Sunday 30 January 2011

Ironbridge NOT!!!

Well OK yes, that is a photo of the bridge that mom took about 2 years ago!!! Can you see the flower?
So Saturday afternoon as it is only a 15 minute drive away we decided we where going to take some photo's for a blog post. 
Saturday in Ironbridge is not the time to try and find a parking space!!
Plus there is work being done to it.
 So we decided to give it a miss this time.

Instead we turned around and parked back at the visitors centre at Coalbrookdale.

We had no intention going for a a route march, just there to take photos,
but dad pointed out a sign with a walk.
The Coalbrookdale Watercourses
 so mom went in and got the map.

Just take note that dad now has the map!

We pass a shop window, its Valentines Day soon,
 I am in love, I just hope she loves me back.
 I will have to wait and see, a card to her is in the post.  
Do hope she will be my Valentine, paws crossed for me,
 she a very special girl dale. 

Its not a pub, but dads second favorite drink is Tea, he can't start a job unless there is a mug of tea in his hand! we will be stopping here on the way back.
Notice its called Delidale!!

I don't see no Airedales! where's my girl!

These are the Upper Forge Sluice Gates- built to control the flow of water downstream

The building on the left is the Coalbrookdale Youth Hostel,
 it used to be a former literary &  Scientific Institute 
The road we are standing on is called Paradise, not today its not!!
Note- Dad still has the map and is reading it!!!

Former Methodist Chapel, Site of early pumping engine.
Can you see me?

Up some steps, so fast I'm a blur! 

Into woodland

Its about here things start to go pear shaped, mom who hasn't got the map pipes up.
"I don't think it is this way" dad seams to think it is!!! so off we go up to the top, we went on a head as mom was flagging she still is not 100% but made it to the top OK, I can hear her saying to dad its still not the right way, she takes the map off him!!  and again says
 "we're going the wrong way"
 Opps don't like the tone of voice!! I'll just keep my head down!
Dad " Lets just keep going this way, we will pick up the path soon" 

Well if we weren't lost we would have not seen these frozen puddles,
 see always try and find a positive out of a negative.
This is the last photo Mom took on the walk!! why,
she's walking 20 foot behind us muttering something!! 
well the next thing her arms are up in the air, and she shouts,

 "I'm not going any further I'll meet you back at the car"

Heck I've not seen her like that before, must be a full moon!!
Anyways, we decides to let her have a head start and then follow her back!!!

We caught up with her in the end, and stopped at Delidales,
 luckily she'd calmed down by then. Good job Dad had no money on him to buy the drinks!

Look at all the lovely fruit and veg.
Mom and Dad had a Tea and a Tea Cake each, when the shop owner brought it out to them,
Dad said "look George only two plates but you can have some of ours"
The shop keeper said "Is he allowed a treat" yes I am!!!

He give me my own cooked sausage, a result yea!!!!  

Thank you Mister Shop Keeper you made my day.
I needed calming down after mom spat her dummy out the pram!! 

 She went in the shop after and brought some Sweet Potatoes,
 chilli's ginger, garlic, Welsh Cheese, and Irish cheese. 
Makes me wonder what the heck she is cooking for tea!!! 

Well I can't leave you with out a photo of the Ironbridge, here is is from a distance.

But wait a minute the sweet potatoes from the shop where for me!

Mom sliced them and dried them off in the oven

Mmmm Tasty

So a bit of a mixed bag of things for a Saturday!!
Thank goodness Sunday was more chilled out!

See Yea George xxx


Rose H (UK) said...

Tell Dad that Mom has to be in charge of the map next time George ;-)
You look like you were having such a great time too. Nice photos as usual, and at least you ended up with a nice sausage treat!
Lots of love
Auntie Rose xx

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

That was an exciting adventure fur sure.
I hope your Valentine Girrrrl says YES!! Maybe you should send her some of the sweet potatoes to ... seal the deal!

J_on_tour said...

What a great day out with plenty of variety. It's always a success when there's plenty of food George. Lovely sausage and chips although not all at the same time. Great shot and caption on the valentines window.
I saw a Michael Portillo railway programme recently and someone reckoned they could see a face in the bridge structure.... would love to visit here sometime... don't know if it will happen though.

Wyatt said...


What a lovely day in the country. And what is not to like about a place called deli-dale that gives sausages to dogs...SCORE!!

Wyatt and Stanzie

p.s. Stanzie says "hi!" She has been yapping a lot about the royal wedding you are going to have in England this spring. She's gettin' all kinds of crazy notions....silly girl.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Boy, we enjoyed that adventure right along with you. Sometimes getting lost can be an adventure and then, sometimes not! You got in a terrific walk AND a sausage!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DO YOU KNOW that I just had me a nice, fat, juicy and sweet SWEET POTATO TOO son? Mum loves 'em and can eat one the size of an American football..all by her little self. Where that woman puts food, I don't know. YOUR THAT IS WHAT I CRAVE! And what a nice shopkeeper...WHAT DID YOU DO WHEN DAD COULD NOT PAY FOR THE TEA? Oh George mi man, YOUR PHOTOS ARE WONDERFULLLLLLLL! LOVE TO YOU, Balzac and Anita

3 doxies said... mum has them cut off gloves too, her says it's easier withs da camera.

Hmmmmmmmmm...I thinks I knows who your lady love is. Am i on da right track cuz I questioned yo befores. Good Luck cuz ya'll both is specials.

Your parents are hilarious!


Pippen said...

That was some exciting walkie you had! And to top it off you got sausage and sweet potato! Cool!

Sam and Pippen

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

You jus' had da purrfect day....well, I don'ts know about eating da SAUSAGE! I IS a sausage dog sooooooo....well you nose!

Michelle said...

This looks like such a great time George, wish I could go with you!

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Ooh George,

Who doesn't luv you? Tank yous fur stoppin' by today and helpin' me celebrates my barkday! You is such a good furiend and I luvs you. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

PeeS Flat George came to visit me today too and him went wif me to Corbin's house! :)

houndstooth said...

BOL! George, it's like we were living the same day across the globe! We went out hiking, climbed a million steps, and would have been totally lost if we left things up to Dad! Thank gosh Mom is a natural navigator. I'm just wish we had a stop for food like yours!


♥I am Holly♥ said...

We just love the places you go to visit and see! It is always fun and exciting. Thanks for taking us along with you. That was a great visit! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Anonymous said...

What a fun trip! And a cooked sausage, just for you!

Elyse and Riley

Homer said...

Did you know that my humans miss English Pork Sausages and English Bacon? And the pasties in morrisons and gregs. Pepper steak, cornish pasties, scotch egg... yum. Good grief! Now I'm feeling hungry.

So who's the lucky dale?


Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Sounds like a kind of good day all around, with lots of interesting things happening. I think that shop keeper with the sausage was a fine human and you should probably patronize him as often as possible, don't you?

Sam said...

Ohhhh, the woodlands are my favorite part. You know we're a sucker for a good hike!

I bet you were tired after this very fun-filled day. You definitely take some of the most scenic walks of anyone that I know!

Duke said...

Sweet potatoes AND sausage! Lucky you, George!
What a fun adventure for you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

That was quite the walk George! From iron bridges to youth hostels to delidales to lost in the woods to eating fresh baked sweet potato cakes?!!! Wow! Bet you had a nice long nap after your snack ;)

Waggin at ya,

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

How nice of them to name so many things in that town after the type of dog you is.
I hope your valentine says yes! It looked like a nice walk, too bad Mum got grumpy, but I understand. Mum gets grumpy if me and TNP go to fast. Those Mum's doesn't like to be left trailing 20 ft behind and being ignored.
~lickies, Ludo

Unknown said...

You have had an interesting outing and those places you went are so unique and beautiful. I like you on the steps in the wood picture the most. Cooked sausages sound so yummy! Lucky you!

The Thuglets said...

Looks like a terrific walk you had there George.

Your sausage look positively yummy!

Have a good week.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Scooter said...

Hey George!
Wow, you had a wonderful day! Valentines, steps, walks, water, deli, sausages, sweet potatoes! *whew* I'm impressed. That's about all I could want or handle in one day. Good for you...pawsome pix of your good time!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Anonymous said...

George....You had a great adventure... Love the pictures.

Scooter said...

BTW: I hope your girlie agrees to be yours! I'm sure she will...such a sweet and handsome fellow. Be sure to let us know!!

My Mind's Eye said...

George you and your 2leggers take the most exciting and fun excursions!! Since I cannot be your special girlfriend maybe you'd let me be your sister?? What do you think?
Hugs Madi

My Mind's Eye said...

PS....keep us posted on what the special Dale girl's reply is....

Ryker said...

Oh My, your wise to stay away from mom when she's feeling cranky! I gotta ask about the pram thing, you lost me on that one?
As usual, a very interesting and scenic walk. We did see you in that one shot... at least from the behind!
A man with a map is a scarce and scary thing! Did you ever find your dale friend? Nice score with that sausage, you made me drool!

Road Dog Tales said...

Wow, that was a very eventful walk! That Ironbrige is waaay cool! We might have just stuck it out at the Delidale while the peeps went for a walk, especially seeing as how they were handing out FREE sausages!!! Lucky boy!

The Road Dogs

Eric said...

On my way up George! I fancy a bark around with you and mmmmmm....mebbe a sausage and sweet potato chips. Brown or tomato sauce? Like a drop of tea too. And I'm used to Dad not map reading and the teddy throwing too hehee!! We should live in the same house.

Paws crossed your sweetie pup pie sends you a card too.

Wiry wags n kisses Eric xx

Pup Fan said...

Looks like an awesome day!

Bocci said...

Ha! We loved this story! Poor Dad didn't even have money to buy your tea and cakes!
Anyway, Parental Unit is going to try that sweet potato treat for me:-)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

George you are really something else! I could read this post over and over.. You just crack me up... It's like I can see you thinking. You are quite the Lad.
Thank you for taking a walk over to see Valentino.. I suppose he would be a mouse you may want to be friends with!
Give my best to Mom and Dad

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Such cool pics as usual! Oh George, we missed something. Who is your sweet AireGirl?? Do tell.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD and Hootie

WFT Nobby said...

Be warned George, it is a myth that all male humans have this magic map-reading ability...
Well done for scoring the sausage though....
Toodle pip!

Anonymous said...

George you have the most interesting places to travel to in your area of the world. Really my granny and grandpa need to get out more and find me some places like that. That sausage sure sounds delicious. What a nice shop keeper! I taked my granny into making me some of those sweet potatoes. Yoummy!!! Thank you for visitng us and for leaving such nice comments on our blog. We had snow here so I'm going to curl up in my favorite chair for the day.

The Black and Tans. said...

The way you kept referring to your Dad and the map we sort of got an inkling what would happen................ Happens here too. LOL

MOlly, Taffy and Monty

PS, We are dying to know which lady Airedale you fancy!!!

How Sam Sees It said...

We'd love to visit your town! How pretty!


Sally Ann and Andy said...

Your food looks really tasty! Who is your special dale friend?
Sally Ann

Christmas-etc... said...

George, I just love touring with you (and my George, my hubby too!) I love the pic of you eating the hotdog and looking in the window at the Valentine Day display! But the best of all - the map! We can all understand that situation! It's universal! We humans just don't have your sense of direction!

Cat said...

George My Man!!! Dude!! You get to go to the best places and people treat you like ROYALTY!! How do you do it??? Yesterday we went into Prague (we've been staying at our country house - Mom says because it is best for me) and no one treated me like they treat do you do it? Any advice? I try to look sweet and that not the right tactic?? Oh mighty George, please give me some tips!! Thanks, yours, Ellwood

fromsophiesview said...

I could handle those sweet potato fries anytime. PS thanks for the birthday wishes! Cheers!

violett said...

Again a nice interesting wandering. I am enthusiastically from the nice places and would be with pleasure with you. And I would have also eaten a cooked sausage.
Lots of love

Alien said...

What a beautiful area. Save some of those sweet potatoes for me!


julee said...

George, Altho it wasn't a smooth walk, it looks very nice from here in Delaware. I like that you find steps where ever you go!
Dried sweet potatoes. I'll have to ask Mom for some of those.
thanks for the tips.

Those Elgin Pugs said...

George, we must say.. yous take us on 'da best walkies...

we just love 'dem!!

and yous gurl will say yes for sure!!

IzZY, Josie, TriXie and Anakin Man

TwoSpecialWires said...

This has got to be our most favorite post yet. And you know what? You just reminded us that we've got some sweet potatoes in the pantry. We just talked Moma into taking a stretch break and getting us one. Or two. A 10:00 PM snack.

(Still chuckling. We can just hear your mom. hehehe)
Jake and Fergi