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Normandy/Omaha Beach….A piece of History

To read about mom and dad’s first meeting with Phenny and his family click on Easy’s Blog.

The next day these five didn’t waste time but got into Phenny’s Elephant Skate and for an elephant it was one compact elephant and they headed toward the Atlantic,  It was a long ride of about three hours.  Mom wasn’t used to sitting for so long anymore and kept getting sleepy.  Phenny helped with that…he told her things about his mom and dad that had mom wide awake.  He said his mom was renting herself out as a part-time carpenter and her dad was taking dancing lessons.  Mom was fascinated.  Is mom ever gullible!  Geesh! MOL                                                      They all arrived safely in Normandy  The little house we were renting was a beauty.                                                                             There were even 3 bedrooms so we could um and awe about which room we could have.

Unpacked we headed for Omaha Beach.                                                         This quaint house marked the start of Omaha Beach.                                                                      The only words mom understood were Omaha Beach,  camping and tennis.

While waiting mom sat on the Oceanic Kayaks.  She got up, heard a snap and landed on her face like a sack of hammers.                                                              That was a boo boo and she was determined though the knee hurt, it would not slow her down…ya right!  She never got down to Omaha Beach to find a used shell for a remembrance.  It’s probably against the law anyway.

Katty and mom made their recipe for Shopping Around The World….Salmon fish cakes.                                                                         Phenny was an enormous help.  If you want to read the Salmon Fish Cake Recipe….just click on the name.

We all decided to visit the Canadian cemetery and leave a couple of Canadian flags and candles with covers to guard against the rain.                                                                       

Phenny and Flat Shoko left their blessings for those that had fought for their freedom.

Thank you fellow Canadians…your efforts are so appreciated.  I wonder if cats helped the men like in World War 1?

Mr. Phenny’s dad  took mom and dad for a drive through Normandy for a look at the different architecture of the houses.                                                                  Mom says this big house looks very official so perhaps its being used as a museum.

Too soon it was time to go back to Paris and catch the train.  They left early and arrived in Paris around noonish.  Mom was very overcome saying good bye to Katty and Phenny.  Phenny’s dad helped carry suitcases into the station.                                                                         Mom and dad thank you so much for the unforgettable visit with such fabulous peeps and of course, the one and only Da Phenny.

It was time to get on the Eurostar train and head for London from Gare du Nord.                                                                          The Eurostar goes 200 MPH.  It took about 2 hours to fly the rails to London.  They spent a total of 20 minutes in the Chunnel.                                                                            Mom and dads last view of Paris from the rails.  Isn’t this the Metro mom?

Next installment mom and dad set their paws on  London cement.                                                                    

 

 

Strolling Around Fort Meezer

There has been so much rain that the flowers and plants either grew like stink or were drowned.  Mom and I looked around the garden at the damage and growth earlier today.

Seems to us the Clematis, Alpine Willy decided to put a barrier of green along the front porch.  Willy is indeed very happy with the damp weather.  I hide in the growth and jump out at mom and Kali.  I scare Kali every time.                                                                aaaalpinewillyKali should be out here helping me show you our garden.                                                                             aaakfinal

A close look into the house shows us that Kali is sound asleep on top of the condo penthouse.

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Cow Kitty is grabbing a quick nap under the hose roll.

Everyone seems to be sleeping but me.  I’ll show you more of the garden soon. *yawn*, time for me to have a nap too.

aashgardenMay you always find a treasure when you dig a potty hole.                                                                           SHOKOKALI2

 

 

 

Sunday Selfie

Mom and I went for a walk in the Lane cause the rain finally stopped today.  Sky wanted to see her friend and the only way she mellowed out was with some oregano.

I looked up and down the Lane.                                                              I even looked in the bushes.                                                                           There was just no sign of them.  I figured, they just didn’t want to be found yet.

So we went home and asked Sky who was this mysterious stone in the Lane?  She finally told us that the stone was her big sister.  Since their mom left them in Williams Creek, they had never been parted.  This was the first time they weren’t together.  Sky believed her sister and Bashful were doing a lot of talking about their situations and would come home when the problems were resolved.  She asked for more oregano and Chip gave in.  Sky seemed to float in the clouds with a few sniffs of oregano and then she turned in.

Mom was going to do some work on her Notebook but I didn’t want her to.  So we cuddled instead.

Sunday Selfie Day is coming up and seeing as I took this picture me self….oh sorry…my pirate speak is coming through.  As I was saying, as I took this photo myself, I’m entering it into the selfies by The Cat On My Head.  If you click on the host blog you shall be teletransported over there.                                                             

 

 

Sunday Selfie and the Sun

Another beautiful day in the sun.  It was suppose to rain but no, just more sun.  The wind has gotten up so it feels cooler.  Mom replaced some Lobelia that was sun damaged with bright pink Snapdragons.

Dad brought our pool out from behind the shed.

Sign on the shed

Sign on the shed

Mom didn’t want to fill the pool up the way we like…..to the top, because the cow kitten next door might drown.

C’mon mom this is a real stretch for a sip of water!  Anyway Kali helped focus the camera and I had it on timer….voila….a selfie….sort of. MOL

To see more selfies of other anipals, simply click on The Cat on My Head and you will land there immediately, if not sooner.