Thursday, May 31, 2007

Sightseeing Photos

Here's some random photos from Boston and NYC for your viewing pleasure!

First up is the John Harvard statue at Harvard University in Cambridge: And then there's the photo of me rubbing the foot for good luck!(which was taken before I found the following tidbit of information on Wikipedia):"The John Harvard Statue is a frequent target of pranks, hacks, and humorous decorations. Moreover, Harvard students are rumored to urinate on the very foot that tourists rub for good luck." Ick!

And then there's some Harvard architecture:

Everybody loves a good library:

And an irresistable-to-kids fountain on campus!

And in Boston, Trinity Episcopal Church is dwarfed by the John Hancock building:
Another view of the John Hancock building:

And here's Fenway Park from the top of the Prudential building:

And a view of Boston, also from the top of the Prudential building:

Then, moving on to NYC, a view from the Empire State Building on a hazy day: A visit to St. Patrick's Cathedral:And Darth Vader made from Legos at FAO Schwartz:

OK, so my granddaughter picked out a Steiff hamster at FAO...I said, don'tcha want to buy that one from Nana at Mostly Bears? But, you know that little hamster was so soft and so cute, it just had to go home with her.
Now our sightseeing is over, our kids and grandkids have gone home and we are on our own and on the road again. Tonight we are in Vermont, in a tree-covered campground, the weather is cool and we are looking at our Canadian maps. Onward!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Heading into Cape Cod and Boston

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Today's Travelogue: We apparently brought some of our lovely summer Tucson weather to Massachusetts today. It was in the 90's and anybody's guess how much humidity. Whew!

Here's a few photos from our last few of days.

This statue is a replica of one that originally stood at the top of the dome of the State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut. My nephew is a Connecticut state representative and we scored an insider's tour! Thanks Tim!

Looking up, inside the Connecticut State Capitol building:

The Cape Cod lighthouse at Truro:

The beach on Cape Cod:

My collection of beach stones:

Heading into Boston:

We spent a little time today in Cambridge and then toured the Sam Adams brewery in Boston. (our son-in-law is a beer * no, not bear* afficiando.) Photos to come.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Enter To Win

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Wedding Day!

It was a rainy and cold Saturday for a wedding, but nothing could dampen the mood...the bride was gorgeous and the groom was duly nervous. It was a beautiful ceremony!And it was great to see family and get together with each other. Now we will kick back for a few days & plan the next step of the trip.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Eagle Has Landed

We have arrived in Connecticut and are enjoying the first rain of our trip. The dogwoods are in bloom, the soon-to-be newlywed couple are nervous and we are awaiting the big day!
Here's a little something we followed off the exit today:

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Bear Country & some free stuff to win

We started the day out with the ducks leading the way...

And we couldn't go through Pennsylvania without checking out Boyds Bear Country, of course.

Wow, a three story barn full of bears!

I was particularly intrigued with the Hansa display...

And the bear paws in the parking lot...

So, of course, I had to pick up a few goodies to give away to our fellow teddy bear lovers. Here's what's up for grabs (Marvin not included):

1) Sweatshirt Bear Country bear, "Getty"
2) Dressed Bear Country bear exclusive "Mindy and Babykins"

3) Boyds Bears Checkbook Cover

And, last but not least,
4) Bear Country T-shirt

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Quote for the Day:

Tomorrow, we're off to Connecticut!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Bear Notes

I discovered the comments section below was closed somehow. I think I now have it fixed, so I will say with some certainty that comments are now open & we'd love to hear from you!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Rain in the desert

We have been incredibly fortunate with our travel weather so far. The storms were ahead of us all the way across Texas. By the way, Texas is a big state! When we cross over into Louisiana, we will be more than a third of the way to New England. Here's the weather report for our first night.
The rock was cool...therefore...overcast.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

And the Winner Is

Marvin, one of my fave Mary Ann Neisz bears made the cut and now has the privilege of traveling along with us. This morning, Marvin helped us check our route. Maybe we should get him a Marvin-sized map if we expect him to be a productive member of the travel team. Do you think he's is expecting to read the Bear Street Journal with his morning coffee? Let's hope Marvin isn't a high maintenance bear!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Which Bear will be traveling with us?

We usually take a fave bear along with us in our travels. The jury's still out on which one will go this trip, but choices have been narrowed down and a final contestant will be chosen soon! I'll post a picture of the winner soon!

Quote for the day: He who would travel happily must travel light. (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Weighted down

Traveling by motor home does not mean you are traveling light, by any means. It occurred to us that we need to bring clothes/shoes for hot, warm, cool or ice cold weather. Wow, that's alot of stuff. We need dress-up clothes and sweat clothes. We need shoes, sneakers and hiking boots. We need light jackets, rain jackets and winter jackets. The list goes on and on. Even though it's not very big, we will have every nook and cranny of our home-on-wheels jam packed before we leave. We'll be lucky to get up to minimum road speed with all this weight. If you see us on a hill, and we are holding up traffic, I implore you, please be kind (even if you are stuck behind us!), this bear is STUFFED!