August 30, 2013

Farewell Paris

Remembering & Farewell
. . . today was a busy one in Paris but I am afraid I have no photos to show you how I spent my last day in Paris. You see I left my camera at the hotel room. Oh well.

Before we boarded our plane to head back to the states a few of us got together and had a lantern ceremony remembering our loved ones that had run off to the bridge. Before we released the lanterns we shared stories with each other . . . oh how they are missed but forever with us.

. . . as we passed the Eiffel Tower we could see the lanterns floating so gently up in the air. It made such a beautiful sight with the tower being light up.

I sure hope everyone had as much fun with the 2013 Blogosphere trip in Paris as I did. I want to thank everyone that participated in this fun event and I plan on visiting each of you. It might take me a few days to get over the jet lag so I might not get to see you right away.

Hey, any ideas on where to go for next years Blogosphere trip?

August 29, 2013

Paris Day III


l-r: Charlotte, Asta, Allie, Gracie, Raz, Ellie, Socks, Karl & Ruis
Graphic by Gracie
Day three in Paris and looks like another fun filled day. We took a tour bus were shown so may of the fantastic sites in Paris.  After our bush trip we decided to spend the rest of the day Louvre Museum.

. . . we were so fortunate today to receive VIP passes at the museum. This meant we got all through the crowds . . . this room was beyond crowded . . . I think this is where the Mona Lisa is . . . wait I was wrong . . . this is a new exhibit . . .

Graphic by Raz, Allie, Ellie & Gracie
. . . it's the Mona Allie! Wow, I am so impressed by the beauty . . . we had no idea that this master piece was on display here . . .

l-r: Raz, Ellie, Charlotte, Socks, Asta, Gracie, & Allie
 Graphic by Gracie
. . . we spent hours upon hours gazing at all of the masterpieces that the Louvre holds. Sweet Asta noticed that a painting was hanging on the wall crooked so she gently straightened it. We all decided that we needed to have another trip to Paris and spend more time in the museum so we could see all of the paintings and sculptures.

l-r: Charlotte, Asta, Socks, Karl, Ruis, Raz, Gracie, Allie & Ellie
Graphic by Gracie

Evening entertainment will be at the famous Moulin Rouge. We took a group photo before we went inside . . .
Graphic by Raz, Allie & Ellie
. . . we had to split up our group so we could fit at a table for dinner. I enjoyed a fabulous meal with Allie, Raz, and Ellie. We were thrilled that we had front row seats . . .

Graphic by Raz, Allie & Ellie
. . . after dinner you can imagine to my surprise when I was called up on stage to join in with the dancing . . . I just loved the outfit and I must say had the time of my life.

l-r: Angel Momo, Karl, Asta, Ruis, Allie, Ellie, Gracie, Raz, Charlotte & Socks
Graphic by Asta
. . . I could not keep dancing on stage by myself so I signaled the gang to come up on stage and join in. You would have thought that we were professionals. We danced the whole night away . . . in fact we danced until the lights went out and the doors were locked. If you haven't been to the Moulin Rouge you must get there.

Ooh la la

August 28, 2013

Paris~Day II

Graphic by Gracie

. . . today started out really early as I received a note from Rumblebum asking that I find a plane and please get him to Paris . . .

Graphic by Gracie
. . . I charted a private plane and got back to the states to bring him to Paris.  We had lots of time to figure out what sites we should see . . . in no time at all we arrived in Paris . . .

Graphic by Raz, Allie & Ellie
. . . today is girl's day out in Paris. Allie, Ellie and I toured the gardens of Versailles. It was so beautiful . . . I bet we spent hours outside . . .
Graphic by Raz, Allie & Ellie
. . . once we saw every inch of the garden we went inside and were overwhelmed with the beauty of the Versailles Palace. Another surprise was when we ran into Raz. Seems like the boys had the same idea and were visiting the palace today too.

Graphic by Gracie
You will never guess what Ellie found! She found the most wonderful pastry shoppe in all of Paris. It is called Poilane and I must say if you don't find what you want in there they it isn't made.

Graphic by Raz, Allie & Ellie
. . . after filling tummies with a bunch of goodies from the pastry shoppe we did a little shopping. I think we should have shopped first because I noticed that the clothes felt a little tight. Guess I have one too many goodies to eat. We posed for a picture of us by the arc de Triomphe. Oh, did I mention that Raz did a little shopping with us too?

l-~r front: Ellie, Raz, Gracie, Charlotte & Asta
back: Allie, Karl & Ruis
Graphic by Asta
. . . after a full day of shopping we kind of crashed in our room after the long fun day. Much to Asta's surprise because she was ready to head right back out to check the night life of Paris.
I am giving this some thought but not sure if some zzzzzs are needed at this time.

August 26, 2013

Paris Day I

2013 3 Annual Blogosphere Trip

It's finally here and we are heading to Paris. I flew down to Florida to travel with my dear friends and adopted little bro, Raz, Allie, & Ellie. We are flying Air France Jumbo Jet., first class all the way.  We are so excited to get there that we didn't even sleep on our long trip over the big pond.

. . . with our seatbelts fastened up the pilot flew in close to we could see with city in it's grandness . . .

. . . I thought we were getting a little too close to the Eiffel Tower and was a little nervous . . . I felt like we could just reach out and touch it . . .

Graphic by Raz
. . . here is a picture taken by Karl of the plane as we taxied down the runway. OMC! do you see what I see?! Raz is up in the cockpit. Seems like the pilot found out that Raz was on board and wanted him to help fly the plane. It was a long flight and the crew in the cockpit was needing some zzzzs and had Raz take over, yes Raz licensed to fly a Jumbo Jet, actually he does teach pilots how to fly them . . .

Top floor l~r: Charlotte, Karl, Ruis,& Asta
By Taxi l~R: Allie, Ellie, Raz & Gracie
We took a taxi and headed over to the hotel we will be staying at. When we arrived at the Hotel Dequesne Eiffel and to my surprise Charlotte, Karl, Ruis, & Asta were already there and waiting for us to. Socks had missed his flight and will soon join us.

After checking and visiting with friends it was time to take a few moments out get unpacked and have some rest time. I couldn't sleep too at all as the Eiffel Tower was within view from my window and I felt it kept calling to me to come on over . . .

. . . Allie and I met while the others were out and about and had a light lunch on our terrace. As soon as we finished up we headed over to the tower to meet up with Ellie and Raz . . .

. . . OHC! What a long line waiting to get into the tower. We had no idea that it would be like this, arghhhhhh but at least we were together and passed the time figuring out what other things we would do while here in Paris.

. . . finally we made out way to the ticket counter and were able to go up the tower. We spent quite a bit of time looking around once we got to the top of it. Breathtaking is what I have to say about this view . . .
Group shot before we ordered dinner.

. . . the four of us decided that we would eat dinner at the LeJules Vernes, a one~star Michelin restaurant located on the tower's second level. This is a traditional gastronomic French kitchen which happens to be run by world~renowned chef Alain Ducasse.

Bon appetite! 

August 22, 2013

2013 Summer Blogosphere Trip

It’s that time of year and it’s time for our annual Blogosphere Trip and again I am hosting this fun event. It’s time to once again get out the suitcases, dust off the photo shop and head on out for some fun and adventures. This year we will be going to Paris! Our trip will be starting on August 27 and ending on the 30th. If you are wanting to come along just post your photos let Mr Linkie know over at CB and link to my blog if you would like. . Hope to see you in beautiful Paris.

August 18, 2013


Hope you are having a quiet and restful SUNday.

August 16, 2013

Ernest Update

Thanks to many $$$ was raised for Ernest's surgery, surgery done, & Ernest has been adopted!!!

~ Ernest Update ~ A big THANK YOU you to everyone who donated to help Ernest. We were able to raise the full amount needed for his medical expenses. Ernest had his surgery and came through with flying colors. After a quick recovery, he was placed up for adoption and found his forever home last Saturday. Someone met the one-eyed, polydactyl, Siamese, shelter kitten and fell in love. Thanks to your help, Ernest is now enjoying his new home and his new life. Thanks again for helping Ernest and honoring the memory of sweet Olive.

August 6, 2013

Summer Fun at the TCC

The Tabby Cat Club is having a summer fun event on August 7 hosted by me. It is called "The Lazy Crazy Days of Summer" and you can be sure that the tabbie kitties are posting photos of how they are spending the dog days of summer. Head on over cause that is where I am hanging out today.

August 2, 2013

Update~Help Wanted

~ In Memory of Olive ~
My human sister, Cyndi, is honoring the passing of Olive by helping out Ernest with a fund raiser for a surgery needed.

We have had a few friends ask us how they can donate to Ernest's fund without using Paypal. 
Please follow these directions, per the Humane Shelter of Indianapolis. 
Checks can also be dropped off or mailed to the shelter with the animal's name (Ernest) written in the check's memo field:  
Humane Shelter of Indianapolis
For: Ernest
7929 N. Michigan Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46268.
Please send an email to shelterpetsindy@gmail with your donation amount so that we can keep track of the amount of money raised, and be sure to include your name in the email so that we can properly thank you.  
For all who have donated or will donate, we thank you from the bottom our hearts. With just a few more donations, we can meet Ernest's needed amount. Please consider a small donation to help out this brave, little kitty. The sooner he gets his operation, the sooner he will be placed up for adoption and the sooner he will find his forever home.
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"Help Wanted: While checking out the Indianapolis Humane Society's webpage last week I came across the story of Ernest. The little fella has an ulcer behind one of his eyes. Though it isn't causing him pain, he cannot see through it and it will need to be removed. The Indianapolis Humane Society does not receive tax dollars to run their program nor do they receive subsidies from HSUS or ASPCA--all of their money comes from donations. I know I can't raise money for all of the animals who are need of medical attention but, in honor of my own cat Ollie (who recently passed away), I would like to raise all the money needed for Ernst to have his operation. He only needs $300.00, $25 has already been donated. If everyone donated a few dollars, it wouldn't take long to raise the money. If you would like help with Ernst's fund, please make a donation through paypal--sending the donation to the email This is an account I set up just for Ernst. If we happen to raise more money than needed, the extra money will be donated to the shelter to help another pet. No amount of money is too little."--Cyndi, Olive's Mommie