We are almost through 2 months of our time here, and just the other day I realized that many people who are following us on our trip may have no idea why they keep seeing random posting and pictures with this Romania Raccoon creature.
Let me first let me give a little disclaimer - Romania actually doesn't even have Raccoons so it makes the whole thing a little bit more interesting. But it actually goes all the way back to the beginning of the year at In The Beginning Preschool. Each student received a hand crocheted Raccoon along with a book. When it came time for us to soon leave I was talking to the teachers about some way to keep in touch while we were gone.... maybe doing a "flat Stanley" type thing... but wanted to see their thoughts.... they loved the idea but then suggested the Raccoons! We both loved the idea so that is what we decided we would do; We would take a Raccoon to Romania and they would have a Raccoon in the classroom to be called Richfield Raccoon.
|Word of Life Castle|
|The Royal Staircase|
Each week (or as we are able) we take pictures of Romania Racoon and we post them to facebook and tag her teachers. They print out each picture and post it on a bulletin board at the school. Then as they do things they post pictures for us to see. It has been a really fun idea and it has helped Ella as she has missed her friends and missed school!
|Check out that view of Budapest|
Below are a few of our pictures from Romania Racoon's adventures in Romania. He will have more adventures to come, even though school finishes up today. Hope you also enjoy his adventures as much as we have.
|Mommy & Me Match Day - too Bad Raccoon doesn't own any tye dye|
|Look at the orange apartments behind me, that is where I live|
|Drying Rack - AKA our hideout!|
|Lunch in Lugoj|
|Shoe Shopping.... for everyone else but us!|
|I even get to go to church at times|
|Making pie crust for our American Dinner night|
|American Football in Romania... you should see this|
|A castle just my size at the Mall playland|
|Hanging out at the Hello Kitty Store|
|Sleepover in the Poppy Room at the Conacul d'Archia|
|Playing in our hideout at the apartment while Daddy is away today!|