30 August 2014 My hosts in Virginia, Rosemary and Basil, have really made me feel like I am part of their family. Today, we went shopping together. They even allowed me to help push the shopping trolley for them, while they bought some things for the house. It seems that they only moved to Virginia … More We go shopping
27 August 2014 Oh, I had so much fun today with Rosemary! Rosemary and Basil live in the lovely town of Winchester, which is situated in the Shenandoah Valley. The town is home to a University and a Conservatory. Perhaps my friends will take me for a bit of a tour of the town one … More I meet ‘Library Lil’ at the Handley Library – and (almost) take a bite of a huge red apple
26 August 2014 Like Reggie’s mom Karin, back in faraway Cape Town, my hosts in Virginia also seem to be big fans of tennis. My arrival coincided with the start of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Rosemary, Basil and I sat down to watch the first rounds of this huge tournament, to determine the best … More Whack! Smash! Sprint….!
25 August 2014 I have arrived in Virginia! As you know, my New Jersey family – Paprika and Oregano – had dropped me off at their local post office a few days ago. I was already missing them – and particularly playful little Otis and cuddly Linus. Although I was traveling in a comfortable, padded … More Hello, Virginia!
23 August 2014 After our Alaskan adventure, we were all happy to return to sunny summer weather in New Jersey. Paprika and I spent a few days relaxing in the courtyard and garden, but we both knew that I would be leaving again soon. “Flat Kathy, it’s time for you to continue with your travels. … More I’m off to Virginia
15 August 2014 Our Alaskan adventure was coming to an end, but our long flight back to the east coast didn’t leave until late afternoon. Paprika and Oregano decided to squeeze in a visit to one more museum before heading to the airport. During our trip through Alaska, we have all been fascinated by how … More Making the most of our last day in Alaska
14 August 2014 Today we went to visit Denali National Park and Preserve. This park is 7,370 square miles and covers over 6 million acres. The stewards of the park have kept it intact and it appears today, much has it did hundreds of years ago. The park is home to what rangers refer to … More A Day in Denali National Park
13 August 2014 The unrelenting rain and fog continued to be unrelenting, but we were FINALLY able to go out on a glacier cruise. Despite the rain and fog, Captain Steve took Paprika, Oregano and two other soggy souls out to see tidewater glaciers. We had to take an abbreviated tour because the weather and … More At sea – At last!
10 August 2014 Our Alaskan adventure continues and so too does the rain. Thankfully, Paprika, Oregano and I have all the appropriate rainy weather attire, so we’ve been out and about enjoying ourselves. We may be soggy and starting to develop mildew, but we’re still having fun. Yesterday we left Girdwood to drive south to … More On the Kenai Peninsula
09 August 2014 As predicted, our boat tour of the glaciers and marine animals of Prince William Sound was canceled due to bad weather. We were all disappointed, but high winds, pouring rain and rough seas would have turned my sunny yellow complexion green with seasickness. Paprika and Oregano chalked it up as part of … More A rainy day in Alaska