Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Monday, 25 March 2013

Bucket is heading home

 "Celeste my darling, I have something to tell you. I am leaving today, heading back to Australia to continue on with my adventures."

 "One last hug? I've had such a lovely time with you and I shall miss you!

"Oh Celeste, you can not travel with me. You have too much in your big suitcase. The plane would never get off the ground

"Boo-hoo, my heart is filled with sadness and sweet memories too! This man, with the cute accent has left me! Will I ever find love again?"

Sunday, 24 March 2013

"Sharing another yummy breakfast with Celeste. We are heading to Las Vegas then on to Louisville!

 "Look Bucket, it is the famous Hoover Dam that forms Lake Meade!" "I'd rather be looking at you darling!
 "Look at all the houses. Could one be available for us

 We've landed and you can see the famous Las Vegas Strip! Boy won't we have some fun

"I will hit it big Celeste as I know you like the finer things in life. Can I borrow a dollar?"

 This is where everyone gets married, at the Little Chapel. Will you marry me Celeste?" "We better wait, I hardly know you!" 

"Gotta have a good breakfast before the teddy bear show!

My, My, I have never seen green and gold nails with shamrocks on them; Valerie is ready to celebrate!"

 "I'm helping with the decorations! Every artist received a shamrock necklace, but I already had my tie on, so I did not get one. Where's my hat?

 "Mr Anthony took very good care of us during the show! He's a strong man and he moved the tables, kept the coffee filled and serving our lunches!
"I'm watching the artists set up their display tables. So many bears and cute critters!"

"Everyone wore a little green and was in a very festive mood before the doors opened for the collectors!
Marti and Diane, teddy bear collectors, were fascinated with little Bucket during the show. "He's quite a flirt and has a lot of Blarney in him!" 

 "Humphrey, Bean and I are dressed in our lucky green attire...ready for a magical day!

 "Bentley, Humphrey, Bean and I have all traveled. We chatted about the places we have seen and dreamed of journeys to come. Wish I could wear fancy badges too, they just do not make them in my size!" 

"it's St Patty's Day, my dear Celeste, we shall share a pint of bubbly brew? After all we had a big day at the show!"

Saturday, 23 March 2013

uh oh Buckets in love

"Now Humphrey, I know you are a cub reporter for Bears&Buds, but let me tell you of my journeys and adventures.....
Humphrey (L) to Bean (R). "Who is this guy with the accent? I think we should ask him to join us for a little fun around the pool too. I'm sure he will spot the pretty gals in those skimpy bathing suits

"Sorry guys, I want to chat with this lovely lass

"I think Humphrey and Bean are plotting to throw me into the pool!" 
"Humphrey and I are serious about keeping an eye on the bikini's - eh, I mean the pool swimmers

Oh my darling, I think I am in LOVE. What is your name?" "I am Celeste, you handsome man from Australia!" 
Let's all get a little sunshine and smell the fragrant citrus trees in bloom. The Phoenix sun is bright and warm too!" —

"I'm just her cup of tea! We guys do crazy things when the love bug bites us!
"It's tea-time and I am not so sure about the book Celeste is reading!!!

 "What to see? Where to go? OH I wish I could see Bearzonia as I hear there are real bears there! Maybe on another visit!" —
"I think I see it! Camelback Mountain!
"From atop the hotel, I can now see Camelback better! I think it looks like a camel laying down!" 

"Wow, I can see the airport from here!

 Arizona skies are always blue and pretty. The tall palm trees sway in the soft wind

 "Boy are these palm trees tall. I'd need to pack my lunch to climb to the top! I bet the view is wonderful from the top!" 
"Strange. People in Phoenix plant rocks instead of grass! They tell me with the desert heat grass does not grow well." —

"Amazing that the plants live in rocks! I just have to figure a way not to get stickers-thorns in my fur!"

 "I do not think these shoes will fit me! I loved the sign; how appropriate for a secondhand shoe shop

 Valerie warned me! No messing around with rattlesnakes! I think I am in BIG trouble!

 "This is a little place with big tastes. Past USA President GW Bush always ate here when he came to town. I will soon find out how tasty the food is!"

 "When in Phoenix I tasted authentic Mexican food. Chips and Salsa, Ole
"I met a real Leprechaun who was very honored to meet me! I felt the same! He was one of the owners of Tee Pee Mexican Restaurant and he dressed for tomorrow's St. Patrick's Day festivities!"

 The sun is starting to set and the mountains look very lovely in the distant." — 

 "The sun is going behind the downtown buildings, but I am not sleepy!"

"The sun is hiding behind the tall buildings! The temperature is dropping and time for me to go inside

"I found water! What a pretty fountain. I wanted to jump in but Valerie had other plans for me!"

"We walked to the Chinese Cultural Center, it is big. Can you see little me?
"I am getting a creepy feeling! But the seafood is very fresh in this grocery store!

"Valerie said I could fish here!

"Where is my fishing pole?"

 "The sign said no swimming! But I'd sure love to jump in to cool off!" — 
How did I get here? I better pop down before the lion eats me!" — 

Flowers grow everywhere, they even climb up on the wall!"

 "The Chinese roofs are all pointing up; to send evil spirits back up to the sky!
"I am so confused. I thought when I visited Phoenix I would meet American Indians and Wild Cowboys. These are cool too!"

I am having fun reading the packages on the grocery store shelves, as I am hoping my next trip will be to Indonesia."