When I was pregnant with Max, I received a Curious George stuffed monkey and a set of 4 Curious George books.  I don’t remember who gave it to me, but when Max was about 9 months, it became his “lovie”.  He carried that monkey everywhere and we started photographing George the monkey during our travels.  George the monkey has been to Qatar, Oman, Jordan, Bahrain, Thailand, Malaysia, Cyprus, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Cambodia, Vietnam, Nepal and all over the United States.  This is a photographic essay of George’s travels.

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George tours the Island of Cyprus

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The sights of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

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George enjoys the coast of Sri Lanka

George told us that Petra, Jordan was one of the more fascinating places he has ever been

George told us that Petra, Jordan was one of the more fascinating places he has ever been

But a close second was the Roman ruin in Baalbeck, Lebanon

But a close second was the Roman ruins in Baalbeck, Lebanon

Shopping in the souk of Bahrain

Shopping in the souk in Bahrain

Praying in the temples of Kathmandu, Nepal

Praying in the temples of Kathmandu, Nepal

 

The Grand Palace of Bangkok, Thailand

The Grand Palace of Bangkok, Thailand

Enjoying a poolside massage in Seim Reap, Cambodia

Enjoying a poolside massage in Seim Reap, Cambodia

Please don't feed the monkeys in Langkawi, Malaysia

Please don’t feed the monkeys in Langkawi, Malaysia

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Strolling the ancient avenue in Umm Quys, Jordan.

The last known picture of George I.  We left him somewhere in the Kuala Lumpur airport

The last known picture of George I. We left him somewhere in the Kuala Lumpur airport

Yes, shortly after we arrived home from a trip to Malaysia, we discovered *gasp* George the monkey was not in our bags or luggage.  Cue us and at least 5 friends combing Amazon to find a replacement.  In retrospect, I should have just let it go because by the time George II arrived in the mail, Max wasn’t even mentioning him.  But he accepted him back with open arms and no questions whatsoever about the fact that George was clean and puffy and basically looked like a totally different monkey.  We moved back to the United States shortly thereafter and George and Max are still buddies all these years later.

George II in Boulder, Colorado

George II in Boulder, Colorado

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And our latest trip….San Jacinto National Park

 

 

Melissa

 

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