Travels With Bowie & D.O.G.: The Great Plains!

In the past six years, my dogs and I have seen a lot of this country. I take a lot of photos when I travel and my favorites are usually the shots with my border collie mixes Bowie and Dio (short for D.O.G.). Without the dogs, it’s just a pretty picture, but with them  it’s a place I’ve been, a place I know and love. From time to time I’ll post some of my favorite photos on here from my travels with Bowie and D.O.G. Today: the Great Plains!

Oklahoma Windmill Dogs

Wagon Wheel Ruts, Oregon Trail, Eastern Wyoming

Bowie & Bone, Nebraska Plains

Carhenge D.O.G.

A lot of people complain about having to drive across the Plains, but I love them! If you get off the highways and take the back roads you’ll get to see a surreally blank slice of rural America unlike anywhere else. The Plains are beautiful: nothing but huge vistas, big skies, small towns and real people. Some of my favorite museums are found in the Great Plains: the Windmill Museum in Shattuck, Oklahoma, the Barbed Wire Museum in La Crosse, Kansas and of course, one of my all time favorite road trip detours: Carhenge near Alliance, Nebraska.

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently based in western Colorado. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at
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