Little Bear's Adventure's
Beth and Don are going on a 4 week road trip. I want to be sure I don't get left behind, so I got my stuff packed.
We're going out west, so I insisted Beth mend my feet. The stuffing has been falling out for over a year. I'm not sure about her handiwork. It looks like I'm wearing moccasins!
The Rain Stopped!
I got outside after being cooped up after some stormy days. I ran across some interesting sights, brought on by the moisture!
I had fun climbing a bunch of these things. They were nice and spongy and still damp in the early morning. And there were a lot of them!
So Many Shapes!
If it started raining again, I could have ducked under this one. Mushrooms make very good umbrellas.
A Bath After My Scolding
Beth said I was "poisonous" after all that play! She started to clean me with a damp cloth. I reminded her she had a very luxurious tub in the old dollhouse. Yay!
Adventure With a Sea Creature!
A year ago, Beth and Don went scuba diving in Bonaire and left me on shore.
No Scuba For Me!
This year on the Honduran island of Roatan, they did the same. But I sat on a wall made with coral. It kind of seemed like I was underwater.
A Skiddily Sound
I was enjoying the Caribbean breeze when suddenly I heard a sneaky sound over my left shoulder. I figured if I didn't move, I might not be noticed.
Yikes! A Crab!
You might think this crab was tiny, but imagine scuba diving (which I was pretending to do) and suddenly seeing a crab nearly the same size as yourself. Think about what those snappity pinchers could do to a soft little 2-inch bear.
My Coral Fort
I've never been taught what to do to avoid crab attacks, but my instincts worked well. I didn't move a muscle while that crab just strutted right on by me. I was so still, I don't think he ever saw me. Of course, my cozy coral fort offered a little protection and I appreciate that. I'm sure I had much more of an adventure than Beth and Don had underwater!
I love the bright colors in Roatan.
There's a lot of green in the palms and mango trees and mangroves.
A Little Nature
I attempted one nature pose. But this took some tricky climbing.
The palms are way too high, so I went for something closer to the ground.
No, I did not sink down into a yellow Popsicle.
But I did enjoy the breeze as I perched myself on the tip of this plastic kayak. I so hoped someone would climb in and paddle me around the lagoon. Nobody came.
Red and White!
I know I should have said blue for the blue-green waters of the Caribbean. But, I'm afraid the most thrilling color combo on the whole island was this pairing of red and white...
... on Beth's Coco-Loco Drink! (She had to take out the straw because it kept bopping me in the face when the wind blew) I love the slippery sweetness of coconuts and cherries. And I love it that Beth had enough to share!
Parrot Tree Plantation on the Island of Roatan
Beth and I left the hotel to go walking very early. We found a long yellow bridge that stretched out over some swampy waters, filled with the tangled roots of mangrove trees. Beth put me down on the yellow railing, in a spot of morning sun.
The winds were very strong, but Beth made sure to prop me near a tree.
I fell off a wall in Chile, 3 years ago! I don't always trust Beth's judgement. She found me that day in Chile, after lots of search. But I would have been a goner, if a gust had blown me down into that dark jungle of roots!
A Better Bridge
Beth took me to another yellow bridge and insisted she would be careful. She put a rock behind my back. Then she placed a lovely flower petal near my foot. Nice touch, Beth. I know you're just trying to hide my foot that needs mending. Please fix my foot!
It did feel pretty nice up there, with palms blowing above me and blue pool water shimmering below! I never thought Honduras could be so heavenly!
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.