Monday, January 28, 2008

Stuff And Hot Cocoa Q

first the Q :What is your most memorable vacation? Where did you go? What made it memorable?

Hmm, many memorable ones really. The 2 weeks in florida when i was in the 2nd grade. We stayed at the disney hotel, visited all the other theme parks as well, beaches etc. (the grandparents paid)! The 3 month trip across country when i was in the 5th grade. Rv, stop when you wanted, sigh seeing, was a blast!

But the most memorable, hubby and my 13th wedding anniversary. My mom flew from NH to HI to babysit Birdie. We flew to LA, spent the first day at Paramount, then drove down to San Diego, spent the night there. Hit up Old Town then drove inland to Mission Falls and his godfathers estate, spent the night in the guest house, got spoiled by said godfather. Next afternoon started driving across the dessert to Vegas, renewed vows, played, what happens in vegas stays in vegas....and drove back to LA a few days later to fly home to HI. Very memorable, very fun, very much needed! Our gothic graveyard wedding renewal to start our civilian life together, aka: hubby's now home, remember him? Lol, topping the trip off sadly as i was checking the mailbox a new neighbor was out walking her "baby" pitbull who jumped me and bit me, still got those scars!

Hubby and I were laughing so hard last night. Maybe had something to do with sleep deprivation, but he had left one drawer of the dresser open a few inches. This dresser is tall and long with about a dozen different sized drawers. Stalker kitty stood trying to open it further to get inside and snoop. So hubby opens the drawer more for her and she crawls in looking all comfy. Then she looks back and see's space behind the drawer, and access to more drawers. She disappears and we hear clinking, knocking noises and then a drawer opens on it's own..but no cat. then another. Hubby gets up and starts slowly opening drawers, no cat, no cat, then up pops the cat like a jack in the box but with a look of "hey are you trying to take me head off?" Anyway she stands up and jumps on top of the dresser posing, very pleased and quite proud of herself. This was a first i have seen this pose from her. This cat is only about a year old and was abandonded and slightly abused/neglected so can be finicky. But i think she finally seriously feels at home here. She definately makes herself queen and stretches out on everything! Was just a funny event.


Knit and fall back in it said...

Crazy cat! That is a funny story.

Nana Sadie said...

What a great kitty story! I can see her poking around and preening "look at me!"
Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! I'm pleased to meet-cha!

Knitting Keep Me sane said...

The marshmallow I made were the Martha Stewert Recipe on the sidebar on the cocoa page.


rhonda said...

Hey Turtle Girl! Great memory - sounds like an awesome trip! I plan to visit LA for the first time to see my baby sister - who lives there - this summer. I've never been to Hawaii - but I've been to Vegas baby! We went for my older sister's 40th bday - with my sisters and my mom and her sisters. My baby sister (the one who lives in LA) joined us and ended up getting married that weekend there! she planned it, but surprised us - and you're not kidding, what happens, stays! LOL. I used to travel to Seattle for business and I must say that is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. The trees, the scenery, the water, the plants, and downtown Seattle is just so amazing also. DH went with me one time and we stayed at the Salish Lodge. gorgeous! I wish I could still travel for business there - why did you & your family settle there? I'm an East coaster....

Krystal said...

Ha ha feels like I'm missing a second needle too... but I don't know, I'm getting the hang of it. :)

Kris said...

What a great story - I had a cat once who liked to sleep in dresser drawers.

Our most memorable vacation was one spend backpacking from the south of Brazil to the mouth of the Amazon River.

We managed to find an overnight trip in the city of Belem which is at the mouth of the Amazon. We went out on a river boat with the pilot, the guy who cooked the meal (I can't really call him a chef) and a tour guide.

We spent the day hiking through the rain forest and canoeing down a tributary. We slept in hammocks on the boat anchored right off of an island called Parrot Island because it was inhabited by hundreds of thousands of parrots. Apparently they have no natural predators on the island because it floods seasonally.

We awoke to the sound of all of the birds chattering to each other. It was completely magical.

I cannot wait to go back there and experience it all again.