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Alkmaar, The Netherlands - 4th February 2008

By: Tristan

My name is Groovy the Zebra. I was born in Holland, Sneek. After that i moved to a nice zooshop in Beeksebergen. My friends saw me there and fell in love with me!  :rolleyes:
I live with my friends Wendy and Tristan in Alkmaar. It's really nice there and i love my friends a lot, but i want to see more of the world.


My friend Tristan made me a really nice car!!!!!

It's a pitty that i can't really drive with that car, but I really like it!
Anyway, I hope you will all help me, so I can see all the things I ever dreamt of!!!!!
I also have a little notebook with me so you can wright in it or put pictures in it if you like to!

Lots of love
Wendy, Tristan en Groovy

* Posted Feb 4, 2008, 7:42 pm Last edited Feb 4, 2008, 7:59 pm by Tristan [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

On his way, to Australia - 7th February 2008

By: Tristan

I'm so happy!
I started my travel today!
I'm on my way to the other side of the world, Australia where i'm going to stay with Gingermuggins!
After that my list is:

Tarepanda (Miami)
MarthaWWF (Washington)
A scottish lass (Scotland)
Fam-united (Germany)
Chrissini (Austria)
ChristinaB (Austria)
Magickzzl (California)


My goodbyeparty with my family and friends was great! But they will really miss me. Fortunately I can let them know how I'm doing when I am so far away!  :D

* Posted Feb 7, 2008, 8:22 am Last edited Feb 12, 2008, 9:58 pm by Tristan [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Mount Gambier, Australia - 15th February 2008

By: gingermuggins

Hello Tristan and Wendy!!

I have arrived in Australia after a week long trip in my travelling bag. I was picked up from the post office by Sam's mum and am staying with her for a couple of days until Sam comes to get me. I am going to say hello to the many animals who live at this farm. I will get Sam to put photos up in a few days.

I am safe and well and i miss you both.
xx Groovy

* Posted Feb 15, 2008, 1:19 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Mount Gambier, Australia - 18th February 2008

By: gingermuggins

Hello Again :)

Sam came to get me from her mums house. She is very impatient and couldn't wait another day. I was happy to see her.

Here i am walking out of my travel bag


I then jumped into Sams handbag


And we went shopping. I had my photo taken at the entrance of Mount Gambier. I can't wait to see the big Blue Lake in the picture later in the week.


It was a short shopping trip as it is very hot down here. We are going home to swim in the pool and have a refreshing drink.

Hope you are both happy.
xx Groovy

* Posted Feb 18, 2008, 12:21 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Casterton, Victoria, Australia - 20th February 2008

By: gingermuggins

Hi :)

Everyone is happy today because it is raining. The last few days have been awfully hot and we haven't been outside to do anything.
This morning we drove to a small town called Casterton.
We drove through a Pine Tree Plantation. In 7 years these trees will be cut down and made into paper!



Along the way we looked over the bridge and saw the Glenelg River. Not much water in the river. Sam says it's been a long, hot and dry summer. In winter the river gets really full and sometimes it floods!


One side of the bridge


The other side of the bridge


We had a phone call on our way to town from Marcello asking us not to forget to buy some cheese! He called 3 times to remind us!


Here is the welcome sign to Casterton


Sam will upload some more photos later tonight. We have some farm work to do now.

I miss you
xx Groovy

* Posted Feb 20, 2008, 1:32 am Last edited Feb 20, 2008, 1:33 am by gingermuggins [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Casterton. Victoria, Australia - 20th February 2008

By: gingermuggins

I'm back with more photos

While we were in Casterton i saw a statue made by someone who lives in the town. It is made from iron/tin, very creative!



We then checked the post box for Sam's neighbours but it was empty. I'm lucky i wasn't sent to this box because it is so tiny!


I started writting a postcard to send home, It's not finished yet.


We brought the cheese and headed home to have cheese on biscuits with Marcello, a refreshing drink and a read of the local newspaper.




* Posted Feb 20, 2008, 10:35 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Mount Gambier. Sth Aust, Australia - 22nd February 2008

By: gingermuggins


We had a surprise visitor today, a fellow toyvoyager named Snuggles. I greeted him with a big smile as he came out of the post box.


Sam's daughter has let us borrow her bag to travel around in. Snuggles doesn't like the colour but i told him we wont get lost because it's a very bright bag!


We did a quick trip to see the lake in the picture i saw when i arrived. It is very very blue and pretty. We couldn't swim in it. The water is what the town people drink and use in their houses.



We read some interesting information about the lake.


I haven't seen any Australian animals yet. We found a sign that said Kangaroos live here, I think they were hiding from us.


Sam's husband came home tonight. I really want to go for a drive in his truck. Can you see me, i feel really small up here!


Big Hugs
xx Groovy

* Posted Feb 21, 2008, 10:51 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

In the living room, Australia - 26th February 2008

By: gingermuggins

Hi!!!! :)

I'm sorry you have been waiting for many days for the next update. It has been quiet here. The weather has been miserable. On the weekend Snuggles and I watched car racing on television

The begining of the race


The driver of this car is who Sam was hoping would win the race but he didn't


Sometimes the car racing was boring so i helped Sam do some stitching. The needle was very sharp! I was very careful.


* Posted Feb 26, 2008, 1:51 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Casteron Primary School, Australia - 26th February 2008

By: gingermuggins


I went to school today! Sam's 7 year old daughter took me and the camera and took lots of happy pictures. We didn't get many pictures in the classroom, we were having too much fun playing outside.

We had to wait for the bus to pick us up. It was cold and foggy this morning


I made sure my seat belt was on for the bumpy ride on the school bus.


When we arrived at school we had time to play in the playground.



Before we play outside we must wear a sunhat


I tried to carry Siobhan's school bag into the classroom but it was very very heavy!


This sign lets me know this is the classroom i need to be in.


We made boats in art class. Small enough for me to sit in!


For lunch i shared cheese on biscuits with Siobhan


I found some tasty green leaves that were good for lunch too.


It was an exhausting day. I had lots of fun and made many new friends. Now i need to rest before i tell Snuggles and the other toy friends all about my adventure today.

I miss you very much. I hope you are keeping well.
Big Hugs to you both
xx Groovy

* Posted Feb 26, 2008, 6:22 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

the house, Australia - 28th February 2008

By: gingermuggins

Hello :)

A short update!

Today we said farewell to Marcello the mouse. He became a ToyVoyager today. He is going to visit the USA.


Sam told me my next journey is to the USA too. I will pack my belongings over the weekend and be ready to leave Australia on Tuesday.

Big hugs to both of you
xx Groovy

* Posted Feb 29, 2008, 7:56 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Speedway, Mount Gambier, Australia - 1st March 2008

By: gingermuggins


On Saturday Sam and her family took Snuggles and me to the Speedway to see the local car racing. It was horribly noisey and smelly but we had loads of fun watching the cars crash into each other (no one was hurt) and a nice lady gave us a sticker to put in our note books :)




* Posted Mar 5, 2008, 7:50 am Last edited Mar 5, 2008, 7:50 am by gingermuggins [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Post Office, Australia - 4th March 2008

By: gingermuggins

Hello :)

Today was my very last day in Australia. Sam helped me write in my notebook and paste some pictures in it.


I gave Snuggles a goodbye hug and settled into my travel bag for the long journey.


I had alot of fun here and Sam and her family were really nice to me. I did see some Kangaroos but everytime we tried to take a photo they would jump away. They don't like people getting to close to them in the wild. Maybe one day i might return to Australia and visit a zoo to see many Australian animals.

I will hopefully speak to you very soon when i arrive at my next destination.

Love and hugs to you both
xx Groovy

* Posted Mar 5, 2008, 11:00 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Key Biscayne, Florida, USA - 21st March 2008

By: tarepanda

I arrived in Miami two days ago and I am going places already! 

We go to the Easter Egghunt event at Miami Seaquarium.  Tarepanda is volunteering at the booth for Marine Animal Rescue Society, who rescue dolphins, whales, manatees, sea turtles and the like when they are injured or sick.

Here is the booth.  We meet Manny the manatee and help him give out brochure and information to visitors. 


This is Mandy, she is really great at teaching children about saving marine animals.


We see a shark posing as a Easter Bunny!!  We hurry to call the police to have him arrested.  I think he is trying to lure the kids near him and then eat them!


We get to meet a lot of animals: sea lions, sea turtles, crocodiles, dolphins and flamingos.






We also say hi to the manatees at the seaquarium.  They are all rescues of MARS.  They are huge herbivorous mammals who weigh about 1,000 lbs.  They are an endangered species; because they are slow moving and big, they easily get killed or injured by fast moving motor boats.  Therefore MARS has an education booth to tell people how to save the manatees.




There is a big aquarium with many fishes. 



Look!  Zebra fishes!!  Just like me with strips!!!


We also watch the children egg hunting.


Happy Easter!!


What a fun day!  We see a penny press, and decide to get one for souvenir.  We feed the penny in then turn... It's hard work!!



* Posted Mar 24, 2008, 4:38 am Last edited Mar 24, 2008, 4:41 am by tarepanda [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Miami, Florida, USA - 30th March 2008

By: tarepanda

Smith is leaving Miami and we decide to have a farewell party.  As weather is pretty hot we opt to go for some ice cream.

We first decide on the ice cream flavor.


Then we watch our ice cream being made.  The staff mixes in the ingredients we like: chocolate chips, caramel, fudge, almond and more... and mix everything up on the cold marble stone.


This is a lot of ice cream for a little zebra like me!


It's delicious and it's plenty to feed all of us: Watson, Fuzzy Wuzzy, McDull and Smith.  Bye Smith! Bon Voyage!


* Posted Apr 5, 2008, 2:07 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

Miami, Florida, USA - 1st April 2008

By: tarepanda

We welcome a new visitor today, JamaBanaDukLuv .  We take him for a walk around the neighborhood.


There is a dog exercising in the park.


We check out the papaya tree in Tarepanda's backyard.  See all the papayas up there!


We pick up the ones that have fallen from the tree already.


We cut the papayas open when we get home.  Doesn't it look delicious?? Well, it is~! 


* Posted Apr 5, 2008, 2:27 am Last edited Apr 5, 2008, 2:30 am by tarepanda [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page

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