Mum had been really busy
setting things up so that she could bring her brother Reid to come live in
North Carolina to be near us. Uncle Reid lived in California. That is all
the way across the country! Wow such a long way away. Mum told me I could
come with her and tell people about RACPA-UK. I was so excited! We were
going to go by airplanes and trains.
First we had to pack. Mum got a new
suitcase and backpack purse for us. It had lots of purple cause Mum loves
purple and red of course. Mum told me I had to be careful what I took
because we would be carrying things and it had to fit on the airplane. I
was confused because airplanes are big and have lots of room.
First stop Greensboro
airport. I got to ride on the thingy that takes you through the x-ray
machine. It was so much fun!
am at the Greensboro
plane! There's my ticket! All ready to go.
It was sure hard to wait for our plane to
Sitting on the
Still on the ground.
Buckled up and ready to
The nice lady brought me something to drink.
Our first stop was
Atlanta where we changed planes. That was kinda interesting. Busy place.
Here I am on the plane to San
We are on the plane but have to wait our turn to take
Finally we were in the air! Hooray!
It was a long trip so Mum lent me a book to
read. It was cloudy the whole trip so Mum didn't get any pictures from the
We made it to San
Francisco. I had an adventure there. Mum was waiting to buy our BART
tickets and I fell out of the backpack but this nice man picked me up and
gave me back to Mum.
This is a BART train. It goes in a tunnel under the
Here I am on the BART train.
At our hotel in Concord.
Here we are at the hotel. I
was kinda tired cause it was a long
It had a comfy bed!
It had a swimming pool but Mum
said she didn't have her suit. I wonder if you have to wear a shirt and
I got ice from this
machine after Mum hurt her leg.
Decided on the Cherry Coke.
Found the fire extinguisher
but we didn't need it cause we had a non-smoking
Letting everyone know on Facebook we got here okey-dokey.
Learning about Chinese
I got the fortune
Mum and me at hotel.
Heading back by train!
Aunt Debi took us to the train
We saw Pixar Studios on the
Train station coming up!
We saw a BART train. It
went faster then
Is was foggy over San
On the train!
Waiting for the train to
And away we go! Woo-Hoo!
San Francisco Bay
I've never seen a beach before.
Lots of water and bridges. So
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay.
Big bridge with ships!
I wanna go on a ship
Mummy was kinda sad cause she misses the Bay.
Mummy loves San
Francisco and misses
A big ship going to far off places!
The train went fast
Some Train Stations, Martinez
and the Carquinez Straits
birdies at the Martinez
The refinery looked kinda
Mummy told me about the Carquinez Straits and the ships.
It used to be all full of
ships. Mum said it was wall to wall but they have scrapped them all now.
That's sad isn't it? We stopped
at lotsa stations.
This was funny! ::giggle::
Our first big stop
Sacramento. Mummy said Sacramento is the capitol of
It's an important city!
Mountains and Trees
starting to leave towns
When we left the cities behind we saw big
I got to see
And mountain streams!
Sure glad we didn't take that bridge on the mountains!
The train goes on tracks.
Reno and Salt Lake City
were next. Our train tracks broke on the way the Salt Lake City and we had
to wait five hours for them to be fixed. It was night so I slept.
Reno train stations. Mum
wouldn't let me
Our train at
Salt Lake City train station.
We saw a pretty train while
Usually it is night when the train comes through.
Desserts and the Great
They had some of the neatest
rocks in the
They were like big castles!
I liked this one lots. It was
There is a huge lake in the middle of the dessert.
It has lots salt in it
I saw cows! I love cows. I want one for Christmas.
Because of floods we
missed our connections in Chicago. I slept a lot cause it was dark!
It was a long trip so I took a
We stayed at a hotel in Chicago one of Mum's favorite cities.
We saw lotsa rivers in New England. The trees were just starting to turn
colors it was so pretty!
We saw the Washington Bridge.
They are still fixing the Washington
Monument. The sun was going down
as we were leaving.
The sun set as we were
It got real
A nice lady gave me a piece of candy.
Mum let me curl up and sleep on her coat.
Home. We got in after
Pixie was glad to see
Asleep in my own bed. What a wonderful trip!
L'arpies and Fl'obbles
L'arpies and Fl'obbles are
made by lovely people over in Great Britain. They are sold around the
world. The proceeds go to fight child abuse and pornography at RACPA-UK.
L'arpie Michele Baker/Cook was the first to cross the pond. Since then
more people have learned about the wonderful work this organization has
done. All L'arpies are one of a kind. The Fl'obbles are the smaller cousin
of the L'arpies. Be sure to check them out. They are "Hear to