Monday, December 17, 2012

We are so tired!

Dad, Chip and Snoopy at the Lewis and Clark statue, St Charles, Missouri
We had a long weekend- we suspect that it was a plot to wear us out for once since the weather has not been conducive for our two mile walks each night when Dad finally gets home from work!  Saturday we ran some errands after we saw Santa paws- Kmart and then home to watch tv with Dad and WHN on the couch, then out for confession (WHN was NOT in for a long time- we suspect a return trip very soon)  Then dinner and more snoozing on the couch.  Sunday we went to Mass, then our devoted slaves took us to St. Charles, Missouri for a nice long walkabout!  The weather was great and we were very good (except for the barkies from Snoopy but he is working on getting over his fear of new people and places)  Ginger's pink rolling command post came along (the Thai mobile has long since been retired as it was worn out beyond repair) and Tasha rode in comfort for most of the visit since she has become very clingy again and wanted WHN to herself. Dad took us for a walk along the Missouri River while WHN explored the Lewis and Clark Memorial statue which is right on the river! We loved visiting the site where Lewis and Clark actually met and from which they began their epic journey, and even better was Dad showing Snoopy the train station and the two cabooses that were located near the statue. (St Charles was the first official capitol of Missouri, from 1821 to 1826, while the permanent capitol city was being laid out and built in Jefferson City, Missouri.)  It has a great Victorian feel to the Main Street area, which has buildings still in use from the 1820s! Dad and WHN will be going back Christmas Eve for lunch and to see Santa again- we think without us this time, and to start a new family tradition since we will be living here for the rest of our lives!  While Dad was inside checking out The English Shop, WHN was talking with a lady who loves dachsies, and had just lost hers a few days after Anna Rose went to the Rainbow Bridge. We of course were very popular and Snoopy behaved well- he was very barky but not frenzied as he was at PetSmart- we kept him well supervised and leashed, and he did start to relax a little in St Charles.  Tasha was clingy and Chip kept his eye on Snoopy and helped him to learn to relax in public.  Today he has homework to do, both with WHN and Dad when he gets home.  

WHN has taken lots of photos of the Snoop Man and posted them on her Shutterfly site, but you can see them if you click on the link below- be forewarned- she has not yet labelled all of the photos!


Millie and Walter said...

Sounds like a fun filled weekend exploring your new city. Thanks for the history lesson too.


stellaroselong said...

That was a busy weekend...I mostly ran for my life from Margaret!!
Mom said she thinks St. Charles is very charming also!
stella rose

Lovable Lily said...

You're making us VERY tired just reading all about your adventures! We gotta go check out the pic's now. Gotta see that Snoop Man in action.

Lily Belle & Muffin

Lovable Lily said...

OMD! LOVED all your pictures!! Where did you find those beautiful Christmas jackets for the gang? We thought the pic of Snoopy barking in the parking lot (riding in the cart) was great! I think he was telling Santa, look out, we're coming :)

We enjoyed seeing your adventure.

Lily Belle & Muffin

Unknown said...

That looks like a great weekend. We will pop over now and have a look at the pix. Have a marvelous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Marilia said...

I hope your week be cool like your weekend was. Kisses.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Mom hasn't taken us out for a long time now to have some fun. We'll have to move in with you.

Snoopy, you are soooooo cute!

GOOSE said...

Wowzers, I need a nap after reading all that you did.

Sagira said...

Wow sounds like you have been very busy.