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Hamster Dancin' Around the World

 
 
Montana
 
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Reply Sat 6 Oct, 2007 11:16 am
Your tractor is doing just great Penny. In fact, I'm getting ready to put it away for the winter and it'll be time soon to take out the snow blower.

I see you learned to do some construction with Fishin and are having a blast with Dasha. Dasha couldn't wait for you to get there and I see she was very prepared for your visit.
I'm enjoying all the really cool pictures and watching while you make your way around to all these awesome A2K people around the world.

Sozet is also very lucky to have such a cool mom that does all kinds of fun stuff for her :-D

I think Dasha is the queen of entertainment and she makes me smile a lot, so I know Penny is having some really good times :-D

Happy trails Penny :-D
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sat 6 Oct, 2007 05:58 pm
dagmaraka wrote:
Ha, well that was my dad some 40+ years ago.


Sure, but for some reason I was expecting someone with a totally different kind of face. Thin, long, with some sort of a beard. No idea why.

Quote:
http://www.nadaciapontis.sk/tmp/asset_cache/article_embedded_large.11/0000015971.jpg This is him now, though you don't see much. I found that online, apparently it's a 'cage of solidarity' - it was an event to support freeing of politcal prisoners in Cuba. He was one in communist Czechoslovakia, so they locked him up there.... not sure how that works as solidarity, but hey. if it gets people stop and think, it's good.


Interesting!
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mac11
 
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Reply Sat 6 Oct, 2007 09:30 pm
Wow, Elie Wiesel. Shocked

Penny is one lucky hamster. Cool
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squinney
 
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Reply Sat 6 Oct, 2007 10:14 pm
No kidding! Wow!

I'm crossing my fingers for Tuesday. Hoping it happens.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sun 7 Oct, 2007 02:50 am
could someone please ask Penny if she thinks a trip to the arctic circle would be interesting.

A possible opportunity exists for penny to spend a night in ICEHOTEL, near Kiruna in the North of Sweden. Includes Reindeer and hopefully dogsledding.

Penny could plan her trip for anytime between Dec and March.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 7 Oct, 2007 06:44 am
Ooooooohhhh....!!!

The last part that's scheduled right now is Morocco, Christmas-ish. Icehotel after that sounds very possible!

(So cool!)
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 7 Oct, 2007 09:16 am
Back, way back, before sozlet was born or even a twinkle in anyone's eye, a certain person used to get to Professor Findlay'sclass a few minutes early and sit on the flat radiator upstairs in the Philosophy Building because it was kinda cold in the mornings. And a certain person -- this certain person -- used to say Good Morning every morning. And that was 25 years ago. And while that certain person probably doesn't remember a 19-year-old Philosophy student in a blue parka, this certain person remembers a somewhat wild-haired professor getting in a little early in the mornings, carrying too many books under his arm, and very busy but never too busy to say Good Morning.
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PennyAroundTheWorld
 
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Reply Sun 7 Oct, 2007 03:53 pm
Hi all, Penny here.
I am just writing quickly about adventures from yesterday. We went to Lincoln, to explore yet another piece of the Battle Road, one which Dasha and Kris have not seen yet. There are many Very Old houses around, with huge fireplaces inside.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/dagmaraka/IMG_2477.jpg

The chimney is huge and has three fireplaces around in the living area. We saw one without the house - the house was gone, but the chimney still stood. Many people could live in the chimney alone. At this time, only bees did. And one ladybug tried to get in with the bees, but they found her out and sent her away. She came to sit by me. I told her it's better to not go inside, because she would get all sticky with honey and trampled on by the big bees. They are used to it, but she's so little, it may be dangerous. She agreed and everybody was happy.

We went to look inside one such old house. The Hartwell Tavern, built in 1733! I was very interested in the kitchen. Apparently, people cooked on open fire, put pots and pans on these three legged tripods (that's what tripods are - three legged things). I looked up that big chimney - it was very dark in there. There were vents in the chimney in the upper rooms - the whole house was nicely heated by that chimney.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/dagmaraka/IMG_2470.jpg

Here we also learned more about the War of Independence. Kris showed me a poster about the Boston Massacre. "Some massacre," Dasha said, "three people died and everybody ran away. It's more of a skirmish if you ask me. The Boston Kerfuffle." I was more interested in the little doggie in the poster. I wonder who's doggie that was and I hope he was OK.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/dagmaraka/IMG_2472.jpg

I also learned what a tavern is. Apparently, it's a place where adults come to drink and smoke and then become silly, tell funny stories, and often drunk so that they fall off their chairs. No wonder most of them are ruins by now.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/dagmaraka/IMG_2474.jpg
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PennyAroundTheWorld
 
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Reply Sun 7 Oct, 2007 04:03 pm
We also did some Exxxxtreme Hiking. We climbed a big big rock and felt very proud when we got to the top. We didn't find any mushrooms though this time. It's very very dry.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/dagmaraka/IMG_2481.jpg

Instead of mushrooms, we found a meadow with pretty flowers. I liked these bright orange ones. Dasha said that in Slovakia they call them wild daisies and they grow in her mom's garden, so we picked a whole bunch of them and brought them home.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/dagmaraka/IMG_2480.jpg

When we got back home, we were going to visit Duncan and MackieDoodle, who live downstairs. Before I met them in person, I practice some dogbackriding on this replica I found.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/dagmaraka/IMG_2469.jpg

Duncan and MackieDoodle were very excited to see us. We played all together for a long time.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/dagmaraka/IMG_2485.jpg

Duncan found a plastic bone after awhile that he brought from the other room. Me and MackieDoodle wanted to play with him, but were afraid to come close - because it's not a good idea to disturb a dog with a bone, they can bite.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/dagmaraka/IMG_2507.jpg

But Duncan shared his bone with me. I didn't chew on it (yuck!), but we played a little tug and tow with it. It was heaps of fun!

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i31/dagmaraka/IMG_2508.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 7 Oct, 2007 04:14 pm
mac11 wrote:
Wow, Elie Wiesel. Shocked

Penny is one lucky hamster. Cool



I was so dumbfounded I managed to post an entirely blank message - no easy thing.

What a fortunate hamster Penny is!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 7 Oct, 2007 04:27 pm
What a wonderful visit you are having, Penny! I've enjoyed seeing the old- house photographs, and hearing about the Boston Kerfluffle, but I have been especially pleased to see you practicing dogbackriding and then getting to spend time with Duncan and Mackiedoodle. You are a brave and stalwart girl!

I forgot! I appreciate your effort to hold up the lamp, it was very charming to see.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 7 Oct, 2007 05:31 pm
I said "more Penny pictures!" and sozlet came running...!

We both think the picture with the flowers is gorgeous and that it'd make a nice avatar...

Sozlet had something else she was going to say but she forgot (long day, bedtime now). If she remembers tomorrow I'll post.

Meanwhile I am having a great time reading along with this, beautiful pics and great descriptions, thanks!
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PennyAroundTheWorld
 
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Reply Sun 7 Oct, 2007 05:52 pm
your wish is my command, Captain Sozlet!
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 7 Oct, 2007 07:53 pm
I snapped a couple of pictures of Penny too, maybe she can find them at my website to see if she wants to share them with you all.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Sun 7 Oct, 2007 09:12 pm
which website? it's impossible (or i don't know how anymore) to link from the MSN groups website.

btw, feel free to help Penny log in anytime, I made that account for anyone to be able to help Penny post Smile Also whoever Penny travels to - you can help Penny use that account if you'd like. That's what it's for.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Sun 7 Oct, 2007 09:32 pm
anyhoo, i looked through 3 websites(msn, facebook, myspace), and didn't find them.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2007 06:31 am
Oooh, pretty avatar!
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2007 01:07 pm
I am posting these for Penny. They are from Kris, but came to my mailbox. Penny played with chipmunks that were running in and out of rocks. They were quite a hoot. They were very fast. Every now and then they would stop and pretend they don't exist. Here is Penny trying to pretend she doesn't exist. She's pretty good at it.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/Gigipix/In%20and%20Around%20Cambridge/2007oct_pennywaitsforachipmunksmall.jpg
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2007 01:09 pm
A day's bounty: some wee little mushrooms, and our bouquet of wild daisies. The rock that Penny was sitting on was also very cool. But I don't remember what kind of rock it is. I bet Kris knows.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i175/Gigipix/In%20and%20Around%20Cambridge/2007oct_bountysmall.jpg
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Francis
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2007 01:18 pm
Granite :

http://www.union.edu/PUBLIC/GEODEPT/hollocher/negsa_2007/images/NEGSA07-F4-10-94.jpg
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