The start is often the hardest part! The actual adventure started on October 4, 2016. We left Dallas, TX in a 2013 GTI headed for St. George, UT. We broke the trip into a few stops since we had not traveled that far with our dog Cane.

Route

The image shows our path from Dallas > Amarillo > ABQ > Flagstaff > St. George.

Amarillo, TX

Our first stop was in Amarillo for a rest. Both Doni and Cane were tired after all the excitement.

Albuquerque, NM

The next stop was Albuquerque, NM. We found a cool brewery with a patio to relax on with Cane.

Flagstaff, AZ

The next day we headed toward Flagstaff, AZ. It was a beautiful approach as we watched the landscape and flora change. We needed more than a day to fully explore this town. We did make time for a brewery named Dark Sky Brewing and a Diablo burger!

On the way to St. George, we took the long way and stopped by the Grand Canyon. Cane needed to see into the canyon and take a walk. Dogs are allowed on the top edge trails.

Grand Canyon

St. George, UT

We ended up in St. George, Utah! We rented our first place from Superior Properties via a Craigslist ad. They were super professional, but the place was very empty! We slept on an air mattress for months and used lawn furniture in the living room! ha! It is all part of the adventure. 😉