Everybody loves our pal Mr. Pip and we were thrilled to selected for his Bucket List Tour! We are thankful to the wonderful Nurse Puddles for offering to be the designated driver for this tour. I don’t know about you, but I would totally trust Puddles driving!
Imagine my excitement when I heard the roar to the engine, and I ran to the window to see Mr. Pip and Puddles arriving. Even though Puddles pulled into the yard instead of the driveway, I was still happy to see them. Hey sisters, we’ve got company!!!
Well, I wasn’t able to wake up everyone, but Sisters Dolly, Gracie and Sascha came out to greet the famous ones. I don’t know where they got it, but Mr. Pip and Puddles brought some primo catnip. Puddles says they got it at the Hardy’s drive-thru but I’m not too sure about that. I think the sisters were a bit miffed, but I had to tell them that Mr. Pip, Puddles and I were going to head out and tour the town. Hey, it’s a small car and we all wouldn’t fit.
First stop in downtown Greenville, SC was the Peace Center for the Performing Arts. I guess we got here a bit early because all of the doors were locked. Wait a minute, you don’t think they heard we were stopping by do you? Well, I think maybe we will head down to the Reedy River and see if any of my pals are around.
At least some of my friends were around. Even though it is a bit colder this time of year, my duck pals Fred and Ethel were out n’ about and welcomed us with open wings.
One of my other good friends is the Michelin Man who hangs out at Michelin on Main in our historic West End. I always stop by to see him when I’m downtown. Greenville is the home of Michelin’s North American Headquarters.
The Reedy River is one of the highlights of downtown Greenville and the falls are quite pretty. It is the Hub of activity and many festivals are held in downtown Greenville throughout the year. We just had to stop at the entrance to the Falls for a group photo.
Of course we just had to stop by City Hall because that’s where all of the famous ones go. Mr. Pip was presented with the Key to the City Treat Jar and of course he knew how to use that key!
Downtown Greenville has lots and lots of statues and this fine gentleman was kind enough to share his bench with Mr. Pip while he rested his paws just a bit. We’ve been doing our share of walking down here.
I’m not real sure where these two are off two, but they didn’t seem to mind that we stopped by to give them a howdy.
This it the fountain at the Hyatt Hotel at the top of Main Street. It was a bit cool, but it’s also a great place to stop for a photo op. Actually the water is pretty tasty too, for city water that is. We thought we best have a sip and then head on home.
We got back to my place and Puddles broke out the beer, cheetos and cheeseburgers so we could all chow down after a very busy day.
I want to thank Mr. Pip for visiting with us, and Puddles for doing the driving. It really was a dream come true for all of us at Brian’s Home. We have loved you Mr. Pip ever since we met you and we wish you tons of fun on the rest of your Bucket List Tour. And even though Puddles lives somewhat close to us, we’ve never actually met and that made the day extra wonderful. Make sure you follow along on the rest of the tour!