I hardly believed it when I opened our front door and saw this:
I never thought Inky would visit me in Utah without Colette by her side, because she is Colette's most special girl. But I guess Mama and Colette worked something out because Inky showed up about a week ago.
Piper and I were playing in my room when I hear the doorbell, and of course I ran down to get it! Piper was excited to meet Inky too, because she has heard so much about her from me. Piper was sad too, because she was getting ready to go home, and couldn't stay for mine and Inky's awesome adventures!
And our adventures started right away because Daddy and Mama were planning on taking a trip to Canyonlands before Daddy starts his new job.
Yippee! Inky got to show me where she lives when we visited Ukraine together, now I can show her where I live, and show off the red rocks of Utah!
Inky and I had SO.MUCH.FUN. in Southern Utah! We hiked and hiked and we celebrated Yuri's Night, or День Космонавтики, the day to celebrate space exploration, by watching the stars and the moon in some of the darkest skies in all of the US!
Inky even thought some of the slick rock looked like the moon, so we played outer space with our toys, and pretended they lived on Mars. It was easy to do, because the rocks were so red and there were caves for our toys to live in.
Don't Ice Bat and Cheburashka look like they are on Mars?
And guess what else? The first day we went into the visitor's center and the Ranger was very interested in us. I told him that Inky is from Ukraine, and she traveled all the way from NYC to visit me in Utah. He asked if we knew about the Junior Ranger's program, and told us about the activities we needed to do to become Junior Rangers.
Inky and I were so excited, and got to work right away. We needed to go on some hikes in the park, fill out some puzzles and talk about what we've learned and even pick up some litter. On the last day we went back the the visitor's center to get our badges. The Ranger laughed and laughed, saying that she had never seen two dolls become Jr. Rangers before.
But, we took our oath, and told her our favorite parts of the park (mine being cryptobiotic soil, and Inky's being that you could see space) and then we got our badges!
Inky and I are putting together a full photo album of all our adventures, so that will be up soon, and make sure to check Inky's blog, because she is going to update it soon too!
Now I've got to go, because Inky says she wants to go outside and look for a good place for a fort.