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Tuesday, February 7, 2012


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The following pics are from Google Images:

Playing Keep-Away Laying Down on the Job

(hi-school team?) (he still made a touchdown!)

And this is the first time para-sailing for all of us!

Whooooooooooo Hoooooooooooooo!

(see me with Jeff?) :

Hey Peeps and Fans!
It's the Minkster, and I'm ridin' high! Some of my most favoritest people and best friends in the whole wide world, Ellen and Jeff, went to the Pro-Bowl in Hawaii -- and invited the Mink!!

WhoooHoooo!! Can you believe it? I was turning cartwheels, riding Minkey Mama's cat, raiding the wine cooler and screeching for 2 whole days when Minkey Mama told me about my special invitation. She said it sounded like a Yoko Ono concert around there.

I've been to Hawaii before with them, cos they take me EVERYwhere they go, but this was extra, extra special that they would think to take the Mink to something like this. YES!! We partied on the plane, we partied the first day we got there (there were all day/all nite parties everywhere), and I don't think any of us slept the night before. I had a special NFL pass, so I think they thought I was 18 even though I'm only 12" tall, so they let me drink. Whoooopeeeeee!

The game was actually funny in a few parts. In one, all those big and famous football players were down there in a big pile, and arms and legs and players were flying everywhere and so was the ball, and the guy who dropped it ended up with it the last time it flew out! HeeeeeHeeeee!! Then one guy made a touchdown just laying down there at the goal line. Hey, the Mink wants to do that career if that's all there is to it!

Ellen was going to try to get a pic of me with some of those giant football players, but she couldn't get close enough. She's a brazen lady though, and God knows she tried! hehe I wanted to climb on everyones' seats and heads to get down there to the players, but Ellen threatened me with 100 time outs if I even thought about doing that. So I plopped down in Jeff's lap and pouted and fussed about when was it going to start???

Other than that, I only got in trouble one other time when I started eating peanuts off the floor of the stadium. Ellen said I was gonna get sick and miss the game if I didn't stop. Phooey. She's good at spoiling my fun sometimes. I love her, but she can be a big ole pain in the butt.

We managed to squeeze in a little sight-seeing, snorkeling, and para-sailing. Weeeeeeee! So much fun. Especially the para-sailing! Hawaii is beautiful, but you ain't seen nothin' until you've floated above it all with a bird's eye view.

Speaking of birds, I wasn't nervous about being so high, but I was VERY nervous about the birds pooping all over us. We were lambs to the slaughter sitting right under them all. But I felt so special floating around up there with Ellen and Jeff. They include me in EVERYthing.

Finally, after the game and sight-seeing and fun and sun, it was time to leave Hawaii. I thought Ellen was going to start blubbering, she loves it so much there, but she finally gave in and we all got on the plane. Can't wait for the next trip with them. They're fun even if you're going to the library with em!

See y'all later. Be sure and mark this page so you can check in ever so often for new stuff.


Monday, December 26, 2011

Minkey's Dream-Visiting Santa
at the North Pole!

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Minkey was so excited about seeing the real Santa Claus in person, that he misbehaved for 8 full days in Alaska. Of course, that caused his poor friend Charlene, to chase him all over the state, so we're not sure he'll be taking any more trips with Charlene. He probably burned her out with his shenanigans.

ANYway, Minkey rode more public transport than he had on any other trip. First he rode a passenger plane, and then when he got to Alaska, he rode a tour boat, a seaplane, and a train. He had special places on all of them (like elevated baby seats so he could see better, etc.). And Charlene set him up in a special child type seat for the train. He felt just just soooooo special.

The first place we traveled was from Anchorage through Denali National Park and all the way to Fairbanks, which is about 440 miles. That's like a whole trip in itself! We did that part of the trip in a little car, and Minkey was terrified a moose would stop all over us in that tiny tin can because we saw one tromping around in a downtown street in one of the cities we went through, and MAN they are HUGE with legs as tall as a building!

Then the next morning, we got on a tour bus about the same time the chickens get up (like 5 a.m.) to go to the Arctic Circle. The Mink was soooooo sleepy, he konked out on the bus and snorted and snored in his sleep til we got to Joy, Alaska. I think Charlene was embarrassed at all the noise I was making, cos when I woke up, Charlene had a blankie on top of me looking all around to see who all had heard all the rukus!

We stopped at the trading post in Joy on our way to the Arctic Circle and that was pretty cool. Minkey felt like a wilderness critter, just like Grizzly Adams or guys like that. I'm really happy we didn't see any Grizzlies though, because the Mink has seen stuffed ones, and they are a zillion, katrillon feet tall and almost as wide with teeth taller than the Minkster. YIKES!!!! Very scary.

Charlene took some pics of me and her at the Arctic Circle, then got on a prop plane and flew back to Fairbanks (about 350 miles). This is where we went to Santa's House and took some more pics while we were telling Santie what we wanted for Christmas.

In one pic inside Santa's house, Minkey Mama had to put a circle around me in the pic cos I was swinging from the rafters above Santa. I was so excited about being there, Charlene had a hard time getting me to let Santa hold me in his lap so I could tell him what I wanted. It was borderline whether I'd get anything but sticks because I had done some pretty bad things on several cruises this last year.

After that, we travelled back down to Anchorage and caught a train to Seward so he could see the glaciers and take a day cruise on a little boat to see some marine wildlife. We actually saw some ginormous humpback whales. They came up and then dove back down and we were all afraid their HUGE tails would whip the boat out of the water and us with it like little stick dolls.
SCARY!! Oooooooooooo.

There was one pic where I was standing on a Glacier, and you can see how terrible Minkey's hair looked there! It was curling and waving and frizzing so much, you could hardly tell it was the Gorgeous Hunk of Minkey that I am! hehe

Well, that's about it for now. DON'T FORGET TO WATCH THE SLIDESHOW. This is one of the most beautiful states in the whole world and you'll miss a lot if you don't see it!

I have to go home and pack for San Francisco now. I'm going there with a guy Faisal and his friend Hank, coming home, and going again with a chick named Robin Nicholas. They're both crazy and fun people, so Minkey cannot wait!!

Later Gaters,
Minkey xxxooo

Minkey Goes on Back-to-Back Trips
to San Francisco!

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Hey, it's Minkey here, and I am in LOVE with California! It is so exciting that it can keep even a high-energy little red monkey like me busy and zipping around for YEARS.
This trip was great, cos it was a "guy" trip. And party guys at that! No girlies to worry about their hair blowing or stopping every 10 minutes to go to the bathroom, etc. etc. Just the Mink, Faisal, and his bud Hank.I thought it was going to be only San Francisco, but we did Hollywood too, and it rocked! We went partying downtown night, and it was lit up like Vegas almost! Just such a cool and fun place.

First, we went and checked out ritzy Beverly Hills. I don't know why, but Faisal and Hank refused to get me some new threads there. Hmmm ... that wasn't very generous of them. They didn't buy me ONE souvenir! Blah.

Then we had to go to Graumann's Theater where the stars get their hand and footprints on the sidewalk. I was looking for a wet cement block for the Mink's prints, but I guess they forgot I was coming.
Next, we went to Graumann's Egyptian Theatre, and it was WAY cool. I was afraid a mummy was going to come out and chase me, so I didn't want to stay there too long.

Of course, we just had to go to the famous Madame Tussaud's to see all of the wax dummies there. They were so real-looking, some of them scared Minkey. And then Hank and Faisal were making fools of themselves acting like they were talking and dancing with dummies!! lol They just WISH they were talking to those stars.
Next, we went cruisin' down Mulhollan Drive in the Hollywood Hills and got each other's pics with the famous Hollywood sign behind us. The Mink has been there once before with some really good friends and travel buds, Ellen and Jeff. We got some good distant shots there too, of downtown Los Angeles.
We rented a car and drove all up and down Highway One, which is one of the most beautiful drives in the world. There were tunnels we went through, and roads that felt like you were going to sail out into the ocean. I hate to admit it, but the Minkster peed his pants on one road it was so scary. There's lots of rocky hills all around, too, but they were fun cos I could climb all over them.
In San Francisco, we took a boat ride around the bay and saw Alcatraz Island. I was terrified Faisal was going to drop me off there and send me 'down the river' forever for all the bad things I do when I travel (like the minkey chica and baby I brought back from Hawaii). MinkeyMama calls me a womanizer, a lush, a smoker, a gambler, and a jello-shot fiend.

Anyway, I hid from the guys on the boat so they couldn't drop me off at Alcatraz. Oh yeah, and San Francisco looked really cool from the boat with that big pointy building and houses and things built all up and down the hills.
Before we left, we went to the Golden Gate Bridge and the beach there, and to Golden Gate Park and Crissy Field. Then we drove by Danielle Steel's humongous mansion. It had big ole iron gates like the ones the Queen has on her castle in Scotland (where the Scottish lady who took me stuck a pointy fence post up my butt to get a pic!) Sheesh. Minkey was humiliated hanging there like that.
Before driving on down Highway One around Monterey and all those gorgeous places, we went across the Golden Gate and across the bay to downtown Sausalito. It was a pretty interesting place, but not nearly as pretty as San Francisco.

And one last thing ... everybody has to risk the Mink's life on their rips trying to get a good pic. Faisal held me up in front of the bridge, and it was like 60 mph winds (as youcan see by my poor hair in the pics), and he had a hard time hanging on to me. YIKES! I know there's a lot of sharks in the bay who would just love a little tidbit like Minkey for a snack, so I started sniffling and whining til he put me safely back in his backpack.
After that, we went on that spectacular drive down Highway One. We ate at Bubba Gump's right over the water in Monterey. WAY cool. I looked for Forrest Gump to see if he had some candy for me, but he was no where in sight. So we left and went to the rocky beaches there in Monterey to look at the elephant seals.
Minkey never heard of elephant seals, but let me tell you they were GIGANTIC lazy things!! They barely moved, and when they did, they'd roll around and drag their fat carcasses a couple of inches and then plop down on another seal. It's good Minkey isn't a elephant seal, cos when one of em tried to sit on me, I'd kick his ass!

For a minute there, I thought Hank and Faisal were going to try to pose me on one of those ellie-fonts. I'd be flatter than a pancake if they rolled on me during the picture session! No thank you.
Well, that was it for THIS trip. A few days after I get back, I'm goin' back again with another friend from Minkey Mama's job ..... Robin Nicholas. But it's going to be a completey different trip. I'll get to meet her brother and some friends of hers there. Yipee!! Can't wait.
We're going to San Francisco again, but mainly, to Napa Valley and the Vineyards ...YES!!!!! Minkey's gonna get to taste a butt-load of wine. Don't know if I'll be able to type my blog after I go there. I plan on losing a few thousand brain cells 'tasting' (chugging) that lovely, delicate wine. hehe Then Robin said we'll go and see the historic Cannery Row, too, in Monterey.
WHAT A LIFE!! Minkey has to be the luckiest little guy in the whole wide world. Here's my secret ..... you have to weigh one ounce and be 12" tall and limber so you can stow away in peoples bags and back packs. That's it! Simple.
Well, guys, gotta run. We have to catch the plane back to Dallas so I can get ready to come back here!
Byeeeeeeeeee!Minkey xxxooo