Betzi, Mouse's place, Califonia, USA


Posted Jul 5, 2012, 7:03 pm
This is where I´m born, the Fritz-Walter-Stadium in Kaiserslautern. It is also one of the stadiums used in the 2006 World Cup. It is named after Fritz Walter, who played for the Kaiserslautern club throughout his career and was captain of the Germany national football team that won the 1954 FIFA World Cup in the "Legend of Bern". The Stadium was built on the Betzenberg Hill, hence its nickname "Betze", and was opened in 1920.

Posted Jul 8, 2012, 3:08 pm
I went geocaching in kaiserslautrern at Palatinate Forest with my family and some friends. It was a great evening :-) The Palatinate Forest is huge covering 1,771 km²

Posted Jul 8, 2012, 3:41 pm
This is where i life :-)

Posted Jul 15, 2012, 8:29 pm
After I visited Hohenecken, me and my family walked up to the Burg Hohenecken. It is a castle ruin in a suburb/ward of Kaiserslautern on a hill with a nice view :)

Posted Jul 15, 2012, 9:05 pm
Today I´ve visited St Rochus church and Rochus chapel in Kaiserslautern Hohenecken. I like these old buildings :)

Posted Jul 17, 2012, 9:16 pm
Today I´ve visited the historical steam train in Kaiserslautern. It´s Loco 50 2652. It was build in 1943, it was going through Ostrowiec, Oebisfelde, Stendal, Salzwedel, Erfurt, Arnstadt, Gera, Nossen,Werdau, Zwickau, Reichenbach, Karl-Marx-Stadt. August 18th 1991 it was a gift for the city Kaiserslautern as a exhibit.

Posted Jul 20, 2012, 9:01 pm
Today was my last day in Germany for a while. I will go to visit Japan and I´m really excited about that.  :cyclops:
My mom and I where reading in a Book about Japan and then we looked online how far I will travel. Thats realy far far away!
We wrote a letter for my host and I got ready for my flight.
Goodbye mom and dad, we will keep in touch and I will see you soon. Love you :)

Posted Aug 6, 2012, 7:39 pm
Hiyashi Udon (Cold Udon Noodles)
Big Hello from Japan :D
This is my first meal in Japan. Udon noodles is a special food of Kagawa prefecture. There are many ways to cook of Udon.
Today we eat Hiyashi Udon dipping soy sauce flavored soup with green onion.
;) ;) ;)

Posted Aug 14, 2012, 6:55 pm
Bento - Japanese boxed lunch
hanachan made omusubi bento for us.
What's packed in the box?
mmm... Teriyaki Chicken, Spicy-grilled eggplant and Cucumber Salad :D

;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

Posted Aug 14, 2012, 7:33 pm
This train is running on the Bridge across the Seto Inland Sea. :o

Posted Aug 14, 2012, 7:43 pm
Our train ran across the Seto Ohashi Bridge over the Inland Sea. And we came to Kurashiki-city, Okayama prefecture.
This area is kept the old city view of Tokugawa Shogunate period. (17th-19th century)
There are many historical houses beside the canal. These were once used as warehouse of cotton.
"Kura" of the city's name means warehouse in Japanese.

Posted Aug 14, 2012, 7:54 pm
We came back to Takamatsu at night.

:) :) :)

Posted Aug 22, 2012, 2:33 am
Takamatsu-city faces the Seto Inland Sea which contains more than 2000 islands.
It's calm water.

Posted Aug 28, 2012, 12:33 pm
Without a doubt, Chinese food is one of the most popular international cuisines in the world. Here in Japan, there are many Chinese restaurants and we can eat good lunch in a reasonable price.

Posted Aug 28, 2012, 12:38 pm
I'm standing on the top of the mountain between 2 cities, Takamatsu and Sakaide. It's an amazing view of the Seto Inland Sea. Can you see the Seto Ohashi Bridge over the sea? Yes, you know that I have already got a chance to cross the bridge B)
In mountain I saw a very strange statue of Ushi-Oni. It is a creature which appears in the folklore of Japan. :o

:D :D :D

Posted Aug 29, 2012, 5:48 pm
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Posted Sep 17, 2012, 7:53 pm
The old photo studio, the location of the scenes in the movie "Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World"
We drove to the neighbor town Aji. This old photo studio was used a location in the movie. People in love visit here as a "holy" place :)
I hope to watch this movie.
:D  :D :D

Socrates in Love (Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World)

Posted Sep 17, 2012, 11:50 pm
This is Ritsurin Garden, a typical Japanese garden. It is located in the center of the city, among the modern buildings.
For 228 years long since 1642, the Matsudaira family, the Federal Lord of Takamatsu owned and maintained the garden. Today the garden is open to public.

more about Ritsurin Garden

Posted Oct 10, 2012, 5:21 pm
Shodo-shima - Shodo Island
Shodo-shima is located north of Takamatsu, the capital city of
Kagawa prefecture. The ferry boat took us to the island. It takes about one hour from the port of Takamatsu.
Now we stand on the highest place in the island. This area is called
Kankakei, if it's November we can see the beautiful autumn
On the way to the rest house from the peak of the mountain, we came
across a group of wild Japanese monkeys!!!
I was surprised :o  :o :o :o :o :o

Posted Oct 10, 2012, 5:40 pm
I have just come back to Takamatsu from Shodo-shima. But I will soon leave here. The new adventure is waiting for me B)
Sayonara, Japan! See you again ;)

Posted Oct 10, 2012, 6:28 pm
Farewell Party at Italian Restauran, Takamatsu
One of hanachan's co-workers is moving to the Tokyo office. So Friends had a farewell party for him. And I was invited to the party as a special guest, because they knew that I came from Germany and I would leave here soon.
They wanted to know more about me B)
I was surprised that Japanese people love German football players<3
and Girls love me B) B) B)
It was a great time. Good memories ;)

In Japan chopsticks are served at most of restaurants (even a French restaurant), if you want :)

Posted Oct 16, 2012, 1:18 pm
just before I'm leaving...

hanachan is a fanatic supporter of German national team when the opponent is not Japan :o oh... :D

Posted Oct 27, 2012, 2:05 pm
Hi Mom,

today I arrived in the Black Forest in Germany.
I was right in time for the first snow in this autumn.
The other TVs gave me a warm welcome. And we built a snowman.

Bjoern and Butch Flunky left after we returned back into the house.


Posted Nov 13, 2012, 11:41 pm
Hi Mom,

bad weather days need a good and interesting place to go although one wants
to stay at the cosy home.

Hostmom said she wants to show us her favourite place. She said it's a very peaceful and
contemplativ place. I wondered what'll make this place so special. It doesn't look special at first sight.

When we came closer, Hostmom told us, the place is called "Elsenau" a pilgrimage chapel
like Lourdes. She isn't very religious, but this place seems to touch here deep inside.
Usually there are always new candles burning and fresh flowers, but as there is a construction site where the street
meets the sidewalk, it's not easy to get there for elder people. So only a few flowers.

I wasn't sure if it's ok for me to take pictures there, as I'm a devil. But there was nobody else so we took some pictures.


Posted Nov 21, 2012, 2:25 pm
Hi Mom,

we had very foggy days. So all the other pictures which were taken don't come clearly so I can't show you more than this one.

This was taken between Sankt Georgen and Peterzell. In Peterzell is a shop where fruit and vegetables sold. These are grown at the Isle of Reichenau in the Lake Bodensee.


Posted Nov 28, 2012, 4:00 pm
Hi Mom,

although it was very cold we made a trip to a romantik medieval city. Well only the old city of Fridingen is medieval but these old houses are still in use.

Behind these historic walls you can still hear pigs oink, this was and still is a farmhouse (in the middle of the town!)

On this wall you can see a painting of the Fridinger Narr, which is a traditional carnival clothing.
Although the weather was sunny, we had a lot of shadow. That's beause of the early sunset, which came soon after we took these pictures.

Posted Nov 30, 2012, 8:02 pm
Hi Mom,

I was at a very interesting sightseeing point at the Donau Valley. The point is called "Knopfmacherfelsen" (Buttonmakerrock)

There is a small and stony path to a point located on the outskirts.
From there you have a very good view on a Donau curve.

on the leftside in the valley you can get a glimpse on the Beuron monastery

this picture doesn't show how difficult these stairs are. Lots of roots and stones all over the path.

On the way down the hill we got a nice view ob the monastery.

Posted Dec 27, 2012, 12:05 pm

as my host had a really bad time since a good friend died on 1. December, we didn't made a lot of things to take pictures of. I think it wasn't the right place and time.

But then we went for a walk in the snow.
Although it was a bright day, the pictures came out very dark.


Posted Dec 31, 2012, 7:06 pm
Hi Mom,

the last trip for the Year 2012 we made to the Feldberg. Up there, there was still snow although we don't have snow at the hosts place anymore.
The Feldberg is about 1233 meters above sea level. It was a sunny day and many people used their day off to go skiing or riding the sledge.
Linda Fdph

Posted Feb 21, 2013, 7:17 am
Hello Mum

Today, iam arrived in Bali Island, Indonesia, and ready for my next journey in tropical island of Bali

Linda Fdph

Posted Mar 6, 2013, 1:14 am
Dear Mom

Today, the weather not too friendly. The rain falling down since the morning and the  sky always cloudy. But today, we still visit an iconic building in Denpasar, capital city of Bali, named  Bajra Sandhi Monument. The picture maybe not so good,because its a cloudy and some scenes taken during the drizzling rain.
About the Bajra Sandhi itself ,  the architecture  is very unique, taking the shape of Bajra or Genta, a bell that used by Hindu Priests during religious ceremonies. It is also a symbol of the bond between males and females that creates prosperity according to the epic that tells the story of the Gods struggle to get the Water of Eternity.

Every statue and each carving in the monument compound has its own meaning. The whole of the monument symbolizes Mount Mandara where, according to the epic Mahabarath, the Gods had a battle with giants fighting for the Water of Eternity

Linda Fdph

Posted Mar 24, 2013, 11:05 am
Dear Mum

Here is my picture when i went to Sanur Beach, one of the famour beach in the Denpasar, capital city of Bali

picture no 1-7 : Stunning Sanur Beach
picture no 8 : name board of the Village
picture no 9-10 : A jukung or canoe is a small wooden Indonesian boat. It is a traditional fishing boat.
Essentially of Balinese origin, the double outrigger jukung is but one of many types of Pacific/Asian outrigger canoes that use the crab claw sail traditional throughout Polynesia. Whilst this sail presents some difficulties in tacking into the wind, actually requiring to jibe around, a jukung is superb in its reaching ability and jibe-safe running. They are usually highly decorated and bear a marlin-like prow.

Picture no 11-13 : with Canang Sari in the beach and Jukung. Canang sari is one of the daily offerings made by Balinese Hindus to thank the Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in praise and prayer. Canang sari will be seen in the Balinese temples (pura), on small shrines in houses, and on the ground or as a part of a larger offering. The phrase canang sari is derived from the Balinese words sari (essence) and canang (a small palm-leaf basket as the tray). Canang itself consists of two syllables Kawi language of ca (beautiful) and nang (purpose).. Each direction symbolizes a Hindu God (deva):
•    White-colored flowers that point to the east as a symbol of Iswara
•    Red-colored flowers that point to the south as a symbol of Brahma
•    Yellow-colored flowers that point to the west as a symbol of Mahadeva
•    Blue or green colored flowers that point to the north as a symbol of Vishnu


Linda Fdph

Posted Apr 7, 2013, 2:04 pm
Hello Mum

Here iam, in Legian Kuta Bali
Legian is a beachfront town in South Bali, located north of Kuta and south of Seminyak. Legian is crammed full of shops selling everything from the latest designer surfware to Balinese souvenirs to take home. This is a shopping destination
Here iam took  pictures in front of the Temple and Monument in Legian area, also got a lunch with traditional Indonesian salad with spicy coconut sauce, also enjoyed a cup of Indonesian Arabica Coffee

Linda Fdph

Posted May 1, 2013, 10:37 am
Hello Mum

here iam with a cheap, delicious and popular street food and fruits from Bali Indonesia.

Linda Fdph

Posted May 15, 2013, 6:10 am

Today my host introduced  me about The Music of Bali.
The music of Bali is extremely complex and vibrant. The original purpose of music here again is to serve religious beliefs, accompanying dances or wayang theaters. The traditional Balinese orchestra, known as gamelan, is composed of various forms of percussions, with notes overlapping and criss crossing among the various kinds. There is a number of string and woodwind instruments, but most of the players, which can range from a few to several dozen, sit behind various kinds of metallophones, gongs, and xylophones. Each gamelan has its own tuning, preventing instruments from being interchanged from one gamelan to another.


Linda Fdph

Posted May 25, 2013, 2:23 am
Hello Mum

Iam at Werdhi Budaya-Art Centre, Bali. Designed by Bali's foremost architect, Ida Bagus Tugur, the vast complex is apart from its very real cultural function, a showplace for Balinese Arts and Palace Architecture at its most opulent.

It is featuring the good lay-out building of amphitheater to be a place/hall of show performance purpose. It is symbolizing the twiddling of Mandara Giri mount in the milk ocean and spattering the Amerta holy water for the life of endless as according to nature of dynamic culture and stayed alive during the human being still dwell the earth planet.

The open stage Arda Candra with its towering candi gate and the almost rococo main Art Museum, sprawling park, Balinese pavilions and follies have, become a regular architectural attraction.

This amphitheater can accommodate up to 6.000 audiences for the show of colossal both for modern and also traditional. 

Linda Fdph

Posted Jun 4, 2013, 9:56 am
Hello Mum

Here is another picture at Werdhi Budaya :)

Love you Mum
Linda Fdph

Posted Jun 14, 2013, 9:17 am
Hello Mum

Balinese cuisine uses many herbs and spices. In almost every dish we use them. So it’s very important to know what we need to make our cooking succeed.
Here is spices and herbs that HostMom and I have today in the kitchen : Cloves ( Cengkeh),  Kaffir Lime Leaves(Daun Jeruk Purut), Ginger(Jahe) ,  Cumin(Jintan),  Cinnamon(Kayu manis),  Candlenuts (Kemiri), Aromatic Ginger (kencur), Coriander(Ketumbar), Turmeric(Kunyit),  Galangal (Langkuas), White and black  Pepper(Merica putih dan hitam), Nutmeg(Pala),  Lemon grass ( Serai ),  Chilies ( cabai ) , Cardamon (Kapulaga ) , Onions ( Bawang Merah ) , Sesame seed ( Wijen ) , and also we have Glutinous Rice ( Beras Ketan )


Posted Sep 12, 2013, 6:58 pm
Hi mom!!!!
Today I arrived at Spain!!!! What a boring trip!!! But finally it has ended :)
I was sleeping when some light came into my envelope…

And when I looked out, some other Toy Voyagers were waiting for me!!!!!
Z-Look, Mariposita!!! It’s a Toy Voyager!!!
¿?-Hello!!! My name is Betzi!

Zero, the ghost dog, is the host here. Mariposita is one of his sisters. I showed them the presents I brought with me.

Zero add me on his guestbook. Don’t worry mom! I know I will be fine and I will have a lot of fun here. Just with my arrival I’ve helped Zero to improve one of his life missions!!!

Posted Sep 22, 2013, 12:02 pm
Hi mom!
Today we went to a mini postcrossing meeting!!!
It takes part in Les Glòries!!!
This is Torre Agbar

Inside the shopping center, we found a sun clock.

We went up this stairs to go to the café.

Ooohhh!!! Flowers!!! Mariposita is happy!

In the café, we ate something for breakfast: tea and croissants.

It was short but funny!!!

Posted Sep 22, 2013, 3:02 pm
This weekend we stayed at Sant Feliu de Pallarols, a little village in Girona.

After a long trip finally arrived at Sant Feliu de Pallarols!

First we went to the house to leave the package. Here you can see some rooms of the house:
Just in the entrance, there was a living room with a pool table:

Upstairs, another little living room near the bedrooms:

And in other floor, there was a big room to project films on DVD or to play with the Wii:

There was a garden with a border and with a little lake:

After seeing the house, we took a walk by the village.
This sculpture was at the entrance of the village and near the river. It’s a “Pescallunes”, this is the nickname of people who live there. A “Pescallunes” is a person who wants to fish the moon. The story tells that one night a young man was walking nearby the river when he saw the reflected light of the moon in the water and wanted to fish it with a basket. He tried it several times, but without success. And another man who saw him laughed and ridiculed him and called him “Pescallunes”. Now, “Pescallunes” means a person with dreams and illusions.

The center square with a market:

And the center of the square, a beautiful tree-fountain:

A fruit-garden:

Some roses:

A shield in the floor:

Some stairs to go near the river:

And the church:

In this trip we made a lot of new friends!!!
Some guinea pigs:

A snail:

And a bat!!!

Posted Oct 14, 2013, 12:08 pm
Hi mom!
Today we went to the cinema to watch “RED 2”, an action movie.
We took the underground

We had to stop in “Rambla Just Oliveras”.

This is “Rambla Just Oliveras”.

After walking a bit, we arrived at the shopping center “La Farga”, where the cinema is.

Shhhtt!!! The movie starts!!!

Posted Oct 26, 2013, 4:55 pm
A new TV has arrived! Mariposita, Zero and me were so nervous when we saw the package.

Suddenly, a little monkey appeared!
??- Hi!! My name is Qah!!!

Q-I’ve brought some things with me, let me see…

Qah showed his presents and we took a photo of us :) Thanks for all!!!

And, as traditional, Zero wrote his name on his guestbook. I’m so happy for him, because he has complete one of his life missions and improve two!!!!
Welcome Qah, I hope to have fun times with you!!!

Posted Oct 26, 2013, 7:08 pm
Hi mom!!
Today we went to the swimming pool. We went to Can Sala :)

Here we are, at the gate of the pool!

These are the small and the medium pool (behind)

And this is the big one, the one where we took the bath!!

Oohhh!!! Some relax in the towel…

… and a walk. We saw a mill and a tennis court.

Then, Zero guided us to somewhere…
Z – Hey guys, let me show you something…

Z – Look. Here’s exactly the place where we met Vassily… Tomorrow will be the first anniversary of his arrival at our family :(

He’s one of Zero and Mariposita’s brothers who became a TV too and got lost… Look a photo of him, mom, he seems a good boy. I would like to meet him, maybe someday…

Posted Oct 26, 2013, 8:02 pm
Woooww!!! :D Another TV!!!! We are all so excited!

A white rabbit come out of the envelope!!!
?? - Hello!! My name is Madam Miff von Teacup, but you can call me Madam Miff.

She comes from Germany and she brought some presents. Thanks!! :)

Then, Madam Miff told us that she loves to sit in cups. Obviously, it is one of her life missions.

So we asked hostmom to leave us a cup for her and she let us her favorite cup. At the same time, Zero improve one of his life missions!!

Welcome Madam Miff!!!

Posted Feb 18, 2014, 12:09 pm
Hi mom!!!
This year we go to the festivities of Sants. This neighborhood decorates its streets.
The first street we found was this one decorated as a hell and it was a criticism about political corruption.

The next street was a forest.

This street was decorated as the house of Club Super 3. Club Super 3 is a TV program for children where we can see some different cartoons. Here, we met Son Goku and Vegeta and Shin Chan with his family.

This TV program is also a club. Look!! This is my membership card!!!!

And this hand is the mascot of the club. It’s a super hand!!

Oh, oh!!! :o In another street we found an Alien spaceship!!!

Waaahhh!!! A baby Alien attacks me!!!

Better run…

Ufff!!! We are safe now in this zouk :)

And walking, we arrived to Venice!!!

And in the last street we found a dragon. Can you see the knight at the left of the picture? This is the story of Sant Jordi (Saint George). The story tells that a dragon was frightening a whole village during a lot of time, eating its sheeps, cows… The people of the village decided to sacrifice a person per week to calm the dragon. But the random select the princess to be immolated!!! And when the princess was already in the cave of the dragon, a knight, Jordi, arrived and killed the dragon whit his sword. From the blood of the dragon, some red roses were born. The knight took one of them and gave it to the princess and returned her to the village. It’s a romantic story but poor dragon!!! I think he wasn’t as bad as people though, he only was hungry!!!

Posted Mar 17, 2014, 10:29 am
We go on holiday to Madrid!!!! Yeehaaaa!!
As Zero is a postcrosser too, he has a friend in Madrid, and we all go to meet her :D I’m very nervous!!!!
During our trip, we saw some interesting things: a bow situated in the same place where a meridian pass, some windmills and a bull, the mascot of Spanish trademark, Osborne.

Look!!!! We arrived!!! This is our hotel :)

We left our things at the room and we took the underground. We met Auri, Zero’s friend, in Madrid center. She’s a lady dragon :D

We met in “El oso y el madroño” sculpture, a symbol of Madrid.
Z-Auri!!!! Nice to meet you!!!!!

She showed us some interesting places during the day.
Km 0, the central point where all the roads starts.

Plaza Mayor (yes, a relaxing cup of “café con leche” :D)

Calle Velazquez

Teatro Real

Catedral de la Almudena

After a long way, we had something for dinner.

And before to take the underground back to the hotel, we visit “La puerta del sol”, where people celebrates the end of the year eating grapes.

Great day!! Thank you Auri!!

Posted Mar 17, 2014, 11:09 am
We went to Warner Bros Amusement Park, a temathic park with characters of Warner Bros Pictures and some superheroes.
Here we are in the entrance of the Park

Look! We saw el Oso Yogui! (Yogi Bear)

We went in the Clark Kent's office and we saw a fountain with his special mark

After, we went to Gotham city and we saw Batman and we ride on the Joker's bumper cars.

We arrived at the far west and we go on a train an a horse carriage.

And, finally, we arrived at Cartoon Village, where we visited Bugs Bunny's and Piolin (Tweety's) home.

It was a funny day!

Posted Mar 17, 2014, 11:50 am
Today we meet Auri again. She will show us more places in Madrid.
First we visited Plaza España and we saw a monument to Cervantes (the one who's sitting) with his two most famous characters, Don Quijote y Sancho Panza.

Then we went to Templo de Debod, an egyptian temple dating from 2200 years ago, which was devoted to the cult of the gods Amun and Isis. It was donated to Spain by the Egyptian government in 1968, as a token of Egypt's gratitude for the aid provided in rescuing temples of Abu Simbel, in Nubia.

We were hungry so we ate some typical food in Madrid: bocata de calamares (calamari sandwich)

After lunch, we visited Calle Alcalá where we saw Edificio Metropolis...

... and La Cibeles, where the fans of Real Madrid celebrates when they team wins.

And the, we went to visit Plaza Colon, where is situated a monument to Cristobal Colon.

To do a snack in the afternoon, we ate another typical food: chocolate con churros.

Now is time to say goodbye... :( We have to come back to Barcelona, so we give a very big hug to Auri. She has been a perfect guide!!! We will miss you, Auri, we will be in contact!!!!

Posted Apr 18, 2014, 11:56 pm
I have arrived in Beautiful British Columbia....awaiting my arrival was "Prickles" the hedge hog...She is my new travel mate while here.

Posted Apr 18, 2014, 11:57 pm
Prickles was so nice to greet me when I arrived...she is happy to meet me.

Posted Apr 18, 2014, 11:59 pm
Prickles and me! We will be great mates!

Posted Apr 19, 2014, 12:03 am
My hosts have a couple dogs...this is Charlee checking us out...she has grabbed me a couple times and taken me around the house for a tour....

Posted Apr 19, 2014, 12:06 am
After resting for a few days from my long travels, we enjoyed going to the movie theatre to see the new Muppets movie....

Posted Apr 19, 2014, 12:08 am
My hosts also have 3 cats...Koda is my favorite because he likes to snuggle and keep me warm!

Posted Apr 19, 2014, 12:11 am
I love soccer, but I am in Canada, so of course I HAVE to go see some hockey being hosts husband is a goalie, so we were able to watch him in the tournament....they didn't win the tournament, but I sure enjoyed watching the game with Prickles.

Posted Apr 19, 2014, 12:12 am
Here Prickles and I are....such a fast and exciting game!

Posted Apr 19, 2014, 12:14 am
I was so lucky to be here when my host Arlene had family over to celebrate a birthday! Now that is what I call a Birthday Cake!!

Posted Apr 19, 2014, 12:16 am
My host Arlene took me and Prickles with her to the ceramic studio. I met a few interesting little faces there.

Posted Apr 19, 2014, 12:18 am
Here I am, helping Arlene paint her was so fun!

Posted Apr 19, 2014, 12:19 am
Prickles and I enjoy a great view when Arlene is driving....

Posted Apr 19, 2014, 12:21 am
Today we went out to the Library....Prickles and I sat on the big chair and read a great book!

Posted Apr 19, 2014, 12:22 am
We found a globe and I pointed out to Prickles all the places I have visited....she was very impressed and is looking forward to her travels in the near future...

Posted Apr 19, 2014, 12:25 am
Sooo many books to look at, but finally my host Arlene said we had to go home.

Posted Apr 23, 2014, 5:45 am
Today Prickles and I went on a journey with my host Arlene...she was going to get her first tattoo!  This is a picture of us when we were waiting for Arlene to get her stencil placed on her foot...

Posted Apr 23, 2014, 5:55 am
Sitting on the bench waiting for things to get started!

Posted Apr 23, 2014, 5:57 am
This is all the stuff they need to do Arlene's tattoo...

Posted Apr 23, 2014, 5:59 am
Already half way interesting...and exciting!

Posted Apr 23, 2014, 6:06 am
The tattoo artist...Heather....was so patient and wonderful to Arlene...I know it must have been painful but Arlene was very pleased with the results.

Posted Apr 23, 2014, 6:16 am
Here Prickles and I are....with the new Tattoo! What a great day and great adventure!

Posted Apr 29, 2014, 2:05 am
I love spring in Canada....There are so many pretty flowers...Here Prickles and I are in a flowering almond....

Posted Apr 29, 2014, 2:07 am
whoa....Prickles is about to fall out!

Posted Apr 29, 2014, 2:08 am
We decided to go for a walk in the front garden...

Posted Apr 29, 2014, 2:10 am
Love the smells too....

Posted Apr 29, 2014, 2:11 am
These are my favorite...

Posted Apr 29, 2014, 2:12 am
Although...I do like the tulip too!

Posted Apr 29, 2014, 2:16 am I don't know....I think I love the daffodil too!

Posted Apr 29, 2014, 2:17 am
It's fun to see a Canadian Maple tree as the leaves start to come in!

Posted Apr 29, 2014, 11:20 pm
Today we went for an adventure to a huge place to get a truck full of topsoil!  On the way there I had a beautiful view of Okanagan Lake....then there was the front loader that dumped all the dirt into the back of the fun!

Posted Apr 29, 2014, 11:24 pm
When we got home we saw that someone had arrived in the mail...It was my new pal Molito from Germany...Prickles and I greeted him and so did Gibb's the cat and Keiko the dog...he is very small, so I think the dog scared him!  He was very tired, so we all took a little snooze with Tigger the cat!  It's a great day!

Posted May 6, 2014, 4:16 am
It is such a wonderful day here! The sun was shining and it was almost 20 C....We went to our first pub before the softball game my hosts were going to play...notice the moose head in the background!:D

Posted May 6, 2014, 4:19 am
After the pub, we went to the softball game...It was sooo exciting...we were able to sit in the dug out and had a great view of the game from the fence....We even tested out the bats!

Posted May 6, 2014, 4:22 am
Our hosts didn't win, but it was so much fun! On the way home we stopped to see the apple blossoms in one of the many many orchards here in Kelowna....My friends Prickles, Molito and I had a wonderful outing!

Posted May 9, 2014, 9:24 am
Today the dogs barked and I knew that meant the mailman had come...Prickles, Molito and I were so excited to meet our new friend Princess...she arrived from Germany.....We helped her unpack her suitcase and gave her a warm welcome....She was a little afraid of the dog "keiko", but Molito and I assured her that the dog was nice!

Posted May 9, 2014, 9:26 am
Princess had a little nap and something to eat ,and then we were all off for her first adventure in Canada...It was to the Physiotherapist!

Posted May 9, 2014, 9:29 am
Because we behaved very well today, my host took us to the beach after Physiotherapy, It is on the beautiful Okanagan lake beach called Rotory Beach.... We sat at a picnic table and watched the Canadian Geese in the water, then we walked through the was nice and soft...after that we played in the sand and then tried to climb a tree....we even got to sit on the water bicycles! We got one last look at the pretty beach from my host's car..... on the way home, we stopped to see all the baby cows in a pasture...they are soo cute!

Posted May 9, 2014, 9:32 am
As soon as we got home, I smelled something host said it was the lilac bushes.....Prickles asked if we could go see them....they smell so good!!!!

Posted May 11, 2014, 12:36 am
Today we watched intently as Prickles underwent an operation...she is preparing for her first trip, so she wanted to have a Canadian Flag on her body, so everyone knew where she was didn't take too long, but I don't like needles, so I was very happy it wasn't me! :stare:

Posted May 13, 2014, 10:30 pm
We were very excited today when a new suitcase arrived in the was from HAMBURG! I miss Germany, but I am enjoying Kelowna...Princess, Molito and Prickles helped me open the suitcase and inside was our new friend Rico! He was a bit overwhelmed with all the cats and dogs we have in our host home, but he was happy to see us.

Posted May 16, 2014, 12:59 am
I am so enjoying my visit here in Kelowna, my mommy is looking for my next host soon, so I was happy when we were able to go to Gyro beach today!  We sat and watched people from the picnic table...when Prickles, Princess, Molito, Rico and I got thirsty, we went to the snack shop that was shaped like an apple and had an ice cold slushie! I got brain freeze because I was trying to finish mine first, but little Molito finished first! He wanted to go on the slide, not really something I was wanting to do, because it isn't as fun as soccer, but we all went anyway...Molito won the race down too! I was then so determined to get to the top of the climbing wall, but Princess passed me and won! I was tired by then, so suggested we rest on the beach and enjoy the view of Lake Okanagan. I will sure miss this view when my mommy finds my new host and have to leave....but finally I had and idea and called this cute little boy over to us and asked if  we could play in his wagon and with his sand toys...he was very nice and said yes....later, before we left I got another beautiful view of the lake from Prickles' moms car window.....

Posted May 16, 2014, 1:08 am
Wow, I had no idea there was such a cool hobby! Prickles' mom sends and receives postcards from all over the, she got so many in the mail! It is called POSTCROSSING! Now I am so inspired about my future travels...I hope mommy will find me a new host to visit soon! Every night I think to myself, "Is there anyone who wants me to come to their place soon?"  Although I have had a great time here, I would love to see another wonderful place soon.

Posted May 21, 2014, 11:12 pm
The weather was perfect for a softball game....I love my sports and this is one that makes me smile. Rico, Princess, Molito, Prickles and I were able to experience first hand the excitement of the game when we sat and watched from the sidelines....we even got closer when we went up to the fence! This time my hosts won the game! I will miss the lovely Canadian weather when I leave!

Posted May 21, 2014, 11:18 pm
Now I know that it is going to be a good week...we have a new TV that arrived today. His name is Emil...I think he is a very nice fellow...It is getting a bit full now with all of us in the guest room, I know mommy is looking for a new host for me, so I think I will be okay for a little longer...but hopefully she will find me a new host soon, so I don't have to sleep beside the un-named snoring TV I have to sleep next to now!

Posted May 23, 2014, 1:28 am
Oh mommy, I am so excited! Today, after lunch my host threw a going away party for me and Prickles....I was every surprised that she would do this, but very pleased too! Princess, Molito, Prickles, Rico, Emil and I all partied for a long time. They all gave me big hugs and then we hugged Prickles too...She is very nervous going on her first tour of the world...soon it was time to pack my suitcase. I am taking a postcard, some Canadian Candy and another treat with me. I am off to Oakland California USA! I sure will miss all the guys here and the 5 animals too! But I am extremely excited to continue my tour of the world! I will let you know as soon as I arrive mommy! Bye bye Canada!

Posted Jun 6, 2014, 6:33 am
Hi, mum! I arrived in California couple days ago and just been resting. Mouse was busy as well, so i just stayed home and chatted with my new friends (Mouse is hosting 4 more TVs!). Couple days after my arrival, I came to the city with my new host - she had to go to work, so i could only snap two pictures. But it seems to be a cool place - nice cool weather!

Posted Jun 6, 2014, 6:43 am
Today Mouse needed to run some errands, so I tagged along :) Since it was nice, warm and the place that we needed to go to was very close (20 min walk) from our place, we decided not to drive. We figured that this way I would get to see some of the Lake Merritt and just enjoy the day! Halfway through I sat down on the ground and Mouse snapped a picture of me overlooking the lake :)

Posted Jun 6, 2014, 6:51 am
On the way back we mailed some postcards! These went to Russia, Germany, Japan and Turkey. Mouse has been doing postcrossing for a little over 7 months now and she loves it! Do you see me helping her put those cards into the box? What would have she done without my help?

Posted Jun 6, 2014, 7:46 am
So human took me to Pier 39 today and we passed by this little shop. Look at this! How about some of that Christmas mood in June? :)

Posted Jun 6, 2014, 7:48 am
And another screen that's Halloween themed! That guy thinks he can scare me! He is so wrong  :p

Posted Jun 6, 2014, 7:51 am
Yacht parking at Pier 39 :)

Posted Jun 6, 2014, 7:54 am
Hey, mum, how long do you think this pirate has been standing outside of this gift shop? He doesn't look so good.

Posted Jun 6, 2014, 8:00 am
Since we all look so good today... Here are couple group photos  ;)

Posted Jun 6, 2014, 8:15 am
Mum... i think human has gone crazy... she bought 29 postcards in the past 2 days...  :o :o :o