Space Shuttle Launch
Ever since I was a little girl, I've dreamed of seeing a Space Shuttle launch. My wish came true on June 5, 2002, when I got to view the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-111.
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The Baptistery in Florence is home to Lorenzo Ghiberti's famous Gates of Paradise doors, which feature bronze panels that illustrate various Bible stories. The doors on the Baptistery itself are now replicas, and the original panels can be seen nearby in the lovely Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.
Continue reading Mr. Hunter and Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, Part One
The Oltarno district of Florence is on the opposite side of the river here. If you're lucky enough to find yourself near the Ponte Vecchio someday, make sure to visit Caffe delle Carrozze's gelateria, which is located quite close to the Ponte Vecchio on the Signoria side of the river.
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We were standing in front of the Duomo cathedral, watching the portion of the Festa di San Giovanni parade that traipsed into the Baptistery.
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Of course Mr. Hunter and friends visited the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence so that they could bask in the glow of Michelangelo's David. But the Accademia has these rules lately that you can't take photos in the museum! (This is pretty typical of museums in Italy.)Continue reading David
Civil War Reenactment
In the summer of 2001, Mr. Hunter traveled back in time to the 1860s. How so? He'd been invited to see a Civil War reenactment. After watching the battle itself, he had a chance to walk around the camp and pose with some Civil War "generals."
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After Mr. Hunter had posed with Stonewall Jackson and General Lee, we went in search of the man whom we thought was portraying General Ulysses S. Grant. My friend and Mr. Hunter and I kept going to different tents and asking where General Grant was. It might have been a good clue when more than one person answered that they didn't know if General Grant was there. Nevertheless.
Continue reading A Civil War Faux Pas!
An entry for the Hall of Fame, and one of Mr. Hunter's favorite photos.
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Naturally, Mr. Hunter is a big fan of The Amazing Race, and he was tickled this week to see teams directed to the city of Salzburg.
Continue reading Drive Yourselves to the City of Salzburg
Mr. Hunter made a connection with St. Anthony at the Carmel Mission.
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Mr. Hunter must be a charming fellow. Look how some people have tried to smuggle him away in their bags.
Continue reading The Temptation to Put Mr. Hunter in Your Bag
Map of Mr. Hunter's Travels
I'm excited to show off the new map of Mr. Hunter's travels. And yes, this map also features the travels of flat friends of Mr. Hunter.
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Ghetto Mr. Hunter in Singapore
Teresa was getting ready to leave on a business trip to Singapore and Japan, and she asked me about taking a Flat Mr. Hunter along. The only problem was that she was leaving the next day, and I wasn't in the office to provide her with an official Flat Mr. H.
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Ghetto Mr. Hunter enjoyed some Singapore-style snacks at the Marsiling Food Centre.
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Before he posed with the main Merlion, Ghetto Mr. Hunter enjoyed hanging out with the mini Merlion at Mount Faber Park. (The Merlion, which has the head of a lion and the body of a fish, is a mascot or symbol of Singapore.)
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Warning: Park at your own risk. If you're visiting Sentosa Island, your car may find itself facing off with a peacock!
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Ghetto Mr. Hunter samples another famous Singapore delicacy: the stinky durian fruit.
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Continue reading Singapore Meals: Five Star Hainanese Chicken Rice
Cinco de Mayo
Getting into the Cinco de Mayo spirit with a Mr. Hunter-sized sombrero.
Continue reading Mr. Hunter Celebrates Cinco de Mayo
Terry and Ana feel the power on Mr. Hunter's first visit to Eugene, Oregon.
Continue reading All Hail Mr. Hunter!
The Purple One introduced himself by saying, "My name is Prince. Everything you heard is true."
Our response: "!!!!!!!!!!"
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Erik and Krumbs
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Ring Around the Sun
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Mr. Hunter stopped by the side of the Kuhio Highway in Kauai so that he could pose with the Kalalea Mountain, which was featured in the opening of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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