Little Bear's Adventure's
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!
My mom gave me this tiny bear over 25 years ago... because I like small things.