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Planes, Trains and Automobiles Pt3

So mom and dad had a most enjoyable sleep at the Hilton in Huntsville.  Unfortunately, it was a case of up and out and on the road at 8am.  No more visiting with June and Jim….mom thought of phoning them around 6:30am and thought better of it.  Dad adjusted the GPS on their little car and off they went back to Memphis.  Mom says the car ride was uneventful.

Mom and dad went cruising through Memphis and were crossing a bridge when mom hollered, “We’re in Arkansas! Let’s stop and get a souvenir of Arkansas.” Dad looked at her like she was acting weird again but stopped at a gas station. Mom jumped out….or should I say crawled out…she’d been sitting for over 4 hours. Inside the gas station, she didn’t see anything like a souvenir so asked the man behind the counter. He looked just like a serial killer off of Criminal Minds as he said, “NO..we don’t have that kind of stuff, lady!”

Arkansas gas station attendant looked just like this Criminal Minds serial killer

Arkansas gas station attendant looked just like this Criminal Minds serial killer

Look at that face…he would have scared me.

Mom went back to the car and told dad that Arkansas peeps didn’t seem that friendly so let’s get back to Memphis. Dad set up the GPS. They were back in Memphis very quickly and went to Sun Studios. This is where Elvis recorded his first songs. This place was just a “hole-in-the-wall” type of place.

l-r Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis and Johnny Cash

l-r Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis and Johnny Cash

The singers in the picture had their start at Sun Studio.

Mom was anxious to go and meet my friend, Pete Saunders mom for lunch. Pete is the co-leader of the ThunderCats Patrol in Cat Scouts. Off they scurried and had a terrific chat and lunch with Teresa.

Mom and dad piled into the car again and headed to the Civil Rights Museum. The museum is situated right beside the Lorraine Motel…where Martin Luther King was shot.

moments before the shot

Moments before the shot

A charismatic and power leader....what a waste?

A charismatic and powerful leader….what a waste?

One cannot help but get choked up at the plight of the coloured man/woman. It’s hard to believe that this is the United States and not some fascist country!  Can you imagine being in chains and forced to work without enough water or food? Your family was taken away from you and sold to plantations far away. Never, ever knowing where your child ended up…is he alive or dead? In western Canada, we heard some news about the struggles of Negroes and saw some riots on TV but we were not in the climate of anxiety like the southern states were. To do this museum justice, you must spend at least 4 hours combing through the exhibits and write-ups. Fascinating!!

The pawents headed back to the hotel. Mom says she can’t remember if she ate out….although she must have. They were very tired because they did all of these activities in one day. So it was time for a little shut-eye.

Feb 23rd. Monday morn at 4am they were up to catch. “The City of New Orleans,” to Nawlins’. Mom says the strange thing about Memphis was there were hardly any cars on the road. It was quieter than Prince George. She figures it was because of the freezing rain.

Look at the ice on this truck!

Look at the ice on this truck!

Mom and dad went slippin’ and slidin’ onto the train. Hey, this looks familiar, those steep stairs again. The bathroom is downstairs and coach isn’t.  Hmmm.

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Agh….comfy. Mom brought some sandwiches for lunch and accidentally sat on them. Whoops, she tried plumping them up a bit. A little fluffing here and there….good as new…well almost. The train started up and that was it for mom….

The busy schedule caught up with mom

The busy schedule caught up with mom

There were many sights one doesn’t see here in western Canada. The Spanish Moss hanging from the trees was beautiful. Mom wondered if the moss actually killed the tree or was it just the time of year they saw them.

Spanish moss on this tree...awesome!

Spanish moss on this tree…awesome!

Lunch time. Dad declined the squished sandwiches saying he wasn’t hungry….. ENOUGH. Mom dug into an Italian sandwich…pepperoni, Hungarian salami and cervelat salami…Mmmm. Ohh that’s another thing mom noticed…everywhere there was Coke no Pepsi. The little cafeteria on the train had Coke so a diet Coke it was.

They arrived in New Orleans around 3:30pm and headed straight for the condo. They walked into the building just off of Bourbon St. The facility was under construction…men were scuffling back and forth.  Mom was wondering if they got a “pig in a poke.” Finally they found their floor after going through several doors….which cut the noise down. Mom and dad then walked and walked and walked some more. There wasn’t a peep out of any construction folk by the time they made it to the condo. They were delighted when they opened the door.

Livingroom

Living room

Kitchen

Kitchen

Bedroom

Bedroom

Whoohoo, the same bed for more than one night. They deposited all their luggage and headed out for a bite of dinner.

At the corner of Bienville (their street) and Bourbon was a band in the middle of the street. Bourbon St, was blocked off to vehicles. Imagine….Monday night!

After watching the band for awhile the pawents ate and went back to the condo for the night. Their colds were full-blown by now and they slept like babes.

The final part will cover their stay in New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana.

Thankful Thursday Dec. 13

We’re pretty well ready for Christmas.  The shopping has been done.  The stockings are hung by the fire with care.                                                      
The railings are dressed up.

The Christmas Tree is a beauty even if there are hardly any ornaments on the bottom 1/4 of the tree.

I have a lot to be thankful for this year. A warm comfy home, good food, sisters and mom and dad. So my Thankful Thursday includes these wondrous things.  is hosting Thankful Thursday so beam over to his place Brian’s Home and view your thankful friends.

What a cool place. Just think…..it’s mine now too.

Sunday Selfie of Cat World Domination Day

 

Today is Cat World Domination Day and Selfie Sunday.  We all know cats rule with a firm paw.  Yet we are gentle too…snuggly and so soft.  So we are the perfect rulers.  I don’t like to snuggle so don’t ever try it with me or you’ll feel my wrath.  Scritches and admiring from afar will serve me nicely. mol                                                                           

It is also the Sunday Selfie blog hop at The Cat On My Head blog. I do like these blog hops as I see so many of my buddies. Why don’t you join us on the blog hop and hop along with us.  Click on the blog hop host name and join us.It’s so comfy out amongst the nip.

Christmas Selfies

Here it is Christmas Eve and we are playing around near the tree.  We’re waiting for Santa,  We gotta do something while we’re waiting.  Cow Kitty dropped by and decided he’d investigate the tree.                                                                                  aackcrsm
You see that pile that looks like a dead body in the hall…well it is……OK, OK….a dead body is much more interesting than what it is. MOL  Use your imagination friends….what do you think we have in our hall?

Here is a much nicer picture of Cow Kitty as he posed for his picture.                                                                    aackzmsmIf, Cow Kitty behaved like a gentleman, like now, I wouldn’t have as many issues with him.

Kali got herself quite comfy under the tree for a snooze near mom’s wagon.  Dad didn’t want to try and wrap it.                                                                        aakalisleepzmcr

It is Selfie Sunday at The Cat on my Head and Kali is starring as our model.  Drop by and visit the other models.

catonheadbdI am busying myself with my intellectualized toy.  They must think I’m stupid….I am a meezer….I know things.  Like I know how to stick my paw in a cup and come up with treats.  Geesh!                                                                          aashoklook

What I want to know is where is the little person that keeps putting treats in them.  I’ve looked and looked but can’t find him.  Perhaps he lives under the cups. ” Anybody in there….come on out and chat,  I’d rather have Catnip Greenies in here.” Hmmm…what to do?

Thank you to all our friends for the wonderful Christmas wishes.  Here are just some of the cards.  We were overwhelmed by such kind and thoughtful friends.

aacczmNotice the pitiful plant…..this is my toy when I get bored.  It never seems to grow yet I’ve played smacky paw many times with it.

Merry Christmas my friends…..we love your visits.  Have a wonderful Day.

May Santa bring you all the Christmas joy your heart can hold!

sisterscrispmouse

Snow, Snow Everywhere

 

Did it snow yesterday?  Holy Cow Kitty, did it snow!  I would just walk out the door and want right back in.  I’m getting annoyed at Cow Kitty cause he comes over and digs a hole in the snow and poohs on our back lawn.  This is gross!  Come spring there will be Cow Kitty deposits all over the lawn.

snowfallingzmKali and I thought this picture would be better than watching Cow Kitty go to the bathroom.  This picture doesn’t really show the volume of snow Shoks.  Find another.  You’re right Kali. the snow builds up on the fence and falls off.

This one gives you the idea of the volume after the snowfall.  This is the view from our dining room window.  It looks cold around here. MOL                                                   snowzm

I did say I would show you our new lawn ornament.  Dad out did himself.  We have Candy Cane lights around the railing but *sigh* they are dying and there are no more to be found in this town.  So dad has stretched them out….ya, it looks silly but what’s a dad to do?

Ta Da….here is the front lawn with our new sleigh!                                                                    decorationszmI know we need lots more decorations but they are costly and we don’t live far from Da (real) Hood.  The roughest part of town.  Every morning mom checks to make sure the sleigh is still in position.  Maybe the residents of Da Hood will respect each other during this special season and leave our sleigh be.

Kali has adopted her place  ‘neth the Christmas Tree….new word!  You heard it here first!

DSC_0814hehe…notice Kali is lying on one of her Christmas presents….she’s claimed it and I’m not allowed on it…..we’ll see about that Kali.

I was laying on the back of the Love Seat watching Kali get comfy when dad clicked me before I had a chance to close my eyes.                                                             shokszmcrophaha….what a scary look I have!  I’d scare the spots off Cow Kitty. MOL  In my defence I was taken off guard and my look is more…”What do you want and get outta my face.”  A true *Cat From Hell pose.*

Now one of our poses will be on The Cat On my Head’s Selfie Sunday but Kali and I must discuss who gets the honours this week.

Tomorrow you will see the winner.donechrispmouse

I WON!  My picture is in The Cat On My Head’s Sunday Selfie.  Simply click here and be whisked off to view all the other Anipals and me too.