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Friday, September 20, 2019

Nature and Feline Friday

Wednesday, September 4th we left our friend's home for a road trip to visit:
Along the Blue Ridge Parkway we saw beautiful vistas of the Great Smoky Mountains

MST stands for Mountain to Sea Trail

We saw babbling brooks

white caps rushing
 makeshift foot bridges that we did not TEST
Falls glistening in the sun this was taken at an angle
the sound of the water and the birds filled the air
There were lots of stone stairs down the to bottom

After we took some 'selfies',

 we climbed back up found a picnic table  WITH A VIEW
  and enjoyed a delicious picnic lunch prepared by Sally.
We had ham and turkey sandwiches on a variety of breads, chips and chocolate pound cake
and lots of WATER.  Temperature was hovering at 80.  Humidity was low and thankfully
the trail was shaded.

Happy 1st Anniversary to my Nephew KAT

Dearest Aunty HiC
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year ago today (Sept. 20) since I allowed Mom to pick me up for the first time.
She would patiently sit close by, softly singing Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty, and the Meow Mix songs. 😹
I played hard to get for several weeks, until I knew she couldn’t wait to get her hands on me!

❤️ Kat Your Feline Nephew

Here some of the very first pictures the first day of what was to be my

Photos Taken September 20, 2018

Yum, she’s tasty! 😹

Yep, I love nose taps! 😻

I think I’m going to be very happy here. ❤️

Dearest Nephew,
Seriously!  Sept 20...WOW IT  was the first day of the best days of your NEW life that was about to begin.


  1. we rather would stay away from that foot bridges ...we can see in advance how that will end BOL

  2. Such gorgeous scenery. Reminds me of where I started teaching in Bath County, VA.
    We can see that Kat just settled right in, he looks so chilled.

  3. Hari OM
    What a wonderful walk!!! And is it really a year since Kat arrived? golly. YAM xx (Who is travelling and may out of comms range for a bit...)

  4. What a beautiful spot for lunch! Love the selfies.

  5. What a beautiful place to do some hiking and have a nice lunch.

  6. That is such a pretty place. Glad you could see all of that. Have a great Friday.

  7. What a lovely hike. I would have loved to join you.

    Happy Gotcha Day, Kat. We're glad you're here to entertain us so often.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug. ♥

  8. Lucky you Kat! You picked a perfect forever didn't you! We love the photos of the Blue Ridge Parkway.....we also love the parkway extension that's up through Virginia - Skyline Drive is THE BEST for those views.

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom too

  9. Beautiful scenery and such fun with great friends.
    Kat you are a stinker.

  10. so happy Kat is living the Grand Life and found someone who hugs and taps and pets to live with. plus we all get to watch her grand life here... beautiful spot for a hike and I like the selfies... love that creek

  11. Beautiful photos!!! Happy Gotcha Day to Kat!

    The Florida Furkids

  12. What a fabulous place! I'd love to go hiking in the mountains!
    Kat, you are a cutie pie, and it's amazing how fast this year has flown by.

  13. wonderful day and delicious picnic! The kitty photos are delightful!

  14. The mountains are so darn pretty and Kat is so darn happy!

  15. Amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  16. What a beautiful area for a hike!!!

    Happy Anniversary Kat!! We are so happy you and your pawrents found each other!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  17. Happy 1st Gotcha Day, Kat!
    The scenery is beautiful and the photos are lovely.

  18. Beautiful photos. Happy Gotcha Day Kat! XO

  19. We live in a beautiful world. Happy pick me up day, Kat.

  20. Oh, Ma says she loooooooves the waterfalls! And you took some FABulous photos! I can almost smell the forest! BOL! Looks like you had a FABulous time with your pawsome friends! And, that lunch ~ yummers!!
    Kat ~ oh dude, what a pawsome day it was a year ago, huh?! Your peeps are very lucky you picked them!
    Ruby ♥

  21. Ahh, these beautiful photos make mom and dad long for a trip further west before it gets too cold. They miss hiking out that way, and now that we're a little further east than we were it's more difficult for them to plan a trip. Oh well.

  22. Beautiful scenery and hike to share with friends, oh and lunch, too! Great photos. Glad you had low humidity days. Happy Gotcha Day to handsome Kat!

  23. What a lovely place to visit. Thanks for taking us along. Happy Gotcha Day to Kat too.

  24. Oh that is just beautiful! I live in the Midwest but I've got family in North and South Carolina and along the East coast, so I've driven "through" the mountains. Never really explored though, particularly since I seem to be the only one in my family who enjoys the outdoors!


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