I wasn't but if it was ever going to happen, it would be here!
It was like time traveling! I kept expecting to be whooshed away to another era...
MyThe best part of the trip was just being on the train!
On the Kuranda Scenic Railway we traveled through a rainforest and saw steep ravines and waterfalls.
At Bondi Beach I met some friendly gulls.
Opera House, day and night.
This was the sign on the door down the hall from our room at the Holiday Inn in Cairns. My friends told me there really wasn't a hydra behind the door but I didn't dawdle in the hallway just in case.
Can you find me on top of the fence at Government House?
that are very beautiful!
Here there are geothermal areas
And then we're off to Rotorua
I'm glad that the hand that helps me get around has a firm grip on my little body. I don't want to become anyone's 'Precious'.
The Wellington Airport made sure that we knew where we were.
And I love to pretend I'm swimming with the fishies!
Now, it's suddenly Christmas!
I just love playing in the snow with Cru and Fu!
My favorite time of the year!
I made my pumpkin and wings
out of polymer clay and my
cape is some spilled acrylic
paint after it dried. Luckily, the
paint stuck to the wax paper it
was on and this made a nice
liner for me. I am fuzzy and the
paint would have stuck to me
I like going for car drives. We always get the best view! Futon was sleeping during this pic.
Hey, Tucson! C'mere! Ya got any tasty slugs or worms on ya?
That Kato. He's such a kidder.
Erik and I sing in harmony. The other fish tell me that Erik was completely orange for the fist six years he lived with them. Four years ago, he started to turn white.
Finny is my best fish friend.
She is a bit shy too.
I've never had fish friends before! Meet (l-r) Finnigan's tail, Erik the goldfish who thinks he is a koi, Kato and Cecil. These koi are not as talkative as the ones I met in Montreal. They sure have interesting facial expressions though!
After all the dryness in AZ, I really love sliding around the rain-soaked hostas in Newfoundland
I finally met Cruton and Futon and what a
wonderful summer we had together!
Oh, and the ferns! I just love the ferns!
So many places to hide. And they tickle me!
At my new home in Topsail, NL, I watched the snow fall for hours at a time.
And then I slept for days. Before I knew it, it was spring!
.We had an unexpected stay overnight in Montreal when St. John's had a snowstorm and flights were cancelled. In the lobby of our hotel were some story-telling koi fish. They entertained us for hours!
At the Tucson International Airport, we saw a tornado shelter and brass trilobite fossils on the floor.
And so began my journey home...
We had a really great time at Kitt Peak National Observatory in the Tohono O'odham Nation, SW of Arizona
Look at the bags the local grocery store uses! Time for a bath with the soap I bought in San Francisco
Imagine what this ammonite was like when he was alive!
Doesn't this rose quartz sphere look like a planet in outer space?
Isn't this slab of labradorite beautiful? This amethyst cave is sharp on the little toes
And then it's off to the Rock, Fossil & Mineral Show!
Wow! Look at all the cool rocks!
My favorite (that's how I spell it) animal in Arizona is the javelina. Aren't they cute?
Here, I am showing my new friend
how to drink from a cactus
I was a Ranch House Hippo and lived in Tucson, AZ. I was in San Franciso visiting friends and got lost in that big airport trying to get home. Luckily, some people from Canada spotted me looking confused. They were
going to Tucson for the Fossil, Rock and Mineral Show and invited me to sit with them on the flight.