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Friday, 16 May 2008

Visit to the Mountains

Late autumn is a good time to visit the mountains. The air is crisp and cool but not quite cold enough for snow yet. So Socks teleported over from Mississippi and we decided to spend a couple of days exploring the mountains.

The Blue Mountains are only about an hour and a half from my home. The name derives from the haze created by the oil of the native eucalyptus trees. On clear sunny days, the moutains appear dark blue. It is a national park and has been declared a heritage area.



We left home early in the morning and went bushwalking to observe the colourful flora and fauna of the area.




We also went horseriding to explore the countryside....

There are many picturesque locations....



In the evening we stayed at a cosy mountain lodge. Don't you just love our little Vespa?


After an tiring day we settled down to snooze in front of the open fire in the lodge....

Life is good!!!!!

27 comments:

Alasandra said...

Oh MoMo, I am having a wonderful time here with you. ~Socks

Babs (Beetle) said...

Who wouldn't have a wonderful time in those beautiful mountains?

Purrs, Sukie X

Pablo said...

... any native hens up there in the bush? Yum!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh what a lovely place to visit there!

Asta said...

Momo sissy
That looks like a bootiful holiday in the blue mountains..you awe so lucky to have Socks in youw life..the two of you on that vespa awe adowable..I'm coming to Austwalia this weekend fow a Pawty..Whewe awe you going to be?
smoochie kisses,ASta siss

meemsnyc said...

What pretty mountains!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

So beautiful! It looks like you are having a great time. :)

ML said...

That is a beautiful place to visit. An tha cabin looks like a cozy place to rest.
Looks like you had a furry good time.
Purrs,
KC

goldenshade said...

That looks breathtaking!!!!! I want to go! I want to go!

~ Shade

topcatrules said...

The Blue Mountains are the prettiest place in Australia, in my opinion. :)

-d ma said...

absolutely stunning scenery. i need to visit australia at some point.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a beautiful place to visit. It looks like you and Socks are having a terrific time together.

Irishcoda said...

Oh awesome, what beautiful pictures!

Mickey said...

WOW!!! THe Blue Mountains are very pretty!!! Your lodge looks nice & cozt too :) Glad you & Socks are having a fun time.
Purrs Mickey

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Ah, that looks like a wunnerful place to spend some kwality time relaxing.

Eric and Flynn said...

Those mountains and the waterfalls are beautiful. We are glad that you are having a lovely time with socks.

topcatrules said...

G'day! Trixie put a stamp on me and tried to push me out the front door. I think she is trying something naughty!

But I licked the stamp off when she wasn't looking, and she can't get the front door open.

*snigger*

Evergreen loves Kilroy said...

Wow! That looks incredible, fun and quite peaceful!

Glad you had a good time!

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

wow ... wutta trip!
life iz good? no momo ... life iz grate!
luv--jh

Black Cat said...

How beautiful, I didn't realise there were such stunning places in Australia. Looks like you had a wonderful time:) xxx

Parker said...

What a beautiful place to explore!

DaisyMae Maus said...

Such a gorgeous place for a trip!
DMM

Sassy Kat said...

I am sorry that I didn't make it over to your place to spend some time with but now I am glad that I didn't make it as it gave you and Socks some alone time. The photos were beautiful and it looked like you two had a nice time.

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Momo,
You iz havfun a terryfic time wit your boycat. What an adventure!!! I liked dat Vespa tinggy & da cozy cottage. Mebbe I can bringz da Mini oevfur some time!!!!
PS: Tank you fur purrin' fur da momee here. Her backee iz much better. Dat purrin' worksez!

The Cat Realm said...

What a glorious trip! That looks heavenly and it seems like the two of you had a WONDERFUL time!
One day we should visit (hahahahahahahahahaha) and check this out for ourselves!
Karl

Cat Naps in Italy said...

Looks like a perfect getaway! Hope you can rest and relax for a while!

Love,
Opus and Roscoe
ps. The van is STILL missing!

Jan said...

Hope all is well with you and SS. It's quiet here too.

It's nice to read Criz's updates on Panther. That's one sweet cat with a will to live.