Puppy Parking and the Pony Express

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Just a little travel update. On Saturday my husband’s daughter and son-in-law came to visit us for a week. We went downtown to Old Scottsdale for the afternoon and took the free Trolley around downtown through some beautiful streets filled with restaurants, shops and art galleries.

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I took this picture of a bronze statue representing the old Pony Express which was the means of mail delivery in the 1950’s. The mail was brought from Holbrook, Arizona to Scottsdale.

You can read more about it here:


For over 50 years members of the Navajo County Sheriff’s Pose, under the oldest continuous official contract with the U.S. Postal Service, has carried the U.S. Mail from Holbrook to Scottsdale, via “pony express”

The Hashknife Posse was organized in 1955 as a search and rescue team for the Navajo County Sheriff. In 1957 the posse borrowed the style of the country’s original Pony Express and 27 posse riders carried an invitation for Governor Paul Fannin, who was then Arizona’s governor, to attend the posse’s annual Hashknife Stampede in Holbrook. That first ride was in March and took 26 hours of straight riding.

From this first ride, the idea of an annual Pony Express was born.
They rode to Phoenix again in 1958, and in 1959, then Holbrook’s . . . Continue Reading

While walking around town, I had to stop and laugh as I took the picture below. I found it funny because my husband’s nickname is Puppy, and anytime we’re out walking around he has a tendency to stray while roaming around and many times I find myself having to look for him. Now I’ve finally found a parking space for him when I go into the shops. All I need is a leash.

puppy parking

After we finished our lovely walk, I had to snap this picture as I walked by these 2 flags. It was such a nice feeling to see the 2 flags flying together in solidarity.

2 flags

On Tuesday, (today) my step-daughter and son-in-law have arranged to take us to beautiful Sedona for 2 days. They’re surprising us with a beautiful hotel they booked us in Boynton Canyon, and we have reservations at our favorite restaurant there, Dahl and Delucca. I’m already praying to the Sun Gods because the weather is expected to take a turn for crappy starting Monday through Thursday in Arizona from a storm in California. The temps will drop and supposedly it will rain most of the week.

Sedona will be cold, I can live with that. But I’m praying for the rain to let up so we can go exploring everywhere we’re planning to go. Hopefully if the weather permits, there will be some gorgeous photos for me to share. And thankfully, we plan on going back to Sedona a few more times before we go back home to Canada.


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Stay tuned! You never know what I will come up with here. πŸ™‚



29 thoughts on “Puppy Parking and the Pony Express

  1. Puppy Parking..ha ha..that’s not his name but that will do, he is always wandering away and I spend all my looking for him..hubbie that is..that would definitely solve my problem..ha ha


  2. You’re rocking that cowboy hat. Hope the weather is agreeable in Sedona. Although a little fog around the red rocks or light dusting of white, adds great drama to a photo πŸ˜‰


    1. Thanks Di. The weather isn’t too bad, compared to home, in Scottsdale that is. It’s been ranging from 65 to 72 F these past few days. But as beautiful as Sedona is, we hit 40 degrees here today, with rain and snow which put a mist on the mountains. πŸ™‚


    1. Lol Carol. I’m with you on the stones. Tomorrow I’m going to buy my long awaited, purple turqoise copper streaked stone earrings! My shirt says, “I’d rather be shopping”, lol. πŸ™‚ PS. Did you see my post on Champion blogger awards? I nominated you. πŸ™‚


  3. Sedona is nice. A little too developed for us to move there, ten years after we first saw it. Still great to visit.

    El Nino will have it’s way with the Southwest this winter–colder and wetter. Oh well, we can all use the rain and snow.


  4. I’ve never been to Sedona! I do know though that you look faaaabulous with the cowboy hat! I learned what “pony express” means – you know what, I’ve heard the phrase but never though about where it comes from. You’re a good teacher πŸ˜‰ Sending New Years hugs xx


    1. Thanks so much Christy! ❀ Good to have you back! Stay tuned through the weeks for more interesting features! Thanks for the compliments. πŸ™‚ xo


  5. Loved this delightful post Debbie.. smiled big time over the puppy parking.. πŸ™‚ and what a lovely gift for the pair of you from your step daughter and son-in-law… :-)… Loved the history of the pony express and you are looking great too in that hat.. πŸ™‚

    Hope your weather is better than ours.. I think we will need Noah soon πŸ˜‰
    Love and Mega hugs
    Sue ❀


    1. Lol, thanks for reading Sue. Glad you enjoyed. As I write, I think we could use Noah here too :(. Big El Nino storms flooding southern California is sending torrential rains through Arizona most of this week. It should clear up on Saturday, and start warming back to 70s by mid next week. I’ll keep you posted. πŸ™‚ xo


    1. Right now I’m grateful the beautiful Arizona sun has come back. It’s not nearly as warm as it should be, but perhaps in another week! Optimism! πŸ™‚


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