Little Bear's Adventure's
Happy Valley, Oregon
Charlie is finally old enough to play. I climbed into her toy cup and waited.
Charlie didn't notice me, until Beth put the cup on her highchair tray. She seemed intrigued.
Not So Sure
Charlie was amused, until I climbed out.
She was not a bit sure about me.
After she touched me, she suddenly thought I was hysterically funny. I'm not sure what to think about that.
Charlie's high pitched squeals were almost painful! She seemed delighted, but she still didn't want to touch me again.
I found a good way to spend some time with Charlie, so she could get comfortable with me.
She was okay having me in her pocket, but she still wasn't sure.
Eventually, Beth pulled me out of the pocket. Charlie reached with her hand and cautiously held me with two fingers.
With the help of her Support Panda Mei Mei in one hand, Charlie was able to enjoy my company.
I love Charlie.
Eye of the Potato
I've climbed in corn fields and I've climbed on tomato vines.
I've posed with peppers and watermelon. Today I posed in the eye of a potato.
First I posed with a potato that wasn't real. It was a giant potato, at the Idaho Potato Museum.
Beth found a tiny dent and tucked me in, for a photo. She said it was a potato eye. Never heard of such a thing!
After the big photo shoot, we headed into the little cafe, inside the museum.
Of course Beth bought a baked potato.
It didn't look very good. The bacon looked fake and the slippery blob of sour cream did not look appetizing.
Beth took the potato in the car and we drove to a rest stop.
She ate the potato all by herself. I said, "No thanks! It's all yours!"
Climbing the Lava
Not far from the table, we found some walkways. We wandered and found some hard lava formations. The rock was once hot lava, that became solid a few thousand years ago! The rocks had lots of holes. They look more like eyes than those potato eyes.
I climbed around on the rock, thinking about lava and potatoes. I guess all the lava has made the soil just right for potato growing!
I have determined that I prefer rock climbing, to potato climbing.