Western PA

kelsey spinning on the kitchen floor
We took a spin down the 270…and then I didn’t pay attention and we missed a turn off for the PA Turnpike…eventually, we made it into the down of Butler. We visited Kane – Mark’s best friend and his best man for our wedding…

It was a relaxing President’s Day Weekend. Kane and Missy were lovely hosts. Yummy home-cooked food and three adorable girls. We played Clue and Spades on our last night. I rocked that game!

A quick side note…I’m posting pix to flickr.com. We’ll see how this work’s out. Click on Kelsey’s spinning pix – if you want to see bigger pix.

Louie came along….I tried to introduce him to the girls – but they started pulling him away…and I figured Louie wasn’t ready to play with them. I’ve seen what they did to their toys. Louie’s a world traveler…and well…he’s not just any toy.

Louie can't figure out the remote control

Here’s me, Louie – trying to figure out Kane’s cool TV. It’s too complicated for a simple bear like me. Too many clickers.

louie helping Mark pick out sweat pants
This is Louie’s first trip to the Walmart Supercenter. I thought it was big. That’s a bit of a shock, since I’m such a big bear! I’m trying to help Markie pick out some sweats.

big house...some are on sale.
Kane told Mommy these houses go for something like $350 K – $750 K…Mommy was impressed. She said you can’t get a deal like that in Cali.

Redland Brick
Kane gave Mommy and Mark a tour of Redlan Brick. He should them how to make bricks.

brick_dirt
Mommy said it looks like it takes a lot of dirt.

brick_robotarm
Mommy and Markie liked the cool robotic arms that swung the bricks around.

brick_dryer
Kane shows Mommy and Markie where the bricks are dried out.

brick_kiln
Mommy and Markie walked ontop of the kiln. Kane told Mommy the bricks are fired up in the kiln for about 7 days or so.

Queenkv and bricks!
Mommy got to take a brick home as a souvenir.

Louie and the Bricks!
Louie can’t wait to go home! I miss Andre.