Monday, November 12, 2012

AWESOME weekend!


I had such an awesome weekend
it is going to take me TWO days
to tell you about it!

First!

Let's get a VICTORY dance
going for the VIKINGS!



Vikings 34 -- Lions 24

WELL DONE!

Now my awesome weekend recap....

Friday night Beth and I were sitting
by the fire visiting.  I don't know how 
it came up but we started talking about
President U. S. Grant....our 18th President.
We talked on and on and then she said
"Seeing as Ozabella wants us out of the
house tomorrow to get ready for 
Coleridge's birthday -- would you like
to go and see President Grant's house?
It's not that far from us...."
I said "Certainly, that sounds like fun!"

The next morning we got up early
and headed out....

The sun looked so pretty as we crossed 
the Wisconsin River.


I didn't even ask where we were going and
I was surprised to see we were in....


We went to a town called Galena, IL.


We found his house right away....


We looked around the property and found
a statue of his wife....


 Learning more about history
is so much fun!


I sat on a nice bench and just thought
how neat it was that so many years
ago he was actually right in that house!

There were other beautiful houses also.... 
this was one of my favorites....


Before we left we went uptown and shopped!
Very unique buildings! 


I even met some Generals!


After that our adventure went on....

BUT
until tomorrow you will have
to wait to hear
(as Paul Harvey would say)
the rest of the story....

Later -- Remington --
History ROCKS!
-- out!

44 comments:

Cotton said...

Yippee for the Vikings! Looks like an eventful day you had, especially love that last pic, buddy
Cotton

Gloria Hood said...

History sure is fun! Love those buildings!
Lovies, Miss Mindy

Madi and Mom said...

OH MY DOGS!! Rem I'm excited and I wasn't even on the trip. You told such a great story about your weekend. Sounds like you live in an area full of history and we appreciate that you are sharing it.

Hugs madi your BFFF

Priscilla said...

Your happy dance is so beautiful!

Sam said...

How fun! ...and how wonderful you got to go along!

Sam

Molly The Wally said...

Yep history rocks Remington. Love your pic with the generals and the ornate house. Glad your weekend was such a good one. Looking forward to more. Have a lovely Monday.
Best wishes Molly

GOOSE said...

History is fun isn't it? And to think you sat where a president did. Very cool.
Blessings,
Goose
OH- would you email me you addy so I can send you your gift. You are my gift exchange guy. pastormichelle13(at)gmail(dot)com. Have a wonderful day.
Blessings,
Goose

Sandra said...

love the buildings and the shops and you certainly upstaged those generals. i must say Rem the president's wife was a little on the plain side.. but you look so handsome sitting there. what a fun trip. can't wait to hear/see the rest of the story.

Chicco said...

What a beautiful place to visit!!! I'm glad you had so much fun, Rem!
Woof, woof,

Chicco

Marilyn said...

Love the downtown buildings and the homes you shared.♥♫

Amber DaWeenie said...

Super Weekend! Wish we could take little trips like that. Not much interesting around here though.

Kathy said...

GO Vikings!! YAY!
That was a fascinating trip you took and I liked your favorite house, too! :)
So much history in that area of the country, going back hundreds of years! Hard to say that here. Although, from where we are staying you can see THE Tombstone of the Wild West.
You look so handsome with the Generals posing with you!
Cyber Belly Rubs, Big Guy

Max the Quilt Cat said...

What a great post. I'm sending the link to it to HH's friend Mary who is writing a book about Grant's wife.

Small world

Hugs, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles.

Sam and Pippen said...

Wow! That's an awesome adventure! We can hardly wait until tomorrow to see where else you get to go.

Sam and Pippen

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Those are really very nice houses. We can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring!

Bassetmomma said...

Those are beautiful houses! It is so much fun to learn history hands on! Congratulations on your Vikings win. They deserved it and Adrian Peterson played an awesome game!

Jan Mader said...

Awesome post. Loved all the pictures especially the one of you on the bench!

Nola said...

What fun!
Nola

Tank said...

Thanks for taking us along!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Oh My ... Galena is one of the places my peeps often visit. They promised to take me there when we get back. How Cool to know that you live so close to Illinois. Mmm our Bears lost yesterday. Happy MM. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Sarge said...

Hey Remington!
Wow, what a great history trip! My peeps love that kind of stuff too. My Mom was born and raised about 3 1/2 hours from Grant's birthplace near Cincinnati. Really fun to see his IL home. Thanks for letting my pack see that!
BTW: Yippee for your Vikings!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Blueberry's human said...

What a great history lesson! Those generals were great sports to have their picture taken with you! That one general looks a little worried. Teehee. He just doesn't know what a big softie you really are!

Go Vikings!!

JC said...

You sure do know how to have fun !!!

Mollie said...

What a fantastic day you had, love your victory dance and coat :) Be back tomorrow to hear the rest. xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Oh my Dog, we love all your pictures. That house is so beautiful. You had a wonderful weekend Remington!
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

finnhoward said...

History does rock! Can't wait to see the rest!

chicamom85 said...

Hi Sweety, when you dance I get so happy that I dance! What a wonderful little adventure you had. That is a beautiful place and I can't wait to read more about it. I am looking forward to the birthday party. See you soon.

Loveys and hugs your Sasha

Ann said...

congrats on the Vikings win
What a fun trip you took. I love historical towns like that. Looks like a very nice town too

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a fun weekend Remington, and those Vikings
Benny & Lily

Mitch and Molly said...

You sure did have an awesome weekend, Remington! We love your favorite house too!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Elyse and Riley said...

Yay for the Vikings! Looks like you had a fun trip with Beth to Illinois! Those houses are absolutely stunning.

Elyse and Riley

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

We love going on outings and seeing new places too.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Great win for the Vikings, Rem - super dance moves:) Please cross your paws and send some good vibes that our Chiefs don't embarrass us on national TV tonight.

Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Murray's Mouth said...

That sounds like a great weekend!

Dory and the Mama said...

Awesome history trip Remington!! My Mama just loves all the old building pictures!!

Smileys!
Dory

harrispen said...

You sure had a fun weekend. We can't wait to hear about the rest of it.

Millie

Teddy said...

Dude! Sounds like you had a pawsome weekend!
Teddy xxx

Mr. Pip said...

Would you believe my assistant has lived in Illinois for a billion years and never visited Galena! It's one of those places she says she wants to go, but never quite makes it.

Your pal, Pip

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Momma, who is from Illinois, made many visits to Galena and says it is a lovely town with an awesome history. She remembers some pretty hiking paths at the edge of town as well. Glad you and Beth had a fine time.

dougall.dog said...

Great moves dancing boy!!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Whoa Remington! You had SUCH a great weekend!! You got to go out and explore!!! We love doing that!! LOVE that Happy Dance Photo!! Congrats on the Vikings win!! Can't wait to hear more about your adventure...xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

SquirrelQueen said...

Congrats to the Vikings, they are having a great season so far.

That is one very beautiful house. We love history too. Can't wait for the 'rest of the story'.

Sweet William The Scot said...

Grant has houses all over. His birth place is close to me and his childhood home is just a littler further in the State of Ohio.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet Willaim The Scot

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