Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Inspired by these photos today ....

Photo: "A rare snowy day in Paris" photographer unknown

Photo: "Women standing in the Parc au Champ-de-Mars, Paris" photographer unknown

Monday, June 28, 2010

Alphabet Train .... Australia

The next stop on Bubba Louie's Alphabet Train is Australia ...
Toot Toot .... All Aboard ....
Did you know?
Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. It's about the same size as the 48 mainland states of the USA and 50% larger than Europe, but has the lowest population density in the world.
Australia is the only nation to govern an entire continent and it's outlying islands. The mainland is the largest island and the world's smallest and flattest continent.
The capital of Australia is Canberra. With many gorgeous tourist paths and beautiful scenery, there are so many different things that you can do and see when you visit Australia!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Alphabet Train .... Egypt

The next stop on Bubba Louie's Alphabet train is Egypt ...
Toot Toot .... All Aboard ....

Did you know?

Egypt is famous for it's ancient civilization and some of the world's most famous monuments including; The Giza Pyramid complex (photo above) and Great Sphinx (photo below)

The great majority of it's population live near the banks of the Nile River, whilst large areas of the Sahara Desert are sparsely inhabited.

Egypt is a country mainly in North Africa and is boarded by the Mediterranean Sea to the North and the Red Sea to the East.

To find out more about Egypt you can visit

Friday, June 18, 2010

Alphabet Train .... Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

The next stop on Bubba Louie's Alphabet Train is Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania ...

Toot Toot ...... All Aboard .....

Did you know?

Located in North Eastern Tanzania near the Kenyan boarder, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and is the highest walkable mountain in the world. It is also an extinct Volcano.

The exact meaning of the name Kilimanjaro is unknown although it is thought to be a combination of the Swahili word "Kilima" meaning Mountain and the Kichagga word "Njaro" meaning Whiteness ~ White Mountain.

Currently there are 6 routes/treks open for walking covering a variety of fitness levels.

To find out more about Mount Kilimanjaro visit:

Photos by:

Elephants & Kilimanjaro by asiliadventure safaris
Giraffes & Kilimanjaro by Emily Jacob

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Alphabet Train .... Looking for foods starting with Y

The next stop on Bubba Louie's Alphabet Train is the letter 'Y'

Toot Toot ..... All Aboard .....

The Cackleberry Kids are searching for foods that start with Y so that we can include them on the Alphabet Train....

Some that we have found so far:

Yellow Squash
Yakitori (Japanese Grilled Chicken)

We'd love to hear if you have any suggestions to share!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Alphabet Train .... Malta

The next stop on Bubba Louie's Alphabet Train is Malta...

Toot Toot ...... All Aboard ......

Did you know?

Malta and the Maltese Islands; "Megaliths, medieval dungeons and calypso's cave - the Maltese Islands are positively mythic! The narrow meandering streets of their towns and villages are crowded with Renaissance Cathedrals and Baroque Palaces.

The country side is dotted with the oldest known human structures in the world and the Islands have rightly been described as an open-air museum"

To find out more on Malta and the beautiful Maltese Islands, visit the official tourism website for Malta