It was a bit of a zoo. Big shoes kept clomping on the pavement around me, as I sat smack dap in the middle of a handprint. But I wouldn't budge. It took me a long time to find this spot.
It took me forever, searching the area in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre. I was looking for the spot where two hands and two bare feet made prints in 1935.
Most of the famous actors left shoe footprints, but Shirley Temple used her feet. I like that. She is my favorite. She was kind of small... like me.
Not JUST posing with flowers!
I usually complain about posing with flowers.
But I'm smiling here. Can you tell?
Look what's behind me!
That would be the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco! Just over a week ago (look back in blog) I was complaining because Beth and Don drove over this bridge and didn't bother to let me get out!
Pose on the Bridge?
Beth and Don walked all the way across the bridge and back. I heard Beth talking about posing me on the railing. I enjoy some risky photo shoots now and then, but I was relieved when she decided on the flower pose.
That railing is NOT flat!!
The strangest thing happened.
The day after I posed with aspen leaves near Lake Tahoe, it started to snow!
I climbed up to some good spots and just watched a while.
The sun came out and I waited for it to melt.
But it was too cold to melt. I started getting bored. I needed more adventure!
So I built a snowman. It was a lot of work.
Okay, fine. I didn't. Some kids made it with their dad.
But I climbed it and that was fun.
I needed a little more excitement, so I started looking for icycles.
It's actually pretty fun sliding down icycles.
It's also very wet.
I had to go inside to dry off, but I sat by the window.
Most people don't think of aspens when they think of Nevada. But there are some beautiful ones in Nevada near Lake Tahoe. I like the shape...almost a heart. And the color is pretty cool this time of year.
Here I am in an aspen tree a year ago. My fur was a little fluffier then.
This is me climbing a tree today. It wasn't easy. That tree was quaking. I think they got that term from earth quakes. It felt like I was in an earth quake when the wind hit those branches and the leaves were clattering up a storm. I only fell off once.
A Leaf in the Sand
Near the lake, there were no aspens anywhere, but I found a leaf in the sand. I burried myself down deep with the leaf so neither of us would blow away.
Too bad there wasn't an aspen tree nearby.
You can't believe how windy it was near the water. If there had been an aspen anywhere nearby, I bet you could have heard it quaking all the way in Texas!
I Love Bridges
San Francisco has some good ones. I flew into the city yesterday and hoped to stop at the Bay Bridge like I did last year.
I got to spend a little time gazing out over the water towards the Bay Bridge.
I had a close call. That gull could have swooped me up in his beak like a tasty crumb.
Imagine the adventures I could have had...when he realized I wasn't a crumb and dropped me into a sailboat...
Lame picture and a Lame visit!
This year, I just sat in the camera bag as Beth and Don drove through snarling traffic. Something about a big accident on Bay Bridge and taking 3 hours to get to Tahoe. I peeked out of the bag and noticed we were going over the Golden Gate Bridge...at sunset! They could have put me on the dash...or pulled over at the viewing area. Too much in a hurry. I'm really frustrated with them!
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.