Bosty goes to San Francisco (Again!)

Bosty goes to San Francisco

Bosty went to San Francisco again so he could escape the humidity on the East Coast. He decided to start his trip off by visiting the seals at Pier 39.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

Then he stopped by the Aquarium of the Bay to see all the underwater creatures. He’s always curious about what other critters look like.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

Next, he strolled around outside and got to see Alcatraz Island in the distance.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

Then he walked along the Embarcadero, where he stopped by the huge Ferry Building.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

There were all kinds of food stands to take a look at. It sure made Bosty feel hungry!

At the end of the day, he sat back, relaxed, and enjoyed the view of the bay. The sun looked beautiful as it was getting ready to set.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

The following day, he got to ride a trolly car across town.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

And after being lazy on the trolly, he just had to hike across the Golden Gate Bridge again. Just look at those views!

Bosty goes to San Francisco

Next, he rode one of the cable cars across town to see the San Francisco Zoo. He was really excited to see all the giraffes there, but didn’t know what they were looking at just now. Are you trying to find me? I’m right here!

Bosty goes to San Francisco

After wandering around the zoo for a few hours, he walked up the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps to enjoy the gorgeous view of the city.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

But why stop there? Bosty wanted to take a look at a few museums, so he stopped by the de Young Fine Arts Museum to see the Stuart Davis exhibit.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

And since he was so close to the Golden Gate Park Japanese Tea Garden, he figured he might as well take a look at all the beautiful plants and flowers there.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

He ended his excursion by heading over to Ocean Beach . He noticed that he could see one of the Golden Gate Park windmills from the beach, and just had to get his picture taken in front of it.

Overall, he had one exciting West Coast visit. And he was pretty exhausted after checking out so many touristy places in the city.

Bosty goes to the National Gallery

Megan Coyle's Bosty goes to the National Gallery

Bosty wanted to explore one of the museums in the Washington, DC area, so he decided to stop by the National Gallery’s East Wing. He was excited to see artwork by famous artists like Pablo Picasso.

Megan Coyle's Bosty goes to the National Gallery

As he wandering around the museum, he was drawn to Piet Mondrian’s simple geometric shapes and bold colors.

Megan Coyle's Bosty goes to the National Gallery

Wassily Kandinsky’s colorful abstract work also caught his eye, and he enjoyed seeing one of Gustav Klimt’s figurative and patterned paintings.

Megan Coyle's Bosty goes to the National Gallery

Wayne Thiebaud’s cake painting made Bosty feel a little hungry. Cake, anyone?

Megan Coyle's Bosty goes to the National Gallery

He spent a little time staring in awe at one of Jackson Pollock’s large paintings that was part of the Abstract Expressionist movement.

Megan Coyle's Bosty goes to the National Gallery

Wow, is that an Andy Warhol? Bosty is a big fan of pop art.

Megan Coyle's Bosty goes to the National Gallery

He also enjoys Impressionist paintings, and was excited to see some work by Claude Monet.

Megan Coyle's Bosty goes to the National Gallery

Bosty took a final look around and enjoyed seeing Alexander Calder’s large mobile pieces. He was a little worn out from wandering around every floor of the museum, so he went outside to enjoy the sunny spring weather.

Megan Coyle's Bosty goes to the National Gallery

Before leaving the National Mall, he strolled around the National Gallery’s Sculpture Garden. It was a beautiful day outside, and it was a wonderful day to see some colorful works of art.

Bosty Enjoys the Great Outdoors

Bosty enjoys the great outdoors by Megan Coyle

This past weekend, Bosty decided to explore the outdoors by heading off to Charlotte, North Carolina. He was anxious to escape the city and get more in touch with nature – so he started off his trip with some kayaking.

Bosty enjoys the great outdoors by Megan Coyle

When he was tired of kayaking on his own, he decided to watch others paddle in the water, enjoying the sunny weather and blue skies.

Bosty enjoys the great outdoors by Megan Coyle

Later he strolled around the park and noticed that a sign said that dogs weren’t allowed in the area – oops!

Bosty enjoys the great outdoors by Megan Coyle

So he wandered away from the signage and into the woods to get some exercise hiking. He loved running around all the trees and kicking up some dust in the trails.

Bosty enjoys the great outdoors by Megan Coyle

After a long day of hiking around, he took an afternoon break by the water to enjoy the cool breeze and gaze at the beautiful river.

Bosty enjoys the great outdoors by Megan Coyle

Before long he felt restless again, so he went off to do some outdoor climbing. Unfortunately his paws made it a little difficult to climb, and he couldn’t make it to the top…

Bosty enjoys the great outdoors by Megan Coyle

Later he went for a stroll and admired the landscape in another local park. “It’s beginning to look a lot like spring!” he thought.

Bosty enjoys the great outdoors by Megan Coyle

By the end of the day, he was completely exhausted, so he took a nap with a couple new friends he made, the French Bulldogs Maddie and Brady.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

Bosty goes to San Francisco

Bosty realized it had been way too long since his last adventure, so he decided it was time to head to San Francisco to check out the West Coast. He also wanted to explore other places in the area, and his first stop was Stanford University.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

Don’t forget to check out the latest exhibit at the Stanford Art Gallery!

Bosty goes to San Francisco

After making it all the way over to California, he figured he might as well visit the house where Steve Jobs, the mastermind behind Apple computers, used to live. Are those apple trees out front?

Bosty goes to San Francisco

Finally he headed to San Francisco to take a look at the view of the Painted Ladies, which are a row of houses that are painted in several bright colors. He had to see them since they’re famous – they were on an old TV show called Full House.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

Next he wandered over to the Palace of Fine Arts so he could see even more beauitful architecture.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

He couldn’t get over how huge the arches were!

Bosty goes to San Francisco

Bosty still wasn’t done walking all over the place. He wanted to hike across the city to take a look at the view from the Lyon Street Steps.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

Up next? The Golden Gate Bridge, of course!

Bosty goes to San Francisco

After walking across the bridge, Bosty wanted to hike far enough away to get a great picture of it.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

Then he walked over to the Point Bonita Lighthouse – just look at that view! He decided to watch the sunset and then call it a day.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

The following day he travelled along the coast so he could get plenty of pictures of the ocean. He definitely took plenty of pictures of Big Sur – which is a stretch of California’s coast between Carmel and San Simeon.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

All morning and afternoon he wandered around gazing at nature and the water. So when evening slowly approached, he knew he’d have to wait to see the sunset on the water.

Bosty goes to San Francisco

For the night, he decided to tour Hearst Castle, and take a look at the lavish home where William Randolph Hearst lived. There were so many different types of antiques and works of art to look at!

Bosty goes to San Francisco

The following day he toured the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose – another large building that seemed to have it’s own fair share of unusual tales and theories.

Before long it was time for Bosty to pack his bags and head back to DC. I wonder where he’ll go next…

Bosty goes to Los Angeles

Bosty goes to LA

Bosty decided to take a break from the DC winter by heading off to Los Angeles, California. His first stop? The La Brea Tar Pits where he could truly blend in as a tourist.

Bosty goes to LA

Then he headed next door to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to see the Frank Gehry exhibit.

Bosty goes to LA

He also wanted to take a look at all the modern art – especially the Abstract Expressionist art!

Bosty goes to LA

Then he decided to wander around LA, checking out some of the antique and artsy stores.

Bosty goes to LA

Art Works Studio? He was definitely a fan of that gallery and its clever name.

Bosty goes to LA

Later he popped over to SAG AFTRA in hopes that by posing by the building, he could automatically become a SAG actor. Sorry, Bosty. It doesn’t quite work that way.

Bosty goes to LA

If he couldn’t become a SAG actor instantly, he decided the next best thing was doing a studio tour of a major motion picture company, so he chose Paramount Pictures. He just had to get his picture by that iconic water tower…

Bosty goes to LA

And by the Paramount Pictures sign, with plenty of palm trees in view.

Bosty goes to LA

Bosty was really in the Hollywood spirit, so he decided to walk on the stars along the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bosty goes to LA

All that walking inspired him to go on a hike at Runyon Canyon, where he could check out gorgeous views of the city.

Bosty goes to LA

Next up? Griffith Observatory where he could continue to take in beautiful views of the cityscape.

Bosty goes to LA

He decided to hike around the Griffith Observatory and was pleased to see this sign. Good to know that the fire danger is low today, Smokey the Bear!

Bosty goes to LA

Time sure does fly when you wander the city! It started to get late so Bosty wanted to check out the sunset at Santa Monica Pier. Wow, just look at that sky!

Bosty goes to LA

And since he was already by the pier, why not go on a few carnival rides? Don’t mind if I do!

Before long, it was time to head home. Bosty was going to miss that warm weather, but it gave him an idea of some other warm places he’d like to visit soon.

Bosty goes to NYC (Again!)

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Bosty decided to visit New York City again to get a better look at all the city lights. He also wanted to ride the subway more and do some serious people-watching.

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The spring weather outside was beautiful so he decided to check out High Line park…

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And take a look at all the unusual sculptures and plant-life.

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Next up he wanted to see the flowers in full bloom at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

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They really were in full bloom!

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Then he stopped by the Brooklyn museum for some culture for the day.

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Bosty started getting hungry so he headed off to Smorgasburg in Williamsburg for a quick bite to eat.

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He actually had quite a bit to eat, so it wasn’t exactly a “quick” bite. But he did have a chance to have a picnic by the water with his tasty treats.

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He wandered all the way to Chelsea to check out Chelsea Market. Perhaps it’s dessert time?

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But Bosty decided to pick up a few New York souvenirs at the Artists & Fleas shop.

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To end his incredibly busy day, he headed over to Central Park for a stroll.

It’s been fun, New York – we’ll have to do this again sometime!

Bosty goes to Charlotte, NC

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Bosty decided to escape the cold, spring weather in DC and head off to Charlotte, North Carolina.

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He caught some rays of sunshine while strolling around the city.

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And really enjoyed taking a moment to take in that skyline.

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He liked looking at the architecture and buildings from afar so much that he insisted we get up-close to a few of them.

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Before heading back to the cold city up north, he had a chance to play with Maddie the French Bulldog. Or was he just keeping an eye on her?

Anyway, after the trip Bosty insisted we should visit more warmer places. So maybe we’ll do just that relatively soon…

Bosty goes to Phoenix, AZ

Bosty goes to Phoenix by collage artist Megan Coyle

Bosty has been spending a lot of time in Arizona these days. He figures D.C. weather gets too cold this time of year, so it’s nice to take a trip to a warmer climate.

Bosty goes to Phoenix by collage artist Megan Coyle

We wound up in Phoenix, Arizona – and since Phoenix is so close to Scottsdale, we made sure to stop by Old Town Scottsdale.

Bosty goes to Phoenix by collage artist Megan Coyle

When we walked by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Bosty insisted we go inside. “You are an artist…you should look at some art!”

Bosty goes to Phoenix by collage artist Megan Coyle

He was really excited about James Turrell’s Knight Rise public art exhibit. “Look at those colors!”

Bosty goes to Phoenix by collage artist Megan Coyle

The exhibit had a beautiful walkway. Bosty just had to get his picture taken all around the art display….

Bosty goes to Phoenix by collage artist Megan Coyle

Including a room that had an oval cut out in the ceiling so you could gaze at that inredibly blue Arizona sky.

Bosty goes to Phoenix by collage artist Megan Coyle

After spending plenty of time staring at art, we were off on another walk around town. I wonder where we’ll end up next?

Bosty goes to Flagstaff, AZ

Bosty goes to Flagstaff by collage artist Megan Coyle

Bosty decided to start the day off in Flagstaff, Arizona by getting a cup of mocha from Macy’s European Coffeehouse.

Bosty goes to Flagstaff by collage artist Megan Coyle

He liked people watching out the window while sipping his coffee.

Bosty goes to Flagstaff by collage artist Megan Coyle

Next we did some wandering around the area, and did a little window shopping.

Bosty goes to Flagstaff by collage artist Megan Coyle

Bosty was anxious to see more of Mother Nature, so we hiked a few trails to take a look at the aspens.

Bosty goes to Flagstaff by collage artist Megan Coyle

The aspens sure looked beautiful all dressed up in yellow.

Bosty goes to Flagstaff by collage artist Megan Coyle

Before long, it was getting late and the sun began to set. Bosty liked staring at the Arizona sunset – so colorful!

It was another day full of activity. Bosty isn’t ready to leave the area just yet – he has some ideas of other cities to visit out west.

Bosty goes to the Grand Canyon

Bosty goes to the Grand Canyon by collage artist Megan Coyle

Bosty decided to head over to visit the Grand Canyon. “My oh my,” Bosty said, “that sure looks grand!”

Bosty goes to the Grand Canyon by collage artist Megan Coyle

He strolled around to take a look at the canyon from different angles. He also liked the interesting trees and shrubs that were growing alongside the pathways.

Bosty goes to the Grand Canyon by collage artist Megan Coyle

There were some red rocks in the area that reminded him of his Sedona, Arizona trip.

Bosty goes to the Grand Canyon by collage artist Megan Coyle

And wow, look at that tree! An interesting silhouette against the Arizona sky.

Bosty goes to the Grand Canyon by collage artist Megan Coyle

Bosty was having so much fun that before he knew it, it started to get late. The sun began to set and he enjoyed taking in the views at dusk.

Bosty goes to the Grand Canyon by collage artist Megan Coyle

He was also impressed by the wild clouds in the sky. Before long, it was nighttime. Bosty decided that the Grand Canyon was so much fun that he’d have to stay in Arizona a little longer to explore some other sights.