Saturday, 26 March 2011

Saturday Steps + Kinver Edge and The Rock Houses

Take a close look at the back of this house, its built into the sandstone rock!!
I'll show you more later.

We took a visit to Kinver Edge

A climb to the top

Just a small part of the view

Dad plonked me on the top of this thingy me bob

Come on I've had enough, lets get going

I met this mad five months old hound, called Bentley

Then this dog

Heck he was big, didn't get his name but his owner said he is a Leonberger!!
I thought that was a type of cheese!
Opps, mom just said the cheese I'm thinking of is Leerdammer, don't have a go mom I'm still learning 

Not heard of that model before, he was very friendly. Good job, I don't think I would have stood a chance!!

The Rock Houses
 Folks lived in them up until the 1950s

This is what's above them, big lumps of sandstone

They even had a rock house for there dogs!!

Ok enough of rocks, time for a pint.
We took a small detour on the way back to show you this place.

No mom's not photoshopped it.

Its The Crooked House!! the links to there web site.

If you ever get the chance to go, take a marble with you and put it on the bar!! it goes uphill!! 
I tell yea you don't need a drink, dad came out and he couldn't walk straight, its like one of them fun house's at the fair. Mom wouldn't go in, she says last time it made her feel sick!  

Happy walking wherever you are this weekend, hope the sun shines for you.
I'm slowly getting round to see you, so bear with me on that one, I'm still busy this end! Mom says thanks for the comments on her photos ; )

 See Yea George xxx


Dolce said...

George what a wonderful adventure you shared with us!! I want to come to your corner of the world. Daddy was saying that thingy me bob looks like a well (we get our water from a well here in the country). You were very brave to be so close that big doggie ... looks like a fabulous adventure!!! happy week-end .. paws and tail wags, Dolce

How Sam Sees It said...

I think my husband has been there!


Wyatt said...

We just love those sandstone cool is that?! The pic of the pub is making us wobbly...woof woof!

Wyatt and Stanzie

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

What a fun post, George! The ears on that hound were wild, and the Leonberger was huge, but we hear lots of good things about that breed. And that house, how curious! Thanks for another fun sharing of your trips.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Michelle said...

What an interesting post George. I do love the sandstone houses and that crooked pub! I am not sure I could have gone in either.

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

You see so many interesting places, George. And that big cheese wasn't a was a horse.

Sherry said...

I love the places you go, George. Were any of the sandstone houses open? They must have been very dark inside.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We've never seen a Leonberger before.....or a Leerdammar either. Looks like you met two new mates to play with.

You always show us so many interesting things....those rock houses and that Pub.

Are you sure your dad walked funny because of the building? Just asking.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

K9 Katastrophie said...

Thanks for sharing your day with us!


Along These Lines ... said...

Heavens, George, that was a big dog - glad you held your ground.

Sage said...

That's a really big dog, George! Glad you stood your ground. I really like those stone houses. Did you get to peek inside?

Sally said...

Love the pub - we will definitely have to visit! Looks like you had a good walk - very brave of you with the Leonberger - we would have kept our distance!

Sally and Paddy

Molly the Airedale said...

The sandstone houses and the crooked house are so cool! You go to all the fun places, George!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest George,

Son, you find the most interesting places. Mum and I would have a BLAST exploring those rock houses! Mi mum was in France and saw rock dwellings in the South West...were CRO MAGNEN MAN BEGAN! I wonder if they had dogs...and if they did, I bet you a pint they were TERRIERS!!!! LOVE YOUR PHOTOS OF YOURSELF OLD MAN, so dignified indeed. How I long to run in your fields....YOU HAD A RUN-IN with a MONSTER! A LEONBERGER???? I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THE LIKES! The biggest specimens I have ever encountered here are the Irish WOlfhounds and even at that, MY SPIRIT is even bigger! You know how we tend to be! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!! LOVE, Balzac and Anita

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Crooked House and Rock Houses!! those are soooo cool. I love your walks.. and you even managed to get your steps in.

I could not believe that you got to stand on TOP of Mill Stones!!! I am always telling my mom and dad that they are Millstones around my neck. hehehe
I really like you two new furends. THAT one is HOOOOOGE.

My Mind's Eye said...

Morning George!!!OMC if you every get tired of your day job as Saint George the Lad, King of would be a fantastic tour guide.

Absolutely beautiful pictures and commentary.
Happy Saturday

Zona said...

George, I love seeing your pictures and trips! Mom said they give her "itchy feet." I have no idea what that means. My paws feel just fine!


Puppy Love Petwear said...

Hi George!

Found your bloggie with PBU... and am I glad I did! What a fun day you had... and such beautiful weather :) M x x

meowmeowmans said...

Hi George!

We came over from PBU, too. That sure was a cool tour ... thanks for showing us around! :)

Your new pals at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life

Agatha and Archie said...

Well that looks like like a lot of fun!! Archie said he wouldn't be able to go into that pub as he gets motion sickness and would have to have his drink outside..I think it would be fun to live in those rock houses!! Smoochies Love A+A

julee said...

George, you sure do take us to nice places on your walk.
Those house were very cool and THAT house is wild!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! As always ... very interesting post George. LOVE the "crooked house" Happy Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

You sure had a great adventure, George! Thanks for bringing us along. Very nice photos too - love the wild look of the hound!


sprinkles said...

You always have the most fun adventures, George! If I ever end up in the UK, I want to come visit you because I know you'll be able to show me or tell me about all the fab places there.

Love your header!

I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

House of Carnivores said...

Hi there - found you on the PBU, and will be following from here on out! Great photos!

Asta said...

you take me to the most wondewfully scenic and intewesting places..thank you so much. I'm leawning lots and lots and wish I could come along fow weal.
That pub would make me quite dizzy , I think, but a pint wouldn't coma amiss aftew that long walk(but outside pleez , in the sunshine)
smoochie kisses
pee ess, my hooman cousins had a Leonbewgew doggie, and she was one of the sweetest and gentlest and sheddingest woofies awound.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Man Georgie, those stone houses are something special. How come people don't live in them any more? Are they unstable now?? The crooked house seems like "The House of Mystery" in Hungry Horse, Montana. They say it's in a vortex. Whatever that is. Trees all wierd,etc. You have a great weekend buddy!
BabyRD & HOotie

Anonymous said...

Holey Crimoley! Those are the most incredible houses I've ever seen! I WANT ONE! no TWO! :D Why'd they stop living in them? Some of that sandstone fall down and go boom on their heads?

Thanks for sharing such a fascinating place!

Waggin at ya,

PeeS: Mom's dying laughing at that very cool crooked pub. She thinks your Dad was very brave to have a pint there :)

violett said...

This is again a very interesting post!
How I missed that!
I need never go to England. Through the wonderful Foptos and descriptions of hikes I've seen a lot * lol *
Lots of love
Mischka Mama

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Georgie son, YOU CAME BY and you know, if you like, just lay down next to Balzac, and I will play you my hap. I guarantee you will have the sweetest nap. Everyone but me is sleeping at the moment; it is a wonderful, lazy Sunday and even the wild rabbits outside are out, laying in the sun, sleeping!! Come on over son, and take a snooze...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Fondly, Anita and Balzac

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Wow - we loved the crooked pub.... and the sandstone houses. What wild and interesting things you show us George! Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Pup Fan said...

Those sandstone houses are really cool! And I love the pub...

Your mum x said...

We love the pubs your dad takes you to George. Around's "No Dogs"!

It's really not on!

Road Dog Tales said...

That was an extra-exciting walk, George. Those rock houses are really cool. We especially liked the dog cave :) We've got some crooked houses here, too, but that's 'cause they're old and falling down! BOL Hey, that hound has the same colors as you. He was quite the spunky fellow, eh? We've met a Leonburger before, but just one. He used to come to the vet where Mom worked in GA. He was an assistance dog to his owner and was quite talented and BIG!!! Thanks for sharing your adventure!

The Road Dogs

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had so very much fun!

Those rock houses are just Pawsome! I have NEVER ever seen anything like that. Wow!

That pub looks like the person built it after having quite a few pints!

woo woos, Tessa

TwoSpecialWires said...

George. You always look so big and strong and almost imposing in your pictures. That one of you with the big ole Leerdammer made us chuckle. What a monster! (But we believe that not only would you have stood a chance, but you would've prevailed! After all, you ARE George the Lad!_

Anyways ... we always love your pictures of your adventures. Today was no exception.

Much love to ya
Jake and Fergi and OurMoma

Hoke said...

Hi George...I'm Hoke!! Nice to meet you! I will be following along. Love the pictures and can't wait to read more...Pop over and visit if you have a chance!!

♥ Sallie said...


So Cool!

Love those houses!


Ryker said...

Many Thanks for your kind comments. It truly helps!

We just love you header photo!!! Fantastic Spring shot : )

And my what an interesting walk you took. Those sandstone houses are really something. Oh and the Crooked House. I don't blame your mom, I think once is probably enough. Especially if your drinking!

Oskar said...

Wow great fun meeting new friends and those rock houses are amazing. Such cool places you get to see by your house. Thanks for taking us along.

Nubbin wiggles,

the booker man said...


i made a list cuz i had too many thingies i wanted to woof about. heehee.
1. i totally dig your new header pic! you look grrreat in the daffodils!
2. those stone houses are totally awesome!
3. the pictures of bentley are givin' me the giggles -- especially the last one cuz he looks all cracker doggie. teeheehee.
4. i've nevarrr met a leonberger doggie before! he's hooge!
5. that crooked house place sure is nifty! here's my question, though. you woofed that if you put a marble on the bar, it will slide what if you put your pint on the bar? will it slide uphill, too? bwuahaha!

the booker man

Chicco said...

Oh George, i really liked the new photo
of the headerblog,
with beautiful flowers!!!
Oh and what great places where you go.


Peggy Frezon said...

Really beautiful scenery George. And then that hilarious crooked house! That is great! Thanks for showing me around the place!

Amber-Mae said...

What an AWESOME post! That crooked house is so furry cool!!! I wanna go there!

Elaine Pritchard said...

The Lady Of The House says she went in that Crooked House pub many many years ago.

I love your pictures. You were lucky to meet a leonberger. They are beautiful gentle giants.

I agree that you look gorgeous among the daffodils in your new header picture.

Love and licks Winnie xx

J_on_tour said...

Hey George, it looks like you are waiting for them to finish building your rock house. Mind you if that's how they build their pubs, I think I'd prefer to wait a little or rather a lot longer too !!

-- said...

Oh George, you are a beautiful dog! I especially love that close up of you - what a gorgeous smile you have!

Thanks for popping by my blog today. I'm excited to read all about you!

cherie said...

Love, love, love the rock houses. Great pictures and post. Have a wonderful day!

Jon Terry said...

Hey George!
Thanks for showing us such great places, those Rockhouses sure is interesting.But I love the Crooked House it sure made mommy and i laugh. Mommy couldn't look straight after looking at those pictures...LOL!!

You have a great weekend yea! Sending lots of cuddles and licks to your mommy :)

Love ya,
Jon Terry