Posted in Autumn, Elliott, Elmer, Fame and Fairytales, Halloweenie, Johnny, Jonathan, Magical Adventures, Morris Arboretum, Pennsylvania, The Funko Nation, The Roomie

A Day with Nature

The Arboretum is The Roomie’s favorite place.  It’s peaceful and still fun.

Elliot, always the jokester, couldn’t stop touching this cherub’s butt.

He said Jonathan started it by taking pictures of the cherub.  After that Elliott said it was all downhill, lol.

The Roomie just shook her head.  Funkos will be Funkos.

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Posted in Alice, Autumn, Brody, Elliott, Fort Washington, Halloweenie, Mervin, Summer, The Roomie, What happened today, What I Did at Lunch

Autumn Is Close At Hand

Hey Brody…pull my finger…HA HA HA!

Don’t you just feel bad for me right now?

The trees are starting to turn.  We are all excited that Fall begins on Friday!!!  We love October…you know because we are all Halloweenish.  It’s going to be so much fun.  The Roomie said we can start Halloween decorating in October!

We can’t wait!  Especially Melvin!

Posted in Alice, Autumn, Brody, Elliott, Franken Files, Halloweenie, Morris Arboretum, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Seasons, Summer, The Roomie

September at the Arboretum

It’s almost Autumn.  We usually don’t start the festivities until October 1st but when you are a Scarecrow, Frankenstein and a ghost all year is Halloweentown time.

This place is like church for the Roomie.  The leaves are starting to change color, which of course we love!

Alice is always one who jump in a photo.  She’s just glad that she comes out in pictures.  Being invisible sometimes has its draw backs, lol.

Elliott and Brody are pleasant chaps.  We always have fun together.  They call us the Ghoul Squad.

We know so many have been dealing with Hurricanes and Tropical Storms so it forced us to get outside and appreciate our local nature.

I hope everyone has a great Tuesday like ours!

Posted in Autumn, Bjorn Maelstrom, Christmas, Holidays, In The Neighborhood, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Seasons, The Roomie, Weekend Adventures

Forced Retirement

It is with sad heart that after 12 years of travel and adventure Bjorn Maelstrom is being forced to retire.  This weekend saw his worst injury today.

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While visiting Historic Hope Lodge to ring in the fun Christmas Season Bjorn suffered another radical amputation.  If you follow his travels you know that he’s lost both hands, his tail, his nose and his hair due to many individual circumstances.  This time he has lost his arm.  He is running out of parts to fall off.

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So for his future safety and under much protest the old boy is now shelf bound.  His family and friends will keep up the travels and adventures but for the foreseeable future Bjorn will be a quiet old man in retirement 😦  This makes us all sad since he was the one who started it all.  Hang in there our Norwegian friend.

Posted in Autumn, Eddie and Jimmy, In The Neighborhood, Pennsylvania, Smurfs, The Chef, The Roomie

Can’t Talk Now…Watching The Crown on Netflix

The Roomie was watching the Netflix hit “The Crown” and got us all hooked.  She’s evil that way.

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Eddie was especially into the mini series.  He went about talking in a British Accent.

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We also suspect he has a crush on The Queen…or perhaps it’s Claire Foy.  He doesn’t seem to differentiate between the two.

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Chef Blue loved the costume but really he wanted to see more food on the table.  The group pretty much all liked it.  Bjorn is sure he would have liked it had he had time to watch.  Instead he was working on his new career.  We have no idea what that means or what that is but Bjorn is happy and that’s all that matters, lol.

Posted in Autumn, Bjorn Maelstrom, Christmas, Fear, In The Neighborhood, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, The Roomie

Getting Ready For Christmas

Every year the Roomie reads us Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”.

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It’s an old-timer kind of tradition but we humor her.

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Fear got all scared because there were ghosts in the story.  No matter how much we tried to assuage him it was for naught.  The little dude is destined to be afraid of everything.  I guess that’s why his name is Fear.

Posted in Autumn, Bjorn Maelstrom, Fort Washington, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Seasons, Sunday Madness, The Roomie, Weekend Adventures

Welcome To The Revolution!

This weekend the Roomie and I headed out to watch the Revolutionary War Battle Re-Enactment.

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We live in an area that is filled with Historic places.  The battle took place in the back field of Hope Lodge.

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Today’s battle saw the British taking the field.  That’s revolution speak for winning.

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I’m not sure if you can see behind me are the red-coats.  The uniforms were really cool since this supposed to be like 239 years ago.

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It turned out to be a beautiful day for a Skirmish in the back field.

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If you get a chance go visit.  This place is fun, historic and just a nice way to spend a Sunday.

Happy Autumn!

Posted in Autumn, Morris Arboretum, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Rain, Seasons, What happened today

More Autumnal Fun

I’ve been having a blast recently with all of the outside fun.

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It was a little rainy and overcast for most of the day but I just couldn’t let it get in the way of my good day.

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Peak Leaf/Color season has passed but there are still some good colors on the trees.  We took to the Arboretum today.

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It wasn’t too bad.  I’m going to miss all of the color once Winter descends upon us but at least I have my memories to keep me feeling good!  Can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow!

Posted in Autumn, Bjorn Maelstrom, Morris Arboretum, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Seasons, The Roomie

Autumn With More Milkweed Pods

The trees are in full color now.  The Roommie wanted to see if the milkweed pods were exploding yet and as luck had it they were.

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They were all over the field.  I think I saw her doing a little jig.  It was kind of an awkward moment.

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I snagged my Milkweed Seed and made my wish.  I sure hope it comes true!

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We went to the wheel pump house because it’s not far from the field of Milkweed Pods.  It was a great lunchtime!
I can’t wait to see where we go tomorrow!

Posted in Autumn, Autumn, Fort Washington, Norwegian Explorer, Pennsylvania, Seasons

Happy Autumn!

I can never tell when Peak Leaf Season is happening.  Sometimes I’m too early sometimes too late.   Not sure about today but I think our outing today hit it somewhere in the middle.

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The air is crisp and the colors were bursting!

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Halloween is just a few days away.  I can’t wait.  As a World Traveling Troll I love to experience local culture.

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Since I moved here 11 years ago I’ve found that Autumn is also my favorite time of year.  The smells in the air, the cool crisp air and the frolicking and running amok.  Who wouldn’t love this time of year?

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I hope you get to take time to enjoy Autumn too!