Boston at Last
first ride in an airplane was the most exciting time of my life. I grew up seeing the Alps every day, on my way to Bear School, in the Bear playground, and
from my bedroom window. They are beautiful,
and they are one of the few things that I miss when I am traveling about the
world. Nothing could have prepared me
for the sight of the Alps, seen from above, in the airplane. Words cannot describe the beauty of those
snow covered mountains, stretching out below you, so I won’t even try. All I will say, is from that moment, any
lingering doubts that I may have had about this adventure, were instantly
gone. I was hooked, and wanted to see as
much of the world as I possibly could.
I could see the world, we first stopped in this place called Canada. After I heard my traveling companion talk
about it, I went onto the Internet, and looked it up. It is a big place – a VERY big place. And it has
mountains too, just like the Alps. At
first I was excited about that, but then I looked closer, and realized that the
place I was going was in the same country as the mountains, but it was still
very far away. It was a little town
called Stittsville, very near Ottawa, the capital of Canada. All through our long flight,
I thought about what it would be like in this place called Stittsville.
traveling companion is a very nice man, but he is a bit older than me. I was beginning to miss talking to people my
own age. As you know, I have already
graduated from Bear School, but what many people forget
is that we start going to Bear School when we are two years old, and
we are finished by the time we are eight years old. So imagine my surprise when I arrived in
Stittsville, and was introduced to a grade three class at human school. My first thought was “Grade 3 – they will be
so young”. But I forgot that humans
start to school later than Bears. When I
met the students, I realized they were the same age as I was. At last I had someone my own age to hang
around with. I had a great time,
watching them play at recess, and listening to their lessons. I have learned almost as much in their school
as I have in my world travels.
just getting comfortable with my new friends, when I had the chance to go on
another trip. This one was to Boston, which is in a country that I
had never been to – the United States of America.
many ways, Boston was the ideal city for my first visit to America. It is a very big city, with lots of people, cars,
shops, and excitement. It has all the
things that have made me always want to see America.
Boston also has many parks and quiet places,
right in the heart of the city. It is an
ideal city for a Bear who needs some time alone with nature, if he is going to
be happy. In some ways, it almost has a
European flavour to it, so I felt right at home there almost immediately.
morning, bright and early, before my traveling companion was awake, I would get
up, and go for a leisurely stroll through Boston Common. It has many beautiful paths that go through
trees and beside small lakes. I
especially enjoyed sitting on the park benches and watching the birds. A wild bear might have been tempted to catch
breakfast in one of the ponds, but I am much too civilized of a bear to do
that. Instead, after my morning walks, I
would have a light breakfast in the hotel with my traveling companion.
reason that Boston has almost a European feel to it is that
it was settled a very long time ago, by people from Europe. I found an interesting sign on the gates to
the park, and it said that Boston had been founded in 1630. That is a very long time ago – even in people
I was in Boston, I also had a wonderful
opportunity to see what people do all day when they are at work. My traveling companion took me to a
convention he was attending. As you
know, I love watching people, so I had a great time. I had to sit very still, so that I wouldn’t
frighten the people as they walked by, but I didn’t mind.
I knew it, the trip was over, and we were headed back to Stittsville. I was very excited, because I wanted to tell
my new friends in the grade 3 class all about my trip. I wonder where I’ll be going next.
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