Somehow Lacie and I got our plans mixed up. As I headed over to Pittsburgh to pick her up...
(photo by Sassy)
...she was in Rome waiting for me! (And yes that I me driving the van rather than flying it. The cost of magic dust keeps going up so I was trying to conserve my fuel).
Doesn't she look just BEAUTIFUL??!!!!
At last we met up with each other in Pittsburgh, just in time for a nice brunch. Afterwards, we headed over the Andy Warhol museum to check out the works of art by America's #1 Pop artist.
Our favorite exhibit was the Cloud Room where giant silver balloons float gently around the room. It is an exhibition that you are suppose to interact with, so Lacie and I wasted no time. It was so much fun chasing the balloons around, even if I might have popped a couple. You should have seen how high Lacie was able to jump! I was very impressed!
There were some pieces of art that we just didn't understand. I mean, how can a stack of boxes be considered art? We tried our best to understand and thoroughly examined the "art"...
But we got a little too close. It would have been okay except that we lost our balance (because we were laughing so hard). The next thing we knew the "art" was flying all over the room!
We got out of there REAL quick! After a day at the museum, we decided that it was time to head out for a romantic dinner. As we drove through the city to our next destination, I had the strange feeling that Lacie and I were not alone.
(Asta, Sassy, Momo, Karl & Ruis in the back of the van)
On Lacie's recommendation, I made reservations for us at the Montery Bay Fish Grotto. It is a gorgeous, high-end, sea food restaurant which sits on the top of hill, over looking the beautiful Pittsburgh skyline. We rode the cable car to the top, admiring the view all the way up.
We enjoyed a romantic dinner as the sun set on Pittsburgh. The view was breathtaking, as was Lacie. We watched the city below wink at us with twinkling lights. But I still couldn't shake the feeling that we were being watched. Perhaps I am turning into a paranoid cat.
At the end of our evening, I presented Lacie with a gift. It was a painting I had made for her. I hope that each time she looks at it, she will remember our wonderful day together in Pittsburgh.
I had planned to just drop her off at home, but when we arrived at her house we found that there was a party in full swing. Lacie's parents were gone for the weekend and her brothers, Scruffy and baby Stan, were having a card party. They kindly asked if I would like to join them. Being the only cat in house, I nervously took my seat at the table hoping that all the dogs were friendly.
(photo by Asta)
They didn't growl at me once. Not even when I won ALL of their money! Hehehehehe! Thank you Lacie for the wonderful date. And thank you to all of my new doggie friends for allowing this old cat to join in on the dog-gone fun!