I will update this map with the bear's travels. The blue is Odysseus (see post below) and the red is Hermes who is still with me but traveled from Klamath Falls to Portland (350 miles) when I moved last week.
When I was a kid my mom bought me a book called Earth Search and one of the ideas presented there was the Geo Bears. Originally a project for kids in school, the idea was that you take a bear and send it out into the world with travelers who take it to their destination and pass it on. This way the bear travels the world. At each new destination the people hopefully send you a postcard by mail or maybe pictures.
I always wanted to do this project and tried several time to get a bear out. Now that I graduated I found the book and a few cute bears that I've saved over the years for this purpose. I've decided to send my bears out into the world and to keep this blog about their travels, learn about the world, meet people, and find others who might be traveling outside the state or country who can take a bear with them.
Any type of participation would be fun and I encourage you to contribute or get involved.
GeoBear No.1: Hermies
My first bear is Hermes, named for the Greek god of travel. He is ready to go so now I'm just looking for someone to start him out.
GeoBear No. 2: Zella
My second bear is Zella, no special story behind the name, just thought it was cool. Last heard from in Russia.
GeoBear No. 3: Odysseus
My third bear is Odysseus named from Homer's Epic poem The Odyssey. Last seen in Texas USA!
GeoBear No. 4: Cheng Ho
He was named for the great Chinese sailor/explorer. Cheng Ho is traveling to China with some friends.
GeoBear No. 5: Ponce de Leon
Named for the man who found Florida on his way to the fountain of youth. He's ready for a traveler!
GeoBear No. 6: Alice
Named for the girl from Alice in Wonderland. Alice is on her way to Kootney Lakes with a college friend.
GeoBear No. 7: Gulliver
Named from Gulliver's Travels, this bear went with me to San Francisco, CA and is soon to tour the US with my boyfriends parents.
My name is Molly, I am a 25 year old graduate from the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon. I got my Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering and live in the Portland area working for the City of Portland in Construction Management. My interests include science, art, ballroom dance, cooking/baking, knitting, ultimate frisbee, video games, the outdoors and many other things.