Chippi W, Buitenpost (FRL), Netherlands


Posted Feb 7, 2009, 5:23 am
Chippi has arrived in Santa Maria, California safe and sound. He has brought a bit of Oklahoma rain with him and we think that's great! Chippi has met Qi, the Whippet, and they are BFF!!

Posted Feb 13, 2009, 2:48 am
Chippi met a new friend. Rock Steady a mini dachshund. Chippi is about the same size!  ;)

Posted Feb 15, 2009, 3:06 am
Today Chippi W visited the famous United States Post Office in Santa Maria. He had an all access pass to view the ins and outs of mail processing. He met the carriers and watched how they sorted the mail to deliver their routes. He hopped into a LLV (Long Life Vehicle) to take a look around. Then watched as the carriers came back and dispatched the mail  to the next step in it's journey. He did meet a friend with similar teeth and proof that not just letters can be mailed!

Posted Feb 25, 2009, 3:26 am
Elizabeth and Chippi decided to take a road trip to visit Renee, Elizabeth's daughter, who lives in Palm Desert, California. :D
First we hopped on the Historic El Camino Real (Highway 101).
We headed south and left the beautiful Santa Maria valley behind.
Our first stop was in the Danish town of Solvang.
Solvang is known for it's windmills.
And it's vineyards where they make delicious Santa Ynez Valley wine.
Our next stop was at the beach in Ventura to let our friend Qi the Whippet run.
It was so clear that we could see the Channel Islands way out in the ocean!
Finally we made it to Palm Desert. The evening was warm and beautiful.

Do I look funny?????

Posted Feb 25, 2009, 4:00 am
Chippi and friends visited the Living Desert Zoo today. Renee volunteers there in the children's petting zoo every Tuesday.
Suddenly a huge eagle swooped down and snatched me away!
I squirmed like crazy and he dropped me.
OUCH! Right onto a cactus!
A friendly warthog came by and saved me. I didn't know my way back to my host so he told me of a wise tortoise who lived near by who could help.
Unfortunately he was sleeping for the winter so we went to ask the giraffes if they could help.
They didn't know either and with a kiss they sent me to the wisest billy goat in the corral.
Indy was indeed wise.
After much contemplation he advised a journey to the Magic Blue Butterfly.
He called his swiftest goat messenger, Patches, to take me to the Magic Blue Butterfly.
On the way Patches showed me the nest of a huge bird.
And we took a funny picture of me as a hummingbird!
Finally we met the Magic Blue Butterfly and he said, "Look behind you. Your host is taking your picture right now!"

Posted Feb 25, 2009, 4:11 am
Today Chippi visited Palm Springs. Home of the rich and famous. We searched high and low for all the stars but only met a few.
Here's Bob Hope's Star!
We sat and chatted with Lucille Ball.
And Marilyn Monroe even posed with us!

Posted Feb 25, 2009, 4:21 am
Today we traveled to Escondido to see the end stage of the famous Amgen Tour of California bicycle race. There were over 100,000 people there to see the race and we were lucky to get front row on the fence.
We watched the cyclists race by in a blur followed by their caravan of service vehicles.
Levi Leipheimer won first place with Lance Armstrong not far behind.
Lance couldn't take his picture with us but he did let me sit on his bike!!!

Posted May 5, 2009, 12:59 am
Chippi W is leaving Sunny California, USA and going to visit with Tessa in the Netherlands. We'll miss you Chippi!!!

Posted May 10, 2009, 8:26 am
              :D Chippi arrived safely in our home :p

He is very tired by his travels and fast asleep now ( probably jet-lag) but will be welcomed by all retired toy-voyagers later today.

right now all we hear is zzzzzzzzzzz.

Tiptoeing out of the room and putting a sign on the door

              DO NOT DISTURB