Monday, February 25, 2013

A Visit From A Traveling Stone

A few weeks ago, my good blogger friend Red, over at Amazing Australian Adventures,  received a package in the mail.  In it were two stones, known as the Traveling Stones.  Red explained that the stones had their own blog, and that they were indeed traveling  They started their trip in Canada, when a woman named Darlene received two stones.  She decided to send them on their way, to see where they ended up. And she blogged about it.  The person she sent them to lived in Scotland. She sent them to Red.  Then Red asked for volunteers, people interested in hosting the stones and sending them on their way.  I volunteered to host the stones and show them around my part of the world.  I waited.  And waited. 

Then I got this really cool package in the mail:

It was Christmas in February!

After I opened the package, I found an adorable stuffed kangaroo, and just as I was saying "Awww, look! A Kangaroo!", this happened:

I tried to talk him out of it, of course, but the boy was having none of that.  So I showed him what was in the rest of the package, and he was very excited.

My friend Red sent stickers and tattoos and a wonderful magnet!  Zane has applied three tattoos so far--a centipede, a scorpion, and a green python--and he has been explaining what each one is and where they come from to everyone we meet.  He is all set to bring his new Roo to school, once he gets permission.  We opened the map and found Red's house, and then took a little detour to find out where the Finding Bigfoot team went to find the Yowie(Spoiler:  It was the Gold Coast).  We also found Sydney, since that's where Nemo's dad went to find him in the movie Finding Nemo. We try to throw in a little learning under the radar when ever we can.

But I digress. 

This is the reason for the package:

I know what you're thinking.  You're thinking that that is one fine looking Kangaroo on that map. 

But I digress.

I got the pink pearl and a coin from the UK and a boomerang from Oz.  We are going to have so much fun together!  I have spring break coming up, and I plan on broadening this particular stone's horizons even more before I send it on its way.  Once we've had as much fun as possible without getting arrested, I will need to send them to someone new.  Someone with a sense of adventure.  And a camera, because as the internet says, "If it's not on camera, it didn't happen."

So, if you have blog, and would be interested in being a guest host for a lovely pink pearl and guests, email me your address and I will send them to you.  Meanwhile, go check out the stone's blog at    


  1. I would love to be a guest host. So my email address is

  2. That is awesome. :) I love stuff like that.... send it Dionne, I'd love to see her adventures with it as well.

  3. Oops! Guess I should have sent TWO kangaroos ... but so glad the 'learning resources' I sent didn't go to waste!! Hope everyone else is as jealous as hell they haven't been my best follower!! Can't wait to see what that stone gets up to in spring break!

  4. THIS SOUNDS AWESOME!!!!!!! Hope you all have fun! Maybe some of our lego dudes and dudettes need to travel!

  5. That is too cool! I'm not sure if I'll be able to host or not---my time constraints now are unbearable but for you? I think I'll try and rearrange things.

  6. Awesome! I'm looking forward to returning home to read more on this, I'm away from home currently and have no internet access unless I come to the local library and they're closing soon! Thanks for sharing, will you also be posting this on our Travelling Stones site?


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