Thursday, May 29, 2008

Mom and Dad's Vacation

Mom and Dad just got back from a business trip to Atlanta. While they were there, they took a day to go visit Stone Mountain Park, for fun. Our human sister, Piano Girl, just moved in with us while she finishes her master's degree in piano, so Catzee and I stayed home with her so she wouldn't get scared and lonely.

Stone Mountain features the world's largest high relief sculpture, the Confederate Memorial Carving.

It features three Southern heroes of the American Civil War: President Jefferson Davis, Gen. Robert E. Lee, and Gen. Stonewall Jackson.

It measures 90 by 190 feet and is 400 above the ground.

Mom and Dad took the Skyride to the top of the mountain.


This is supposed to be a spectacular view of Atlanta from the top of Stone Mountain, but you could have fooled Me.

There was a lot of other stuff to see and do there too. This is a photo of the 732 bell Carillon. It was in the 1964 World's Fair and was later donated to the park by the Coca-Cola Company.

This is a view up into the bell tower. Sadly, Mom and Dad weren't there at concert time.

Something else they liked was the grist mill. There were lots of other things to see and do, but they left early because of the long drive home. They missed their kitties too much to stay any longer.

The best part was what they got me as a payment for babysitting Piano Girl. It is a totally cool kitty fountain, just because they know I like drinking running water.

I missed them but I'm glad they're back. You can also see what Catzee got, by clicking right here.

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17 Comments:

At Thursday, May 29, 2008 11:24:00 AM, Blogger Renee said...

ooh that's a nice kitty drinking fountain! I had a friend who got one of those fountains and her kitties kept drinking all the water out of it. She had to replace the motor cuz the kitties had drank it dry and burned out the motor. oops!

Your parents saw some really cool stuff on vacation. Thanks for sharing their pictures! I wonder if your mom got any cool stuff to weave?

 
At Thursday, May 29, 2008 5:55:00 PM, Blogger bspinner said...

Rascal sure is nice letting his human parents go on a trip without him. Pictures are great. Thanks for sharing them with us.

 
At Thursday, May 29, 2008 6:29:00 PM, Blogger Parker said...

How cool! I am glad they had a good time and even better, you got paid!!!!

 
At Thursday, May 29, 2008 7:48:00 PM, Blogger Sunny's Mommy said...

That is a great gift they got you!

 
At Thursday, May 29, 2008 8:21:00 PM, Blogger Lux said...

Great pics! I sure love your fountain (as long as no water touches you).

 
At Thursday, May 29, 2008 9:08:00 PM, Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

Ah great fountain! You are one lucky cat!

 
At Friday, May 30, 2008 2:24:00 AM, Blogger The Cat Realm said...

That is a cool fountain! Thank you for sharing the pictures - but we are glad your humans are back home!
Emil and Mrs. OZ
Karl is busy with his wedding....

 
At Saturday, May 31, 2008 8:21:00 AM, Blogger Eric and Flynn said...

Those are great pikchurs Rascal. Mum said she didn't know about the carving on the mountain. We like your fountain too.

 
At Saturday, May 31, 2008 4:53:00 PM, Blogger Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a neat fountain. Babysitting evidently pays well.

 
At Saturday, May 31, 2008 7:55:00 PM, Blogger Tina T-P said...

What a beautiful vacation your mom & dad had! And what a fun present - much better than a t-shirt that says "my mom went on vacation and this is all she brought me" Ha, ha, ha... T.

 
At Sunday, June 01, 2008 11:29:00 AM, Blogger Quasi said...

That's a very cool gift. However, I hope you snubbed them a little bit to teach them a lesson about leaving you.

 
At Sunday, June 01, 2008 2:34:00 PM, Blogger Ariel said...

Nice Photos and cool gift :)

 
At Sunday, June 01, 2008 9:51:00 PM, Blogger William said...

Wow, what nice photos. I love the fountain, too. It was very nice of your mom and dad to get that for you for taking care of Piano Girl.

 
At Sunday, June 01, 2008 9:51:00 PM, Blogger Sharon said...

Charlie doesn't understand why his parents didn't buy him a kitty fountain and now he wants one.

 
At Monday, June 02, 2008 12:39:00 PM, Blogger The Fluffy Tribe said...

yep were showing our Mom that fountain 'cause we want one ~the Fluffy Tribe

 
At Tuesday, June 03, 2008 1:05:00 PM, Blogger Tybalt said...

What a great drinking fountain, Rascal!

Your parents were really close to where my mommy works - small world, huh?

 
At Thursday, June 12, 2008 7:11:00 PM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Are you effur coming back Rascal?

 

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