Location: Seattle Washington
Dates: April 22-27 2009
spends a little time in Seattle Washington with his host Shmarnold.
Seattle's biggest attraction is the space
needle building. George manages
to survive the infamous Seattle traffic on the way there.
Location: Calgary Alberta Canada
Dates: May 5-10, 2009
George's first international adventure begins when he arrives in Calgary in beautiful Alberta Canada. There are lots of interesting places to see in Calgary. Among them are the numerous winter sports facilities that are located around the Olympic Oval. The 1988 Olympics were held here and is still a primary training facility for future Olympians.
Speaking of sports;
It is well known that Hockey is an all time favorite in all of Canada, and
Calgary is no exception. The Olympic
Saddledome facility is home to the Stanley cup winning Calgary Flames.
Cola works with many seniors and takes George to visit Colonel Belcher Veterans centre where he enjoyed thanking the vets for their service. Not just in Canada or US but all over the world. He gets his picture taken with a display case of war memorabilia, some medals of honor, some great artwork honoring the veterans and a United Nations Flag.
Fort Calgary is located on the exact site of the original
fort that was built in 1875 by the Northwest Mounted
Police as a simple base of
operations. Over time it
beginnings of Calgary as a town and
continued to grow into the city it is
enjoyed the timeline wall
Location: Saskatchewan Canada & California USA
Dates: May 10-20 2009
Our first stop in L.A. was the Santa Monica Pier. So far
it looked like
George hadn't seen the Ocean or laid on the beach,
so today was the perfect day for it.
For supper we wandered down the pier and checked out a
The next day it was off to the week long Microsoft
The first night was trade show night.
This meant free stuff ... and for George, Candy!!!
Wednesday night we went to Hollywood for a filming of
with Matthew Fox!!! I told the seating guy that we were huge
and he put us in the second row... George LOVED it!
when I asked if Jimmy or the guests ever do meet and greets,
the answer was No.
Then we walked around Hollywood checking out all the
after coming from Jimmy Kimmel, George couldn't help himself just Like
Sarah Silverman, George LOVES Matt Damon.
Then he posed with the Star Trek plaque with the names and
prints from the cast of the original series. Woo Hoo!
After a long week of Microsoft'in, George went for a
After a long week in L.A., George and I were glad to be
Regina Saskatchewan Canada. First thing we did when we got home
catch up in the GWN club in the message boards, have a DOD
(Drink of the day) in a Dharma glass and watch MTV Canada and the Hills.
Monday I took George to work with me. George kept himself busy
throughout the week
by tending to my miniature carrot garden,
baby sitting my pet sea monkeys,
hanging out with Mr. Carrot,
playing office basket ball...
...playing puzzles, drinking coffee from Tim Horton's
We also did a quick drive by of City hall and Casino Regina,
which was built in the old Railway Station.
George LOVED the Saskatchewan Natural History Museum!
Lucky George got to sit on Saskatchewan's
oldest fossil as
well as view a scene with mini dinosaurs.
But he had the sneaking suspicion that he was being stalked.
George also enjoyed the displays of the local wild life
like the Moose and Beavers.
And Art and displays about the local Indian history.
Another day and another great adventure; especially when I let George drive.
On his last day at work, George decided it was the day to make the
penguin pay for the bullying he put up with all week!
After defeating his Penguin nemesis George was feeling rather confident.
He ran into the polar bear at the jewelery
store that he had been flirting
with all week. He gave her a kiss goodbye. George you casanova.
George had a Sensational time in