Reunited with Jesse

Jesse 1

What has that cat gotten himself into now??

Greetings from northern Minnesota!  This weekend I’m in mining country, about an hour north of Duluth.  It’s beautiful here and you can smell pine in air.  There will be scenery pictures on the next couple of posts.

For now, I wanted to share some pictures of my little buddy, Jesse James.

When Dad’s house was sold, it was difficult to care for two cats in the van.  Serena is an intrepid little girl and adapted to the farm life pretty well.  But it was unlikely that Jesse would have fared well.  He’s pretty high strung and does not like the outdoors.  Jesse was sent to Minnesota to live with a friend but did not have a way to get back home.  That’s the reason for the 450 mile trip to retrieve him.

Jesse 2On the journey north, I stopped for a bit in Decorah to do some trout fishing (imagine that) but the stream was muddy from a recent rain.  The trout would not bite.

It was also difficult to keep my mind focused.  I wanted to see this little guy!  There’s a reason for the puffy red eyes.  We’ll just say it was allergies causing the sniffles. (yeah, right!)

I’ll be here another day and then am heading back home on Monday… with the little feline buddy who purred, licked, and slept next to me all night.  He’s gonna love the trailer and the long hallway for running – at all hours.

Jesse Crab

Enjoying his present… REAL crab claw meat!

In addition to getting my kitty, there has been more fun had.  Yesterday the “largest candy store in Minnesota” was visited and some cool photos were taken.  Today some friends and I are heading into Duluth.  Hmm… I wonder if they have kringla up here?

More pictures will be coming soon!

Take care and thanks for visiting.

Brad and Jesse James in Virginia, Minnesota

About VanTrekker

I am a former vandweller in Eastern Iowa who, for several years (off and on), lived in a 2007 Chevy cargo van. I still travel around Iowa with my tortoise shell cat, Jennifer Stefanie. Our favorite place to explore is the Country Heritage Community, the four far northeastern counties of Iowa (Clayton, Winneshiek, Allamakee, and Fayette). Ride along as we fish in pristine trout streams, enjoy fine home cooked camping meals, and meet new people. It's all possible on a shoestring budget. Happy travels always! --- Brad, the "Van Trekker"
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2 Responses to Reunited with Jesse

  1. Meg says:

    Hey, your family’s complete again! And it sure looks like Jesse is happy to see you. I think he will like his new home. When I had my cat I moved a lot so he got to live in many different apartments. His favorite places were always the ones with the long hallways [gallop gallop gallop] 🙂

    • VanTrekker says:

      Thanks! I’m still in MN right now. Jesse slept with me in the guest bedroom last night and was “lovey” all night… For as happy as I am to see him, he’s even happier. He’s a galloping type cat and will enjoy the hallways. Tomorrow I’m heading back to Iowa and he’ll get to meet up with Serena again. Those two got to be pretty close and I’m sure will again. Take care!