Dharma Bear Initiative

Australia

Location: Australia

Host: GotNoTheory/Angie

Dates: February 22nd – March 30th 2010

 

       George and Ginger arrive in Brisbane Australia and are very eager to spend time with their wonderful host Angie and get out and see the sights.  Unfortunately good old Murphy and his unforgiving laws are there waiting for them too.  The entire time they are there, Australia experienced an unusual and tremendous amount of rainy weather the entire time.  G&G could only sit and wait for the rain to stop.

 

 

      Unable to go outside G&G just take the time to hang out with some fellow bears who were eager to hear about their world tour adventures.

 

 

       These bears had their own travel stories to share as well.  They came from Angie’s trip to the USA in November 2008.  Green, Pilgrim and Indian bears are from Vermont when Angie visited Lola for Thanks giving! 

 

 

       And Red Bear is from Las Vegas where Angie met with Jaylen, Peanut and Goof that following weekend!  That was where some of the initial brain storming for the Dharma Bear Initiative project took place.

 

 

      G&G waited, and waited, and waited…..but the rain never seemed to stop long enough to go out and play.  They heard rumors of arks being built and filled with pairs of koalas, kangaroos and other animals.  G&G thought it best to just box up and catch a plane rather than take a crowded cruise.  And so it was time to go to their next and last stop on their tour. Back to the USA!

 

 

A big thank you to our Gracious host Angie.
 

California USA

Location: San Juan Capistrano California

Host: JorgeGarciaFan/Gia

Dates: April 8th -26th 2010

 

       George and Ginger have had a long and adventurous world tour and are glad to be nearly done with their journey.  By coming back to California they have now officially gone around the globe and back to the American West where they began.  Once they arrive, G&G take some time to relax.  After the jet lag has passed its time to meet one last set of friends and see some sights. 

 

 

First of course is their lovely host Gia.
 
 
Next is Gia’s husband Eric, sister Vera, friend Travis and niece Ryan.
 
 
 

       They go to see the Mission San Juan Capistrano.  Founded in 1776 by Spanish Catholics.  San Juan Capistrano has the distinction of being home to the oldest building in California still in use, a chapel built in 1782; known alternately as "Serra's Chapel" and "Father Serra's Church".

 

 

Next they see Los Rios Street- the oldest neighborhood in Orange County.
 
 
They check out the view in the neighboring city of Dana Point.
 
 
 

They loved the local library, built by award winning architect Michael Graves. 

Gia works here so G&G pitch in to help shelve some books.

 

 

 

George and Ginger enjoyed their visit in and around the town.

Thank you very much Gia and Eric.

 

 

       Now it’s time to be sent to their final destination to share their amazing world tour adventures with the Lost show producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse!  They are very much looking forward to it.  George and Ginger thoroughly enjoyed visiting everyone and seeing the world during this past year and a half. 

Thank you and Namaste EVERYONE!