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Book Lovers Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!


Hello dear friends.  Today is the official Book Lovers Day.  Don’t you just love a great book.  Something that takes you away from the every day ordinary life that you have.  Something romantic – something exciting – something spy or a great mystery.  Anything that you can read to put you in another life or another space in time.  Reading can be for fun, educational, relaxing or research.  Reading can make us laugh, smile or even cry.

Today, I encourage you to find that interesting book – of any topic that intrigues you.  Open the book and start your journey anywhere – in the house, on your bed, in the grass, on a hammock.  Go away, even for a couple of hours, to a place that you don’t need a passport to travel.

I myself will be researching some recipes.  There are a couple of chickens and roosters that don’t know what time it is in our hood.  I’m researching ways to help them – even chitter chatter.  No really, just researching some interesting recipes.  Now my friends, go find your book!

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2017 in Journalist Rocky the Squirrel

 

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Happy Birthday Bashful!!

 

 OMP (oh my pig!)  Can you believe that it’s been FOUR years since Bashful came to live with me here at the Hotel Thompson?  This is him all snuggled in transport the first time that I saw him – aaww.  Wasn’t he all cute and innocent in his straw bed? 

And to think of all of the places he  has been in the world?  He’s going to need extra pages in his passport book soon ❤

So, today, let’s all wish our little international rolling stone a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Posted by on March 20, 2017 in Bacon, Pet Rocks

 

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Come Fly With Me!

Welcome to Come Fly With Me!  Today is a very special day sponsored by Easy and Queen Madi ❤  

Today’s posting is about finding a special place in our city/state/area that we think our cousin Sammy would love to visit.  We thought of Sammy and knew that there was one spot we had to share.  Our beloved Tybee Island.  We will visit the beach – of course putting your toes in the water is optional.  You can sleep on the warm sand and listen to the waves of the ocean.  You can walk down the pier over the water – there’s always fisherman out with lots of yummy things they call bait. You can even explore under the pier for goodies.

And what else will you find?  Lots of LOVE.

We love you cousin Sammy!  We hope you enjoy your visit with us at the beach 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 2, 2016 in Bacon, Hemi, Houdini

 

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Book Lovers Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!

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Hello dear friends.  Today is the official Book Lovers Day.  Don’t you just love a great book.  Something that takes you away from the every day ordinary life that you have.  Something romantic – something exciting – something spy or a great mystery.  Anything that you can read to put you in another life or another space in time.  Reading can be for fun, educational, relaxing or research.  Reading can make us laugh, smile or even cry.

Today, I encourage you to find that interesting book – of any topic that intrigues you.  Open the book and start your journey anywhere – in the house, on your bed, in the grass, on a hammock.  Go away, even for a couple of hours, to a place that you don’t need a passport to travel.

I myself will be researching some recipes.  There are a couple of chickens and roosters that don’t know what time it is in our hood.  I’m researching ways to help them – even chitter chatter.  No really, just researching some interesting recipes.  Now my friends, go find your book!

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2016 in Journalist Rocky the Squirrel

 

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Cow Kitty Space Travel?

  So mom was in the kitchen messing around the other day.  Something caught her attention in my magical backyard.  She went over to the window and then started oohing and aahhing like a crazy woman.  She went and grabbed her camera because she said she had to take pictures.

Of what me and dad kept asking her. She kept telling us, “I’ll tell you in a minute.  This is so cool!”  We kept at her though – what is so cool.  Please share your discovery.  It is *my* magical backyard and nothing and no one should be in it… except for maybe Journalist Rocky the Squirrel and perhaps my Bigfoot – but that’s stories for another day – snorts.

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Finally I put down my hoof and demanded begged for an answer – who or what was in my backyard.  That’s when she said two words – Cow Kitty.  What?!  Cow Kitty from Canada?  You know Cow Kitty that visits my friends Shoko and Kali from Canadian Cats.

How in the world could Cow Kitty get all the way down here in Georgia?  Was there a mysterious space travel?  Did Cow Kitty come via a space ship?  Oh my – look at the resemblance to Cow Kitty.  What do you think – how did Cow Kitty get here in MY magical backyard?  So weird.  I’m off to ponder this for a bit and think about space travel now.

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2016 in Bacon

 

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Journey to Israel – Part III

Welcome my friends with our Journey to Israel series.  If you have missed the previous two editions please see them at Part I and Part II.  This is a wonderful trip that my Aunt took around the Christmas holidays.  She was willing to share her adventure with everyone here in blogville.  Today she will focus on some sights that she was able to check out.  Here you go – hope you enjoy 🙂


Isn’t this just beautiful!?

You think of Israel and it really doesn’t come to mind the beauty of palm trees.  I thought of flat lands, mountain areas, a lot of churches and history.  But we so much more there.  The weather was perfect for our adventures.  It almost felt like spring/fall – coolness in the air and not hot at all.  We visited at a perfect time because in the summer months temperatures can exceed 109 degrees – way to hot for adventures.

This beautiful picture of palm trees was taken near Masada which is in the southern district of Israel.  

On this date, we went through the Masada National Park.  There was a small fee to access and explore the park – which I highly recommend you visit.  There are actually two paths that you can take for your explorations –

  • The Snake Trail leaves from the eastern (Dead Sea) side at the Masada Museum and gains 980 feet in elevation. It is thought that hiking this path is considered part of the “Masada experience”.
  • The Roman Ramp trail is also very steep, but has less elevation gain, and is accessed from the western side of the mountain by car.

 Here is another picture to the left of some of the paths at Masada.  Can you see the beauty – the mountains, the sky and all of the old rocks?

It’s not an easy path to walk and plan on taking lots of breaks to enjoy the scenery.  And just to let you know – the path that we walked was equivalent to walking 91 flights of stairs – so says the Apple Health App.  Can you believe that?!

Also – have fresh batteries in your camera.  You don’t want to miss anything and you definitely want to be able to look at these awesome pictures after your return home from your adventure.

I leave you this week with another picture from the Snake Trail path and of course a food pic – no blog would be complete without some type of food porn.  I hope you enjoyed today.  Join me next week for another edition of Journey to Israel.

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Posted by on February 17, 2016 in Travels Around the World

 

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Travels to Israel

Every Wednesday for the month of February, I’m going to bring you a travel story of a trip to Israel that my aunt went on during the Christmas holidays.  This was indeed a once in a lifetime kind of trip full of great scenery, history and wonderful food and people.  I’ve looked over my aunt’s pictures and I can tell you in one word a description of them – AMAZING!  I hope you enjoy us every week this month so that we may all relive her travels.


A trip to Israel?  Seriously?  Do I have to scream YES?!  Plans to be made – passports to be ordered.  What do I pack?  What will the food be like?  The people?  Okay, I’m getting ahead of myself.  First things first, travel arrangements.  Everything was planned months in advance.

Then the big day came – WOW!  I’m so excited.  I rushed around the house doing final packing and out the door to the airport I was.  I was happily counting down the hours until touch down in the old country.  I get to the airport for the first part of my trip which is to fly in to Detroit for my connecting flight to Paris.  However, this is where I met my first obstacle.  My flight to Detroit was delayed due to damage the plane took on while in flight.  Bummer.  But safety first, right?  So they put us up in a hotel overnight with food vouchers.  Who can say no to that, right?  It was part of our adventure.

The next day, we did it all over again and was able to get on the plane for Detroit.  This flight took us a little over an hour.  Once in Detroit, we then boarded our connecting flight to Paris – the land of love.  This time we would be in the sky for almost 8 hours.  And who says that airplane food is bad – especially served with free wine 🙂 

Airplane food – pastas, lentil salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Finally we touched down in Paris where we would have a six hour layover.  Paris has lots of emphasis on style, perfume, alcohol shops and lots of smoking areas – thank goodness. Since our layover was only six hours, we decided to check out the airport and what it had to offer.  Chocolates for one thing – yum!  The Paris Airport has a Fauchon shop which is known for their macarons.  Also at the airport, the have cheese and wine – who would have thought that huh?  It just makes you want to pull up and nibble on some for a while.

Below is a picture of the ‘smoking rooms’ at the Paris Airport.  Crowded huh?  Also below is a picture of a coffee shop.  Coffee in Paris is different than in the States, not only by taste but size.  In Paris, the largest cup size that is offered is smaller than a Starbucks tall.  What a difference!

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Finally, it was time to board the plane for our final connecting flight to Tel Aviv which would take us over 5 hours.  Again, with free wine and great food – we were set for the destination of our travels.  Please join us next Wednesday for more in my travels to Israel.

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2016 in Travels Around the World

 

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