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Monday, May 30, 2011

New residents at Cascade Bluff

We just arrived on Sunday afternoon at Cascade Bluff for a long visit, and decided it was time to bring up our kitties: our old gray tabby, Alexander the Great, and our new girl, 12 week old Rosie the Riveter, who has quite a personality.

Here is Rosie in charge of things inside the VW van -- which was stationary at the moment of this photo, but we will admit, yes, they were loose in the back of the van during much of the trip. It was either that or electroshock therapy for everyone...
Here they are, somewhere hurtling through the time-space continuum heading north on I-35, behaving very nicely for the camera....


Rosie managed to figure out it was sometimes safer and more comfy inside the carrier than outside of it...


It is Memorial Day Weekend up here and our weather on the holiday was chilly and rainy. What happened to the top of Cascade Mountain??


We had a very nice visit from our friend Nancy Baker who was heading back from her cabin near the Gunflint Trail. Her husband Dan and his friend were launched on an 85 mile BWCA trip starting (for those who know the lakes) in Saganaga and then down the entire route of border lakes and rivers all the way to the real deal--the Grand Portage itself, 8.5 miles of portaging! Wow, a reenactment of voyageur guts and prowess... or maybe insanity... Nancy is smiling, or perhaps laughing?
A cozy rainy day at the cabin means lots of naps for kitties...

Cabin Life... complete with high speed internet service...

We iz sleepin'... Be quiet, you guys...

It was chilly enough for a fire, and Rosie discovered that the Virginia Slate hearth holds heat really well. Feels good on the tummy!


It didn't take long for her to find the loft...

...and Alex grabbed a nice warm spot in the loft for his afternoon nap...

But the weather has not all been gloom and rain. Here is the evening we arrived, with spring just bustin' out all over. What a nice evening!

This maple is brilliant red in the fall, and delicately touched with green now...

Gorgeous sky...

...and the promise of June coming just around the corner!

More blog posts to come soon!

1 comment:

  1. See you found a harness for Rosie. Figure you probably need it with all that energy. At first I thought that one pix was her up in the ceiling rafters but it was Alex in the loft. Looks lovely for spring. Thanks for the tour of the river too. I can smell the pine all the way down here. Hope it was a restful visit. Rox

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