Calico Ghost Town
Jun 8, 2006
|Dad got in a hurry and didn't get all the info from mom before the last update. I was typing a little slow. Good thing I had my nails clipped before we left or this would have been even harder. So, here is a little bit more from Hollister first:
Mom mailed more postcards to friends who don't have computers. She is going to have to print some of the pictures and mail them back to Oregon by snail-mail. We are living in a 27-foot travel trailer and there are two laptop computers and two printers on board, as well as two cell phones. Yup, I am living the lifestyle of the sleek and furry!
Mom bought me a book called "Desperate House Cats". The front cover says it has fun-filled feline tales of humor, intrigue and secrets. Come on, does she really think I want to know how the "other half" lives?
Aunt Teri and TJ were home, but Mom and Dad didn't get to see Adrianna - no one came to see me!
This trip is going entirely too fast! Next stop, Calico!
From Hollister to Calico Ghost Town:
We were back on the road by 7:20 am. Eight plus hours, two stops for gas, a couple of potty breaks and we were pulling into a ghost town! What's a ghost?
Dad says this is the desert - whew - it is hot here! It was good to see Judie and Ted. Mom has known Ted since she was 17 and Judie since 1977. They just bought a new-to-them fifth wheel (RV) and came to camp with us for the night. This was their first trip in it. Dad was teaching them all about camping. They don't have a kitty, so he pretty much skipped that stuff. Too bad really.
Ted grilled some steaks and Judie made some really good smelling beans and potato salad. Dad didn't let me try it because I rarely eat "people food". They ate outside on the picnic table. Little Irv went out, but I was too tired to go even if they'd have let me. This traveling is hard on a kitty, but Mom and Dad say I am doing really, really well! Everyone stayed outside talking until after dark. We were all pretty tired so we went to bed early. Dad left the air conditioning on all night because I don't think it got below 80 degrees outside.
In the morning all the people sat around talking for a while. I was beginning to wonder when we were leaving. Not that I was thrilled with the thought of another bumpy ride but I wanted to get it over with. After we got the trailer hooked up Dad drove just a short while then stopped and put me back in the trailer by myself - ZIKE! They smelled like "breakfast" when they came back. And to think, they didn't even bring me any kitty treats! Then we started for Las Vegas, for real. The ride was surprisingly easy. Yes, there was a long hot climb by Baker, CA but the truck handled it pretty well and dad never got nervous. Boy, that's a first!! The GPS program on the computer guided us right to the front entrance of the RV park with no problem.
It didn't take very long to get there - about 3 hours. I kept looking for my green trees and blue waters of Oregon but all I saw was brown. I didn't see one kitty the whole time. Hmmm, maybe this isn't the best place for kitties, you think?
The new RV Park is pretty swank. Dad says if I'm good I can go out and play in the grass after it cools down. I can see some little trees, too. There is suppose to be free wi-fi so Dad can get our website updated, but it is taking him awhile to connect. There! He's got it! Mom and dad are soooooo happy they can get back on the internet. I think they were missing it a bit. Well, I'll get back to you all after another day or so.