Category Archives: Friends

House in the Hills

Dear Friends, Greetings from Sequoia National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California! The snow might be sparkling in the bright sunshine but it’s very cold. Lucky my lederhosen are fur lined. Do you see the cute little chalet tucked away among the sequoia trees? I love the split level design and the steep …

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Bright Lights

Dear Friends, I’m back! When Becky announced her latest square challenge and invited me to join in, I simply couldn’t refuse. So I’ve come out of retirement to share with you the highlights of my trip to USA with some #brightsquare photos. As usual, my personal assistant Mrs ET came with me. I’ve mentioned before …

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Into the Blue

Dear Friends, Since I’ve started travelling the world, I’ve met plenty of superstars and celebrities and, even though I’m famous too, it’s always a thrill when I meet another luminary. Last week was extra-special because I spent a day with the world’s newest hot shot. He was handsome and sporty and, despite being in constant …

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Life in the Fast Lane

Dear Friends, Last Saturday, I learned from the Colorado Traveling Ducks that it was National Squirrel Appreciation Day.  After meeting a fleet-footed squirrel in Manchester, I definitely have an appreciation for their speed and agility. Did you know a squirrel moves fast? If you blink you’ll miss it. That’s what almost happened to me. I …

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Opposites Attract

Dear Friends, Last week I went on a cruise with my personal assistant Mrs ET. While she was gallivanting around the ship, I spent my time watching the world go by and making new friends. Meet Mr Penguin and Mr Elephant. We had plenty in common: a love for travel and a keen sense of …

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Dressed For Success

Dear Friends, There’s no doubt about it – Hawaiians are snappy dressers. Some Hawaiians don’t even need to be dressed to impress, while others accessorize to perfection. Even my best buddy Manny got into the spirit with his beautiful shell lei. I was filled with admiration for the relaxed Hawaiian style and I really wanted …

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All My Friends

Dear Friends, Did you know that Hawaii is the shrimp capital of the world? I didn’t, until I went there. I met so many different shrimp, each with their own laid back outlook on island life. There was Surfer Shrimp, who took me on a wild ride over on the North Shore. Hula Shrimp gave …

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Watching and Waiting

Dear Friends,  I’ve been whale watching with my old buddy Manny. We sailed on the Ocean Spirit, a sleek catamaran, out into the Auau Channel off the island of Maui. Manny and I were given the job of Official Whale Spotters. We watched and watched and watched until far away in the distance we spotted …

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Bananarama

Dear Friends, Have you ever seen something that is larger than life and been a little disappointed? Do you remember when I went to the Big Banana hoping to find the biggest banana split on record, only to have my dreams dashed? It was a sad day. Thankfully my belief in bananas has been restored – …

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We Are Family!

Dear Friends, After reading my last letter, my good friend Yvonne commented that I should reconnect with my extended Castor family. This week I was invited to a family reunion and, with Yvonne’s comment on my mind, I was happy to accept. The love of travel and adventure must run in the family because my …

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