Today is the big day! Ratty, Mole, and Toad are ready to jump into a big envelope and fly to Canada to see Deborah and her family. I tell you, they proved a bit "needy" as I prepared them for their journey. I made extra sure they won't experience any hitches with immigration.
The passport came from the embassy. I must say that their passport photos are much better than my own.
Their first STAMP. I can't wait to see all the stamps they have when they return to Denver.
I put a small goodie in this "goodie envelope" at the back of the book. Deborah will put a goodie in for Debbie at No Spring Chicken before she mails the parcel to Oregon.
Each blogger who receives the parcel will go right to work annotating and embellishing the book. It's easy! Use your colored pencils and your everyday handwriting to put your brushstrokes into the book that went around the world! Each blogger will also place a leaf or an herb or even a flower in the leaves of this special ambassador copy of The Wind in the Willows. When the book arrives at each destination, we'll link to the blog so everyone can see what The Three are up to!
Ratty will provide leadership.
Mole will provide sweet companionship.
And Toad will provide entertainment on this wonderful wild ride! Poop! Poop!
Here's what I mean about "needy". They INSISTED upon "messing about in boats" before leaving.
They BEGGED to dance among the zinnias by moonlight!
I filled them with tea. They are Englishmen. They do need their tea.
It was hard to let them go, but I insisted they take the train to the post office. They will then jump into the envelope with the book and their passport. Off to Ontario, Canada they go. They'll have a wonderful time with Deborah and her seven children!
Keep watch over at Mags, too. After seven or so stops around America, they'll fly to Ireland and from there Mags will launch them about Europe. They'll voyage to New Zealand and Australia, too. Lucky THREE! Thank you for cheering them on!