Antonio, somewhere in the , world

olgamaus


Posted Mar 15, 2008, 12:18 pm
Hello to everyone,

Antonio is sitting on my printer and is very anxious for host offers. He was sitting a long time in my rack, together with some really old and valuable Steiff toys. That was long enough and now he wants to see the world.

All the time he put all his pocket money into his savings box, but he saved only abt. EUR 10,00 by now. With this amount he could travel perhaps 50 km by train - but he wants more  :)

To make me write this, he even took my book away. He said to me: "If you read the following 500 pages today, I will never see the world". When he's right, he's right.

So we are looking foreward to hosting offers from all over the world.

olgamaus


Posted Mar 16, 2008, 12:38 pm
Hello,
Antonio found his first  hosts. He is very happy to start his journey on March, 25 th.

Yesterday we had nice weather. He was sitting in the open kitchen window to smell the scents of the big wide world.

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Today it's raining and Antonio is keeping a jealous watch over my book. He knows that I might forget the rest of the world when I start reading. He told me, I would retrieve my book when I updated his travellog.

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Tony-Baby, I will do so:

Antonio's itenary:

Shana10214 - USA
gingermuggins - Australia
Kira1997 - Australia
Eryah - The Netherlands
fam-united - Germany
CathyB - Germany

Antonio is looking for more host. Maybe someone else in Europe?

olgamaus


Posted Mar 21, 2008, 6:17 pm
I'm sitting with Summy in a blanket and we are watching the snow outside. You can believe me, I'm glad that I'll be travelling to Florida next week. I hope they don't have snow there! Mum says there won't be snow, but they have alligators ...
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olgamaus


Posted Mar 25, 2008, 8:51 am
Hi,
today I'm leaving with Summy to Florida. You can't believe how happy I am. When I'm traveling in my envelope, I don't need to see any more snow, instead I will be dreaming of the sun.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2258/2360071625_c8360e5bb0.jpg?v=0

I hope I will arrive soon.

Bye, mom!
shana10214
shana10212@gmail.com

Posted Mar 29, 2008, 5:34 pm
Hello Mum!
I have made it safely to Florida, USA. I almost melted in the Florida heat. It is 80 Degrees, but there are many plants for me to much on.Andrea loved the stamps on the envelope.

I got out of the envelope very slowy, hugging Summy, I was a little scared being in the new enviroment.
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I also met a fellow tv who came for a visit. His name is Roderich, he is leaving in a few days. Andrea said that Lemony is on the way so we will have great fun with the fellow TVs.

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I also met Andrea's dog Chloe, I think she was more interested in eating me then being friends with me  :stare:

We are going to the mall now and then Andrea will show me around the house.

Bye Mum,
Antonio
shana10214
shana10212@gmail.com

Posted Mar 30, 2008, 4:23 pm
Hello!
Andrea was having trouble with her camera yesterday so she couldnt take any pics at the mall but it is working ok now.
Andrea said she would show me around the house, starting with the Patio.

Can you spot me?
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In front of the pool :)
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Having fun on the raft
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Relaxing on the chair-I could SO get use to this!
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Bye for now,
Antonio




shana10214
shana10212@gmail.com

Posted Mar 30, 2008, 7:50 pm
Hello!
Now we went to the front yard and played hide and go seek with Andrea. We are so good, she couldnt find us anywhere  ;)

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Can you spot me?
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Now?
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Do you give up mommy??
Andrea says that soon she is flying up to Ohio, where it is cold, to go to a Batmitsvah. We will only go for 2 days. It will be fun to ride on the plane I think :cyclops:

Bye,
Antonio
shana10214
shana10212@gmail.com

Posted Mar 30, 2008, 9:36 pm
Hello!
Even though I just met Roderich, it is time to say goodbye because he is going to India next.

A hug goodbye
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Group hug!
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Roderich getting into his envelope
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We talked to him while he was packed up.
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Now we are going to an Asian resteraunt called "Yummy House"
Bye,
Antonio
shana10214
shana10212@gmail.com

Posted Mar 31, 2008, 12:28 am
Hello!
Tonight for dinner we are going to dinner at Yummy House.
Andrea says it is indeed, yummy.
Andrea took some pictures on the way but we arent in there because we take up alot of space in the picture.

Here is a burger king we passed
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A gas station
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A welcome to tampa sign
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And our stop, the resteraunt
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The food was soo yummy but there arent any pics there because we were too busy eating  :o

But there are leftovers and we will get pics with those.
We had noodles, roast duck, shrimp, and rice. It was very good.

Bye,
Antonio
shana10214
shana10212@gmail.com

Posted Apr 4, 2008, 1:52 am
Hello!
Here we are eating the yummy chinese leftovers.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2321/2385735223_208aba8a11_m.jpg

Bye,
Antonio
shana10214
shana10212@gmail.com

Posted Apr 4, 2008, 1:56 am
Hello!
Today Lemony arrived. We saw a package in the mail stack and we helped Andrea open it and when we opened it, we were suprised to see a cupcake  :stare:
Andrea said that this was Lemony from Canada.

We helped Lemony out of the envelope
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Bye,
Antonio
shana10214
shana10212@gmail.com

Posted Apr 4, 2008, 2:04 am
Hello!
Andrea says that in 2 weeks we are going to a cancer walk to raise money for breast cancer and at her school she is raising money by baking goods and selling them at lunch. She did it last year too :)

On the menu this week is Brownies with sprinkles and Peanut butter brownies.  B)
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Here they are ready to go in the oven
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The sprinkle brownies
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The peanut butter brownies
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I cant wait to try them  :rolleyes:

Bye,
Antonio
shana10214
shana10212@gmail.com

Posted Apr 6, 2008, 2:08 pm
Hello!
Today for breakfast we are having biscuts. Yum!

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We read the instructions and then put in the correct ingredients.
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I helped stir :)
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We put them on the cookie tray ready for the oven
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Now they are in the oven. We are writing this as they are baking. We will wait and see how they turn out.
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We will update after we are finished eating them  :rolleyes:
Bye,
Antonio
shana10214
shana10212@gmail.com

Posted Apr 10, 2008, 9:50 pm
Hello!
Here are the yummy buscuits!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2024/2396287585_17b93956a6_m.jpg

Bye,
Antonio
shana10214
shana10212@gmail.com

Posted Apr 10, 2008, 9:56 pm
Hello!
Today we went out to dinner with some of Andrea's friends to a place called Bone Fish. It was soooo yummy.

We ordered Shirly Temples, they are non alchoholic.
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Andrea said we needed some Vegtables so we had a salad
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Fish, pasta, and mashed potatoes. :)
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And of course desert!!
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Bye,
Antonio
shana10214
shana10212@gmail.com

Posted Apr 11, 2008, 12:45 am
Hello!
Remember how last week we made brownies? Well this week it is cookies in a brownie form. Andrea is going to sell them again at her school for the American Cancer Society.

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Bye,
Antonio
shana10214
shana10212@gmail.com

Posted Apr 11, 2008, 12:49 am
Hello!
Tommorrow we are leaving for ohio just for the weekend. It is a 2 hour plane ride. It will be nice to go in cooler weather. Andrea says that she will take pictures but wont be able to update with pictures there so she will put up pictures on Sunday or Monday. She might be able to get on the internet and update you on how we are doing but with no pics.

Before we left we ate some yummy Sushi.
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My first ride on a plane not in an envelope! Yay!
I am so excited :)

Bye,
Antonio
shana10214
shana10212@gmail.com

Posted Apr 18, 2008, 2:17 pm
Hello!
On Friday the 11th, our flight was at 9 PM! It was late for a little guy like me. We arrived in Columbus, Ohio at 11 and got to our hotel at 12 PM after getting the car rental. The plane ride was quite boring. Unfortunatley we didnt get pictures of inside the airports because we were running late  :o .

The hotel was really nice! I really think I could get use to this.
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Here is our view from the hotel room.
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While we are here, we went to a Jewish Temple. We didnt get pictures though. I have the experience of going though. It was Andrea's cousin's Bat Mitzvah. It is a Jewish celebration of becoming a man or Woman. It was wonderful, as well of the party after :)

Here were some pictures going through the city.


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Andrea thinks that Tampa is more pretty. Right now, there are no leaves on the trees and it is very cold and windy, sunshine is rare right now.
In Tampa, it is very sunny and all the trees have leaves.
But we had a fun time. It was so quick though.

When we arrived back in Florida we had Sushi :)
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Andrea says that I will be leaving soon.
Antonio
shana10214
shana10212@gmail.com

Posted Apr 18, 2008, 5:16 pm
Hello!
Today is the Cancer walk! I am so excited to go. It will be lots of fun I bet. Andrea raised $130 USD for Breast Cancer research. Andrea's mom is coming and she is a Breast Cancer survivor. I am happy to be doing a good deed  :rolleyes:
Bye,
Antonio
shana10214
shana10212@gmail.com

Posted Apr 19, 2008, 2:55 pm
Hello!
Sorry we didnt update, we were just sooo tired. But we rested very well last night. We had a wonderful time last night. There were games, lots of walking, food, and different themed fun. I am proud of my self for doing a good deed.

Here we are at the gate ready to get the party started  B)
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Here is a sign we saw hanging up that we liked :)
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Here is just a picture of the place.
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Here you can see people walking without my body in the way.
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For dinner we had Jambalaya-which is a New Orleans dish. It it rice with meat. It was yummy. We decided to stay away from the unhealthy burgers/pizza/ect.
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We loved this sign-it says "Fight for a cure" It is mideval theme :)
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Here is a picture of the area.
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We also found a TV look-a-like. Its Gracy's twin!!!
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And finally the nice policemen who took a picture with us  B)
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This walk is different from other walks. It is on a track at a highschool in Tampa and it is ALOT more fun then just doing laps around Tampa because here you walk when you want too, there are alot of stands with games/food, and they do dancing/contests. We loved it! Andrea goes every year.

The reason you see tents is because it is an over night but we didnt stay.

Bye,
Antonio
shana10214
shana10212@gmail.com

Posted Apr 21, 2008, 1:22 am
Hello!
Today we wanted to do something fun for our selves and we decided to go the park. We had lots of fun.

Here we are on the swings.
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Here we are on a slide too big for us.
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Here we are playing hide and go seek and hiding in the tube.
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And lastly, here we are on the monkey bars.
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We had fun! Andrea said that tommorrow we are going to go swimming!
Bye,
Antonio
shana10214
shana10212@gmail.com

Posted Apr 21, 2008, 2:27 pm
Hello!
Today we went to Buggy4526's house and went swimming.
We also met her Yorkshire terrier named Princess who wasnt interested in eating us like Andrea's dog  :stare:

He we are in front of her pool-isnt it just so beautiful??  :)
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We werent really interested in getting our fur wet so we just relaxed on the chair that was big enough for the three of us.
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Here we are with Princess.
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We had fun today!!
Andrea said that I will be leaving to see Australia soon.
Bye,
Antonio
shana10214
shana10212@gmail.com

Posted Apr 26, 2008, 6:03 pm
Hello!
Its Andrea. Antonio left today at 11:15 traveling USPS.
We wish Antonio a safe and speedy journey and we enjoyed hosting him.
Andrea
gingermuggins


Posted May 14, 2008, 3:36 am
I Have Arrived!!!

My new home for a few weeks is Casterton, Victoria, Australia. My new host Sam rescued me from the dark confines of the post box. Usually Sam would have opened the travel bag and let me see the outside world but because my bag was taped up really well (thank you Andrea) we had to wait until we got home before we could introduce ourselves to each other.
When we got home i could hear other voices outside my travel bag. The voices were telling me to lay very still because they were using scissors to open the bag, then i saw an orange head come through a small hole in the bag, he introduced himself as Bon and i had to hold onto his hand while him and 2 other voyagers pulled me free.


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I was glad to see the world again after being in that envelope for a few weeks. I introduced myself to Calixte, Sunshine and Bon and we chatted about our travels.

xx Antonio xx
gingermuggins


Posted May 20, 2008, 11:29 pm
Hi!!

Gus and myself went exploring outside while the other Toyvoyagers did their own thing.
1st we came across Meleleucaís tree. I have to admit, gum leaves arenít very nice to eat
!

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The view across the river which is at the bottom of the cliff I am standing on, is amazing. I could have sat there for hours listening to the birds, watching the cows graze in the paddocks and watching the clouds drift by.

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Next stop was the seed house. This is where Samís husband is turning wheat and barley seeds into grass. It takes about a week for the seeds to grow into yummy, juicy grass for the animals.

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We helped Sam prepare a tray of seeds. We will take a follow up photo in a weeks time.

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This is a super spreader. It spreads seeds and fertilizer over the paddocks.

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The hay baler! Looks like there is still a bale of hay from last year!

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Last stop was the Fig tree. The only fruit tree that is fruiting at the moment. Sam let us eat as many as we wanted, I think I might have eaten too many though!

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gingermuggins


Posted May 20, 2008, 11:32 pm
Hello :)

Sam's daughter is having a birthday!!! Sam let us fill the party bags. Ohhh we had soooo much fun but when Sam came to check on us she wasnít impressed at all!

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After we got cleaned up and with Samís help we finished filling the party bags. 12 bags! Maybe if we are extra good until Saturday we might get a party bag full of goodies.

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After all the messing around when filling the party bags, Sam decided not to let us help with the making of some of the party food. Yes, we are doing things a few days earlier but Sam has sooo much to do she is getting the really imprtant things done asap so she has time to do everything else. These yummy biscuits look like tea cups! They are for the birthday girl to take to school tomorrow and share with her class.

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After a morning of fun and games i think i will rest for the afternoon.

xx Antonio xx
gingermuggins


Posted May 23, 2008, 5:03 am
Hi Again!

Finally we get to have party food and birthday cake!!!! I'm sorry there aren't more photo's, we were having so much fun, the camera sat in the corner and didn't get used.

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gingermuggins


Posted May 23, 2008, 5:09 am
Hello :)

Sam's daughters brought someone home to visit. His name is Lucky and he is a toyvoyager but not like us. He visits the homes of everyone in the school. A different student each night. He has a diary that the children write in and either draw a picture or stick a photo in. Lucky has had soooo many adventures. We chatted all night then Sam took our photo to put in Lucky's diary.

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olgamaus


Posted Mar 9, 2009, 4:21 pm
Antonio seems to be lost in the mail system.

Hopefully he will turn up again some day.

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