Sunday, December 7, 2008

Birthday Trip

As you might know we left Ruis surprise birthday party yesterday evening to go to an unknown destination for the weekend. And Sassy was nice enough to pre-pack a suitcase for us - with strict instructions to ONLY open it at our destination....

picture by Opus

We flew all night - it was very comfortable on the nice big ca
rpet - and in the morning we arrived in Cairo!
Our arrival on the flying carpet drew quiet some attention, it seems not many of those are flying around anymore!

We immediately checked into the hotel and inspected our suite. We were very satisfied! They had decorated it and provided a bottle of Dom Niptignon and also two matching outfits with turbans for us to wear so we could "blend" in with the locals, hahahahahahahaha!

Here we are, all dressed up in front of the hotel, ready to explore!

On the first day we decided to go and visit the pyramids and try a camel ride.
Karl was a bit anxious... he thought those camels were REALLY big and he doesn't seem to do so well with heights if it's not connected with trees.

But everything went just fine! Then we came closer to the Spinx and Karl had a somewhat eerie experience which made him decide to take it easy with the hookah in the future....

That evening we stayed in and celebrated Ruis birthday again! Karl had made a heart out of floating rose petals in our private courtyard and put up a Happy Birthday sign..

The next day we went to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and did some window shopping. Sorry - no souvenirs this time - we just didn't want to overload the carpet too much!
Little did we know.....

When we got back to the hotel we realized that we had never opened that suitcase that Sassy had given to us! So we finally checked to see what she had packed for us....

suitcase by Sassy

... and you can imagine our surprise when we saw what was hidden in there! Poor Sassy, Momo, Opus and Asta where trapped in the suitcase for two days!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA - that'll teach you to try and sneak up on us!
Just imagine how things could have turned out if we'd opened that suitcase right after arrival.....

But by now the bunch was very hungry as they had run out of their travel snacks a day ago so we got some nice outfits from the hotel gift shop for all of them and then went out for some really good Egyptian food!

After dinner we took a group picture in front of the pyramids and couldn't help but wonder as this reminded us of something....

And then it was time to fly home again! Now we were REALLY glad we didn't have any souvenirs!

And here is our postcard for all of you! Please take it!


Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

This is just a super, super adventure. Worth the two days of darkness in the suitcase. All the same we would have loved to have gotten out long before.

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

We think they deserved to be left in the suitcase. Lucky you opened it at all. ~S,S & C

Gemini and Ichiro said...

What exotic travels you all have!

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Oah My~!
Awesome Birthday Trip~!!!
Just love it~!!!!!
The view is outstanding,
and I can see you are all enjoy~!!!

Kate (Pablo's mum) said...

What an adventure! Hope that all the suitcase stowaways are ok!!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all, at least after some got out of the suitcase.

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Oh man, yoo guys were haffing a great time but, sheesh, effuryone else got stuck in a suitcase fur two days!

Anonymous said...

OH wowowow and double WOW!!! What an adventure!!! hahhaha My Momma was giggling so hard!! You guys are THE best!!!! What a celebration and what a how very beautiful the rose petals in the pond!!!
Just pawsome everything!!!! hahah We thought yesterday was wicked... today is off the radar!? Hahah can you tell we are excited!?!!

Ohh and and mega big p.s.
HAPPY MEGA FUN BIRTHDAY!!! to your umm maid...? ;p hehe we hopes she has a wonderful day!! Today is the bestest day to be born on I rekkon! :)


Victor Tabbycat said...

O my gosh! I's surprised they didn't STARVE in there! But you all had fun anyway, rite? What a grate purrthday party!

Mrs. Oz, yur story bout no food an closed stores... dat's just awful an if I tell Nina, she mite haf nitemares! We always has extra food just in case, rite Mom? Mom?!
PS Stop by tonite an we'll share. Der's always a 3rd food dish.

Cat Naps in Italy said...

First I must tell you that it was ALL Sassy's idea! Hehehehehe! Second, I will say that we were not here to spy on you guys, but rather to snoopervise. We wanted to be sure that you were safe and sound!

But what a great trip! Well except the two days inside the suitcase. Good thing that cats have big bladders (or at least we do)!

I think the next time Sassy comes up with a "great" idea, I will pass!


Kitty kisses,
Your Bestest Man

Cory said...

Wow, I'm not even adventurous to go out in my own backyard and you guys are flying around the world! Amazing!

Sassy Kat said...

Rumor has it that you knew were in the suitcase. I don't believe that you would have left all of us in there for several days while you and Ruis lived it up in Cario. No you wouldn't have done that would you?????
Anyway thanks for the nice meal and outfits. . . I still cannot stop thinking about all we have missed. Oh well, better luck next time I always say.

Kellykat said...

Sorry we missed the party, it looked like a great one. Hope you have a good time on your trip. We won't be around for a while cause our typist is having surgery tomorrow but hopefully we will be able to catch up on the details of it all when she is feeling better.
-Stryder, Scotchy & Sugar

Cafe Cats said...

WoW! What an awesome trip! Sounds like you all had a ton of fun ...after everyone got out of the suitcases.

Asta said...

I'm so glad to be oiut of that suitcase..I was getting kind of klaus-tro fobik..I should know bettew than to go along wif Sassy sissie's ideas, hehehe
But I must admit, it was loads of fun in te end
What a gowgeous place
smoochie kisses

Rupert said...

I hear that magic carpets have gotten very expensive to operate, which may account for less frequency of flying lately.

Great vacation! You certainly are more adventurous than I.

Paws 'n Claws,

Sunny's Mommy said...

Wow! What a super cool birthday trip :-D

Sassy Kat said...

Thanks again for the great part, pillows and post card from Cairo. You really know how to throw a party, always something new going on at one of your gatherings.
Next on the ticket, CCSI IV!!

Deb Cushman said...

What a great adventure! And the suitcase was certainly a surprise! Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Bubbles said...

We and he is home!
I don't know what you did with him, Karl, but since Ruis came home he is sleeping non-stop.

Oh boy, the party you organized for my brother was already incredible, but this trip... except for poor Sassy, Momo, Asta and Opus, hahahaha, the photos are AWESOME!! Thank you, brother!!!

Pfff, I want on a trip, too... (Hey Karl, do you know if Mrs. OZ... uh...does she... you know what I mean...?!)

your brother-in-law, Bubbles

ps - the typist was wondering who's idea it was that Sassy, Momo, Opus and Asta were in that suitcase. (i know, she is not always smart...) Now she knows for sure, hahahahahahahaha.

Motor Home Cats said...

That looks like a great weekend. We are glad you finally opened the suitcase. That might have been disasterous. We love reading about your adventures.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

PS - happy birthday to the Maid

Anonymous said...

Wow, you guys are having a fabulous trip! I love the pictures.

Thank you for helping make my Gotcha Day so warm, wonderful, and happy!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Samantha & Mom said...

Hehehehe! Good thing you finally checked your suitcaes!!! Looks like you all had a wonderful time!
Your FL furiends,