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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Sandy the Olympian - Chasing Snow

Hullo... Sandy the Olympian here. The Stuffie Olympics deadline is coming up soon (Feb 25), hosted by my pal Ajdin... Unfortunately... we have a tiny, little problem...

Not a flake of snow!! How am I supposed to compete in the Winter Stuffie Olympics with no snow??

I guess I could go and buy a snow machine or something... or maybe it will snow soon?

There is not a hope in heck of snow in the coming days... what to do???

I consulted my human and she admitted that she was going to Winterpeg... hmmm... Winterpeg - that sounds like it might work!

See... temperatures look good... brrr... and apparently there is snow on the ground there.

So... I packed my equipment and... it is off to Winterpeg!!

Wish me luck...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mail!!

Hullo! While I was away, I got a beary special card...

It's clearly from my pals Jerry & Ben. They have a super cool return address sticker with hand-drawn pictures of each of them.

Awww... it's a Valentine's Day card!!

They are wishing me a Happy Valentine's Day with lots of chocolate!

And then there is a message in French from Ben... It says (translated): "For Rose - Happy Valentine's Day (or something like that). We hope that Sandy..." huh?? Hmmm... There's something about chocolate bonbons... but... hmmm... I think it says that Rose is supposed to give Sandy lots of chocolate! Yes, that is what it must say! Don't you agree??

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Back Home

Sigh... it's time to head home... We got an early start and had some time at Starbucks... the windows were all foggy which made for an interesting photo.

My goodness!! Beanie already posted our adventure! (That was like a week ago in real life time!)

I had a hot chocolate... mmmm....

 But now it's time to go... so we caught the tube...

And here we are at Heathrow...

 Now we have to wait until our flight gets a gate assigned... and then scamper like mad to that area.

That's our plane!

We're almost to Vancouver... the Coast Mountains sure are beautiful...

Oohh... nice mountain!

 And there's the Fraser Valley!!

Then there was a Skytrain ride, a bus ride and a ferry ride and... we're home!!! Spooky immediately crawled into the empty suitcase...

 And... there is the box of Laduree macaroons... are there any left, you ask?

Well yes... there is one chocolate one!

Am I going to save it for you? Well... no... they don't last very long... get hard and crunchy you know...

Better to just eat it!! Nom... nom... yum!!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Grand Adventures in London - Part 3

We're back in London!! And ready to take one of Beanie's world-famous London bus tours! We are catching Bus #11...

Phooie... no front seat up town... oh well!

 And.. we're off!!

 Beanie tied another of his cd creations onto the bus railing!

Oh hey, there's Beanie's favourite statue... right there, behind the tree... it's the cat chasing the gazelle...

Argh!!! Bus in the way!!

Sandy does NOT recommend GoldenTours... their buses photobomb BeanieTours!

 There's the backside of the palace... not have as nice as the front side...

And here's a wall with braille on it...

I'm seeing a lot of new stuff on this tour!

Now we're heading down towards Westminster Abbey. Neat!

 String Beanie likes the tour too... he's still new to this adventuring thing.

Now we're turning onto Whitehall! It's bucketing rain out there...

Do you think we'll see the Prime Minister??

There she is!! Or... maybe not... it's hard to tell! These buses sure go fast. But that was #10 Downing Street!

 And there's one of the Horse Guards!! Behind the guy with the big umbrella...

So glad I'm not in one of those open tour buses...

There's the Admiralty Arch!!

 And here's Trafalgar Square... this tour really does hit all the high points of London!


 We got spit out near Aldwych... and are on the hunt for food...

We landed at Byron's burgers... mmmm....

I'm starving!!

Beanie and crew had a burger with a fizzy drink... and I had a burger with a beer... burp.

Then it was off to Covent Garden... just around the corner...

Cause we have to visit Laduree!!

They do macaroons... like... seriously yummy ones!

Choices... choices...

After that, we said good-bye to Beanie and Crew and headed back to the hostel... time to pack up for the trip home...