)

SAM_0850 SAM_0848 SAM_0847Then on to Nevada and Las Vegas-you can see how high the Stratosphere is

SAM_0852Leaving Nevada and Entering Arizona (for the 2nd time today), there’s Lake Mead.

SAM_0857 SAM_0856It started to rain by this time and we were going to show what built Las Vegas-the Hoover Dam. Since the rain started and we were worried about time, we didn’t get our own picture of the Dam (we’ve been over it before), but stole this from the net



Hoover Dam (built in the 1930s) was the source of the necessary water and electricity for Las Vegas by damming the Colorado River and making the artificial Lake Mead. In our journey through Arizona, we saw the typical Old West rock formations

SAM_0858SAM_0859By now, it’s raining cats and squirrels. We can barely see but we’re trucking on. The Joshua Tree Scenic whatever was coming (we couldn’t really read the signs) and we love Joshua Trees

SAM_0871 SAM_0870The important thing is that we’re home safely. There’s one member of our pack who is still on vacation and we’ll rescue her tomorrow. About Wednesday, we’ll start the series on Glacier National Park.







About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

24 comments on “It Rained on my Triumphal Trip home.

  1. Kyla you are a true blogging genius! I have loved those adventures and am a true lover of the old west rock formations and red rocks. Glad you’re home safe.
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  2. Oh you got me hooked now! When we get to Glacier National Park are there going to be for real pictures? Bet Kismet will be talkative about seeing you dogs. Truly glad you are home safe. Is taking pictures out the car window like texting while driving????
    Sweet William The Scot

    • 1) Yes, no false advertising-pix of Glacier to come.
      2) People ask him if Kismet talks. He says “no, but now I speak parrot”.
      3) Texting while driving? No way. It’s not a problem if a passenger texts. All the pix from the car are taken from the passenger seat.
      That’s why we arrived home safe!

  3. Oh, Ma loves the Joshua Trees too!!! Too bad it was rainin’, you could have left some pee mail!
    Ruby ♥

  4. Glad to you hear you are all home safe & sound. We’ve never seen a Joshua Tree – very cool!

  5. SHE saw Joshua trees once, in the Mojave Desert AND it was raining, too! BOL!

    Looks like you went to the moon….some of those scenes.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    Hope Kismet had a good time.

  6. Those are some pretty stripy hills…

  7. the eskimo dog is so cute!

  8. That dog is super cute, we have never seen a Joshua tree, now we know where the band got their name from. Glad you are all home safely xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  9. Raining cats and squirrels? Bwahahahahahahaha. I caught that.

    I’m glad you are home safe.

    Have a woof woof day. My best to your peeps. 🙂

  10. I keep trying to explain to people in here what a Joshua tree is, I always forget the name so googling becomes a nightmare. I end up saying “Damn, it’s a like big cactus, like a regular tree but looks like a cactus, but instead of the tiny thorns has like aloe things for branches”.
    Best explanation ever!

  11. I’m glad you are back at Casa Kyla. Thanks for a wonderful Trip through your wonderful country where it rains squirrels! I hope Kismet had a wonderful vacation too.

    • I’m sure I’ll hear all about it when she comes home. The best pictures are yet to come. When we were in Glacier (yes, Kaci and I went also), all we heard was “click, click, click”. They left all the photos for me to sort out. It’s gonna take more than one post.

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