Travels and Thoughts

Mom told us that today is National Brother’s Day.  Even though we aren’t really brothers, Mom tells us all the time that we are.  She adopted both of us and now we’re all one big happy (most of the time) family.

Brotherly Love

Hemingway………why do you have your fat paw on me in this picture?

It’s to keep you from running away from the flashy box.  That’s what big brothers do.  We protect our little brothers.

Oh…………thanks.  Did you tell our readers what Mom did last weekend?

Not yet, but I will.  Mom left us with her brother.  She just waltzed out the door and went on some road trip.

Didn’t she say she was going to I owe a way………..or something like that?

It’s Iowa, Steinbeck.

Well, it must be far away ‘cuz she was gone for a long time.

She was only gone for the weekend.

In my kitty brain, that’s a very long time!!!

Mom said we could share just a couple of pictures from her road trip.

She took a gazillion pictures!!!


This is the B and B she stayed at in McGregor, Iowa.  She said the owners were great fun and full of information.  The house has lots of history and they shared fun stories about their renovations.


This is downtown McGregor.  Mom said some of the buildings were really old and the architecture was neat.  A tornado went through the town last year but they all worked hard to fix up the buildings and it looks great.


This is the Mississippi River Valley as seen from Pikes Peak National Park just outside of McGregor.  Mom took lots of pictures up there ‘cuz she was so fascinated with the scenery.  She said the water was really high in comparison to other times.

I’m glad she didn’t take us with her.  That looks like lots of water and you know me…….I don’t like water!!!


Anyone who knows Mom knows that she loves taking pictures of dead buildings.  Believe me, she found lots of them on her trip.  However, this time she even found a dead ship!  She thought that was really cool.

We were both super happy when Mom got home again.  We like her to go out and have fun with her friends, but we also like her to stay home and play with us.

Thank you for looking at Mom’s pictures with us.  Remember to hug your brother today!

24 thoughts on “Travels and Thoughts

  1. We did not know this is National Brother’s Day. The three of us boys here are not related but we consider ourselves brothers, and we all get along much better than the girls do. Mom did not know that there is a Pike’s Peak in Iowa. She only knew about Colorado. Sounds like a fun trip for your mom. Hope her brother spoiled you boys. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer p.s. Mom rally likes to photo of the banned boat.

    1. Mom said the Iowa Pike’s Peak is also named after Zebulon Pike. She didn’t know about it before either. We hope you had a good National Brother’s Day. We didn’t get to go outside but when a big storm developed,we were happy to be inside. Have a super day!
      Stereo purrs……….Hemingway and Steinbeck

  2. You two are great brothers and friends. I would like to have a brother but Mom says I have to be an “only” – darn! Anyway, the photos from your Mom’s trip are great fun. That dead boat is way cool – I’d love to do some sniffing and exploring on that thing! Happy Friday guys…

    Hugs, Teddy

    1. Hi Teddy! Sometimes being an only kitty can be fun. Just think, you get ALL the attention you want. MOL!!! We’ll tell Mom you liked her pictures. Have a super great day.
      Stereo purrs…………Hemingway and Steinbeck

  3. It’s good to see you both again. I would love to see the inside of that B&B where your Mom stayed. I don’t have a brother (or sister) so maybe I’ll just go home and hug the dogs.

  4. I have two brothers who live with my mother, I’m glad they’re not around, so I have Granny all by myself🙊did I just say that…MOL 😀 What a lovely place your mom has been, Hemingway and Steinbeck. Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂 ❤

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