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!
Awwwwwwwwwwwww!! How CUTE is this visit!??! LOL! Awwww it’s adorable!! Handsome Brian – what a great job showing your purrfect pals Pip and Puddles the tour of your amazing city!!! You even got them to meet your feathered pals Fred and Ethel! Yay!!!
MOL, your sisters are very welcome a company…very relaxing …tee….heh..heh
Just love them : )
That’s such a fun tour of Greenville! We can’t wait to see their next stop!
We bet you all had great fun Brian.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
BWHAHAHAHAHAHA…Oh dat was such a FUN trip…I laughed da whole time! I just LOVES downtown, always sumtpin’ goin’ on down theres. And I loves all da statues they has now, and them little mouse ones is too cute. I knows you not show them but I was just thinkin’ bout ’em.
I was very surprised at how good dat water tasted.
Oh and tells your dad sorry bouts da parkin’…my bad…hehehehe.
What a wonderful day you had…. And that’s a super car they are touring in. Thanks for sharing… I love it when you take us around town with those statues….
Have a great day.
hugs, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles
Oh what fun, to have those two come visit. We are expecting those two to come here in Feb. and we can’t wait. That was such a good tour of Greenville. Hope you two got home safely. Puddles, you be sure to drive that precious cargo safely. Take care.
What a funtaztic day Brian and a super car too 🙂 WordPress was playing up yesterday, you ended up on my award page, which must have been so thrilling. Pop back for the real post..BOL xx00xx
Mollie and Alfie
O what a great tour, I love it !!!
what a wonderful day you all had! I am so glad you got to hang with your pal pip and puddles! Those guys are headed to the beach… I hope I can show them just as good a time as you did!
Looks like you all had loads of fun!! Mr. Pip and Puddles will be here to visit with Gracie in February and we are so excited! I’m glad Puddles is not taking the Pinto. I just don’t know how much longer that car will be able to handle these long trips… besides, she and the Pipster look dashing in the flashy red ride!
MOL MOL MOL Brian!!
You are one great host!! Dang you have one fine looking city and Mom and I enjoyed all of the tour we have never been to Greenville,SC!!
Oh dear me Puddles might need to head back to driving school. I hope your yard will
recover. You will never ever believe where she parked when she came to Raleigh.
PS you and Pip and I have something in common…
you are Brian, Pip’s papa is Brian and my Dad is Bryan!!
Bawahahahhaa! Hope Puddles didn’t scare Fred and Ethel too much …she is quite the huntress even among friends. Oh, and hope that nice police officer didn’t mind that I took a dip in the fountain. I do like to swim!
Thank you so much for hosting us! We love meeting you and your sister and seeing Greenville. You are a wonderful friend and did such an AMAZING JOB!!!
Your pal, Pip
OK, now that we have seen the sights of your beautiful city …let’s have ourselves a snack. The first burger, hot off the grill, is for you Brian. Cheers!
Your pal, Pip
Sorry, we got stuck at the river with the ducks. 🙂
the brown dawgs
Hold da lettuce and ‘mater on my burger please.
Great tour of your beautiful city! And that car…it’s the cat’s meow fur sure!
Wow, that was fun!! We’re glad you all fit into that cool car!!
What a great tour. You must have had so much fun!
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig
Wow! What an amazing visit…stylish car, too! Purrs!
Wow that looks like quite the fun adventure, I guess dogs aren’t half bad. Although trying to sniff their butt in that first pic, oh the shame haha
We are so happy Pip and Puddles are doing a bucket tour. We enjoyed going on the tour of South Caroline with you guys.
Pip and Puddles, we hopes you are having tons of fun.
What a great tour! We hope you men enjoy your beer, cheetos, and hamburgers. (we would) Happy Monday! XOXO
Looks like a fun time was had by all! We’ll have to follow along with their trip!
Your comment on our blog cracked us up. More than likely that is where Puddles will end up!
Wow what a fun tour. Great car too. Happy beer , cheetos and burgers of course. Have a marvelous Monday.
Best wishes Molly
You had a fun day!
Oh you helped start off the tour in grand fashion! What a great time. I hope I fit in that little car they got. I may have to run along side to lead the way when they come to my town. I am sure the back seat was filled with beer cans and empty Cheeto bags..
Hi Brian! You were a great host for Pip’s first stop on his tour. Looks like you really showed him around town. I love the ducks! I guess they’re off now to the next stop.
I love the picture with a statue, what a great tour stop
Oh what a fun trip! I love all the pictures! I wonder what’s in the City Treat Jar 🙂
How wonderful that you were on Pip’s Bucket Tour. What a great day you had in Greenville with Pip and Puddles. Thank you for sharing it with us.
I have no idea how you created this delightful tour, but we did enjoy it. Thanks
Ha! Bailey loved this tour, Brian……more so since there was two adorable woofies included……
Wow, what a great adventure, Brian! You guys must have been starving after all that fun 🙂
Brian you are an amazing tour guide! What a fun unadventurous day!
I just loved all the pictures of your neat city.
Maybe someday – I’ll have to do a guided tour of my town – but it’s too darn cold right now. and going to get colder – so I’m staying inside.
I wouldn’t want to see Greenville any other way.
OH BRIAN you certainly showed PIP and Puddles a FINE time…
That was so nice of Greenville to bestow Pip with the Key to the City’s Treat Jar.
And so nice that your DUCKY furends came out to greet P & P.
OMD they got to see the FUR REAL Michelin MAN????? OMD THAT is astounding. HE is SOOOOO famous.. butt then So are Pip and Puddles, so pawhaps it was HIS honor.
How fun to see your neck of the wood in fine style!
What fun.. Great post.. Hugs GJ xx
What a fun time for all of you!
Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly
sounds like you had a lot of fun
dood..we wuz reddy ta say…say it iznt sew…knot meedium sized BURDS, but then yur cheeze burger beer fest made up fir it…quik like ! 🙂
Wow, those woofies sure are good sports, bringing nip and efurrything! You sure gave them a good tour of your area. It must be a little cold, though, ’cause even those ducks weren’t taking to water!
Hello there I’m Milo 🙂 It looks like you had a FANTASTIC time with Puddles and Pip!! Them cheese burgers and beers and stuffs are making my mouth water!
Love Milo 🙂
Psst Brian, do you know where I might find some treats to refill the the City Treat Jar …Puddles and I got a little carried away and finished everything off.
Thanks again for a great post!
Looks like you all had a great time together.
What a fun time!!! glad to see there wasn’t any drunk driving involved!
I’m so glad they made it there safely! Too bad about your grass. 🙂
Sallie and Alien
Mowzers guys! What a great #1 stop on yoru bucket list, Pip! And what a cool tour too! *raises paw* We’d be happy to take that key to the treat jar off your paws…it must get tiring carrying it everywhere. Just meowin’.
Now that was a great place to make as a pit stop on the this terrific tour!
Brian you are a terrific tour guide!
What a fabulous tour of Greenville you took them on! Paw UP to yaz! Ya’ll kicked off the tour beautifully! 😀
Waggin at ya,
That was a wonderful tour of Greenville.
Oh wow! Dat was a fantastic tour of Greenville!
How pawsome!!! We hope Mr Pip comes to visit us too!!!
The Florida Furkids
Dat Pip is gonna makes us use our Get Out Of Jail Free card already…must print more…hehehe.
Thank you Brian and family fur hostin’ Pip and me, and thanks fur a most fab Furst Day of da tour.
OMD what a wonderful visit. I am a little surprised that you trusted Puddles to drive, with her past history and all, but it seems she did ok. I am looking forward to having them visit me in a few weeks. What a beautiful town you live in.
What a great time!!! But, I thought that Puddles was partly a chaperone, to keep things under control. With all that beer for three small furry ones, I imagine that everyone got tipsy 🙂
Thanks for hosting our friend Mr. Pip!
I want to join this tour as well!!
It’s a very beautiful plant!!
Wow what a busy visit. You was a great host xx
Pawsome tour Brian!!
Looks like you had a great time with Mr Pip and Puddles!!
We liked the tour of your town 🙂
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie
OH what a TOUR and HOW I LOVE it. How wonderful for all of you! What great furriends too. xoxoxo
What fun it must have been!
That looks like it was a fun but long day. Great set of wheels too!
I LOVED the tour and all the sights you took us to…..but, Brian, Buddy, I don’t know if you noticed or not….but they’re ::shhhhhhh:: woofies. Shudder.
Looks like you had an awesome time! Just hangin’ with your pals. I like the ending picture the best I think lol.
We’re sceptics when it comes to trusting Puddles’ driving. She has a history of unfortunate accidents…..and of drinking beer. Glad you could show them around without incident. Lots of great things to see.
XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy
Wow, it looks like you all had quite the adventure!! 🙂
Wowzers! It sure looks like you guys had a great time!
Very cool!!! Looks like ya’ll had quite the time around town!
Well, What an adventure! I loved seeing the parts of your city, and WHAT A COOL CAR!
If and when you go on another adventure let me know!
Very cool post! We bet that South Carolina is so beautiful!
Boy, I’d sure like to score the key to the City Treat Jar! Holy whack-a-mole!!
Looks like you all had a grand time!!
Miss Fendi HoneyBuzz
What a great way to kick-off the Bucket List Tour. Good job, Brian!
Wow, what a great tour of your territory! I can tell that Pip and Puddles had a great time. I bet that river park was really pretty and had fabulous peemail to read.
Grr and Woof,