Little Bear's Adventure's
Here I am, climbing some steps...
... on a stairway...
... that rests on an old fireplace mantel.
Here I am, sitting on a boat...
... in the same house.
The boat is displayed on a table...
...and the table sits in the corner of a room.
Next to the table, there is a window...
...with an incredible view.
The window belongs to a beautiful house, where 2 light keepers and their families once lived.
Beth brought me to this house, where we sleep in the upper room on the right.
The lighthouse, where the keepers worked, is just a short walk up a hill.
The light still shines out over the Pacific Ocean.
Here's a view of the Heceta Head Light-keepers House, where I played on the stairs and sat in the boat. Next time I come to Oregon, I want to take that boat out for a real sea adventure!
Before We Leave
We had a nice week in Oregon. We actually had snow for Christmas! I loved seeing the white stuff on red and green leaves.
I enjoyed a little snow play before we packed to head back to Texas. I wish I could have taken some with us!
Me & Candy
I love sweets at Christmastime.
I love tasting candy, but I also like building candy.
We are staying with Heidi and her family for Christmas. We had a tiny project today.
Heidi and Baby Charlie had some fun with a mini Gingerbread house.
We built a silly house. Charlie looked at it. I posed with it.
Then that little house ended up in the trash. Poor thing.
Oh well. I stole a couple nibbles, before the house disappeared.
Last year I saw snow when we stayed in Oregon.
We're in Oregon for Christmas and we had some snow again! Snow is festive at Christmastime.
Once again Beth posed me with the snow. I wish she'd at least put me on a dry leaf or something.
Snow is cold and snow is wet.
I've never had a Christmas with toys before!
These toys belonged to Baby Charlie. When she slept, I got to play.
So many colorful toys! Santa must have brought them.
I especially love toys that make music. But I wasn't able to make a sound.
I had a lot more fun when Baby Charlie woke up and decided to play!
She wasn't too sure what to think of me.
I think she likes me!
Charlie & Me
Charlie and I are just getting to know each other.
She let me sit on her stacking tower. That was nice.
I love playing and I love Charlie!
A Perfect Tomato
In July we stopped at a vegetable stand near Eugene, Oregon.
Beth bought me my very own tomato. Just my size!
I love cherry tomatoes because they are smaller than me! I enjoyed having that tiny tomato on my lap...
...until Beth added two large tomatoes to the photo shoot.
Suddenly I didn't feel so big anymore. I did not appreciate that.
Today I am in Newport, Oregon.
Don and Beth have a funny hotel room, with odd things sitting around.
Sylvia Beach Hotel
The hotel is high on a cliff, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Their room is called the Shakespeare Room.
On the little desk, there are books to read.
There is also a quill pen, in case I'm inspired to write a play or poetry.
My mind is blank. All this Shakespeare stuff is a little intimidating.
Next time, I hope they book the Dr. Seuss Room!
Still in Oregon
The weather is so nice, I just want to be out all the time.
Today, I climbed around on some prickly things, like this thistle. But I got poked a lot and I kept falling off.
So we went inside and I climbed around on some inside plants. This was easy and I didn't get any pokey things in my fur!
Last time I was in Oregon, it was cold.
Now it's July and there are blackberries everywhere.
They are growing wild and driving a lot of people crazy.
But they are tasty and some people pick a whole bunch and put them in pies and jams.
Lucky me! All I need is one!
Happy Valley, Oregon
I am happy to be in Happy Valley. It's summer and I like that.
I could sit outside all day long, because it's not hot and it's not cold. It's feels perfect, sitting on the stem of Queen Anne's Lace and watching the world.
I sat and watched until I saw a bug. I'm not fond of bugs and I'm not good at sharing space.
When this bug came, I left.
A Funny Hotel in Portland, Oregon
Ms. Donkey and I were a little excited when we found a chalkboard in our hotel room. The hotel was once a school and schools used to have chalkboards and big fat erasers!
But all we could do was sit on the eraser. The chalk dust made me cough a little. The board and the chalk were just too big.
We watched Beth have fun on the chalkboard and we were a little jealous. This was not my favorite adventure.
Another Mountain in Oregon
Ms. Donkey and I are having quite a road trip. We visited Mount Hood the other day and today we posed on a dead tree and looked at another mountain.
This is the first volcano I've ever seen. It's hard to imagine what it looked like in 1980, when it erupted. It's a little scary to think about the tree we were sitting on. It was standing tall, before the eruption. Yikes.
Traveling with my Buddy
Our road trip took us into Oregon today. We took a brief detour and walked up a trail.
What an amazing view of Mount Hood! It was August, but we could see people skiing on those white patches!
Ms. Donkey and I climbed a rock for a good view. From our rocky spot, we could see snow and we could see flowers. Happy!