Friday, March 27, 2009

Adventures in Hanover

Hey Gang! Chester here and lovin' life! I wanted to tell you just where I was going when you saw my Window Wednesday pictures. Mom and Dad took me to a new place-they hadn't even been there before. Some friends we met through our Dock Diving adventures kept telling us about Codorus State Park near Hanover Pennsylvania. There is going to be a Dock Diving event there in June and we thought we'd all go check this park out. Not sure if I'm gonna dock dive there yet but we sure are gonna go back again when it's warmer.

I'm sure my pictures don't do it justice but it is gorgeous. Water, water EVERYWHERE! And they don't let those noisy boats on it so it was real peaceful. I got to take a short swim but Dad wouldn't let me in for long 'cuz Mom gets all spastic thinking I might get that limber tail/broken tail that sometimes happens to us labradors when we get into cold water. So to keep her happy I only stayed in for a minute. Then I saw these geese. Hmmmmmm-verrrry interesting. This whole leash thing really interferes with my social life!!!

We walked all over the place and the smells! Oh the new smells! And groundhogs! There were holes all over the place. If I hadn't been on my leash, there would have been a killin' spree. I'm surprised they let all those critters live there. I'm gonna see if they would like my assistance. I've been thinking I'd like to do some volunteer work and this would be a great place to start. Groundhogs make a terrible big hole that is a pain to mow around. (That's why I keep 'em under control around the homeplace-sometimes those holes give the tractors problems. The farmers love me!) I just about went out the window when we were leaving 'cuz a big old groundhog was running alongside the road. (Note to self: figure out how to open door without opposable thumbs)

Here's me and Dad on a dock. Dad thought I'd be skeered of the bouncy, bouncy of the dock but he shoulda knowed better.

Don't let the hat fool ya but here's me and Mom at the water's edge. It's a much better picture than that one she caught of herself squinting in the rearview mirror taking a picture of me hanging out the back window. She looked downright mean!

Did you know that the passenger pigeon is extinct? Me neither. This is a memorial to them and that's what it says. It's a shame 'cuz it says there used to be so many that they darkened the skies. (Probably made the ground a little messy but it's still sad they aren't around anymore). Very nice of the Boy Scouts to make this memorial.

There were alot of people looking out over this area of the lake. Apparently it is a good place to see real, live eagles.

This is me-nose to the wind- taking in the smells of Hanover Pennsylvania. Did you ever eat an Utz potato chip or pretzel? This is where they are made and I could smell 'em.

And get a load of me standing near this Battle of Hanover monument on the square in Hanover!

Just kiddin'! This is "Iron Mike" He was a statue originally owned by George Welsh, a Hanover resident. The statue was relocated from Mt. Olivet Cemetery and placed next to the "Picket" statue. There is no linkage between the dog statue and the Battle of Hanover.
There may be no linkage of Iron Mike to the battle but as much as we look alike, I'm thinkin' he might be a distant relative of mine.

Well, that was my latest adventure. If you're ever in that neck of the woods, stop by. I think you'll like it.

Woofs and adventurous slobbers!


Anonymous said...

Hi Chester! Wow, a very nice lake and a cool trip through Hanover! You had my mom goin' on that statue of Iron Mike. She said, "Is that really Chester? I guess I do need new glasses." Nice picture of you and Julia Roberts.

See ya!

Nibbles Treats said...

Thanks for sharing! Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Hey Mom - can we take a road trip?

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Chester's Mom said...

Uh, Joey. I'm thinking you need glasses too if you think that was Julia Roberts standing there beside me.

Woofs and magnified slobbers!

Simona,Paco e Milo said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh dear Chester!!!
Thanks for sharing with us your wonderful day!!!
This place look sooooooooooo Great...
wish were with you and playing togheter!!!!
you look soooooooooooo gorgeous and we love pics with your humans!!!
have a great weekend!!
Kisses and licks!!!

Life is good in Koda's World said...

Oh Chester! Looks like you and your mom and dad had a blast! I love the pics, you are one handsome dude...very athletic looking. Talk to you soon!

Love, Koda

Mason Dixie said...

What a wonderful day you had, and if I were ever in the neighborhood I am thinking I would be spending my time else where...wink wink.
You look very handsome on the dock standing next to your dad so very proud. =)

Team 3 Dawg Flite said...

What a neat trip. You couldn't have kept me out of that water. Tell your mom not to worry about cold tail. Spud and I have been in very, very cold water several times and never had it. (Knock on wood!) I think it is so cool how you catch and kill those groundhogs. You are sooooo my hero! Love, Sally

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

OH that place looks wonderful. We sure would like to go there too. We all could go swimming, we wouldn't tell your mom or ours.. hehe

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

M. Tornado Puppy said...

Man, Chester and Po look like brothers ... if we ever end up at the same dog park ...

Tee said...

What a great trip you had! All the new sights, sounds, smells and walkies!

Licks and Wags

TUffy of Dog WOods

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