I introduced you briefly to my traveling bear, Honey Bear, in a recent post. Several people mentioned what a fun idea it was and how cute she is. She sends her thanks.
Today, I wanted to share some of her other adventures with you!
Before she came to live with me, she had been to China, Australia, and Mozambique. It started as a sort of “Flat Stanley” kind of project with a school in America. Tim and I were going to Italy and France on our honeymoon, so my friend gave me Honey Bear to continue her travels. She accompanied us to Europe, became a fixture in my classroom, and went on small adventures with us in the States.
Then we moved to Europe for the first time. She got to visit so many interesting places! The school I taught in required me to change my bulletin boards every month, and each month highlighted a different NATO country. As we traveled, Honey Bear’s pictures were incorporated into my bulletin boards. She often visited my classroom and the students loved her. (Here she is rocking her Carnevale mask, doing math, and playing on the jungle gym.)
She has gone with us around Europe…
She went to England and Wales… and met Shakespeare!
She went hiking in Cinque Terre, saw Mt. Etna erupt in Sicily, and watched elephants take baths in Thailand.
Then we moved to the Middle East and she saw the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (the tallest building in the world, outside the largest mall in the world), the Bahrain fort, and the Bahraini king’s camel farm.
She accompanied us on our trip through southeast Asia.
She even went to Mars! (Or at least a Mars exhibit at a museum.)
And if there’s any doubt that Tim is mean to her, take a look at these.
It is such a fun tradition!