So one day earlier dis summer mamma and daddy cides dey wants to take a trip! I loves goin fur rides! Mommy says I gonna see fings I prolly never saw afore! I gets really really happys when mamma grabs my leash! So I started dancin round da living room while mamma and daddy grabs my food, food bowls, water bowl, water jug (daddy says I never go wifout waters!) and my treats.
Next fing I know, we is in da van. I of course gets my seat all to myself!
Mommy and daddy get real happy when dey travel too. Dey laugh alot and mommy is always takin picsures of sumpin (usually me!) wif her camra.
Her gots real cited for me when we went into Illinois. I's not even sure where dat is!
We seen dis huuuuge cross on da side of da road. Mommy oooo'd and awwwww'd over it!
Mommy likes to talk to me when I is just trying to get a nap in. Her says I is gonna love da Arch. What is dis Arch her speaks of? What is it for? I never heards of such a fing. So I is gettin really cited to see dis. Why is it so far away tho I wonder. Then mommy starts saying fings like...oh....oh..what is that I see??
Den...dere it is....a huuuuuuuuge big metal fing reaching da sky! Mommy says her has been here afore, daddy hasn't so me and him get to explore for da first time.
Has yu ever been here?? Mommy of course had to stop and get pix at the "leg" of dis arch fing. I thought I was big...wow...standing dere, I is a wil guy compared to dis big place.
I like going places but peoples comes running up all da time and dey scares me. I know, I is big, I shuld not be scareds, but I is. Too many peoples wants picsures of me wif dere lil peoples. I is ok I guess, just wish sometimes dat I was normal like udder dogs. Mommy says I is a vewy good guy for gettin all dose picsures and I will get special treats for actin likes a gentleman.
So we walks around and looks at all kinds of fings, dere are so many udder doggies dere dat I culd become furiends wif! I like dis place!
Mommy hasa talk to peoples, her says to get da right informasin for my blog. Do yu know why dis fing was built? We found out and its really interstin!
"Jefferson National Expansion Memorial consists of the Gateway Arch, the Museum of Westward Expansion, and St. Louis' Old Courthouse. During a nation-wide competition in 1947-48, architect Eero Saarinen's inspired design for a 630-foot stainless steel arch was chosen as a perfect monument to the spirit of the western pioneers. Construction of the Arch began in 1963, and was completed on October 28, 1965, for a total cost of less than $15 million. The Arch has foundations sunk 60 feet into the ground, and is built to withstand earthquakes and high winds; it sways up to 1 inch in a 20 mph wind, and is built to sway up to 18 inches. A Grand Staircase leads from the St. Louis levee up to the base of the Gateway Arch."
"Welcome to the Old Courthouse!
The majestic Old Courthouse has remained over the past 150 years as one of St. Louis' most prominent architectural landmarks. Plan your visit to see all the permanent exhibits and special events! The Old Courthouse was the site of the first two trials of the pivotal Dred Scott case in 1847 and 1850. It was also where Virginia Minor's case for a woman's right to vote came to trial in the 1870s. You may tour this historic structure, and visit the restored courtrooms to learn more about our 19th century judicial system.
St. Louis' Old Courthouse is listed in the National Park Service's National Underground Railroad Network To Freedom. The Network to Freedom recognizes sites, programs and facilities with verifiable associations to the Underground Railroad. The phenomenon popularly known as the Underground Railroad has been broadly defined by the National Park Service as the "historic resistance to enslavement through escape and flight." The Old Courthouse is linked with the story of the Underground Railroad, and with that of slavery, as a property associated with legal challenges to slavery. It was a public forum as well as a courthouse. Slaves were auctioned from its steps in estate settlements, while one man's suit for freedom helped plunge the country into Civil War. The Old Courthouse was the site of hundreds of suits for freedom, but one gained notoriety. In 1847, Dred Scott, with his wife Harriet, sued for, and were granted, their freedom. After many appeals, the case was decided upon by the Supreme Court. The decision stated that slaves were property, and as such, had no right to sue. The Dred Scott Decision hastened the start of the Civil War."
We had funs walking around and looking at what mommy called da great missipi river.
There was even gamblin boat and helicoppers dere!
When we cided we had enuff of da arch we had to go hunt for cash mommy says. Her says "garages need to take cards!" I not know what dis means! But I gots to ride in lelevator!
All in all I'd say it was a nice trip. We live in Indianapolis so mommy says it was a really good one day trip. Daddy loved it too since him had nevr seen it afore eeefer. I is glad mommy and daddy likes to travel, I gets to ride in my van all da time, I gets to visit new places and I can share fun stuffs wif all my bloggy furiends!
Where has yur mommy and/or daddy taken yu?
giant wet kisses for you all,