Tuesday, January 29, 2008
My host was a teacher and after all the good experiences I made in the Australian school I visited I decided to join her, too! Have a look which lovely young ladies I got to know there!! I had great fun attending various classes and listening to what my host taught her pupils!
Can you imagine, Leonhard, that I celebrated Christmas this year in such a lovely atmosphere full of sun and warmth? It was very different to what I knew about Christmas so far but it was very nice!
... and Leilani and I loved all the decorations there!!
And have a look - we even had a real (well, almost real...) Christmas tree at home, too! We had a great time and celebrated alot - even some of my new friends here joined us ;)You know what we did one day? We went ice-skating!! Yes, you are right, ICE-SKATING!! It was the first time I ever did it (by the way: Did you already learn it meanwhile?) and that was on Hawaii!! Crazy, isn't it? There was a large skating hall and Leilani and i had really alot of fun giving it a try! I was full of haematomas afterwards but that was worth the fun!!
The scenery on Hawaii was really beautiful as you already saw on the "beach-photos". You know how much I love the sea! But there was something else really impressing here: I saw a real volcano! My first one ever!!! It is called "DIAMOND HEAD" beautiful, hm?
As you know I spent a couple of weeks in Florida, which is one of 50 states in the USA! I had a great time there with Zsuzsa and today I'd like to show you the photos we took there. Hope you'll like them as much as I do!!!
You know that I am a very talkactive bear so it was great fun to find some other bears there too. You can't imagine which exciting stories they had to tell - but non of them travelled as much as I did!!
Florida is an peninsula which means that the sea is almost everywhere around. One day Zsuzsa took me with her on a sailing boat. Wow, Leonhard, I missed you alot there because I was sure that you would have enjoyed it alot, too!!
We also found alot of "treasures" there: sponges (like Spongebob, ha, ha!!), crabs, shells etc. Amazing!Have a look, Leonhard, this litte sailor-bear looks exactly like me, doesn't he???
One day Zsuzsa and I took the train and went to Miami (wasn't it Miami, Zsuzsa??)! It was very beautiful there and I was amazed to see all these palm trees everywhere around.
It is a wonderful place - so many new things to discover!!! Have a look at this interesting postbox - I guess I was put in there in my envelope when I continued my journey to Hawaii!!Zsuzsa and I also took one of these really beautiful busses - have a look!! They are completely different to the busses we have at home - but you can also use them like ours!!Zsuzsa and I also went shopping together and we bought some typical stuff. People here like marple syrup alot, I never tried it before but I must say it is delicious. We also bought some honey just for me ;) I'm a travelling bear but I still go back to the basics some time...
Well, dear Leonhard, that was it from Florida. I'm sad to leave but I was told that there will be some other parts of the USA where I will go, so I'm excited to get to know my next host in Hawaii and see what that part of the world looks like!
Hugs and kisses,