One trip of my summer

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!

( I love looking out da window! Mommy finally came back to lay my seat all da way down!)

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 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.
Me wif my mommy and daddy!

Showin off wif my daddy!

Me and my mommy!

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!

Mommy says her wants to ride in da copper. NOT ME!

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,


Barbara said...

Wow, your trip looked like fun! You're so lucky you get to see all these wonderful things!!

Lola said...

That sounds like a pretty cool trip. Blog Mom loves day trips. Can't do so many these days, but I'm ready to go when they are.

lotsa licks, Lola

houndstooth said...

*waves from Illinois* I haven't been to the arch, but Treat who lived here before me has been there, and I think maybe Blueberry might have gone once. Saint Louis is a beautiful city I hear. I've been to some of our State Parks and today I was at Allerton Park near Monticello. In a couple of weeks I'm taking a big trip with Mom and a friend and another Greyhound to Dewey Beach in Deleware for Greyhounds Reach the Beach. I'll be a very well-traveled hound when I get back from that one!


P.S. I'd probably ask to have my picture taken by you, too, but I have been able to stand under the Great Danes that I've met in canine!

Mr. Pip said...

What a great trip! I have never been to St. Louis. Very cute pictures of you with your family. You sure are tall!!!

Your pal, Pip

Frankie Furter said...

Wowie what a grrrreat vacation you had!!! My mom has seen that arch thingy. I thought it was for McDonald's.. I'm such a dummy.

Brian said...

That was really quite an adventure you had, the pics were great!

Mango said...

Hey Roscoe! Always nice to meet another full sized doggie. You sure are a lot braver than I am. I get so nervous when I go to new places that I hardly ever go very far from home, but look at you! Wow!

Thanks for leaving the tips on handling the itchy stuff. I sure hope my little nephew can get better.


Kristin G. said...

Looks like quite an adventure. Happy weekend to you!

Oskar said...

It looks like a great trip, I'm so glad you shared it with us. I'm sorry the peoples makes you nervous, but you are a very good doggie!

We put your picture up on Pet Blogs United & I'm following your blog now!

I love to go camping in the woods with my people. I'm a good camping doggie.

Nubbin' wiggles,

Twix said...

Hey Roscoe! You shoulda come a little more West and you woulda been in KC where I lives! I've never be to St. Louie but Momma has. You are way more traveled than me it sounds... Good for you! Extra treats are always worth putting up with something, right?

Pup Fan said...

Cool photos! Looks like a good trip. :)

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