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New England! I'm in New England!

Beautiful houses, buildings, churches, and cemeteries, all viewed at top speed from the car as we raced along, driven by the indomitable nutmeg3! ZOOM! Found the ancestral home of rahirah, took some pictures (not transferred to computer yet - tomorrow, perhaps), and ate at some good places, including a great sushi place here in Rhode Island. NOM.

Also saw real, live, wild turkeys in the wild. A truly noble bird. (I cannot be in these states without having scenes from 1776 running through my head constantly.)


Taking off, leaving Phoenix behind:





We think this had to be the Mississippi, it was so large from 35,000 feet:



But we're not sure, because of the way it was looping around. Still, mighty huge river.


Spider Cat:



Another cute cat picture.

Am now relaxing in the Rodeway Inn in Middletown with free wi-fi. When we passed signs reading "Middlesex" we thought fondly of sillymagpie. She knows why. *grin*

Will tour the mansions of Newport tomorrow, have lobster (we're in New England!) and then head back to New York.

Woot!

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sillymagpie
Sep. 9th, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
The spider cat video made me think of a George Carlin routine--kittens don't know about gravity yet. ;-P
wildrider
Sep. 9th, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
Hee!
nutmeg3
Sep. 9th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)
Guess what? I'm in New England, too, LOL!

That spider cat is effing amazing. ::shakes head in bogglement::
wildrider
Sep. 9th, 2011 02:46 am (UTC)
I love talking on the computer to people who are in the same room with me! :D
cornerofmadness
Sep. 9th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
glad you're having a great time. Should have you got have tea with my parents in PA. they have about 30 of those freaking turkey in the yard
kitmarlowescot2
Sep. 9th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
For your parents who I am sure will get a big kick out of a swimming turkey named Albert set to Lady Gaga's music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR0Qu4Ggjlw
cornerofmadness
Sep. 9th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
that is one totally confused turkey. thanks for sending this. it's all kinds of awesome
kitmarlowescot2
Sep. 9th, 2011 04:03 am (UTC)
Well he was raised with a bunch of ducks and geese. So he decided to follow them in one day, apparently he still does it. He is the Tom of her little turkey flock, still goes in every day. Don't know how much longer he will because he is a broad breast and they get big !!! Amazingly he was doing this at 22 pounds, even rights himself in the water. I think him doing this saved himself from ending up Thanksgiving dinner.
DO your parents raise turkeys or they just wild ones ? Because if they raise them for meat or for pets. (Yes their are pet turkys out their, they might want to join backyardchicken.com.
Here's Albert's link on the website.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6958435#p6958435
Their's also a lady who trained her three Buff Orpington hens to relax and go swimming in the pool too. And another who took her hen with to visit the Pacific Ocean, pictures posted on and all. If you think cat people are crazy, they don't hold anything to Pet chicken people and breeders.
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wildrider
Sep. 9th, 2011 12:01 pm (UTC)
We passed through Mystic on the way here, but didn't stop. There WILL be lobster later!

evil_little_dog
Sep. 9th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
Aww, Amber Benson's book! I need to get the second of those. And the kitty is cute, too.

I love the tributary river spinning around all over the place.
wildrider
Sep. 9th, 2011 11:59 am (UTC)
I don't know who Boris lives with, but he makes funny tweets (and takes good pictures).

I figured it had to be a tributary of something; it was VERY cool looking.
evil_little_dog
Sep. 9th, 2011 12:05 pm (UTC)
Aerial photos of rivers just fascinate me. Well, aerial photos in general. I loved the article I posted last year of how many new ancient places they'd discovered in England by aerial photography and what to look for...
wildrider
Sep. 11th, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
I rather do, too. I was pleased with how some of these came out, even just holding the camera to the window and clicking away blindly.

evil_little_dog
Sep. 11th, 2011 02:40 am (UTC)
Yup! They're very nice.
kitmarlowescot2
Sep. 9th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
Gotta love turkeys :)
Did you know they can swim ? This Albert Einstein the Turkey, his owner put this video on backyarchickens forum. He was raised with a bunch of geese and ducks. And well one day decided he wanted to go into the water with them. This is the video of the first time he went swimming. He seems to love and is still doing it know. Amazingly he started doing this weighing in at 22 pounds, and you see him right himself in the water.
Here is the video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR0Qu4Ggjlw
Hope you love New York and New England, but wathout in Salem MA they don't have stoplights or stop signs !! !And oh good the walking in New York City.
fenchurche
Sep. 9th, 2011 04:04 am (UTC)
Woohoo!! Hope you have a fantastic time! It's a great part of the country to explore. So much stuff so close together!
ljs
Sep. 9th, 2011 10:17 am (UTC)
yay! Glad the trip is going well.


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