Back in the Saddle... in Fort Worth, Texas
When visiting the Ft. Worth Stockyards, I did what lots of tourists do. I sat on a Texas Longhorn.
The saddle was a little large for me. You can see me if you look hard.
The young woman didn't charge me 5 dollars like she charged the other tourists. She didn't make me sign a disclaimer, either. When Beth asked if she could pose me a little closer to the horns, she kind of acted like she gets that question all the time.
But 5-dollar tourists never get to sit on the Longhorn's head. And this is why. That Longhorn thought I was an annoying bee and tried to toss me off. In this photo, I'm holding onto the fur like a bull rider. But I lost my grip and flew up into the air. Luckily the young cowgirl (with good reflexes) caught me in her palm, just before I landed in a bucket... of something... I'm not sure what.
That was so fun, I wanted to try another Longhorn. This one had reddish-brown fur and seemed very calm.
I sat proudly on that tuft of fur and the sweet Longhorn didn't seem to mind. I would have waved to the tourists who laughed when they walked by, but I was holding onto some hair... just in case.
Lunchtime at B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ
Absorbing the Flavors
I don't get to eat. I'm a stuffed bear. But I love absorbing the smells right into my fur. Beth stuck me back in the camera bag before I got sticky.
I smelled that bbq all day long!
My Big Friend in Kansas City
I didn't travel with any friends on our road trip to Missouri. So I was glad when I made a friend at the 21c Museum/Hotel. I sat on my friend's blue head.
The 21c Hotel is a hotel and a museum. They have sky blue penguins all over the hotel. You can even move them around if you want. I just sat peacefully on his head. I didn't even use his beak like a slide. Although I was tempted.
A Tree in Guthrie, Oklahoma
I've posed in palm trees and trees with autumn leaves. I've even posed with Spanish moss. But this was my first time to have my picture taken in a Willow Tree!
From Missouri to Illinois
Beth made me stay in the car, when the ferry took us across the Mississippi River.
Today I stopped in Tulsa and sat on a bush. There are a lot of bushes in the city, so it's hard to guess exactly where I might be.
Most people who live in Tulsa, would have a pretty good guess where I am in this photo, even though the background is blurred.
You can't live in Tulsa and not recognize this statue. I really wanted to climb to the top of those fingers. Beth didn't let me climb Mount Rushmore either. I just posed in the bush.
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.