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Friday Friendly Fill-Ins with All of us

Hey, it’s that time.  Time for the fill-ins for the week.  We thank our co-hosts 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs.
We’ll all take a shot at the sentences.  C’mon Budd.  The dude will still be in the mirror when you get back.                                                                     
Guess you’re right Tyebe. He doesn’t seem to leave the same spot. Coming right out.

SHOKO…..BLACK
TYEBE…..ROYAL BLUE
BUDD…..SEAWEED GREEN
MOM…..MAROON

Here are our sentences for this week:

1. I can’t wait to have…..ALL THE FOOD I WANT….. on Crisp Mouse. ( if not in the USA, substitute your next holiday).                                                                   

2. I am thankful for…..BUDD AND EVEN SHOKO. I KNOW ONE DAY SHOKO WILL LOVE ME.  SHE WOULDN’T LET ANYONE HURT ME NOW SO I KNOW DEEP…..WAY DEEP DOWN SHE LOVES ME.                                                              

3. When it comes to pie,…..ANY KIND DOES THE TRICK. ALL PIES ARE DELICIOUS SO I’M NEVER PICKY.                                                                         

4. A feast is not a feast without….NIP.  ONE MUST GET THAT GIDDY FEELING DURING A HOLIDAY                                                                      

Do these ears remind you of a cat in this house? Spooky likeness.

Trippin’ On The Keys Pt. 2

ahhOf course this is Ernest Hemingway.  He was only 62 when he went to join his cats from the cemetery at the Rainbow Bridge.

Mom wanted to stay longer at Hemingway’s House.  The house and grounds were fascinating and Walt Disney enjoyed showing mom around.                                                            awaltThe cats have a cat house that is a replica of Hemingway’s House.

acathouseShe had to say goodbye to Walt.  Dad was tapping his watch and saying they had other places to go on Key West before nightfall.

awaltdNotice Walt’s front paws…a true Hemingway cat.  Look real hard at Walt….think he has a stand in.

Off mom and dad went in their flame coloured Fiat.  Heading for the southernmost tip of the USA.                                                                    asouthtipThis is the best picture they could get of the buoy.  See all the tourists…mom says the tourists just kept coming.   The southernmost point was originally just marked with a sign, which was often stolen. In response to this, the city of Key West erected the now famous concrete buoy in 1983. The concrete buoy is actually an old sewer junction that was dug up in the area and found too heavy and large to move, so it was painted up to look like a buoy.  It is 81 nautical miles straight south to Cuba.  The buoy says 90 but its inaccurate.                                                          asmhzm    The Southernmost house in the USA.  Mom said all you can really see are lots of palms around the house.

They drove through the Truman Annex.  How the American government acquired this land from the people is in much debate….even today.  It is worth googling the Truman Annex my friends.  Much of the Truman Annex today is privately owned.                                                                     aa3

The houses are beautiful and most of them are Townhouses.  For mom the main attraction was the Little White House.

alwhTruman’s White House in Key West was the winter White House for President Harry Truman for 175 days during 11 visits. The house is located in the Truman Annex neighborhood of Old Town.

The Little White House was the end of their visit to Key West and it was time to take the Fiat and vacate this Key.

For the next three hours, which were uneventful….dad drove and mom sipped on her free Cokes from Coca Cola Headquarters and stared at the same scenery going back up the Keys.  You can imagine the bathroom breaks!  There were no pictures.  I think mom fell asleep but she denies it.  Finally they stopped on Marathon Key.  There are no pictures as it was as black as…mom’s…um…can’t say that….black as her camera!

Finally they piled out at the Yellowtail Inn.  This Inn was fantastic….individual cabins that had a view that looked  out on the Atlantic, except it was dark and they couldn’t see anything but what was directly in front of them.                                                                     aviewThe inside looked like this:                                            aytThey quickly grabbed some food and had a slice of Key Lime Pie….seeing as they were here on a Key.  They quickly went off to bed at 10pm to get up at 3:30am.  I  can just see mom settling down for the night.  All of a sudden there was a kkkkkfupclack, kkkkkfupckack….on went the light and they soon discovered it was the fridge talking to them.  They figured they could sleep through that so turned off the lights.  The lights came back on…by themselves….went off and then stayed on for a few minutes.  Hmmm….they fell asleep but mom says she was restless as was dad because between the lights coming on and off and the fridge making ghastly noises….it was most unsettling to say the least.   So they got up at 3am and left….both very tired but they had to get to Miami Airport by 7am.  The room looked nice but it was haunted and not by happy tourists.

Finally, they made it to the airport.  In to the rental company  went the Fiat.  Mom and dad sat like statues at their gate for hours.  Dad always likes to be real early.                                                               ajetThere’s their plane.  Delta’s headquarters is in Atlanta and that’s where mom and dad were headed, change planes and off to Seattle, change planes again and off to Vancouver, Canada.

This is my favourite part cause they visited with Nellie while in Vancouver…my mentor.                                                                       nellie2Then it was a prop plane to Prince George and home!

Would you say these two have had enough of travelling for the year?                                 appb  MOL…what a sight!                                                                             appjMOL  These are actually mom and dad’s passport photos but they looked like this when they walked in the front door after their trip.  I tell you it isn’t fair.  They looked way better when they left for vacation.  Now, mom looks like she wants to beat up dad. MOL

I don’t know why they go away, we’re all that matter and we’re so handy.                                                                         kalimedalsmThis is the loudest comforter I’ve seen in our house and mom loves it…..turn it over to the grey side mom.                                                                              Kali and Shoks

 

 

 

 

Autumn in Fort Meezer in Da Hood

Well, it seems like this is the year of the apple.  Lawrence, the nice fellow from my favourite hang out….the junky vehicle house, has given mom and dad 10 pounds of apples from his two trees.                                                                                                           Apparently the small ones are very sweet and crunchy.

Dad got busy and made an apple pie and apple tarts from scratch.

Looks beautiful.  Mom says the tarts are delicious.  They have yet to start on the pie.

Not to be out done mom decided to make a chicken pie.  Nobody gave her a stewing fowl but she found one basking in the freezer.  No pictures of the fowl either.  But there is a picture of the pie.

DSCN4457This is the pie without the top crust.  All pastry was NOT homemade but rather taken from a box.                                                                  DSCN4459It’s easy to tell mom tried but failed miserably to make this pie look like it was professionally  made.  Apparently it tastes good.  It looks atrocious but at least the flavour is there.

What were we doing while the bake off was going on?

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Sorry, the picture is fuzzy but Kali was moving and mom doesn’t have an action camera but you get the idea.

It also happened to be the second snow fall of the season.  We missed the first snowfall.  Guess we slept through it but it looks the same  the second time around.                                                                                                                                     DSCN4443

It was cold so we all were entertaining ourselves.  So, go do your thing and then just say, What do you expect when we’re bored!” MOL