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December 4, 2022
The Day that Got Away from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. It's snowing lightly outside. We've had several days of snow over the past couple of weeks, but almost no accumulation. I think that might be coming to an end. There's a "winter weather advisory" for our area, and I have an idea the snow will stick this time. Fine with me. I have plenty of food and nowhere to go. Sounds like a sewing day.

Aside from slow stitching, there was no sewing yesterday. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I needed to make a run into town for some mushrooms. It ...

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The Day that Got Away from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. It's snowing lightly outside. We've had several days of snow over the past couple of weeks, but almost no accumulation. I think that might be coming to an end. There's a "winter weather advisory" for our area, and I have an idea the snow will stick this time. Fine with me. I have plenty of food and nowhere to go. Sounds like a sewing day.

Aside from slow stitching, there was no sewing yesterday. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I needed to make a run into town for some mushrooms. It ...

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October 28, 2022
A Day in the Life of Sadie from Cat Patches

It was Sadie's turn to have a bad day yesterday. She needed her annual physical and her vaccines. We loaded her up fairly early for a trip to the vet, and she was not happy about it.


Everything was fine with her at the vet, but she will have to go back next month for a teeth cleaning. Sadly, she'll probably lose another one of her remaining teeth. We've been told that some cats are especially prone to periodontal problems, and she seems to be one of them. She's already lost three of her teeth, and ...

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A Day in the Life of Sadie from ... Cat Patches

It was Sadie's turn to have a bad day yesterday. She needed her annual physical and her vaccines. We loaded her up fairly early for a trip to the vet, and she was not happy about it.


Everything was fine with her at the vet, but she will have to go back next month for a teeth cleaning. Sadly, she'll probably lose another one of her remaining teeth. We've been told that some cats are especially prone to periodontal problems, and she seems to be one of them. She's already lost three of her teeth, and ...

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October 8, 2022
A Day Off in Nebraska from Cat Patches

It's a chilly morning, my friends. Another reminder that we need to get ourselves home before snow starts to fall here on the Great Plains. It's our last morning in Beatrice. A little later, we'll be moving west to North Platte. There, we expect to see the Union Pacific Bailey Yard, which is the largest railroad classification yard in the world. There are some other items of interest there too, including a railroad museum.

We had a nice day off yesterday. Even the kitties took advantage of it. Sadie enjoyed the morning sunshine from her window hammock ...

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A Day Off in Nebraska from ... Cat Patches

It's a chilly morning, my friends. Another reminder that we need to get ourselves home before snow starts to fall here on the Great Plains. It's our last morning in Beatrice. A little later, we'll be moving west to North Platte. There, we expect to see the Union Pacific Bailey Yard, which is the largest railroad classification yard in the world. There are some other items of interest there too, including a railroad museum.

We had a nice day off yesterday. Even the kitties took advantage of it. Sadie enjoyed the morning sunshine from her window hammock ...

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October 5, 2022
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. Are you ready to spend a few days at the zoo? That's how many pictures I took, despite my attempt to reign in my shutter finger. Once again, I took so many pictures it isn't even funny. Rather than show them all in one post, I'll show them to you a few at a time over the next several days even as we move on to new pastures. 

Let's just start with a map of the zoo. I took a picture with my phone as we walked by, and it helped us ...

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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. Are you ready to spend a few days at the zoo? That's how many pictures I took, despite my attempt to reign in my shutter finger. Once again, I took so many pictures it isn't even funny. Rather than show them all in one post, I'll show them to you a few at a time over the next several days even as we move on to new pastures. 

Let's just start with a map of the zoo. I took a picture with my phone as we walked by, and it helped us ...

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October 4, 2022
Omaha, Nebraska from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We're another state closer to home as I write this. We drove from the Mississippi River to the Missouri River on yesterday's trek. 


It was one of the longer days of driving, made longer when we were nearing our destination and found the interstate closed in the direction we wanted to go. No problem. We went north to turn around and head south on the road we wanted, but found that access closed off too. It meant driving farther north, just to come farther south. The only good thing about this story is that ...

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Omaha, Nebraska from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We're another state closer to home as I write this. We drove from the Mississippi River to the Missouri River on yesterday's trek. 


It was one of the longer days of driving, made longer when we were nearing our destination and found the interstate closed in the direction we wanted to go. No problem. We went north to turn around and head south on the road we wanted, but found that access closed off too. It meant driving farther north, just to come farther south. The only good thing about this story is that ...

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October 2, 2022
Dubuque, Iowa from Cat Patches

We passed into Iowa yesterday afternoon, and we find ourselves in the Mississippi River port city of Dubuque. I don't think either of us has ever been to Dubuque before, although I used to have family in Des Moines. I'm also aware of having extended family in the state, although I'd be hard pressed to tell you where they live...Ames, I think. The Wise family...maybe you know them.


We're in a very pretty place here. There was a pretty sunrise to start off my day. This is how it looks when the sun rises ...

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Dubuque, Iowa from ... Cat Patches

We passed into Iowa yesterday afternoon, and we find ourselves in the Mississippi River port city of Dubuque. I don't think either of us has ever been to Dubuque before, although I used to have family in Des Moines. I'm also aware of having extended family in the state, although I'd be hard pressed to tell you where they live...Ames, I think. The Wise family...maybe you know them.


We're in a very pretty place here. There was a pretty sunrise to start off my day. This is how it looks when the sun rises ...

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October 1, 2022
Starved Rock State Park from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We're spending our last morning in Illinois, as I'm writing this. We had beautiful weather to explore Starved Rock State Park yesterday, and my pictures have all uploaded. It's always a pleasure to get that accomplished in these slow connectivity areas. So let's just get right to it, shall we?

Our State Parks tour book suggested we start at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center. It was about one driveway over from the entrance to the state park.

There, we could get a look at the Starved Rock Lock & Dam. We walked around ...

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Starved Rock State Park from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. We're spending our last morning in Illinois, as I'm writing this. We had beautiful weather to explore Starved Rock State Park yesterday, and my pictures have all uploaded. It's always a pleasure to get that accomplished in these slow connectivity areas. So let's just get right to it, shall we?

Our State Parks tour book suggested we start at the Illinois Waterway Visitor Center. It was about one driveway over from the entrance to the state park.

There, we could get a look at the Starved Rock Lock & Dam. We walked around ...

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September 29, 2022
Indiana Dunes National and State Parks from Cat Patches

It was a mostly sight-seeing day yesterday. It appears a dark and stormy day in most of my pictures, but it was actually quite nice. There was no rain, and it was very windy and a little chilly. We needed jackets, for sure. We first drove to the state beach access point, which is probably within walking distance, but we were driving.


Looking out across the rough lake waters, we could see the city of Chicago skyline. Cool! It was hard to stop taking pictures of this, as you'll see in a minute.


Looking off in the other direction ...

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Indiana Dunes National and State Parks from ... Cat Patches

It was a mostly sight-seeing day yesterday. It appears a dark and stormy day in most of my pictures, but it was actually quite nice. There was no rain, and it was very windy and a little chilly. We needed jackets, for sure. We first drove to the state beach access point, which is probably within walking distance, but we were driving.


Looking out across the rough lake waters, we could see the city of Chicago skyline. Cool! It was hard to stop taking pictures of this, as you'll see in a minute.


Looking off in the other direction ...

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September 24, 2022
A Banner Day from Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. I've been patiently spending approximately the past five years uploading pictures this morning. Some cretins moved into the campground yesterday, and they've been hogging all the bandwidth. And, honestly, would I do that? Well...maybe. We'll just pretend I didn't ask that question, because we all know the answer.

We had a day planned for ourselves yesterday. We had a national park and a state park to explore. We reasoned that we came to West Virginia to see America's newest national park, New River Gorge National Park. Babcock State Park, where ...

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A Banner Day from ... Cat Patches

Good morning, my friends. I've been patiently spending approximately the past five years uploading pictures this morning. Some cretins moved into the campground yesterday, and they've been hogging all the bandwidth. And, honestly, would I do that? Well...maybe. We'll just pretend I didn't ask that question, because we all know the answer.

We had a day planned for ourselves yesterday. We had a national park and a state park to explore. We reasoned that we came to West Virginia to see America's newest national park, New River Gorge National Park. Babcock State Park, where ...

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September 23, 2022
Clifftop, West Virginia from Cat Patches

Well, miracles never cease. I'm up early this morning...ahead of those other internet hogs. I would never hog a public internet service by uploading dozens of pictures, and taking up all the bandwidth, and generally squeezing the other users out. Or would I?


Well, yes, I most certainly would...and I won't even be sorry because it's vitally important that I show you the sign from when we crossed into West Virginia yesterday. It's a new state for the side of the RV, although we were both so wiped out after we arrived yesterday that ...

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Clifftop, West Virginia from ... Cat Patches

Well, miracles never cease. I'm up early this morning...ahead of those other internet hogs. I would never hog a public internet service by uploading dozens of pictures, and taking up all the bandwidth, and generally squeezing the other users out. Or would I?


Well, yes, I most certainly would...and I won't even be sorry because it's vitally important that I show you the sign from when we crossed into West Virginia yesterday. It's a new state for the side of the RV, although we were both so wiped out after we arrived yesterday that ...

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