Murdo Girl…the road trip..Sammie and Pattie go to Chicago


I’m Pattie Rue on the leftI’m Sammie Sue on the right. I talk in red because I’m red and white. I’m Pattie Rue and I talk regular because you wouldn’t be able to see my color right Sammie? Yeah..right!

MG didn’t want to write about going to Chicago because we had some trouble. Yeah…and the best part is, none of it was our fault was it Pattie? Nope Sammie, not one bit. Are you going to tell about that lady? Yup!

Our humans, MG and Kip decided to take us to see Chicago. One of their friends said she heard you could park your house at the McCormick Civic Center, which sounded good because we could walk along the harbor and all over and see stuff… and they could get a lot of steps on their watches. So, we packed everything up, tied our Jeep to the house and after a nice dog walk, we left for Chicago. 

Yeah…and Kip and MG’s faces got scrunched up because there were a lot of cars honking and trying to drive where we were driving huh Sammie? Yeah Pattie, and they wouldn’t let us get our house over. But we got there didn’t we Pattie? Yup, Sammie and that’s when we started to have some trouble. The sign said that if you are parking your house, you should go to lot B, so that’s what we did. There were three booths at lot B. Only one had a lady sitting inside and another lady was standing outside talking to her. That’s the one that looked at us and waved like she didn’t want us to drive in there.

I want to tell this part Pattie…can I? Okay, I guess. Well, Kip said, “What’s she doing?” Then MG said, “I don’t know!” Then Kip said, “I can’t turn around here without taking the Jeep off the back. Go tell that lady what I just said.” So MG did and the lady got mad because MG said she didn’t see why we couldn’t pull through the gate to turn around and then drive back out. Both of the ladies said NO! Then one of them called a security guy. He came over and said he thought we could turn around without going through the gate, so he started to direct Kip, but there wasn’t enough room after all, so MG and Kip started to break the towing apparatus down.

Yeah..and meanwhile, the mad lady said, “UNBELIEVABLE, THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE.” After she said it about five times, MG looked at her and said, “Would you just shut up!” Well, Kip’s eyes got real big, because he didn’t think MG would tell someone to shut up. Then the lady came walking over and said, “No, you shut up!” We were glued to the window weren’t we Sammie? Yup!


And the cat was hiding under the table.


“I don’t like trouble unless I cause it!”

Tell what happened next Sammie? Well, after we finally got parked in the right spot, we all got in the car to drive over to the pier. turned out we would have had to unhook the car anyway. So, we drove over there and got parked. Then Kip asked MG where the leashes were…MG said, “I carried the water, the bag and…Kip said well, he guessed we’d have to go back to the house and get them, which we did. I think he was afraid MG might tell him to shut up or something. Hey Pattie…my brain is tired. You tell what happened next. Okay…

Things seemed to settle down and we walked a long way and saw yachts and sailboats and lots of people riding bikes and jogging. Then MG said she was hungry. Kip said he was too, so they looked around and saw this nice little Cafe by the water. The best part was, we could sit on the patio area with them while they ate their food and fed us bites.

The Cafe was right behind that harbor rock in the picture. Pattie, Cyndie and I were so hungry because we could smell food. So we were all being good, and just sitting under the table relaxing. MG and Kip were all happy and stuff because they got almost all their steps on their watches. That’s when it happened…

Let me tell! A lady walked by us and she had a little cocker spaniel. That’s what we are huh Sammie? Yup! Anyway, she said, “Oh, cocker spaniels just like my Muffin.”

You won’t believe what happened next…yes I will Pattie! I know you will Sammie! I was talking about the people who read this thing!

Cyndie jumped up and tried to run to the lady, but she forgot her leash was tied to the table and Sammie and I had sort of gotten tangled up with her. It happened so fast, no one saw it coming. The whole table tipped and what was left of the food and the chairs went flying all over. The lady with the cockers said, “Oh, I’m so sorry!” And she took off. The server came running out with napkins. While everybody was cleaning stuff up, we got to eat all the french fries we wanted. yeah…I tried some cole slaw too, but I didn’t like it.

That’s what it’s like to go to Chicago in case you wanted to know. We found another place to park our house and that’s where we are now…far, far away from there.

We barely got a walk tonight. MG and Kip didn’t want to get more steps on their watches because they’re afraid their goal will go up. Like I said, those watches have changed them…


Shh…here they come…


White socks stadium

The pier


13 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…the road trip..Sammie and Pattie go to Chicago

  1. scoper07 September 8, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    Now what a funny way to describe some unfortunate events MG!! Did you end up with a black eye? Just kidding. That would have made the story funnier. Are you going to the museum while you are there? It’s pretty awesome.

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  2. sanjuan831 September 8, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    I didn’t name the dog that. My daughter, your little sister, named her Nincompoop. I call her Nins and Ken calls her Ninja.
    You’re just lucky your pets are so forgiving. ( I agree with Auntie Judy again, btw.)

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  3. Rachel Manlove Vogel September 8, 2017 / 9:50 am

    Hillarious! Love the bit about MG telling the lady to just shut up! That is an experience I would avoid at all costs with my sweet but very short tempered husband!! And then the table tipping over. What a day you had!

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    • Mary Francis McNinch September 8, 2017 / 10:15 am

      We’ve laughed about it too! You never know what’s going to happen on the road do you?

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  4. lifelessons September 8, 2017 / 12:24 am

    Well, I am so sorry, Pattie and Sammie, but I have to tell you that sometimes parents embarrass us and we just have to put up with it. As much as we try to show them the way, humans will be humans and we just need to coerce them into grabbing the other end of our leash so we can lead them down the path to enlightenment. Tell them to take off their damn watches and follow along! xooxxo Auntie Judy

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    • sanjuan831 September 8, 2017 / 8:58 am

      I agree with you, Auntie Judy, and so does my dog, Ninny–alias Nincompoop. (After she read MG’s blog of course.). Ken was born and raised in Chicago and cannot believe you went to the Chicago WS stadium not to Wrigley!!!
      Did you get a timeout and no treats that day, MG?

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      • lifelessons September 8, 2017 / 9:03 am

        I think Murdo Girl’s kids understand imperfection and probably issued no penalties.

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      • Mary Francis McNinch September 8, 2017 / 9:04 am

        Someone who names their dog Nincompoop has no room to talk! Tell Ken we picked up a few more top 10 yesterday!

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