Animals are Better than Humans – They love Roadtrips (Man takes dying dog on a Bucket List Roadtrip)

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According toAOL News, when Thomas Neil Rodrigues found out his beloved pup only had a few more weeks left to live, he decided to give his dog, Poh, a trip of a lifetime.

In 7 weeks the pair took an epic road trip, visiting 35 cities along the way. Rodriguez told ABC News that “It was a great trip. I got to spend seven weeks with Poh. At first, I did not think he’d make it two weeks, but he did.”

Poh, who is 15, was adopted by his owner when he was just 8 weeks old. After doctors told Rodriguez that his friend of over a decade might now have much more time, he quickly took off on their last journey.

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“It was a little bit for him, a little bit for me.”

Prior to their trip, Rodriguez documented the journey on an Instagram account created…

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Z: Zion National Park

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Z: Zion National Park

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Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon. Zion’s unique array of plants and animals will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of present day adventures.

With elevations ranging from 3,600 to 8,700 feet, Zion National Park has a diversity of plant communities, supporting more than 900 species of plants. Changing elevations, temperature ranges, and varying amounts of sun and water, as well as species from the Colorado Plateau, Basin and Range, and Mojave Desert, all create a mosaic of habitats within the park.

When visiting Zion, each time you look up and see any of the 288 species found on the park’s bird list, take heart in knowing that by being here you help them thrive. You offer your highest and best to the idea that all of nature contained in our 232 square mile sanctuary, and beyond, is worthy of saving. May the wandering spirit of all our avian friends inspire in you a new understanding of what it means to fly free.

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Y: Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

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Y: Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

yoloYolo Bypass Wildlife Area is the perfect spot to escape urban life in nearby Sacramento and Davis. Bird watchers, hunters and schoolchildren all come to the area to experience wildlife up-close in nature.

Located in the heart of the Pacific Flyway, Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area’s approximately 16,600 acres is a haven for fish, waterfowl, shorebirds and wading birds, neotropical migratory birds, raptors, invertebrates, snakes, turtles, toads, and bats. Vegetation community types include managed seasonal and permanent wetland, natural seasonal wetland, natural perennial wetland, and riparian woodland.

https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Lands/Places-to-Visit/Yolo-Bypass-WA

X: X Marks the Spot – any spot

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X: X Marks the Spot – any spot

oasis1Nature soothes us and nourishes our soul. We can fill our life with peace and serenity without driving hours and fighting traffic to reach a place of beauty. We don’t need a day or a weekend to visit these out of the way spots.

Your Shangri-La space is wherever you find it.

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  • It may be a tucked away corner in your backyard.
  • It could be on your own back patio, sitting in a lounge chair reading a good book, or watching hummingbirds come drink at a feeder.
  • Maybe a solitary park bench under a shady tree in the parking lot at work is the closest place you can retreat to.
  • A small pocket park in the midst of development may be your get away space.
  • It could even be an hour spent wandering the garden department at your local hardware store.

oasis3Don’t wait for the perfect opportunity. Don’t wait until you have the spare time, or have the gas money, or whatever it is that keeps us from perusing a small spot of peace in an otherwise hectic life.

oasis5X’ marks the spot, any spot. Find your oasis wherever you can. Where is your special spot to find serenity?

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W: War Eagle Mill

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W: War Eagle Mill

war eagle1War Eagle Mill. Here’s another favorite stopping place when I go visit my dad in Arkansas. If we’re not at Terra Studios, we’re here. It’s a historic site and also has a lot of beauty. We wander around, sit by the stream, enjoy a peaceful day in nature … and then pop inside for some of the grains they’ve ground there at the mill, and to get a delicious snack from the restaurant upstairs.

If you’re around the Northwest Arkansas area, make sure to look up War Eagle Mill.

11045 War Eagle Rd | Rogers, Arkansas 72756 Open Daily: March 6 – Jan. 1 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Winter Hours: Jan. 2 – Feb 28 | Closed. 1-866-492-7324 | Contact

http://www.wareaglemill.com/

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V: Valley Nature Center

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V: Valley Nature Center

Vvalley nature centeralley Nature Center is a 6-acre park and nature preserve in Weslaco, Texas. Its focus is environmental education about the natural history of the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

The center’s activities include a summer camp, birding trips, natural history classes and lectures. There are programs for individuals, children and adults.

Secret Garden in the Heart of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Mission “To provide educational opportunities and to foster appreciation and understanding of the Lower Rio Grande Valley’s unique natural communities of flora and fauna.”

Link to Valley Nature Center

For the most information and a slew of terrific pictures, check out this web page by Jan Dauphin

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U: Uvas Creek Preserve

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U: Uvas Creek Preserve

uvas creekThe Dennis DeBell Uvas Creek Park Preserve is a 125-acre greenbelt preserve operated by the City of Gilroy. The Uvas Creek, which meanders through the center of the preserve, is its defining characteristic. The preserve is bordered by Uvas Creek Levee on the north, and by Christmas Hill Park on the south. A paved trail runs for approximately 2 miles along the boundary of the preserve, and can be used for jogging, hiking or bicycling.[1]

The park is open seven days a week from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM from April 1 – October 31, and 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM from November 1 – March 31.[2]

http://www.cityofgilroy.org/cityofgilroy/community/parks/default.aspx

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