Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Moosey-Moose Answers His Mail


Hi Travel Buddies,

I want to say “Hi” to my friend Alaina. 

Alaina, I haven’t been to Disney World, but that sounds like a super cool place to go!  Do you live near Disney World? 

If you add me to your list of followers, you’ll know every time I post on my blog.  That way you can keep track of my travels! 

Oh, and don’t be afraid to go in a hot air balloon.  It’s super fun!  It’s like floating in air.

Thanks for writing to me.  I like getting fan mail.

Bye for now,


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Moosey-Moose and Sleepy Bear Go Sledding


What a neat surprise.  My first day back home and it’s a snow day! 

Sleepy Bear agreed to go on an adventure with me!



He had no idea we were going sledding!


We’re lucky we live on a hill.






We picked up lots of speed!  Sleepy Bear was scared at first. He thought we were going too fast. See how big his eyes are?

I lost one of my snow boots.  I was bummed about that because a friend crocheted them for me.  What am I going to do for the rest of the winter?


                                          PB231627Whoa!  This was super cool!  We were going sideways.

I hoped we would go backwards!

Uh Oh! I didn’t know I couldn’t steer the sled.

The hill got steeper and we keep going faster!






We were definitely going too fast!  Guess I should have listened to Sleepy Bear when he told me to slow down.







Luckily we weren’t hurt.  Just a little cold and wet from the snow. I got snow in my ears.  Burr!


Sleepy Bear was mad at me.





I made it up to him with hot chocolate chip scones with lots of whippy cream AND hot cocoa with guess what?  Yup.  More whippy cream. 

He’s not mad at me anymore.  This was a perfect way to end an adventure in the snow.


Bye for now,


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Moosey-Moose Explores Honfleur


Hi Travel Buddies,




This is the fishing village of Honfleur.









After I walked around the village, I hiked up a super steep hill and had this cool view!

I had to hang on tight to the fence.  But I wasn’t scared.







After my hike I took a break and rode a horse! I miss Chloe and Amadeus at L’Chateau Curzay.








Surprise! This horse was on a carousel. 

But it was still fun!





I’m coming to the end of my trip in France. I hope you had as much fun reading about my adventures as I had telling you about them.

Now, where to next?  If you have an idea, send me a comment on my blog and I’ll write back to you.  Who knows, I might be in your city one day.

Bye for now,


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Moosey-Moose Goes to Normandy, France

Hi Travel Buddies,

I'm off to Honfleur!

It's a little fishing village in Normandy.

I stayed 2 nights at a bed and breakfast. That's a house that's like a hotel and you are the guests of the people who live in the house. The hostess will serve you a yummy breakfast, too.
I had pancakes with homemade jam. The pancakes are super thin but super good! I ate lots of them. I lost count exactly how many.

After my big breakfast I helped out in the garden. They have apple trees and pear trees and pumpkins and other squashes. Fun times!
Next, I'll take a hike and go into the village to see the sites.
Bye for now,

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Moosey-Moose and the Ancient Building on an Island - Part 2

Hi Travel Buddies,

This is me high up in Le Mont Saint Michel! Good thing I'm not afraid of heights.

On a clear day, like this one, you can see forever! I had to be careful because it got a little windy, and it was cold. See, I'm wearing my yellow sweater AND my t-shirt. Brrrrr.

This is the big iron gate that drops down to make a bridge into the village. Centuries ago the soldiers would draw the bridge up so enemies could not get inside the village. Remember, Mont Saint Michel is on an island.

This is the view at night. I don't think too many things are beautiful. But this building - it's BEAUTIFUL!

The next morning, sheep were grazing in the field that leads up to the island. These sheep are called mouton blanc. That's French for white sheep.
I hope you are enjoying my travels in France as much as me. Next, I'm off to a little fishing village.
Au Revoir,

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Moosey-Moose and the Ancient Building on an Island

Hi Travel Buddies,

This is a view from my car, traveling down a highway in France on my way to Le Mont-St.-Michel.

As you can see, there are lots of signs and arrows pointing in all directions! It's a good thing I didn't get lost.

Finally! The building I've been waiting for. This is Le Mont-Saint-Michel. It's an ancient church that goes back in history hundreds of years. All the way back to the year 708! Wow, that's old.

The big building in the center is the church. Well, they called it an abbey. Around the abbey is the village.

This is what the main street in the village looks like today. Lots' of little shops that sell souvenirs. And restaurants and hotels, too. Hundreds of years ago there were businesses, too. Except they sold mostly useful stuff, like pots, pans, yarn, and candles.
Tomorrow I will post more pictures of the the inside of the abbey. Here is one website that tells you more about Le Mont-Saint-Michel:
Bye for now,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Moosey-Moose Goes Horseback Riding in France!

Hi Travel Buddies,

Here's another picture of Le Chateau Curzay where I stayed for 3 nights. My room was on the second floor!
And while I was there, I met Chloe and she took me horseback riding! We rode for a whole hour all around the property at the chateau.

Chloe taught me how to sit up straight and how to hold the reins so I could tell my horse which direction to go.
My horse's name was Amadeus. He was very friendly to me except he would try to eat leaves off the trees when I wasn't looking!

This is me with Chloe after our ride. I hope to visit her again one day when I go back to France. Or, maybe she can visit me if she ever travels to Seattle.
Bye for now,

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Moosey-Moose Blows Hot Air - In a Balloon That Is!

Hi Travel Buddies!

I want you to meet my new friends.

This is Pierrot and Jean-Daniel. Jean-Daniel is the Pilot of the hot air balloon that I got to fly in! This is the link to his website: But remember, it's all in French!

This is the crew setting up the balloon. They use a super powerful hot air pump that blasts hot air into the balloon.
This is a picture I took as soon as we lifted off the ground. In the background is Le Chateau Curzay. That's the chateau I stayed at for 3 nights! I was treated like a king.

This is me flying hundreds of miles up in the air. It was very quiet up there. I could get used to this on a daily basis.

When I finally got back to my room after sailing around the skies, my hostess had jelly candies waiting for me in my room. Yum!
Be sure to check back. Next I'll introduce to you two more friends at the chateau.
Bye for now,

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Moosey-Moose Goes to France - A Visit to a Military Hospital and Museum

Hi Travel Buddies,

This is the famous The Hôtel National des Invalides. It used to be a hospital. But today it's a museum.
This is where Napoleon and other famous Frenchmen are buried.

Plus, it has other super cool information about the history of France. Here's the link to the website: Ask an adult to help you use the website because it's a little complicated but it's worth looking at.
Later I'll blog about my surprise adventure - in the sky! Can you guess what I did? Check back tomorrow to find out more.
Bye for now,

Friday, October 8, 2010

Moosey-Moose Answers His Mail

Hi Buddies,

I want to say "Hi" to Alaina. HI!!!! I'm glad you wrote again. Paris is a super cool city. I walked A LOT! I'm glad you like my blog, too. To answer your question, some of the places I've traveled to are: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; London, England; Victoria, B.C.; Portland, Oregon; Edinburgh, Scotland; Los Angeles, California; New York City, New York; and New Orleans, Louisiana. Whew! That's a lot of places. But, there are tons more I need to go to, too.

Where are you from? Maybe I've been to your town.

Be sure to follow my blog and learn more about my adventures in Paris.

Bye for now,


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Moosey-Moose Goes to France - A Two-Museum Day!

Hi Travel Buddies,

This is me with my new friend in Paris. I would see him every morning to have a short hot chocolate and a croissant. YUM!! Croissants are my new favorite food to eat.

After enjoying my morning snack like all good Parisians, I was ready to explore the streets of Paris.

This is a boat traveling up the famous river called the Seine. I rode on one at night. Paris is also called the City of Lights. And now I know why. I'll send you some photos so you can see for yourself. But now, back to my museum day.

This is me outside the Musee d'Orsay. This is the link to the museum's website:

This is inside of the Musee d'Orsay. It looks like an old fashioned train station! There are lots of small rooms inside this really big room. I got to see famous paintings by famous artists like Van Gogh (that's him with the museum sign), and Manet, and Degas. There are also lots of statues. Before I knew it, hours had gone by. Well, check out the website you so you can feel like you're there, too.
Have fun!
Next, I went to the Musee-Rodin. Auguste Rodin was a very famous sculptor. A sculptor is someone who makes statues. He's super famous for his statue called The Thinker. That's it behind me in this picture. See, I can think just like the statue. Super cool!
This is the link to the Musee-Rodin: There's lots of interesting information.
I hope you're having fun traveling with me on my blog. If you have questions about the places I've visited, be sure to write to me and let me know where you're from. Maybe one day I can visit your city!
I gotta go now,

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Moosey-Moose Goes to France - A Day at The Louvre

Hi Travel Buddies,

This is me outside of a very famous museum. It's called the Musee Du Louvre. That's French for The Louvre Museum.

If you're like me, you probably think museums are boring. Well, not anymore! This museum is the best place to hang out for hours and hours. I saw hundreds of paintings by famous artists.

This is me siting in front of one famous painting. Her name is Mona. Well, everyone else calls her Mona Lisa. She's very famous for her smile.

That probably explains why hundreds of people visit her every day! Good thing for me I arrived early to avoid some of the huge crowds.
This is me at the end of my visit at the Louvre. Good thing I ate my vegetables that day! Ok,I didn't really lift this pyramid. On the outside of the museum is a glass pyramid that is also the entrance to the museum. Inside the museum is the pyramid upside down! There was just enough room for me to sit between these two pyramids!
If you want to learn more about the Musee Du Louvre, here's the museum link: There are lots of fun activities for kids, too!
Be sure to check back later. I'll post more pictures of the streets of Paris so you can see what the city looks like, too.
Bye for now,

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Moosey-Moose Returns From France

Hi Travel Buddies,

I'm back home in Seattle. Were you excited to find out I traveled all the way to France? Bummer about my computer. Oh well, at least I have it fixed now and I can show you pictures of my travel adventure.

Be sure to check back on Tuesdays and Thursdays when I will post new pictures of me in France visiting super cool and exciting places.

Bye for now,


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Moosey-Moose Goes to France - Day 2

Bonjour, mes amies!

I'm having a tres bon good time. That means I'm having fun. Lots of .... Uh oh .... There's a flashing yellow light at the bottom of my computer screen. OH NO!! It's the battery light flashing! Wait, I brought the electric cord.


I'm back. This does not look good. The plug doesn't fit in the thing in the wall. It has different holes and the size is different and the battery light keeps flashing. I'm running out of battery juice. OK, real fast here. I have to finish blogging about my trip when I return on Sept....

Friday, September 10, 2010

Moosey-Moose Travels to France

Bonjour mes amies,
That's French for, "Hi, my friends." I've been brushing up on my French to get ready for this trip
This is me on the plane eating dinner. I had chicken, asparagus and mashed potatoes. For dessert I had a hot fudge sundae!

The flight was so long that I also got to eat breakfast. This time I ate mueseli, that's fancy granola, with yogurt.
About 8 hours later, I landed in Paris, France. This was my first stop - the Eiffel Tower.
Be sure to check back soon. Later I plan to visit a famous painting.
Au revoir, mes amies!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Moosey-Moose Eats Gelato at Bottega Italiana and Clue #10

Hi Travel Buddies,

I'm so excited I can't hardly stand it.

This is my last day to plan my trip. I'm catching my flight Wednesday morning, early.
I'm still hanging out at Bottega Italiana. I ate too much gelato so now I'm snacking on a croissant and strawberries.

I'm planning to eat A LOT of croissants when my plane lands in ... MOOPS! I almost told you where I'm going.

OK, gotta go finish packing my backpack, and maybe wash this t-shirt before I go.
Check back in a couple of days to find out where my plane lands and all the super cool places I visit!
Bye for now,
P.S. - Here's your clue: The city where my plane lands is also where the famous painting called the Mona Lisa is hanging in a famous museum.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Moosey-Moose Eats Gelato at Bottega Italiana and Clue #9

Hi Travel Buddies,

I can't get enough of this gelato! It's the best!!

Today I'm going to eat the biggest waffle cone filled with more gelato and whippy cream! Shhh. Don't tell Sleepy Bear I'm eating all this whippy cream.

Chocolate and a French flavor called tiramisu. Yum! Yum!! Yum!!!

Planning my trip and eating gelato are two of my favorite things to do.
Here's my clue #9. Look at my travel book. What is the word on the cover hiding under my name tag? It's the name of a country.
I have to eat my gelato now before it melts.
Bye for now,