The Adventures of Mr. Bear
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Oct
09

We went to Hollywood this afternoon and I loved it. 

I got to see all of my favorite Star’s stars!  Yeah stars!

   

   

My absolute favorite may be obvious.  I can’t believe I got to stand on the same ground as him!  I’m never washing my feet again.  (Not that I would have anyway.)

Even cooler than the stars was seeing the hand prints at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.  Here is me with the stars of Harry Potter.

At the theatre I was awarded my first ever Academy Award in what I think it the most fitting category.  Afterward I took some time to pose with few fans.

   

 

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Oct
07

I’m in California this week!  We came for a church conference so I guess I should show a picture of that.  Here is me entering Saddleback Church, one of the largest in the country.

The church is cool but I may be most excited about the food.  We had In & Out Burger for lunch today.  If you’ve never had it before it is an indecisive person’s dream.  Unlike places like Starbucks that revel in forcing you to make like 12 decisions to order one drink, at In-N-Out you have 3 choices (barely).  Hamburger, Cheeseburger or Double Cheeseburger.  That is it. 

Even better than that, it is all fresh.  You can watch them cut the potatoes to make your fries and the hamburger is never frozen.  I’m not sure how that affects meat but I guess it sounds good.

   

Jun
07

We drove from Boston to Niagara Falls today.  We’re nearing the end of our jouney but we’re still having a blast.  We walked down by the Falls for a few mintues and I got this fun picture.  We’ll do more exploring tomorrow.

Jun
06

Sorry for the delay in posting over the last few days.  In addition to it being really hard to type without fingers, something about our hotel internet has not liked me putting up pictures of myself.  I am thinking of filing a species descrimination suit against them. 

Never fear though.  As soon as I’m at a place with better internet I’ll give you a look at all of the cool stuff I’ve been doing over the last few days. 

EDIT: Our hotel by Niagara Falls has good internet so I was finally able to post from the last few days.  Yeah!

Jun
06

Today we saw a few of the more historic Boston sites today.  We took the subway down to see Paul Revere’s home and the Old North Church where they signaled that the British were coming.  They had some funny pew boxes that the congregation would sit in because the building wasn’t heated.  I sat down for a while so Chris and Melissa could look around.  We had lunch at a fun Italian place and then we walked to a fun market that reminded me a little of our visit to Notting Hill in London.  Then, just before we left downtown we walked by the location of the Boston Massacre.  We almost missed it because it just looks like a big pot hole in the street.  You can see it as a big circle of bricks behind me in one of the pictures below.  We rode on the subway (my third different subway after London and Paris) back to the hotel and drove out to Plymouth Rock for dinner. 

   

   

   

   

Jun
05

Today was really cool.  We went to the JFK Museum in the morning.  They had a really cool glass concourse that was probably 100 feet high with a view of the ocean from every angle so I climbed up to take in the whole view.  Then we took the subway out to Harvard.  When we got there we happened upon the Harvard graduation ceremony.  Chris and Melissa were having a tough time getting through security so I turned on my fuzzy charm and got us right in.  We stayed for a while because they had brought in JK Rowling as the speaker.  Chris and Melissa were pretty excited because they like her books.  Personally, I’m more of a Stan Berenstain fan.  For those of you out of the loop, he is the author of the Berenstain Bears series.  After that we finished off the day by catching a Red Sox game at Fenway Park.  I met an awesome guy there.  His name is Wally.  He is the mascot for the Red Sox (named after the green monster, the famous feature of Fenway Park).  Other than hanging out with Wally, the most memorable part of the game was a huge brawl between the teams.  You can see me below yelling at the players as they crowd at the pitcher’s mound.

Overall, it was a really fun, memorable day.

   

   

    

Jun
04

Today we drove from Philly to Boston but on the way we took a side trip to Scranton, PA.  Chris and Melissa are big fans of a TV show called The Office.  If you ask me it is ridiculous to go out of your way to visit a town that is supposed to be the setting of a fictional show but I wasn’t driving so who am I to talk.  It was basically three hours of driving around town looking for random, hole-in-the-wall places that may, or may not, have been mentioned once on a TV show.  It all sounded a little obsessive to me but I got some free pizza out of the deal and we made it to Boston so Scranton is all right by me.

   

    

Jun
03

Today was a really fun day.  We spent the morning seeing the sites in historic Philadelphia.  If you ever get the chance, it is really easy and pretty cool.  All of the big sites are right next to each other.  We walked a few blocks from our hotel to the visitors center.  Then we crossed the street to see the Liberty Bell.  Across one more street was Independence Hall.  We toured several different rooms where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed and the room where John Adams was sworn in after George Washington.  (Interestingly, there was a large of contingent of European correspondents there the day of the second inaguration because they didn’t think America could manage a peaceful handover of power.)  Best of all, all of the sites we visited were FREE!

After that we moved on to other important things… FOOD!  We grabbed a big cheesesteak for lunch (it was as big as I am) and I got to go to the Hard Rock Cafe for the first time for dinner.  Other than that we’ve pretty much been chilling in our awesome hotel room.  I like Philly!

   

 

Jun
02

Today was really all about driving too (we’ve covered 980 miles so far) but we made lots of fun side trips.  As we drove through the vast Pennsylvania wilderness we realized that we’d be passing within about 35 miles of Gettysburg so we decided to drive down and see the famous battlefield.  It was an incredible place to see.  Apparently, over 50,000 men, and 14 stuffed animals, died there in only three days. 

After that, as we drove into Philadelphia, we saw that we were passing Valley Forge, the famous where George Washington led the Continental Army as they prepared for battle in the Revolutionary War.  I tried out some of their bunks and my back is still aching.  They put twelve soldiers in each small bunch house. 

Finally, we had dinner at a very large mall nearby and then we walked through the largest municipal park in the United States.  It is along the river and there was even a man-made waterfall in the river that got me looking forward to seeing Niagara Falls at the end of the week.

   

 

Jun
01

I’m out and about again!  My friends Chris & Melissa let me tag along on their road trip.  We’re going to cover over 2,500 miles in 8 days.  The plan is to go through Philadelphia on our way to Boston.  Then we’re going to go through Niagara Falls and Canada on the way back.

Today wasn’t too exciting but we still had fun.  It was pretty much just driving.  On our way we stopped off at one of the lamest places in Indiana (which is saying A LOT)!  We hopped off the interstate to go represent the orange and blue the Indiana Basketball “Hall of Lame Fame”.  After that, Melissa got some Skyline chili, which they say is good, but it really just gives me gas.  We ended up stopping at a Quality Inn in Pennsylvania after midnight.