Location: Marsielle France
Host: TT11TT22/ Tony
Dates: January 5th- 16th 2010
On George's first day in the south of France, he decided to
go to work with TT. TT is a lecturer in an engineering
university in Marseille, and George was
really excited to
see what he would find.
George found the exam too hard for him
( oh yes, George may
be cute, but his three dimensional geometry is a little rusty),
so he decided to hide behind the box and hope nobody saw him.
TT let him off the hook and got him to help out with
which George was surprisingly good at, but as the students are
all cool, he didn't catch anyone cheating.
During the break, he had a little wander around the campus,
found a place that reminded him of the island. On the way home,
he stopped for a little
picnic in the park, and had great fun sliding
down the rail on the side of the bridge.
Just before leaving Marseille, George saw the "Arc de
and thinking he was in Paris, wanted to stop and have a tourist
photo taken in front of it, as all his fellow Americans do!
As he had enjoyed his trip the University so much, he wanted
go with TT to a different University to see some of the other
He enjoyed visiting more students, and even
helped give a class on Geography
since he was such a
well traveled bear.
After the snow had melted, TT took George around Aix en
to see the sights. George loves a gothic cathedral and clock tower
when he gets the chance, and was over the moon to see this one.
to George, who is, after all, a Dharma bear. He even showed how
The next day, TT took him to see the town center, to teach
him a bit
of history. George loved the "Place Albertas", with it's 15th century facade.
He was also very impressed with the fountains at 'La
but as it was so windy, the water wasn't running. TT promised to
him the fountain again, if he decided to come back to France.
Before getting back into his box and flying all the way to
to visit Gary, George asked for some picture to be taken from TT's
Terrace, to remember the stunning views. First he wanted to be taken
front of the "Sainte Victoire", so he could show his friends he'd
to Cezanne country.
George enjoyed his visit with Tony, family and students.
He says, "Merci pour un temps grand."
Translation, "Thank you for a great time."
Location: South Africa
Dates: February 1st - 16th 2010
George found his way to
South Africa just in time to watch LOST
with his new host Gary and his family.
Only a few days later,
Ginger arrived. George and Ginger are
united for the first time. They have lots to share with Gary (Vishkus Lion)
George and Ginger spend lots of quality time together.
With the help of Gary's
little monkeys (kids), George and Ginger are
given the grand tour of
Johannesburg and surrounding communities.
Shaylen helps G & G show their
presence in Alberton. There they find
an awesome park and play
ground to have some fun for a while, and play
with Jayden and Zeta.
In Jo-burg, as Gary likes to call it,
the family finds a sport shop and finds
a new friend for G&G. His name is Zakumi and he's the World Cup
Soccer Mascot. The shop owners were very friendly.
(Ellis Park Stadium);
where South Africa won the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Next stop is the airport where they
watch for any possible Oceanic
flights taking off or landing. Then the Soccer City Stadium.
Home of the Fifa Soccer World Cup 2010 in South Africa.
Soccer City Stadium Coke tower, Gold
Reef City Amusement Park,
Gold Mine Head Gear Tower, and Gold Reed City Casino.
& George with Zakumi take one last look at Johannesburg before