Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wandering Wednesday

Mindy says:   We were not wandering, our beans were though.

They were gone on a road trip.  They went to our capital city, Ottawa.  They said the round trip was over 4,000km.  Our country is big mombean says.  Mombean's sister who is Tillie and Georgia's mom, also went to Ottawa, but she flew on an airplane and got there first!

Here they are in the 'downtown' part of the city.
They liked theByWard Market
fresh fruit and

Mombean liked the mix of old/new buildings.  This 19th century house is a heritage house and cannot be removed, it is supposed to be haunted.  She found this out by going on this walking tour - at night! She said it was all in fun.

She didn't see any cats on this tour because they were all at home (of course), same as us!
However she did see one of our ancectors here:

She said that Dinictis lived in the plains of North America about 30 million years ago.  She said she wasn't scared of this one because it wasn't alive or even real because they are now extinct.  This model is what the humans think it might have looked like.  We are very impressed! 

Here is something that is not extinct!  Our nip is just a bit scarce.  

That is because Moe does not believe in saving any for later!!  
He's just a little nipped-out right now and can't talk straight.    He's hugging the floor mat because it still smells like nip.  Yes, it was fresh nip from our garden.  Mom says we have to let it grow some more before she can pick some more. 

Sigh :(


Eric and Flynn said...

It looks like your mum and her sister had a lovely time together.
Moe really enjoyed that nip didn't he.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Hey, we're in Kingston! And btw, our mom is from Halifax, well, lived there for 16 years. Of course, that was a long time ago now....We didn't realize your mombean was the sister of Tillie's mombean! (Was that a DUH moment? Our mom doesn't remember stuff like that....She's lucky if she remembers what she did yesterday.)

Ottawa has A LOT of neat stuff for visitors! Including Ikea, which we don't have. LOL.

Deb said...

Glad you enjoyed Ottawa. I was born and raised there. I love the city. Next time drop in for coffee.I'm now in Carleton Place (40 min. west) Deb=^..^=x4

Brian said...

At least they are home again! It sure looks like they had a terrific time!

Mariodacat (Mario's human mom) said...

Looks like your beans had a great time.

Tillie and Georgia said...

We're glad Mom is home now!!
Bet you are too Mindy ;)
Trust that Moe to hog all the good nip!!!
Maybe he needs an intervention. heehee
Purrs Tillie and Georgia

Prancer Pie said...

Great trip. Our beans want to visit Canada sumday. They hear it is very beyootiful. xoxo

Pee Ess - lay off the nip, Moe, you're kissing the rug!

Roy said...

From the looks of the pictures I would say that was a wonderful trip. Beautiful city.

Hope all is well with everyone and all the servers are taking good care of the owners. And, yes, don't forget the cat nip. Good stuff that .....

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

What a nice trip! The PM and her Mom went there about 13 years ago during an ice storm so it would be nice to be there in Summer!

ABBY said...

Oh what great pictures of what was a terrific trip. We are so glad your Mom shared those with us. Moe we agree ... when you've got nip use nip!
Happy friday.

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, I love.

louciao said...

We live on the same coast! And I, too, have very much enjoyed visiting Ottawa from time to time. Great refreshers of my memories to see your photos. Our cat has recently wandered away and disappeared, leaving a little empty space in my life, so it's sweet to see the kitties here and hear their voices.