I hope you had a most wonderful Christmas! This was Mowgli’s first, and I think he was overwhelmed by all the chaos. I got us all up super early because I knew our stockings would be filled with Santa. Woof!
As is our Christmas day tradition, we were slugs. We opened gifts, grazed our way through the day, watched movies and took a nap. Good thing I had one more story to share with you from our trip up North. Otherwise, this would be a very short blog.
Anyway, while up at the Grand Canyon, we headed over to Bearizona. Mom wanted to see some bear. Dad said they would all be in hibernation, but mom thought we would see some out and about. The cost is $35.00 per vehicle to enter. Your National Park Pass does not apply here. We hadn’t been here in five years, and they have really improved the place.
Since mom and dad were hungry, they first went to the Canyon Land’s Restaurant, which is 6,000-foot building designed to look like a cave. I didn’t get to go in, but mom said it was pretty cool. They have a nice selection for lunch and some of the tables have views of animals.
Bearizona has a walk-through zoo as well as the drive-through park. Make sure you have time for both. Dogs are only allowed in the drive-through section and must stay in the cars with windows up due to the wild animals.
The walk-through zoo isn’t super big, but they have laid it out well. Then we drove through the wildlife park. Both mom and dad were right as some bears were snoozing away in their caves and some were out. We learned bears only hibernate when they can’t eat. As long as the staff keeps feeding them, they can stay awake. I sure wouldn’t want to take a long nap hungry. No wonder they get a reputation for being mean. They are probably just hangry!
You must keep moving along as the bear can tear car parts off, like your rear-view mirror. The Bison and Buffalo are also known to charge vehicles. Your ticket allows you to drive through as many times as you would like.
One trip was good for us, and we decided to stop in Williams to walk around. Mom likes checking out gift shops. I just sit on the sidewalk with dad and let people adore me. Hey, what can I say? I’m cure, and my curly tail gets them every time.
I’m not sure Bearizona is worth the drive from Phoenix by itself, but if you are up in that neck of the woods, you definitely have to see it. Bear are fascinating creatures. This was our second time, and we would go again. Will it be in 2022? I don’t know what adventures await me, but I know I will be grateful for every one of them I get to experience with my family. I am one lucky pup! Here’s wishing us all a very healthy and happy New Year!
My mom, Lorraine Bossé-Smith, is kind enough to help me share my Great Adventures, big and small. My mom is a motivational speaker, corporate trainer, executive recruiter, business consultant, coach, fitness expert, and author of nine published books. More importantly, she’s the best doggy mom ever!
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Get outside! You never know what you’ll discover, and our paths just might cross. Happy tails!