Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bear on the Prowl

Hi Kids,
After a couple of months of hibernation, I'm on the go again.  Last week Miss Elaine, Mr. Jack and I drove 1200 miles around the state of Missouri.  We started in Kansas City -- and that's what my first post is about.
     Kansas City has lots of beautiful fountains.  This one is on the Plaza -- the first suburban shopping center planned for automobile traffic in the country.  Miss Elaine thought it would be fun for me to sit on a bench in front of the fountain while she took my picture.  Unfortunately, it was windy and before we knew it, the wind blew water from the fountain all over me! 

The next day we visited the Toy and Miniature Museum.  I particularly liked the bears!  This is me with a giant Teddy Roosevelt bear and a little bear cub.  Do you know who Theodore Roosevelt was?  Can you discover why the museum would have a bear dressed like Teddy Roosevelt?  It's a good story.  Do some detective work!

Out in from of the museum was this drummer bear.  The drum made an excellent seat!

Later we went to Crown Plaza, a neat shopping and entertainment area in downtown Kansas City.  I posed with this statue.  Can you guess what he's made of?

Can you tell now?

Legoland Discovery Center is about to open across the street from here.  They also just opened a new aquarium.  What a fun place to visit! 

While we were in K.C. Miss Elaine went to lunch with another travel writer.  Her name is Diana Lambdin Meyer.  I forgot to ask her bear's name but we had a good time together. 

I'll continue with my adventures in a day or two!

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