Daily Archives: May 1, 2012

Andy’s Travels

Well we heard today that Andy’s next destination is Virginia Beach, Va.


What are we waiting for? Let's go!

This isn’t an area that I am familiar with and so I looked it up on our trusty friend Wikipedia.  I learned “Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia, on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay”.

I learned that the history of Virginia Beach  goes back to the Native Americans who lived in the area for thousands of years before the English colonists landed at Cape Henry in April 1607 and established their first permanent settlement at Jamestown a few weeks later.

I have read all the Kay Scarpetta novels by Patricia Cornwell and so I know that Richmond is the Capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia;  this is where the early the novels are set, Scarpetta being the Chief Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth.  So we are told some things about Richmond.

But I am afraid that I shall have to send Andy on with little or no ideas of what to expect in Virginia Beach except that I do know that Patti is looking forward to his coming to her house.

I shall send him off early next week with instructions to Patti.

Lotte at the fireHe likes to warm himself in front of the fire.  If it is too warm for a fire then Patti you will have to make some other arrangement, because I don’t know if it is the fire that attracts him or the fact that it is where his friend Lotte spends a lot of her time.

Music notesHe appreciates music, classical and contemporary and likes to hear it all day long.  If you go out for any length of time Patti just make sure a music programme is on the radio – advertisements just don’t do it for him.

He LOVES jelly beans.  As you can see the jar is almost empty Andy and the jelly beansso I shall have to replenish it before he leaves.

He likes being taken for walks and rides in the car
He likes being spoken to
He absolutely hates being ignored.

Andy and Teddy

Andy and his new friend Teddy

He likes to spend time with his new friend Teddy

And he is looking forward to his next adventures with his next host.

But he will certainly miss his best friend Lotte.

Lotte and Andy sleeping

But we are keeping him with us until early next week because we have several more adventures planned for him before he leaves New Zealand.