Thursday, November 1, 2012

Did you say BEAR!!!

Hello my friend..
Did you enjoy your Halloween?  I stayed up late watching
scary movies.  Not too smart of me because then I couldn't sleep.

I have some photos to share with you from our last trip to
Williams, Arizona.

 


While in Williams we ventured out to a couple of places that were
close by.  Flagstaff being one of the places we visited.
What a cute little town with lots of fun little boutiques.
And lots of brewery's and coffee shops.







On our way home we took the old highway route 66.
It didn't look much different than the newer highway except the little towns you
run into along the way.  They were full of old memorabilia
about being part of the old Route 66.





We also spent the day at a new wild animal park called
Bearizona.  And yes there were bears there.




This sure was a big guy.  I think they are being well fed here
at the park.  I still felt a bit sad that the animals were all caged up.
I just don't think it is natural.




This badger was none too happy that we were here.. 
He kept hissing and charging the fence. 
Poor little guy look scared. 



Way up in a tree we spotted this guy just hanging out. 
I don't think he moved the whole time we were there. 
I didn't even know that porcupines could climb trees. 



On our last day we visited Cataract Lake.
We were the only ones there.  It was so quiet and peaceful..
A perfect way to end our trip.

Thanks so much for stopping by
and taking a peek at my photos,

Till next time!

Linda~

36 comments:

It's me said...

Wowwww Linda...i love them all....great pictures !!...love Ria...xxx...

Mariana Morais said...

Your photos are wonderful, they make my imagination flow!
Hugs from Portugal

Becca said...

Hi Linda! I enjoyed seeing your photos of the animals...that bear looks too cute, especially with the way he is sitting!

Linda B said...

Gorgeous photos, Linda. When we hike in the mountains, I always have an eye out for the bears... don't know what I'd do if we came across one... probably faint!

TexWisGirl said...

poor animals.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

And a perfect way to end your post! I love that shot of the lake with the bits of orange in the background. Enjoyed seeing all the animals--I hope they're happy there. I agree with you that animals should not be caged. But you took some wonderful pics of them!

Lynnda said...

I love your photos Linda... always beautiful shots!!! I truly enjoy looking at them...all the time... hugs...xoxo

yyam said...

Wow! You got some really good shots of the animals. Awesome! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Great pics!!! We have wanted to visit Bearizona!!!

Carol Blackburn said...

Don't you just wonder what those animals are thinking when they see you with your camera? LOL if they could only talk. Great shots!

Tracy said...

That is a BIG bear! Great animal pics Linda. Sounds like you had a great trip. :-) Hugs!

Heather Jensen said...

Such cute pictures! I totally agree with you about the animals. I won't go to the zoo or circus for that very reason. It breaks my heart! :)

Hugs~

craftattack said...

Glad you had a good time, but shame that the animals have to be fenced in! Valerie

Netty said...

wow you really take fab and interesting photos Linda. Enjoy the weekend sweet lady. Annette xx

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, you take the MOST amazing photos, Linda! These are fabulous, and what a beautiful spot you visited. I know what you mean about zoos and animal parks. It's nice to see the animals, but it's so sad, too. You really did gets some amazing photos of the critters. Love the lake view, too!

Lisa Graham Art said...

I love driving through small towns...they always make me want to get out of the car, walk around and shoot pictures. Looks like they have the same effect on you too! :)

Ros Crawford said...

Oh your photos are fabulous!! TFS

unikorna said...

Yes definitely caged animals sadden me so deeply...That is why I never go to the zoo.
Linda I must tell you the first photo with the branch is incredible, I actually downloaded and , if you don't mind, I'll maybe use it. You are amazing :).

Deanna said...

You captured some great pics of the animals. Looks like you had a wonderful trip. Haven't made it to Flagstaff yet, but plan to in the future.

missing moments said...

Love that first shot! Zoos make me a bit sad but I know they serve an educational purpose. But still, you have some great photos.

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful pics Linda!! You sure get around a lot!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful pictures. All of the animals look well fed and well cared for. Beautiful.

Anne-Elise said...

Wow, gorgeous photos, Linda! Love them! Have a great weekend! Hugs

Juliana said...

truly amazing trip!
a lot of animals...
beautiful nature!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Gayle Price said...

Your photos are so beautiful, but yes it is sad the animals are in cages. I love the little porcupine, he's so cute, he is my favourite. xx

Catherine said...

What a wonderful trip and to see those furry critters was an extra special treat. And how lucky to receive such goodies in the mail below. Blog fiends are very special aren't they?
Hope your November has started off perfectly!
xo Catherine

Katie said...

I love all of these photos! You really captured the faces of the animals so well! I love it!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Ha! Bearizona! I love that! Great photographs as always Linda! Thanks so much for sharing :) Hope you have a great weekend!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sounds like fun, we must go there someday! thanks for sharing those wonderful photos!!!!

Bunch of Barrons said...

Great photos! Looks like an awesome trip!

Silvina Soave said...

Preciosas fotos, hermoso blog!! Saludos desde Argentina.

Lynn Richards said...

You are too funny. I thought you had seen a bear while camping!! That bear looks fairly miserable!
xo
Lynn

Lynn Stevens said...

Linda you take the best pictures. Ever thought of being a professional photographer?
I feel the same way when I see critters locked up. It just doesn't seem right!
Hugs Lynn

Lisa Gordon said...

These are wonderful, Linda!
Bearizona looks like a great place to visit.
Happy Sunday to you!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Thanks for sharing all these wonderful photos.

Suzanne C said...

IT is always wonderful to go on your excursions with you. Beautiful photos.