A Year Ago
Here I am in 2012 with Beth's nephew in California. He was the one who inspired Beth 3 years ago, to get out the camera and take pictures of me. She made a silly book as a gift and never stopped taking pictures
Thomas the Train!
This was just my size. We had a very good time together.
Last week we visited again and we went on a hike way up above the Bay Area. I was surprised at how much hiking a 3-year old can do!
Little hands are much better at posing a little bear.
This year I got to meet someone new and I got held with even smaller hands.
A Baby Brother
Look at me! I have been out-cuted for sure.
And I promise you, Beth's hand was holding that little elbow... so I never had the adventure of getting any closer to the mouth.
I'm missing my little buddies already.
Last Stop in Utah
Right before we hit the Nevada border, I got to get out and play.
No, just salt. I can't decide which is worse, the cold of snow or the sting of salt...in my wounded foot!
On a Rock
I got to go hiking, along with Beth's friend Claire. We rested way up high above Salt Lake City.
Not this time. But a couple years ago Claire and Beth took me skiing, not far from here. That was an adventure.
A Dog Adventure?
You can barely see me on the rock. You can also barely see Claire's dog...
Luckily Grover didn't like me too much when Claire introduced us. I could have had an extra exciting adventure if he'd run off with me in his mouth!
The snow is following me. I had snow in California, then colored leaves in Nevada and now look at me in Utah!
It looks like I'm sitting on the hands of a snow monster. This is the most snow I've seen in a long time!
A Real Tree
I look like I'm sitting in one of those flocked Christmas trees from the 1950's! But the huge tree was real!
The snow is the thing that was sort of not real.
We were visiting the Sundance Resort in Utah (before ski season) and they happened to be making snow for the slopes. This tree seemed to be getting more snow than its share, so I had an adventure climbing on the snowy boughs.
It would have been more of an adventure if Robert Redford would have strolled by, since he owns the place.
Think he would have offered to pose with me?
I wanted to try out the slot machine in Virginia City, but I wasn't strong enough to pull down on the handle.
My Lucky Number
So I picked my favorite number, climbed in and went for a spin! I didn't win any money, but it was quite an adventure!
While driving the "Most Lonely Highway in America" through Nevada, I had to stop and play in the leaves.
It was very convenient that they were raking leaves in front of the capital in Carson City.
I had to be quick playing in the leaves, because they were very quickly going into big bags.
So once the yellow leaves were bagged up...
I just climbed trees!
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.