Sunday, March 21, 2010

Little Bear goes to Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, that is! I took a day trip up into the mountains to see if I could reconnect with any of my bear family... but I didn't see any real bears, just lots of statues and bear logos. I tried to go here, to the SuperBear Arcade, but it was closed. I was surprised and sad that I couldn't play SkeeBall. I wonder if they had any bear games...not any shooting ones, I hope! Look at all the snow still on the roof up here! You could tell which mountain cottages had had people there for the winter by the ones that were cleared -- many still had feet of snow on the walks, drives, and porches.

Because it was such a lovely sunny day, I also spent some time by the lake. The observatory is across the way, though it's hard to see in this picture. If I came here at night, I'd look for my favorite constellation -- the Little Dipper, also known as the Little Bear! :) I thought about going snow tubing, but the lines were long and people don't always see a little bear trying to fly down the hill! There's always next time...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Did I just go back in time?

Today I headed out to Cabazon for some holiday shopping, but made a pit stop to say hello to this Apatosaurus on the way! He was quite nice -- quiet like me at first, but once you get to know us... watch out!

Speaking of watch out, he tipped me off to look out for the neighborhood Tyrannosaurus Rex...I took a picture quick as I ran back to the safety of outlet shopping centers!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

California bear :)

I am living large... dreaming of my next big adventure. Any suggestions or ideas?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A tourist in my own backyard

Today I felt like I needed to get in touch with nature and my I took a walk at the Water Conservation Gardens here in Riverside. The main point of the garden is to teach people how to have a nice garden without using a lot of water, since this is a desert. I just liked seeing all of the plants and doing a little climbing to exercise my innate Bearness.

A palm tree just my size! All of that exercise makes me hungry for some hunny!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

How do I afford all of these travels?

As many of you guessed, I get to see a lot of neat places, and do many fun things. In this tough economy, travels like mine don't come cheap. It seems like good people have lost money recently when the stock market went down. I used to think the only way to make money in stocks was to buy them and hope they eventually went up. Recently, I met the guys from they introduced me to option trading. With options, there is no reason to wait for stocks to go up. Options allow you to make money even when they go down!

Just like anything else there is a catch. I'm just a bear, and these option guys are very tough competitors. Without help, I would probably lose all of my hunny money. Luckily, I now have some new smart friends that will show me how to trade options the right way.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Miller Park -- Go Brewers!

Today I got to go cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI. I got in for free because I don't take up a whole seat of my own, you know. I had a beer called Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss -- hunny in beer, what a great idea!

I had a good time watching the game from our Terrace seats -- the Brewers beat the Padres 12-9 and there were tons of home runs -- I think 6 of them? The Chorizo won the Sausage Race. Someday I still hope to meet the Racing Sausages -- a bear has to dream big.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Door County, Wisconsin

Well, my blogosphere friends, no one guessed from my last post, but I am in Wisconsin for the week. I just got back from a few days relaxing up in Door County, enjoying fudge and cheese curds and cherry wine. Mmmmmm :)

Of course, I had to try a Door County fish boil while I was up there. Us bears love fish, you know! However, I'm not very good at catching my own fish -- my arms are just too little, you see -- compared to my grizzly bear cousins. The idea of having a nice fisherman cook up a pot of fish and onions and potatoes just for me was a very nice one. When they threw the kerosene on the fire for the boil-over, the fireball and heat were ridiculous! See how surprised I look? It was a good thing they fed me after that.

The next day, I decided that I should make sure to exercise a little while I was sight-seeing, so we went to Peninsula State Park and did some hiking around. One of the highlights of the park is Eagle Tower, which is 75' tall and lets you see beautiful views of Eagle Harbor. I made sure to take lots of pictures to prove that I did exercise, as my figure is not proving anything these days.

Here is the view of the tower from the bottom, and me halfway up:

It is a long climb for a little bear!

Here I am at the top -- the view was beautiful!And then to add to the fun factor, I decided I was tired of walking. Every now and then I am adventurous -- so I took the fast way down off of the Tower and jumped down to a friend! Wahoo!!!!
More adventures to come soon!