Thursday, 1 October 2009

My Actual Road Trip - Rotterdam to Milan

Well folks, I’ve now reached sunny Milano. I’ll let you know more on my initial impressions later.

For now, I wanted to share some of the photos taken during my journey from Rotterdam to Milan.

Missus told me that we would be setting off early on Saturday morning. Here I am, all packed and ready to go. Unfortunately, the humans weren’t as organised as me and it took forever for us to set off. (You can see that I don’t look too happy. Hmmmph!).

Anyway, we eventually got moving...

... but as soon as we reached Belgium, the traffic became gridlocked. Here’s me and Dad waiting on the motorway for everyone to start moving again.

Once we got on our way, we made quick progress through Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and into France.

Next stop, Strasbourg, France. This was to be our mid-way stopover point.

Ta-da! We finally reached our hotel on Saturday night.

Luckily, Dad had arranged a lovely big hotel room for the night. Here I am, making myself at home.

I soon realised that I was ‘bushed’ from all of the travelling. Time for bed. “Je suis fatigué”.

After a good night’s sleep, I had time for a little morning sunbathing on the balcony.

Then, after breakfast, my humans took me for a long walk in one of Strasbourg’s booti-ful parks.

Ooh la la... cést magnifique”!

I spotted these kids, getting ready to take the boats out. “Ahoy there! Do you need a paw? After all, I’m an experienced sailor”.

After my walk, it was time to set-off on the final leg of the journey from Strasbourg down to Milan. Au revoir!

As usual, Missus was prepared to take plenty of photos along the way.

Once we reached Switzerland, we decided to stop off for lunch. This place was near to Interlaken in the Swiss Alps...

...I must say, the backdrop was spectacular.

Look at this river, doesn’t it look inviting? Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to go for a swim. Tsk!

Pretty soon, we were on our way again. We eventually made it to our ‘temporary’ new home in Milano late on Sunday afternoon.

Watch this space for an update on my next adventures in Milano. Ciao!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

The scenery was tres 'magnifique' mais tu est le plus beau!

Merci pour sharing avec nous!

Mom says she used to have a Milano! It was the most beaWOOTiful kholour blue!

I can't wait to see more pikhs of YOU and your new environment!

PeeEssWoo: Please furgive my feeble French - 30+ years ago was a LONG time ago!

Angus said...

What a great journey. We'll be doing your trip in reverse in a couple of weeks. Hope you enjoy Milano!

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Wowwoooooooo Homie....
what a great trip you had for coming here!!!!
Great scenery and wonderful hotel...
We hope you could find a wonderful accomodation here in Italy and meeting you very very soon!!!!
Can't wait to hear from you soon!!!
WE LOVE YOU AND your family a lot!!!!
Tons of love and kisses!!!!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Homer - I am always so jealous when I read your posts and see all the things that doggies are allowed to do in Europe! I really wish I lived there! Then I could go stay in hotels and go on trains and stuff!

That was a wonderful trip - you really ought to write a book, you know - I don't think any dog has travelled as much as you do! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey (other) Homer,
Yeah, what Khyra said "The scenery was tres 'magnifique' mais tu est le plus beau! Merci pour sharing avec nous." Party View Francis? That sure looked like a swell trip. Sophie would have been in hog heaven on a trip like that. And your hotel room was a perfect place to relax. We hope that you get settled quickly in Milan and meet lots of new friends and continue the Homer adventures that we all love to read about.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Homer!
Thanks for sharing your trip with us!
Kisses and hugs

Sam said...

Wow! Beautiful! Homer, you are such a good dog - and lucky to be able to travel like you do. Thank you for the update. We cannot wait to see more!

Ben said...

Oh the joys of the European countryside. And the hotels, big dogs get to stay in the nicest places.
Keep sharing.

Thor said...

What a wonderful trip! Thanks for sharing with us! Can´t wait to watch more about your adventures in Milano!


caboval said...

Wow Homer I must say those photos are fantastic!!! Love that you are showing us the way to Milan!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

MurphyDog said...

What a lucky dog you are, Homer! Your trip looks like it was pretty enjoyable. My what a fancy hotel you got to stay in! Its always nice when hotels allow us furkids to stay with our humans!

wags, wiggles & slobbers

Anonymous said...

Hi Homer - I just read about you on the BH&K blog & decided to stop by to say hello. Wow - what a world traveler you are! I can't believe all the places you've lived. I'm going to have to start following your blog to see how you like living in Italy... Tank

Dog By Nature said...

Ciao Homer! We're glad to see you made it safe and sound to Italy. Your trip looks amazing, what a lot of places to see in such a short time. We're looking forward to hearing more about your adventures!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a gorgeous trip you're having despite the gridlocked traffic in Belgium, Homer! We can't wait to see more pictures!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Chef ·˙ ۛ ♥ said...

Homer, you have such an interesting life! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous pictures. I especially love the one with the Swiss Alps in the background. You sure went a long way in a short time - your dad must be a fast driver!


Augie and Ti's mom said...

Oh wow, what a fun trip! Thanks for sharing the pictures! I've been to Milan, just once, about 20 years ago (when I was, um... just a tiny child... yeahhhh, that's it!). I'm going to enjoy "seeing" it again.

Dino and Family said...

Whoa! So many interesting sights along the way! You are one lucky pup! The hotel looks awesome too! Enjoy Milano! Love, Dino