Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween 2016

Halloween Greetings

Grace, Haley, Kaya, Kirsten, Lanie, Lea, Melody, 2 or more

Hi! wishing you a very...

Pets In on the Fun

Bijoux and Tris sending greetings too!


We had fun trying to come up with costumes this year.
One repeat.
One kind of repeat.
What do you think?
Who is your favorite?


I couldn't find my hat, but otherwise I'm perfectly attired.


I learned from Kirsten's mistake last year. Layers!


Loved putting together this "kit." (giggles) Thank you, Nonna! 
Check out the tail!


I'm staying warm this year!


Has anyone seen my cauldron?
Love these socks!


I'm staying warm this year too!


Adventurer, like Jane Goodall.

How will you be celebrating Halloween? Are you looking forward to any special movies or treats or parties? 

Best wishes,

Friday, October 28, 2016

Fur Family Friday

Pets and Halloween

Hi! We've seen the great costumes out there for dogs and some cats. Even ferrets, guinea pigs, and bunnies are not exempt from the super Halloween fan who wants the entire family to go out for trick or treat. Cocoa and Meatloaf have been known to dress up and love it.

Unfortunately there is another side to the holiday - the not so fun one. This is what we want to address today. If you have indoor outdoor kitties, it's time to keep them inside (especially your black kitties). Yes, they might fuss for for a bit, but in the long run you will keep them safe, warm, and with you - away from true creeps.

Licorice and Pyewacket enjoy watching the birds outside Nana Kestrel's house.

Best wishes,

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tricky Thursday 2016

Trick or Treat?


We've seen It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and have been searching our closets and wardrobes for costume ideas. This is what we wore last Halloween. There are two more of us now. We have lots of thoughts.

Xyra met two Reys the other night. They looked awesome!
The short one looks familiar. What do you think?

Are you ready to party or go trick or treating? What will you be wearing? Any guesses as to what we will be this year? (Hint: One of us will be going in one, maybe two, of costumes worn last year.)

Best wishes,

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Maine Fall 2016 2

Maine and New Hampshire

Sunday morning we grabbed a small breakfast from the lodge and headed south to Mayberry Farms. We switched cars and headed over the mountains to New Hampshire!

Clark's Trading Post

It didn't seem to take long at all to get Clark's Trading Post. The car ride was really nice and we arrived in no time. Except they said it was two hours. Didn't feel like that at all.

We got our tickets and headed inside. First thing I did - ride a bear! Yay! I love bears!
This one was more my size.

Then we saw the real bears! The are AWESOME!

After the bear show we rode the train. Another beautiful line. The creeks are really rocky from ancient glacier deposits.
The Wolfman chased the train. He was funny!
We got a photo of the covered bridge after the ride. It's HUGE!

Then we wandered through the different exhibits. This typewriter caught my attention right away!
The Moxie and Necco cool!

I wanted to ride a segue, but wasn't tall enough. There were water rides too, but it was cold. Actually, our weather now in October feels like it did that day in September. (giggles) 50s with strong breezes.

We didn't have any apple crisp, but I loved this sign and had to pose with it.

The morning and afternoon passed quickly and we had a fabulous time at Clark's Trading Post, but we had to head back to Maine. We had a really good dinner and then went for ice cream. 

Day 3

Heading South and Home

The sunrise is gorgeous on the farm!

We started the day with homemade chocolate chip muffins and juice!

Saying good bye isn't fun. We had a great time!

Oh, hey! Did you notice I brought Bonbon with me. Grace told me I should take her to meet Jezzie and Sophie. They loved each other.

Did you know farmhouses in New England - especially Maine and further north - are designed with a connecting hallway to the barn? That way you don't have to go outside in the harsh winter weather to get barn chores done.

Do you see how they connect as one big building? It's a really great idea!

On the highway home.

I had a wonderful time in Maine. Have you ever visited the state? What is your favorite state to visit on vacation? What's your favorite photo?

So glad you stopped. Come again soon!


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