Thursday, June 28, 2012

Road Trip

On the road again
Just can't wait to get on the road again
The life I love is being with my friends
And I can't wait to get on the road again.
      Where are we going?  Up the Ohio River without a paddle.

Well I, Sweet William The Scot, am going to tell you so hold your horses and don't get your britches in a wad! Mount Pleasant, Ohio.
You ask what is in Mt. Pleasant?  Mount Pleasant, Ohio is where Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States was born. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military and effectively ended the Civil War with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox.

The little home was lifted from its foundation and moved by boat to Cincinnati for public exhibition. From 1885 to 1896 the home was on the move across the state and the nation for expositions, state fairs, and other events. Between 1896 and 1936 it sat on the Ohio State Fairgrounds, sheltered in a limestone and glass pavilion. After 50 years on the road, in 1935, the Clermont County legislators and the Ohio Historical Society secured the passage of an act authorizing the Society to move the building back to its Point Pleasant original location. It was moved and dedicated in 1936.

Let me into this house!

Well I could not get in but, Flat George got the royal tour.

Boots at Flat George's feet were made by Ulysses Grant's father a tanner.

Everything in the home is original to the family and was there when Ulysses was born.

Look at all the campaign buttons from the wars General Grant gave his service.

Trunk Ulysses Grant took with him to West Point.  It was also made by his father, a tanner.  He packed light.

Jeeze Louise, I never got into the little frame home.
 Have a Happy, Safe, Beautiful 4th of July. 

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine.
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot

Pssss ~ Flat George has been a little flat lately ~
Help Flat George get moving!!!!

Pssssssssssss ~ We have another new friend Pearl Adventures ~
Please go and say Hi, they would like to meet you!


  1. My, you get to go to some awesome places, dad says he would like to visit there with us.

    Susie & Bites

  2. Nice tour SW. To bad you could not go inside. Seems like discrimination to me. You have to be flat to get in??!!

  3. Hey sweetie!! That looks like a really cool place and I bet you had lots of fun. I popped over and said Hi to your new friend.

    loving wags

  4. Hey William what a fantastic tour guy you are!
    It certainly looks like you had a fine time. We hope Flat George didn't suffer too much from the USA heat and humidity. Mom took him on a cafe tour back in 2010 he actually got to have a turkey sandwich and Southern sweet tea...Me I got nada, zilch!!
    Hugs your BFFF

  5. A very cool trip! Sorry you weren't allowed inside...those rules are just stinky!

  6. Hey Sweet William!
    Wow, what a fun and educational place! My peeps love trips like that and maybe they'll visit there next time they go to Ohio. FG was the lucky one inside, but I bet there was a ton of fun stuff to snuffle around the grounds anyway. Thanks for taking us along with you and your pix are great!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

  7. You could have used your time outside to dig. At that place, you probably could have found a zillion booze bottles.

  8. Hey Sweet William and Flat George that is one Cool place to have gone... We just went to the birthplace of William Tecumseh Sherman who was also a general in that War thingy. Butt Sherman didn't become a president and stuffs.

  9. William we really enjoyed that, thank you.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. Thanks Sweet William for looking after FG, we where worried that we would not see him again!!
    Your friend George xxx

  11. Sounds like you've given Flat George and informative tour!

  12. We just loved this post and all of the pictures! Flat George is one lucky pup to get inside that fabulous house!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  13. We didn't know Grant was born in Ohio--and we had a grandad who was a Civil War buff. Looks like a great place to visit--and the weather looks fantastic, too.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  14. You sure are lucky. What a cool adventure
    Benny & Lily

  15. Sweet William thank you for that very nice tour. Thank you also for telling me about a new pal to meet. I am going right now.

    Loveys Sasha

  16. We just drove through Ohio!!! We probably passed you on the road!! Bummer that you didn't get to go's just not fair that you must be flat to go in there. Have a wonderful time on your road trip!!
    xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  17. Thanks for the tour! Have a great 4th my friend!

    ArooOOOO, Stuart
    PS Thanks for being you.

  18. Also visit Galena, IL! The Grant house is wonderful, we got engaged next to the statue of The General himself.


  19. William I am so excited to be sitting with you in the Olympics....wevarebjust about the same size so if we cannot see good we can take turns standing on Our tippy toes holding each other's paw.
    Hugs your. BFFF

  20. William I have claws....but I only bring them out in when under duress!! Which I won't be with you 'cause we're BFFs
    Hugs Madi

  21. Yikes, the Olympic seating is already done and mama hasn't even taken our photos yet. Maybe we can sit behind you?

    You go on the most wonderful tours, except when they won't let you inside. Bet doggies would do less damage inside those places than some of the little peeps.

    Hope it's not as hot there as it is here. Actually, it looks on the weather this evening like you're fixing to get a big storm. Stay safe!

    Jed & Abby

  22. What a nice trip. Rules really suck though! :)

  23. SW, we loved this post!! Thanks for sharing it with us. My She Two Legged One is a huge Civil War buff (not sure how that came about, what with her growing up in Western Australia but there you go!) so she thought it was great too!

    Thanks heaps.



  24. Thanks for taking us was almost like being there! How lucky is that Flat George..He gets to go EVERYWHERE!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  25. That was very interesting Sweet William....thanks for showing us the sights!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  26. We got this lovely e-mail today and we wanted to postthe e-mail
    Our mom visited your blog today and was so happy to see those Ohio pictures! She grew up near Portsmouth on the Ohio River in a little spot called Franklin Furnace, but used to go to Cincinnati all the time to the zoo and Coney Island and to see the Reds play. It was a little touch of home although she hasn't lived there in over 40 years. We love reading your comments on the Scottie Chronicles. You look like a super fellow and are obviously better trained than we are. We like people, but are very stubborn little girls!

    Cally and Bridget

  27. You find the coolest places to visit Sweet William :) Really like Ulysses trunk :)

    Heard from Frankie that you guys did okay in the freak windstorm. So very glad about that!

    Waggin at ya,

  28. William meu doce e querido amigo...
    AMEI suas fotos, voce sempre fica lindo e são muito criativas suas fotos.
    tenha uma ótima semana e fique com o Papai do Céu.
    Aus 1000 e Beijos 1000 com carinho das amigas do Brasil...


  29. .,Hey that looks a great place to go...I believe you have lot of fun..

    Dog Fence

  30. Wow, such interesting things! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Hi! I just read your comment from yesterday. The Scottie cookies and tin are available in stores and also on the link on my web page. The cookies are yummy!

    Your pal, Pip