Kitties! What a Furrari trip!
I picked up Queen Katie Isabella at her castle in the heart of Tennessee,
and we immediately returned at warp speed to my hometown.
Queen Katie had expressed a rather unusual desire
to visit the San Francisco Mint.
Now for those of you who don't know or care (and I assume your numbers are legion),
San Francisco has two mints. The "new" one, built in the late 1930s,
looks like a giant prison on a hill (above). It is still operational,
though now it mints only commemorative coins.
The Old Mint, built in 1874, survived the 1906 earthquake and is now a museum
open to the public on some days and available for special occasions.
It's certainly a more graceful and less intimidating structure.
The best part of our day came after the tour when we stopped off at Chez Spittola
for a little R&R before our long trip back to Tennessee.
We had a lovely cuddle and, as usual, I groomed Katie's sweet little heady
while she snuggled and purred. It was Heavenly!