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Meet a Disney Character.

(2 of 3 completed-San Francisco & Lisbon) Visit three zoos and see a live tiger at each one.

Fly in three different airplanes. (1 of three--Finland to Portugal!)

Have coffee in three different countries. (U.S.A., Finland & Portugal!)

Celebrate a holiday with three different hosts.2 of 3, Halloween with Maggie & Easter with Henn

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Travelog for: Jeremy

San Francisco, California, U.S.A. - 17th November 2011

By: LittleCableCars

I’m home, Mom, in time for Thanksgiving, wahoo!!

The Squirrel, Orkku Orava, Cheerio, and of course, Miss Kitty greeted me with lots of hugs.  I had so much fun with my first host family and their friends; they took me on many outings and helped me with three life missions!  Mom loved the drawing Maggie made of the other TVs and me at Disneyland, it is already on the the refrigerator.  And thanks for the beautiful Thanksgiving card.  I am so grateful for meeting you all in San Jose and traveling with you.  It was soooooo much fun.  I’ve already had my sip of coffee today and shared it with the rest of the plushies here.  :)




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Thanksgiving , U.S.A. - 19th November 2011

By: LittleCableCars

Happy Thanksgiving!

Over the river and through the woods
To grandmother's house we go.
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh
Through the white and drifted snow, oh!




* Posted Nov 19, 2011, 5:32 pm Last edited Nov 19, 2011, 5:55 pm by LittleCableCars [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

San Francisco, California, U.S.A. - 22nd November 2011

By: LittleCableCars

A package arrived marked “ToyVoyagers”.  Who could it be? 


Cheerio knew it was her old friend, BarryO.  I never met him before as I was born during his last trip. 


He was so exhausted, he wanted to go straight to bed so Orkku Orava and I tucked him into bed.  I think he is hallucinating; he muttered something about the Christmas elf bear.  We didn’t see the elf but I sure would like to.  :)  I will bring him a pot of coffee in the morning to wake him up so we can hear all about his adventures.  Orkku Orava will bring apple fritters.  Sweet dreams, BarryO.  Mom is so happy to have one more TV home for Thanksgiving.


Have fun and may you see the elf,


* Posted Nov 22, 2011, 8:28 pm Last edited Nov 22, 2011, 8:31 pm by LittleCableCars [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Thanksgiving, U.S.A. - 24th November 2011

By: LittleCableCars

Thanksgiving U.S.A.

We got up early to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and make apple-cranberry sauce for today’s big dinner.

Here are the ingredients we used:


I helped with peeling the apples.


Then we put everything into the pan and added orange juice.


Here is the final product, cooling.  The recipe made more than this but we will bring just this bowl to the table.


We all gathered ‘round the TV to watch the Parade.


This is a character from the Spiderman musical:


Wow, a band dancing and kneeling:


What’s this, the sacrificial animal, the poor traditional turkey:


Can you recognize these characters?  Lots of potential ToyVoyagers here!








After almost three hours of announcements that Santa Claus will be here at the very end of the parade, the TV developed technical problems and we could not see Santa.


We all ran to the window to see what was the matter.  It was a guy from the cable TV company in a cherry picker; that’s him behind the scaffolding and netting the painters put up.  He turned the cable off for about five minutes.  Well, they say, “timing is everything”.  We were very disappointed but we are grateful that some people are available to fix flickering cable networks even on holidays.  Thank you, Mr. Cable Guy.


We know that just because you don’t see Santa on TV doesn’t mean he isn’t there.


Happy Holidays, everyone!!

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San Francisco, California, U.S.A. - 30th November 2011

By: LittleCableCars

I’m slow to update this one, you have already seen similar photos on Orkku Orava and BarryO’s travelogs.  Maybe. ;)  It is suddenly very busy here at home due to the holiday season starting.  Mom is taking us out one by one to see the decorations on buildings and parks.  It is too crowded to take us all together, look at what Orkku Orava saw at Union Square the other day, I want to go there, too!

We were so inspired by MamiTig's sewing projects and the thread about a hotel trail, we are making a bed and decorating a room!  We are doing it by hand and it still needs a lot of hemming.



It will be a gift for the Christmas Elf Bear who lives here 11 months of the year, he is working at the North Pole now.  Santa will drop him off here on Christmas Eve so that will be our deadline.  He he, in the meantime we will use it as a couch for raucous discussions of our daily travels.


The other bed is too small for him.

Tomorrow, I will help mom prepare Christmas cards, and Friday is my turn to go to class with her, can’t wait.

Bye for now,


* Posted Dec 1, 2011, 5:29 am Last edited Dec 1, 2011, 5:31 am by LittleCableCars [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

San Francisco, California, U.S.A. - 5th December 2011

By: LittleCableCars

It was my turn to go with Mom to her class which is located in an art museum at the Western end of the Lincoln Highway; the Eastern terminus is Times Square, New York City.  This part of the city is known as Lands’ End.


The Lincoln Highway is less famous but farther north and about 800 miles (1287 km) longer than Route 66.  It is marked in red on this map.

This is a view over the Lincoln Park Golf Course toward downtown.  In the foreground is a monument from an old graveyard that has been moved.  When they rebuilt the museum after the 1989 earthquake, they had to stop construction because more remains were found from the old cemetery.  Mom was hurrying to get to an evening class here when the quake hit, class was cancelled.


This is a sculpture by George Segal called, “Holocaust”, all the more poignant juxtaposed with a beautiful view toward the Marin Headlands.


Here I am walking on water :) in the fountain across the street from the Legion of Honor which is an exact duplicate of the one in Paris, France.


Why is it that lions always get to guard these places, and not us tigers?


WW1 plaque inside the courtyard:


Rodin’s “The Thinker”.  Provide your own joke, I’ve heard them all.  The light was best from this direction.


I had to take a closer look at this Dutch lady’s fur lining.  Hmm, spots not stripes like me, but even so....  Mom says they use artificial fur a lot now.  Does that mean that plushies are in peril?  :(  I’ll have to study this topic, it seem very complicated.  I will discuss it with the other TVs.


Bernini’s “Medusa” is visiting from Musei Capitolini in Rome.  It’s the same idea as ToyVoyagers, this museum is the host!  Medusa is shown at her anguished moment of transformation from beauty to beast. Beast, maybe I should re-phrase that; many of us beasts are beautiful, is this my best side?  Hmm, she is transformed just like so many of our favorite TVs, like UrselHH and DuDu:)  UrselHH and DuDu certainly remained beautiful, IMO!

A beautiful orchid arrangement in the ceramics gallery:


We are looking for ideas for the miniature room we are decorating but this Louis XV style is too ornate for us.




This is a nice Gainsborough:


Then we grabbed a quick lunch before a three-hour class where I napped on a soft red velvet chair in a beautiful theater.  :)

Bye for now,


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San Francisco, California, U.S.A. - 10th December 2011

By: LittleCableCars

We did some window shopping in the neighborhood.  People were eating outside the cafes; this is December, unusually warm this year, but wait until about the 15th when cold rainstorms often come in.


A few weeks ago this was a Halloween shop.



It was two minutes before closing and there was still one dog waiting for his people to pick him up at the groomers.  Don’t worry, we saw them running up the street to get there in time.


Here is a re-sale shop with wonderful Christmas decorations.


Shanghai Kelly’s marks the beginning a local pub crawl route. 


This is the fern bar where DuDette and DuDu had their first date.  :)




The neighborhood still has a brick and mortar bookstore, its windows are filled with potential ToyVoyagers.  :)



The fresh-cut Christmas trees smell so good at the hardware store.


The Alhambra Theater built in 1926 has landmark status so they can’t change it too much; it closed as a movie house with “Wag the Dog” (1997) but they have managed to fill it with a nice fitness center.  What a beautiful place to work out!  The hardware store serves popcorn. :)


Mom bought us dinner at this noodle joint.  We got an appetizer on the house.  :)


Bye for now,


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San Francisco, California, U.S.A. - 13th December 2011

By: LittleCableCars

A package arrived and Orkku Orava cut it open.


Before she finished cutting, out jumped DuDu.


And right behind him was DuDette!  Home for Christmas! :)


They showed us postcards from Nuriayasmin and told us all about their journey.


Then we did a group hug.


We showed them the room we are decorating for our friend, The Christmas Elf Bear, who will be home Christmas Eve.  :)  We started laughing until we couldn’t stop and jumped up and down on the soft bed. Such good friends.


Bye for now,


* Posted Dec 14, 2011, 12:36 am Last edited Dec 14, 2011, 12:37 am by LittleCableCars [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

San Francisco, California, U.S.A. - 14th December 2011

By: LittleCableCars

Mom took DuDette and me to Nob Hill to see the Christmas decorations and to give us some time to get to know each other.  I was born while DuDette was traveling in Spain with RikeH.  She is one of my ToyVoyager siblings, six months older!  She is so much fun, we had a wonderful time.  :)

The tall building with one flag is the Mark Hopkins Hotel where we saw a gingerbread mansion that smelled so good.




The building with many flags is the Fairmont Hotel; it had an immense two story gingerbread house with human size carolers and a santa on the roof.









Having fun,


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San Francisco, California, U.S.A. - 15th December 2011

By: LittleCableCars

Noodles is hatched!!  A new ToyVoyager has arrived!

I’m not Mom’s youngest anymore!  Oh, boy!!


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San Francisco, California, U.S.A. - 16th December 2011

By: LittleCableCars

Noodles was just out of his egg when we took him to a 3-D movie,
"Hugo", which we all enjoyed a lot.  There was no time for popcorn but we will get another movie soon!  Yay!!  Afterward, we had a nice dinner out to celebrate Mom’s friend’s birthday.  Yum, there was chocolate cake, too.

He he he!  BarryO couldn't look at the screen during the scary parts.  We think he has acrophobia. ;)  I learned that word today.  :)




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San Francisco, California, U.S.A. - 24th December 2011

By: LittleCableCars

We heard Santa’s sleigh bells and went outside to greet our Elf Bear, home for Christmas.


Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!!


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San Francisco, California, U.S.A. - 29th December 2011

By: LittleCableCars

My younger brother, Noodles, and I set out today for our consultations with The Great Yoda, a local ToyVoyager tradition.  ;)


The location of Yoda's fountain is also the starting point for a two-part puzzle geocache.  The actual cache has to be located elsewhere because geocaches are not allowed in National Parks.  So we needed to get the final coordinates by counting the number of benches and cascades at the fountain; picking up clues on a nearby sign, counting visible Jedi Masters nearby without trespassing but maybe peeking in thru doorways and figuring out how many bikes can park at the fountain. Phew.


Wow!  Yoda is very wise, what an experience!  :). Mom is happy there is a nice Starbucks there to relax, plug in the coordinates, and soak in the movie industry atmosphere which is not really very glamourous; it's mostly hard-working young people grabbing a strong coffee, taking a break and checking email while we TVs work at having fun.  :)


We didn't find the geocache partly because of a muggle who seemed to be living there in the great outdoors ;) but it was a great male bonding experience. I'm glad for the opportunity to get to know my younger but much larger brother before we head off traveling.  The geocache trail led us to the Palace of Fine Arts where we enjoyed a duck pond and checking out what is in bloom at the end of December.


Later at home Noodles and I continued hanging out together and Miss Kitty joined us but Mom rescued us from becoming kat toys.


Bye now and Happy New Year.


"Size matters not. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm.  And well you should not.  For my ally is the Force...."  Says Yoda



* Posted Dec 30, 2011, 1:46 am Last edited Dec 30, 2011, 2:07 am by LittleCableCars [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Chinatown, San Fran., CA, U.S.A. - 15th January 2012

By: LittleCableCars

Gung Hay Fat Choy, everyone,

Orkku Orava and I took a walk on Grant Avenue to see the preparations for Lunar New Year.  You can buy everything you need for the new year at the Flower Fair, stuff like oranges & tangerines, flowers, plants, pin wheels, and red envelops. This will be the Year of the Dragon but the only zodiac animal we saw was a tiger!  He he, I like that! :)  We stopped and listened to Chinese Opera and saw people playing cards by the Goddess of Democracy.  We found a replica of the first school house in California, just our size, very popular with the pigeons.  ;)

Have fun,

Your Pal,



* Posted Jan 15, 2012, 6:38 pm Last edited Jan 15, 2012, 7:08 pm by LittleCableCars [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

San Francisco, California, U.S.A. - 16th January 2012

By: LittleCableCars

Orkku Orava and I spent the day at Ocean Beach.

This is the ruins of Sutro Baths with Seal Rocks nearby in the Pacific Ocean.




Here is a zoom of Seal Rocks.


This hill near the Cliff House is made of graywacke Franciscan sandstone rock.  The exposed section forms steps just the right size for us to climb.




Someone left this object here.  Seems to be a skull figure, an omen, perhaps, indication that the place is haunted?  We didn't touch it, just left it where we found it.


Of course, we took some time to sunbathe and giggle.  It was so warm, Jeanne took off her jacket.



The windmill, tulip garden and Beach Chalet are in Golden Gate Park across the Great Highway from Ocean Beach.  We must remember to come back here when the tulips bloom.



We posed here for one of our regular ToyVoyager members, can you guess who? Maybe visiting this Roald Amundsen monument would get a ToyVoyager partial credit for visiting (or learning about) an elusive continent.  ;)  Amundsen’s ship was displayed on this spot for many years but is now in Oslo.



We stopped for a leisurely meal at The Beach Chalet where we found an easy virtual geocache based on 1936 Depression Works Progress Administration murals.  Dungeness crab is in season and was so sweet and wonderful with sour dough bread.


Then we walked on the beach at sunset.





Your Pal,


* Posted Jan 16, 2012, 8:37 pm Last edited Jan 16, 2012, 8:48 pm by LittleCableCars [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

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