Tuesday, 19 May 2009

We Have a Visitor!

An Elementary School in South Haven Kansas has sent their school mascot on a journey to help them understand about Geography and other communities and my DH invited the mascot to come and spend some time with us in Lincolnshire and here she is!
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This is Dorothy who was very keen to get out of the brown parcel that has been her mode of transport from her last hosts in Timber Ridge Needmore, Pennsylvania.
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She had her first glimpse of an English garden on a cool, showery day (good job we'd tidied it up a bit!) As my DH was still at work and as the idea is to take Dorothy on a few adventures, I took her with me to see an exhibition of batik at the Willoughby Memorial Gallery in Corby Glen, not far from us.
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As you can see Dorothy enjoyed the beautiful works on display and I will give a few more details from the exhibition in my next post. (Dorothy sat very still so that she did not touch the lovely batiks).
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She particularly liked this elephant with all its lovely embellishments.
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Dorothy is having a little snooze now as jet lag has set in but she's going to be going on lots of trips to find out all about life in Lincolnshire and will soon be finding out about Wales too as she is coming on holiday with us. If you check out my DH's blog you will see the Journal she has brought with her for us to record her visit in and photos of her adventures so far. She left Kansas to go to Florida and then went on to Needmore in Central South Pennsylvania. Her travels will end in January 2010 when she is due to arrive back in South Haven. I wonder where her travels will take her before then? I know a certain bear and dragon who will be expecting a visit in a few weeks time.
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4 comments:

Salty said...

Dorothy looks none the worse for the wear after her long trip across the pond. Glad to see she was up to getting out and about on her new adventure. Its cool how she was able to switch from appreciating wildlife to art :)

Helen Suzanne said...

I'm sure Dorothy will have a wonderful time :D

We had a bear to visit just like Dorothy is doing, and his journal was very interesting. Amazing how these creatures get to travel so much!

Mrs. Salty said...

I can see Dorothy is in good hands and will enjoy her stay immensely! I like the English garden and the art show; especially the elephant!

Julie said...

Hello Salty and Mrs Salty :o) Lovely to see you here. Dorothy has had an 'at home day' today after her long trip from Pennsylvania. It was lovely to read your entries in the journal and to see the photographs. I hope we can give her an equally exciting visit here.