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Monday, September 23, 2019

Awww Monday and Final Friction Friday Reminder

Maggie...she was bringing up the rear.
The lead dog was a Harlequin Great Dane and she wasn't stopping for photos

Next 3:
 This little Tabby is the resident (out of doors cat) at Hampton Inn, Marion, NC
Beautiful markings.  She is fed every morning by the hotel staff and has water by the back door.
 Standard Tabby M on her noggin

 Light gray fur right front paw
Back paws both had gray between the toes

Wednesday September 4th we had lunch at "Over Yonder" 
in Valle Crucis, (Latin meaning: Vale of the Cross) NC. The hand you see belongs to my husband.
Just around the corner a Black Scottie was holding court with his admirers
See the silver bowls under the tea pitchers? they are for K9 diners
There was a white Poodle behind us on the other side of the porch.

This was my lunch Grilled Pimento cheese sandwich with Napa Valley Cole Slaw with almonds

This pooch hiked all the way up to the falls at Hickory Nut Falls which is 404' tall
more on the falls later.

This is an honest to goodness TREE HUGGER 
Had to take a photo of her just as I reached the top of Chimney Rock.
When I reached her, I asked if she was ok she said as long as I can Hug the Tree
She asked me to talk a selfie of her and her new BFF.
More on Chimney Rock later

She was very frightened at the top which was kinda of amazing since she climbed all 
these stairs
She is hugging the tree just to the right of Old Glory
Two Rotties just coming off the trail from Mt. Mitchell


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  1. so much awww! moments... and so much beautiful things... happy furst fall day to you!!! ...our story is ready ;O)

  2. What an interesting excursion. And the lunch looks great too!

  3. Lovely views. Too high and too many steps for me though.

  4. I hope that lady got down okay.

    That cat is just lovely. And I bet he has the time of his life living where he lives. Food served, yet free to do whatever he wants.

    Klem, Mara

  5. A grilled Pimento cheese sandwich... SSNS loves pimento cheese spread and I don't think he has ever thought to grill it! Love the kitty, I have a thing for kitties with white feeties.

  6. OMC that sandwich looks wonderful!!!

    Our Radisson Hotel used to have a kitty named Raddi!

    The Florida Furkids

  7. I got stuck on that sandwich. I'm hungry this morning and that lunch looks heavenly.

    All the cute pups and that kitty is adorable.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hug, honey. ♥

  8. You sure found lots of pups on your vacation. That climb looks tough. We could probably make it but we would be dragging our mom up those stairs. It would probably work out okay since Walter wears a harness so he could do the pulling. BOL!

  9. thanks for showing us this special place and all the dogs and cat made it even more special... I love that porch... if I had that porch I would spend most of my time on it.... that is a lot of stairs and I to wonder how she did the steps with out being afraid

  10. I'd be scared up there too! Instead of hugging a tree, I'd be sitting on the ground.

  11. Wow! What a great place to visit! And good eats too! And doggies allowed!

  12. That kitty sure is sweet and those stairs are something, I might hug a tree too!

  13. Great photos. I hope that pretty tabby has a place to sleep at night.

  14. No way could you get mom to even THINK about climbing those stairs! That sandwich and cole slaw looks sooooo yummy!

  15. Might have been able to climb the stairs, but looking down on the way back would have had me hugging the staircase. Love all the dogs sharing it with their people!

  16. Yep, I'd be rather nervous about looking down too!

  17. A bunch of Awwws in your post today! What a big stairway, but what beautiful scenery there must have been at the top, can't wait to see more!

  18. thanx for sharing these photos C....lunch sounds great !! the tabby looked like dude; except for his socks....and I hope the lady was able to get back down alright without fear ~~

  19. Look at all those furry folks. Best part of any trip is meeting new ones.

  20. Oh, Ma had a melty cheese sandwich today! hers didn't look as good as yours though ☺
    So many puppers and kittehs on your vaca! How pawsome is THAT!!! You gots to give that woman props for climbing all the way up there when she's scared of heights! very brave of her.
    Ruby ♥

  21. What a wonderful place. Mom would not have made it up those stairs ha ha
    Mabel & Hilda

  22. Oh my - I bet that view was beyond spectacular - no wonder the tree hugger was hugging a tree - some folks who aren't crazy about heights needed an "anchor" !! The restaurant looks like a Southern mansion and your lunch looks delish!

    Hugs, Pam

  23. Little woozy from my "virtual" climb ...

  24. Thanks for sharing the photos. The story writing sounds like fun. We will see if the Dad can get enough time to do this.


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