Friday, May 18, 2018

And Now for Some Non-Cleo Stuff

     In non-Cleo-related news, mom and dad finally got to do some real hiking last weekend.
Is This Not Stunning?

     Yay for them.

     They got up extra early and drove about 3 hours west to hike a portion of Grandfather Mountain they hadn't yet been on.
The Views are Amazing!

     (stretching and yawning) I'm so excited.

     Mom packed a bunch of snacks and water, and made up a healthy lunch for them for when they got to the top.
What's Not to Love About This?

     And kitty got nothing.

     After a somewhat strenuous hike up to Calloway Peak they were rewarded with some of the most beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.
Absolutely Beautiful

     OMG, how awesome is that?  How 'bout some awesome views of you poor attention-starved diva here at home all by her lonesome?

     A little weary but feeling good about getting in some decent exercise, they arrived back home later in the evening, where they were greeted by their angry feline companion, who demanded to know what they were thinking, leaving her alone for the day.
Mom at the Bottom of One of the Ladders They Encountered

     (in her best southern belle drawl)  I hope y'all had a good time neglecting me.  Now freshen up my water, top off my crunchy bits.  This here girl's got some attention due her.

     Sore and tired, mom and dad look forward to their next trip west for more hiking.
And this is Cleo Atop her own Grandfather Mountain

     Don't even think about it...


Brian said...

That's some darn pretty scenery!

Eastside Cats said...

Cleo! You know, if you allow your peeps out hiking more often, they'll be healthier and more energetic...which means more attention to you! And let's face it, you just nap while they are gone...

Bionic Basil said...

Cleo, those pics are just amazing! How lucky your peeps get to hike in that beautiful terrain!

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is beautiful scenery to go hiking in.

The Island Cats said...

What a pretty place!

Caren Gittleman said...

what a gorgeous place to hike!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is a great view. And I am glad they included a photo of you too. XO

Madi and Mom said...

Anywhere in the NC mountains is my happy place. Love love all those hills.
The peeps would live in the mountains in a heartbeat but my sissy and BIL live on the coast and OMCs that would be a day's drive just to get to them.
Love Grandfather Mountain area!!
Hugs madi's mom

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful scenery and glad I did not have to climb all the way up there to see it!

The Swiss Cats said...

What a beautiful place ! Purrs

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Such beautiful scenery!

William’s Kith & Kin said...

Why, bless their hearts! Yes, those photos of their hike are wonderful but I swan they can't hold a candle to you, Cleo!

Tamago said...

Wow, such incredible views!
Cleo, I bet you enjoy the view from your own Grandfather Mountain :-)

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Timmy Tomcat said...

That is some beautiful country and our Dad is so jealous he can no longer enjoy that sort of thing. Please let us see more. Cleo that mountain you are on is purrfect for an older lady. Our Buddy likes Dads desk so he can keep an eye on him and pester for noms during the day
Timmy, Buddy and Family

Darla M Sands said...

I'd be tired after the three hour drive! Heh... Lovely views. But poor Cleo. ~grin~ Be well!

The Indulged Furries said...

Those are beautiful views. And you're looking comfy atop Grandfather Mountain.