Candy Cotton, Las Vegas, NV, United States


Posted Apr 29, 2007, 4:10 am
Between March 2008 and September 2008 Candy Cotton's temporary mentor will be Stef.

While Froddo  was excitedly telling his best friend the fisherman all about his travel plans, a small voice was heard to say "Me too!". Looking around, a small pink bunny was seen to be hiding in the strawberry patch.

Posted Apr 29, 2007, 4:25 am
Hopping across to the strawberry patch, Froddo explained about ToyVoyagers and how he was hoping to see the world. Candy saw her chance to escape her over crowded family. She raced to the back door, and, although it went against all her training as a rabbit not to go into people's houses for fear of ending up as rabbit pie or stew, knocked on the door and begged to be registered too.

Posted May 1, 2007, 2:35 pm
Luckily, there was a spare tag available and Candy Cotton leapt for joy! She was going to get to see the world, as soon as someone answered her ad in the forum. Amazingly, almost as soon as it was placed she had a reply and an invitation to visit Florida! Wow! She very eagerly began bouncing around the house in a fluster making plans about what she should take with her, and had to be calmed down with the reminder that she would not be leaving right that minute. To help her to calm down, she was shown how to use Google to find out more about her destination.

Posted May 15, 2007, 9:54 am
Candy started on her trip around the world, heading to Florida. Her friends and family in Australia can't wait to hear from her!!

Posted May 19, 2007, 11:44 pm
Candy Cotton arrived in sunny Tampa Florida today.  She thought it was so funny that the postman was amazed that a package from Australia came only the way to Florida. 

Her new friend Raina, was so excited to meet her.  She has alot of plans coming.

Posted May 19, 2007, 11:56 pm
Candy Cotton went to a small park with Raina today. There she helped feed the ducks and laughed with Raina at how small the park was.  It is a park around a small resevoir.  The park though is visited by raccoons and possums.

After a while they both went down the street to another park by the river where Cotton Candy could play in a field where she could run free.

Posted May 20, 2007, 12:38 am
Today Candy Cotton and all of Raina's family went to see mermaids at Weeki Wachee, Fl. It took an hour to get there from Raina's house but Candy Cotton was happy to take a nap with Raina's brother Scott.  Of course the whole family laughed at the sight of a 21 yr. old guy sleeping with a pink bunny but he did not mind.
When Candy Cotton woke up she was amazed to see how many people were waiting to go into the park. 
The first thing that they did was go see the mermaid show. It was so much fun. The mermaids have been performing at Weeki Wachee Springs for 60yrs and are still amazing. After the show Candy Cotton posed for a few pictures as a mermaid. Then she went with the family for a riverboat ride up the river. After the ride she took a picture with the captain.
What a busy day.  Hopefully Raina's computer will work andpictureswill follow.

Posted May 23, 2007, 10:05 pm
Cotton Candy and Raina went to, Busch Gardens, a theme park today.  Busch Gardens is only a couple of blocks from Raina, so he could see many rides right from her house. His favorite rides were the rollercoasters that went upside down. Oh what a day.

Posted May 25, 2007, 12:01 am
Candy Cotton went to Parksdale today to help Raina buy some fresh strawberries for jam. Parksdale Farms found how to keep strawberries fresh longer so that they can transport farther.  Because of Parksdale, Plant City, FL claims to be the strawberry capital of the world.

This is the last day of traveling in FL.  Candy Cotton will be packing up to travel to England next. First he has to say goodbye to Raina's family.

Posted May 26, 2007, 5:42 pm
Candy Cotton is now traveling over the ocean to beautiful England.  He can't wait for this next adventure to begin.

Posted Jun 1, 2007, 8:30 pm
Well I have arrived after my great trip to Busch Gardens... had a wonderful time I did.  But today I arrived at Honiton in Devon, nice but rainy at the moment, supposed to be warm tomorrow, so maybe we can all sunbathe....

Well here I join my family, CK we had a big hug we are together again, we are the same family hurrahhhhhhhh..!!!  then Taro, and Siti Smut .. but we are on our own travels again next week....    and I met Lilabunz... she is a bunny too like me, I think we will have a great time together, and guess what!!  another girl bunny is with us, a real life one called snowy, I think we will have fun, cos she is a bit naughty and nibbles everything in site, furniture, wires, curtains, parts of the conservatory.... but her owner is very kind she lets her come into the house so I think we will be real good friends...  we can share carrots and tea time together....  cannot wait... apparantly she loves grapes too... yum yum yum  I can taste them now.

At the weekend we are going to Padstow in Cornwall mine and CK`s home town in Australia, I think we will feel homesick, you always do even if you are having exciting adventures, dont you think??

Posted Jun 8, 2007, 9:03 pm
Well it was a lovely weekend and we went to Padstow in Cornwall, thats the leggy bit at the end of South West England, well actually the leg of UK.  We firstly went to the market, our host could only hobble so did not stay their much. We then found this Pizie sanctuary, it was great we were nearly as tall as them!!  ha ha ha

Then we boys spotted the sign saying "Padstow", which is where C.K and myself come from but in Australia, amazing luck so we stopped so they could have a picture taken.  Then we continued to Padstow, lovely place with a lovely harbour, we were at the sea-side!!! yippeeeeeee.  We then went to the tea rooms, us boys were not that bothered so Lila bunz went on her own so we went exploring.  Then we went home to a roast dinner, yum yum,

Then it was time to be packaged up and sent to my next host!!!  how sad.... hope I meet the others again along the trail.  Pictures to follow

Posted Jun 19, 2007, 2:22 pm
Well we have just come back from Wales after 4 days there.  A place called Borth-y-Gest very mountainy and green.  Lila bunz and me had a great time.  We went up the Snowdonia railway, now that was steep ... WOW.... a bit scary but obviously I couldnt say that now could I.  We went on trips around the Welsh Towns, a lot of them spoke a funny language and it wasnt English.... they have thier own language Welsh, its a form of gaelic.  Lovely scenery, the place where we stayed was over from the lake and mountains, wonderful......  pictures to follow, having problems downloading and resizing... but they will come

Mount Snowdon, the Snowdon National Park, Cader Idris and the surrounding area.
Lake Bala, on the edge of Snowdonia, is 4.5 miles long and about a mile wide - it is the largest natural lake in Wales. The small town of Bala at the northern end of the lake is an excellent fishing and sailing centre
In the depths of the Lake live the rare white scaled Salmon - gwyniad. The lurk 80 feet down in the lake, and can only be caught by net.Snowdonia has some rare things to offer

As most places in Wales, Bala has a colourful Welsh history - there is the legend of a lost palace beneath the lake. Also the Welsh emigrants to Patagonia in Chile in 1865, came mainly from the Bala area - even today there are still Welsh speaking people in Chile, descended from these original emigrants. In the Andes instead of Snowdonia

Betws-y-coed A popular Welsh tourist village that stands at the junction of three of Snowdonia's  rivers and their valleys.
It's name means "chapel in the wood" and indeed it is surrounded by the Gwydyr Forest. It is  deservedly known as a walking centre for Snowdonia - the Swallow Falls and the Fairy Glen are each about 2 miles walk from the town

Blaenau Ffestiniog The heart of the slate quarrying country in Snowdonia. The blue slate crags loom over the town on all sides - and there are a number of working quarries that you can visit. Snowdon is not all slate, but you might think so after seeing this
Grand walking and fishing country, with over a dozen lakes in walking distance of the town. A path a mile to the south west, from Tanygriseau takes you to waterfalls near Lake Cwmorthin.- some of Snowdonia's prettiest
Portmeirion Portmeirion is perhaps the last place you would expect to see in Wales, surrounded by Snowdon and the Welsh Mountains
Built in 1926 by Clough Williams Ellis, a showpiece village based on Portofino in Italy. Williams-Ellis built a hotel, planted trees, erected many architectural fantasies including an Italian campanile, lighthouse and castle. There are splendid gardens full of exotic plants.

The village has been used for filming - The Prisoner. And Noel Coward wrote Blithe Spirit there


Snowdon is not the highest mountain in Britain, it can claim to be the most spectacular. There are lots of walks up to the summit of Snowdon from villages all round the mountain, ranging from brisk walks to full climbing routes with crampons. Mind you for the less energetic, there is always the train from Llanberis to Snowdon's summit. It is a rack and pinoin railway that mounts gradients as steep as 1 in 5, as it wends its way 5 miles up to the top of  Snowdon
As for walks, the easiest route up Snowdon follows a track alongside the rack and pinion railway from Llanberis. Then from the top of Llanberis Pass, three other routes fan out, the easiest is the miners track ( the name dating from Snowdon,s miners needing to get to work) which climbs from the shore of Llyn Llydaw. The Pig Track from there is harder and the third route, over Crib Goch, is not for the inexperienced - Snowdon is not just a big pussy cat.

On the west of Snowdon, two tracks are worth mention. Beddgelert Track which starts 2 miles north of the village, is the harder of the two. The easier is the Snowdon Ranger Path starting from the shore of Llyn Cwellyn

The experienced climber might consider the Watkin Path from Nantgwynant on the south side of Snowdon. You need proper climbing gear for this ascent of Mount Snowdon


And what I forgot to say was apart from it rained, then my host said she has been to Wales 5 times and its always rained but it has beautiful green grass, at least I didnt float away and we bunnies love green grass..  I went for a horse ride on a big live horse!!!  Lila bunz had to go side saddle of course,  but I loved it ,  she was a bit scared but I was not.  I went with my hosts friend.  now that was good and the horse was so well behaved.

Posted Jun 24, 2007, 7:17 pm
Back in Honiton after our stay in Wales, very rainy Wales...  but back home is not different, this is the lovely Summer in the UK it is June nearly July and has not stopped raining for a month.  All in the news there have been floods, cars being washed away.  I wonder what Winter is like if this is their Summer... help..... hope Im going somewhere sunny next????

anyway got a few trips planned yet, going on an old fashioned tram in Seaton - a holiday town near my host.  Then another trip to Dorchester in Dorset, to see two exhibitions one is for Tutenkhamuhn - not sure exactly of spelling he is the one from Egypt.... then one of Terracotta Warriors, taken from the originals ... now that should be interesting.  So could be an exciting week.

Posted Jul 1, 2007, 5:30 pm
Well it is now time to say goodbye to all my friends but first I will tell you where I went last week.

Well firstly, we had several coffees as you do, then went to two Exhibitions Tutenkhamun and Terracotta Warriors.

King Tuts I think was the best, very interesting details and a great exhibition, I learnt quite a lot here.

© Worldheritage 2007


This World Heritage Exhibition, currently shown in Dorchester, is the original Tutankhamun Exhibition established following the the success of the Treasures of Tutankhamun Exhibition at the British Museum London. The Exhibition is unique for its innovative approach. It features Tutankhamun's major treasures meticulously recreated, wherever possible, in their original materials, and has been extensively featured in television programmes and major documentaries on Tutankhamun throughout the world.

In addition, the ante-chamber and burial chamber Tutankhamun's tomb have been accurately recreated together with all the tomb furniture and treasures making it possible for you to experience the wonder of discovery and enter the tomb just as Howard Carter did when he discovered it in 1922.

The Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester is also the only exhibition outside Egypt where you can see an exact anatomical recreation of Tutankhamun's mummy. The mummy took over two years of research and experimentation to recreate, following x-rays and measurements of Tutankhamun's mummy which still lies in his tomb and which cannot be seen by the public.

During its twenty years the Exhibition has been seen by visitors from all over Britain and many parts of the world exceeding most attendance records.

The Tutankhamun Exhibition features amongst many wonderful treasures: The Golden Mask of Tutankhamun, The Golden Throne of Tutankhamun, Tutankhamun's mummy. The Golden figure of Tutankhamun the Harpooner. A selection of Tutankhamun's jewels is also displayed.

Then we went to Terracotta Warriors, and apparantly we could not take any photos inside which was a shame but .. naughty my host managed to get some in the Warriors, not on purpose she did not actually see the signs, she did in King Tut but not in Warriors as she kept falling ove her crutch as she is still not used to it and carrying two bunnies, camera, bag and crutch can be quite critical.  This was interesting but only a few scattered about so we were not too keen on this but interesting just the same.



The Terracotta Army of China is a spectacular NEW exhibition which brings together all the wonder of the discovery of the many treasures of Chin She Huang Di, the first Emperor of China. He conquered and united China to become its First Emperor. He built the Great Wall and amassed great works of art. A megalomaniac, he sought the secret of immortality. 70,000 workers built his tomb filled with legendary treasures. His 3000 wives and concubines followed him to the grave.

Over 6000 fantastic life-size clay warriors protected his tomb. The Famous Terracotta Army - one of the wonders of the ancient world. The Exhibition features a spectacular group of these warriors which have been special created in China by the conservation technicians who preserve and restore the warriors after excavation.

Also featured are fabulous recreations of Ching She Huang Di, his uniformed officers, and the life-size clay warriors.The dramatic audio presentations and lighting bring the whole experience stunningly to life.

The exhibition has been exhibited in Jersey and at various centres in Britain. It is at present at The Terracotta Warriors Museum, Dorchester, UK.

And at last I said goodbye to Lila Bunz, and met a new voyager, Purple Bun who is getting ready to leave home for the very first time to go to alleycat in Israel so it was nice to meet her.    3 Buns together and all girls what a relief after the boys.

Time to say goodbye , not enough time to go to the Trams, ahhh another time maybe.  I think my host will miss me she had a tear outside the Post Office.!!!


Posted Jul 4, 2007, 9:57 pm
Oh dear, what a trip. I'm so happy to be out of that envelope. When I crawled out of it there were already several toyvoyagers waiting to welcome me - the twin bear girls, Hinz & Kunz and Klaus. What a warm welcome!
It seems two envelopes had arrived and we unpacked the second one together. And there was Tamalyn - one of my own family from Australia. I hadn't met him before because he became a toyvoager after I had started off on my world tour. We gave each other a big hug.  :D

Posted Jul 8, 2007, 9:08 pm
Another parcel arrived today and we all were really curious who is going to climb out .... it was Elisabeth and her little travel companion! Welcome!

Posted Jul 15, 2007, 9:41 pm
It has been raining for days and finally I could go out and do a bit of sight-seeing in Munich. I saw the opera at Gärtnerplatz, Marienplatz, Hofbräuhaus (huge halles full of beer-drinking people) and the Viktualienmarkt (great for daily shopping of vegetables).

Posted Jul 16, 2007, 9:25 pm
We all went swimming in the Starnberger See as it was very hot. We took the S-Bahn to Possenhofen. We saw Possenhofen Castle. In this castle Princess Elisabeth von Bayern, later Empress of Austria, spent her youth. These days the castle has been turned into private apartments.

Posted Jul 19, 2007, 10:07 pm
A little parcel arrived - Galen is visiting!

Posted Jul 26, 2007, 10:04 pm
On Monday our host took us on a business trip. As she could not get group travel rates (we were 10 including Pandamao) we had to squeeze hard into the suitcase. Luckily no broken seams or bones!

Later in the evening we went for a walk in the city center. There is lots of water ..... also from above, it was raining all evening. But we still managed to see from far the Kungliga Slottet (Royal Castle), Gamla Stan (Old City) and walked to Skeppsholmen Island where a lot of museums are located. The strange creatures in the photo must belong to the Modern Art Museum! We walked for quite a while until it was getting dark.

Posted Jul 26, 2007, 10:40 pm
When it was dark we took the T-Bane back to the hotel. The Kungsträdgarden station is extra-ordinary, just look at the painted ceiling.
Finally we all went to bed after a long day.

Posted Jul 27, 2007, 5:57 pm
Today the weather was much better so we all went out for a stroll in Gamla Stan (Old City). We saw the Royal Castle, walked through the small streets and enjoyed ourselves a lot.

Posted Jul 27, 2007, 7:01 pm
Who says business trips are fun? After a long day in the office (we waited crammed into the trolley again) we took off to Warsaw. When we finally arrived in the hotel we immediately fell asleep.

Posted Jul 29, 2007, 7:15 pm
Just before the flight back we had a few minutes to rush through Warsaw's old city center.

Posted Aug 12, 2007, 7:50 pm
After long days of rain it finally was sunny again. So we went out to see Nymphenburg Castle, a summer residence with a large park. Today lots of people use it for a walk or jogging, and there are always a lot of tourists.

Posted Aug 13, 2007, 8:03 pm
I also visited Amalienburg, a beautiful rococo building in the park of Nymphenburg castle.

Posted Aug 15, 2007, 9:26 pm
Munich was nice, also the trips to Stockholm and Warsaw but now it's time to move on. Hungary, here I come!! A last update of my travel diary and .... bye Munich!

Posted Aug 27, 2007, 12:54 pm
I arrived to Hungary and already spent here some great days! I was so busy, that I couldn't upload my travelog, but now I supply it!
I arrived in the perfect time! My host and the other toyvoyagers made a big party, so I could celebrate with them! Balloons, cakes, sweets...yummy:D


Posted Aug 27, 2007, 1:21 pm
Szandra shew me the main sights of Budapest! I really enjoyed our trip! We had beautiful, hot, sunny weather!
I saw the Castle of Vajdahunyad, the Heroes square and the Széchenyi Thermal Bath. I wish we could go inside of the bath, but unfortunately we had to hurry! As I heard, this is one of the biggest European bath-complex. And the first medical bath of Pest.

Posted Sep 2, 2007, 3:59 pm
From the terrace of Szandra's flat I saw the Citadella.

The Citadella is situated at the top of Gellért Hill, the most beautiful location of Budapest . It was erected in 1854 by the Habsburgs, after the suppression of the 1848-49 Hungarian revolution and war of independence.
The Gellért Hill along with the Castle District and the panorama of the banks of the Danube was adopted as World Heritage in 1987.

But unfortunately on the pic you can't see it very well.


Posted Sep 2, 2007, 4:31 pm
Today I visited the 9 rabbits in the garden. They are real family members!:) They have a big railed off space. All of them were really friendly, so from now, I have many new rabbit friends!;)

Posted Sep 2, 2007, 6:44 pm
After played and had lunch with the rabbits...well, I felt myself still hungry and got on to the vine-stock and ate grapes. Yummy!!! :p


Posted Sep 2, 2007, 6:49 pm
When my stomach was full I relaxed next to the little lake. I saw the goldfishes and realised a big, fat frog!:D


Posted Sep 2, 2007, 6:59 pm
Yeee!!! I went for a round with the motor-scooter! However I'm a small, pink bunny, for a few minutes I was a frenzied motor-driver! B) And Paz, the little crab came with me. He was a little shy, but we spent funny time together!

Posted Sep 13, 2007, 7:20 am
Just wanted to write you some lines, to say I'm fine and everything is ok!;) Now, I'm travelling to Spain, Barcelona. I'm so excited and can't wait to tell you all my experiences! We will spend there a week, but after that I'll show you all my pictures!
Now I have to say bye, there is one hour left before starting our journey!

Posted Sep 29, 2007, 1:21 pm
Before flying to Barcelona, we had a lot of time in the airport, I saw the planes and I wondered how big they are!


Posted Sep 29, 2007, 1:24 pm
I couldn't stop seeing the clouds. I felt myself like I'm flying in a big candy cotton!  ;)


Posted Sep 29, 2007, 1:38 pm
After travelling 2 and a half hour I was very tired, but I had occasion to relax in the next few days.
Our hotel was in Tossa de Mar, it was a beautiful little place, well I have to say, it was a very romantic place: nice seaside, big rocks, an old castle... ohh, I wish I could be still there.:)
The sea was a little cold to me, but sunbathing was one of my greatest activity! B)

Posted Sep 29, 2007, 1:53 pm
Walking in the dark night and seeing the stars and the lights of the castle...


Posted Sep 29, 2007, 2:03 pm
We made an excursion to Andorra! We went there by a car what we rented in Barcelona. The travelling time was long, but I saw many nice landscapes from the window, so it wasn't boring. What a small country... I couldn't imagine that before!
It was a friendly place with a lot of shops and surrounded by huge hills.
I heard that in winter time many people go there for skiing. Maybe one day I can visit back there too!

Posted Sep 29, 2007, 2:20 pm
Once we visited Barcelona, because it was not very far from the place we stayed.
It was a gigantic, teeming city!! I loved the most the famous Sagrada Familia.
But we also went to see the Aquarium witch was a big experience! I saw many kind of sea fishes, also sharks!! I dreaded a little...but Szandra looked out me well!:)
We spent a short time in the dock, from where we saw the statue of Colombus.


Posted Sep 29, 2007, 2:27 pm
I almost forgot to show you the pic in which I'm walking on the famous street: La Rambla.
It was full with people and vendors. Nice, but too jam-packed to me!

Posted Sep 29, 2007, 2:30 pm
Finally I wanted to show you a big cactus!:D I lied under it to see how small I was.

Posted Oct 28, 2007, 1:35 pm
I got to see the St. Louis Arch today! Oh it was such a beautifully nice day!  I loved the 40mph winds and the warm sun and the fall smells.  Missouri is truely a beautiful place! :rolleyes:

Posted Oct 28, 2007, 6:23 pm
I got to visit the Edwar "Ted" and Pat Jones- Confluence Point State Park today!

This state park is a natural reserve and a favorite stopping point for migratory birds.  Many raptors, including bald eagles like to nest here even during winter months.  While I visited with my friends Soar, Jessica, Rikki, Rainbow Brite, Cookie Monster, Matthew and Tammy, I also we saw eagles, vultures, hawks, herons, crows, gulls, pidgeons, and many other birds.  Of course jays, robins, sparrows, starlings, finches, wrens, and doves are common in missouri anyway.  But it was a beautiful place to visit.  There is a wetlands marsh and grasslands area which is a natural preserve for many local Missouri animals.  Fishing from the confluence is also proibited, making this part of the river safe for fish and waterlife. 

When we got to the park (after driving along a gravel road for 2.5 miles), we found a display about the traders, trappers, explorers pioneers and settlers which may have crossed through here before.  Of course the most documented information comes from the Lewis and Clark Expedition up the Mississippi.  Here they met natives, camped, and found much of the western expansion possiblities. 

The park is nicely kept with a wide tree lined walk up to the point where both rivers meet.  Since they were both high we could only descend to the first marker.  The rest ws submerged.  However a natural information kiosk and plenty of sightings and photo ops made the trip worth while.  Strong marble platforms constitute the various teirs at the point.  Driftwood was also there for a nice scenic place to site and enjoy the sounds, sights and smells of the river. 

It was a breezy cool day with plenty of warm sunshine so Matthew and Tammy had to really hold on to me and the other TVs so we wouldn't get blown into the water.  Luckily we did get a picture together at the point. 

Posted Nov 2, 2007, 10:04 am
Trick or Treat! 

Though Candy wanted to give out carrots, our community only wanted well packaged things that were not easily spoiled or manipulated.  Candy spent her first US Halloween with us.  Fun!  We enjoyed Trick-or-Treating, telling silly jokes, and wearing costumes.  Candy was dressed as a superhero because all we had in her size was a cape and a handmade paper mask.  It was great fun! 

We handed out books, and a little note from Candy that said:

Hi!  My name is Candy Cotton.  I am a Toy Voyager.  I travel the world making new friends.  If you know any cuddly cute characters like me who would like to travel too, please visit  There you can read about my travels, and enlist a new Toy Voyager as well.  I may be lucky enough to visit you someday too. 

Thanks for making it possible for Candy to visit us on this silly USA Holiday. 

Posted Mar 26, 2008, 1:08 am
Yay!  I am on my way!

I am heading to Colorado next!  I am so excited.  I decided to go to Colorado because my host retired from the USATV Trail in 2008.  He said he wanted to host in 2008, but there weren't enough positions on the trail. The new trail director will consult with me before I head out on the rest of my stops.  I am very excited to see all the TVs stayinig in Colorado's premiere destination for TVs. 

I am also excited to be travelling with Mittens.  She is a cute white kitten who will make a great travelling companion. 

Posted Mar 27, 2008, 9:40 pm

Today I arrived in Grand Junction, Colorado.  We contacted my mum and told her I am not MIA anymore.  Mittens and I arrived together and we met lots of other TVs.  Cool Jules , Lucky-Ducky and Coney are all here.

Posted Apr 1, 2008, 12:59 am
Today some more visitors arrived -- including one from Australia.  I recognized that accent before he had even poked his head out tof the box.
Jimbo Elephant is on the USA TV Trail and Frogger, an American from Las Vegas, came along for a visit.

Posted Apr 10, 2008, 9:00 pm
I haven't really done much since I got here.  The other TVs and I are mostly hanging around the house because its been cold and windy outside.  Wourpet said if it rains she'll let me out to play in some puddles for awhile as long as I don't nibble on the new flowers.
Today my host was having an anniversary and we each got some carrot cake -- with a carrot on top.

Posted May 5, 2008, 6:10 am
Today we got to travel.  We got a nice comfiy spot on the dash of the truck where we could see out the window.

Soon after we started on our voyage it started to storm.  We were worried it would be a very stormy trip.

We drove right through the storm and soon it was nice and clear again.

We drove into some very steep mountains and wourpet told us we would be climbing right up over top of them.

and we did

and there was snow up on top of the mountains too!

The first town we came to was Rangely, Colorado.

Posted May 5, 2008, 6:14 am
Today a new Toy Voyager arrived from California.  Snuffles has been traveling to some cool places and he had a journal with all of his adventures.  There were lots of very interesitng pictures that he showed us.

Afterwards Wourpet took a picture of all of us together because Mittens and Coney are both leaving tomorrow.  Mittens is going to Russia.  Coney is going back to Ft Bragg to do some more training in the Army and then he is going to Afghanistan.

Posted May 5, 2008, 7:02 am
WOW! I went boating today and got to drive the boat by myself.

Posted May 20, 2008, 12:54 am
Today we went to Highline Lake State Park near the Bookcliffs and to Mack Mesa Lake.
We had a picnic at the picnic area at Highline Lake.

Then we drove back home through the farms north of Fruita.

Posted May 20, 2008, 1:00 am

Today we went up on top of Grand Mesa.  Grand Mesa is a flat top mountain and it is the largest flat top mountain in the world.

At the top we had lunch in Colbran and went from there even higher up the mountain to Vega Lake State Park.  There was snow at the park still and no leaves on the trees yet.


Posted May 29, 2008, 4:56 am
Today we had a birthday party for JamaBanaDukLuv
and we played some games.

Then we gazed in a crystal ball -- it was really exciting even if I couldn't see anything in there.

Then we gave JamaBana the Royal Bumps for his birthday. It was good there was lots of us because he is quite big.

We went outside and had a marshmallow roast at the fire.

And then we talked and told stories of our travels far into the night.


Posted Jun 22, 2008, 4:39 pm
I arrived in New York a few days ago but wasn't let out of my box until today! My host said she put my box in her spare/computer room because company was coming over and that she forgot that she put me there.

This morning she was cleaning and found my box. She immediately opened the box to let me out. I was nervous as I had been in there for so long. After a little while I decided to come out. Boy oh boy I had no idea that there would be so many TV's waiting for me. So far I've met Bellatrix, Gilbert, Resi, Theo Sheep and Willy Wau.

To pass the time in my box I slept a lot and read my travel journal.

Posted Jun 22, 2008, 9:04 pm
This evening we decided to play Disney Monopoly. It was SO much fun! Gilbert, Theo Sheep and Bellatrix were one team and Willy Wau, Resi (and Chipper) and I were the other team. They used Nemo as their token and we used Sully and Boo.

Sadly after a few hours of playing the other team wasn't doing so well. They had a lot of property with traffic cones (houses) but we weren't landing on them very often. But of course they kept landing on our properties.

We were the winners!!!!

Posted Jun 22, 2008, 9:31 pm
For some reason it was cool out today! We aren't complaining after all of the hot weather we've experienced lately. For lunch we shared some ramen noodles with our host. They were yummy but a little difficult for us to eat.

Posted Jun 22, 2008, 11:06 pm
An envelope arrived today and we just knew that it was another TV! To our surprise there were 2 TV's in the envelope....It was our host's TVs RonnieNHammie. They seemed happy to be home and we were happy to meet them.

Posted Jun 22, 2008, 11:23 pm
Our host got a new job recently and today we got to ride in the car with her to the studio where she will train. It was raining out and we heard on the radio that it was supposed to rain all day.

Posted Jun 22, 2008, 11:43 pm
Another envelope arrived today! We were excited to see who it could be. Michele said that had no idea who it could be. We watched as our host opened the envelope....out popped Bene. He seemed very happy to be here. Of course we welcomed him with open arms!

Posted Jun 26, 2008, 5:30 pm
Today we said goodbye to Bellatrix, Willy Wau, Gilbert and Ronnie N Hammie. It was sad to see some many go at once, but it was for the best.

Posted Jul 5, 2008, 3:51 am
I am here in Miami now.  I meet Muki, who has also just arrived, Cliff the little cow, Bumble the bee, as well as Floppers and Watson the bunnies.  I am happy to see so many bunnies.

Watson teased that I have a very flat nose... I guess the envelop was a bit tight, but Floppers say no worry after a few days' rest I will fluff up again.  I hope so, I don't want to look like a road kill!

Posted Jul 22, 2008, 3:48 am
Tonight we go to a fondue dinner.  I don't remember ever doing it so it is a lot of fun.

First is the cheese fondue.  The server whips the cheese into a pot of wine until it melts.

We then dip some bread into the pot of melted cheese.  It's so delicious!!

Then we have dessert, the chocolate fondue!!!  Look at this plate of marshmallow, cake, strawberries, banana and more!!!  I don't even know where to start.

This strawberry sure looks yummy!!  We have a really good time.

Posted Jul 24, 2008, 5:04 pm
Today we visit a bubble tea shop.  The bubbles are tapioca balls, soft but chewy, that are put into smoothies, iced tea and drinks.

I order an azuki bean smoothie w bubbles, because it's pink and matches my color.  You can see all the bubbles in the cup.

Here we are, I, Watson, muki, Floppers, then Robito and Palmito who are Marina's toys.  Marina gets some Oreo cookies which taste quite good.

It's a nice party and as there are four of us we decide to take a bunny group pic.

We also release some books at the BookCrossing Zone there.

Posted Aug 9, 2008, 2:56 am
Before I leave Miami, I go to visit the beach.

It's a pretty day, there are a lot of palm trees.  Let's all climb onto one!

We see some catamarans on the beach.

Look, someone is going out there in one.

We decide to just sit on the sand and sunbathe a little.

Posted Aug 17, 2008, 8:46 pm
I have arrived back in Grand Junction and will post pictures after we get the fruit picked.  There is a ill-mannered little purple TV here that has been quite rude and has been chasing me away from the orchard.

Posted Aug 26, 2008, 5:48 am
Today was just too much.  I was trying to help Wourpet harvest some of the peaches and plums to make jams and jelly.  I thought it would be great fun helping out with that.  But Greedy is here and each time I got into the orchard he would run after me and chase me away.

Once I am sure he was even throwing fruit at me.

I decided to stay out of the trees and was in the garden picking a nice fat tomatoc and thought he lost me.  I did not see him sneaking up from behind.


Posted Nov 4, 2008, 11:48 am
Candy Cotton made her way back home and arrived this morning, safe and sound and full of stories to share.
Thanks heaps to everyone who hosted her! I've enjoyed reading her logs and am determined see the places she's visited (well, the ones I haven't already!)
Strangely enough, the post card from New York that was in her diary is the same one I bought when I was there.  :o

Posted Oct 13, 2010, 4:27 am
I have arrived at my destination.
Everyone was very nice to me, and I was thrilled to meet another pink bunny!
I, Candy Cotton, was introduced to Cotton Candy, the drowsy lamb.
Then I found out why CC is called "the drowsy lamb."

Posted Oct 13, 2010, 4:31 am
Today we went around the neighborhood.
Look at me!  I'm in a tree!
Pumpkin patches are all the rage this time of year.
I think I'll take in a film.
Oh look, Mary Louise wants to come along.  Sure, Mary Louise, the more the merrier!
Why am I in jail?

Posted Oct 17, 2010, 12:03 am
Today I met Bugs Bunny.
True, it was a foliage representation of him, but we became good friends just the same.
He had a little pond too.
There was also a large man whose name was Robert.  Very nice chap.

Posted Dec 1, 2010, 4:56 am
Off to rural Maryland to enjoy Thanksgiving, a holiday in the United States.  Travel by bag with Grumpy and Eddy.  Adventure awaits!
Here at the Philadelphia Airport.  It sure seems busy.
Do we need a cart?
Fun with baggage claim
Grumpy tried to get us transportation
We made it to the farm.  It was a big place with lots of animals.
They even had a duck pond with ducks and geese, but they are tough to see in the photo.
The garage was so big, that we couldn't even fit it all in the photo
Mr. Turkey, you had better watch out as Thanksgiving is a rough time for birds.
Llama named Kuzco.  He seemed nice enough to me.
They even had animals inside!  These are two chinchillas.
They had many different goats.
Hello Goat!

We all had fun and it was nice to see all the different animals.  We are safe back in LA and I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

Posted Dec 4, 2010, 11:43 pm

Weee, Eddy Bear, Grumpy and I got an offer to go to downtown Los Angeles to see where one of our hosts works.  Grumpy decided not to go but for us, its Hi-Ho, Hi-ho, its off to work we go!  I was lucky enough to get my own seat on the bus.
From the bus, we transfer to the subway, called the Metro here in Los Angeles.
My very own seat again.  I hope its not something I said.
Lots of tall buildings in downtown.
They have little malls in downtown as well.
They really get into the holidays here and I can't wait to see the tree big enough for these ornaments!
Hard at work.  Now which button do I push?
Its not all hard work and big buildings, they have nice little areas as well.
Eddy and I in front of a church.
Time to take the Metro home.  Are you ready Eddy?

Posted Dec 20, 2010, 4:07 am
Sunset boulevard at night, in the rain.  Very exciting.  Grumpy and I are going to see a movie.
We are live at the Hollywood Palladium.
That is one large fellow (you can barely make him out just over my shoulder).
The world famous Cinerama dome on Sunset.
Me in front of the world famous Cinerama dome
Popcorn? check.  Soda?  check.  3D glasses?  check.  Grumpy?  check.  We are ready for the movie.
What a large Christmas tree.  Room for lots of presents.
Don't look now Grumpy but I think there is someone behind us.
It's a snowman carrying presents and us.
Dinner at Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles.  Yum.
Maybe just a little nap on this bench with Grumpy.  It was a nice day.

Posted Dec 25, 2010, 9:03 pm
It's Christmas Time!  I am about to experience a California Christmas.
Stockings are hung by the fireplace.
Wheeeeee, Grumpy and I are hanging out in the stocking.
The tree is trimmed.
Santa Bear, Grumpy and I snuggling under the tree and by all the presents!
Happy Christmas everyone.  I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe, fun holiday season. 

Posted Jan 5, 2011, 2:10 am
Grumpy and I went down to Hollywood Boulevard to see some stars.
A crowd gathers, I wonder what is going on?
Its famous comic-book writer, Stan Lee, getting a Star added to Walk of Fame in Hollywood
Wow, there are lots of people about.
Mr. Lee, over here.
I am right behind you.
So close, yet so far.
Now he is whisked away in a chauffered limosine.
Wow, famous artist Todd McFarlane is signing autographs.
Grumpy, pay attention, this is our first celebrity meeting.  Nice to meet you Mr. McFarlane.
Grumpy, here is the newest star added to the Walk of Fame today.
Let's go to Grauman's Chinese Theater.  We have to get closer.
This looks like a fun place to see a movie.
You could say we are following in the footsteps of Tom Hanks!
I feel like we are in good hands, Grumpy.
Its the El Capitan theater, Disney's own movie theater.
I would guess that Tron is playing, but we already saw that and in 3D too.
The Kodack theater.  I wonder if I can seats to the Academy Awards there?
Hollywood and Highland has an interesting theme.
I really made it to Hollywood.  But how do I know I made it?
Because there I am!  Best wishes to everyone from Hollywood. 

Posted Jan 15, 2011, 4:51 am
Someone new is arriving.  Very exciting.
Gray, Pink, Gwyn, Grumpy and I all gathered around to greet Claire.
She seems very nice.
We are ready for the next adventure.

Posted Jan 19, 2011, 5:17 am
We have our own seat on a plane!  Claire, Grumpy and I are up, up and away.
This is more fun than traveling by mail.
Grumpy, are we there yet?
Time to sample the nightlife on the Las Vegas strip.
Lets go to the Mirage casino.
Time to try our luck on the machines.
Claire, you press the buttons and I will pull the lever.
How do I get down from here?
Anybody find anything in here.
This is comfy.  Maybe I will just rest my eyes for a minute. zzzzzzzzz
Time to hit the buffet.
A Wheel of Fortune slot machine.
This was lots of fun.
This was a great trip and we are back safe and sound in Los Angeles.