So, this is it for Harold. He started out as v2 for Classic-Castle’s mascot; the idea was 20 people, two weeks each. Great plan! He’ll get around quick!
…yeah, not so much. I’ve received Harold three years behind schedule.
He's going home from me even later. Oops.
Harold’s journey has lasted quite some time. It began with him being shipped to Reno, Nevada, and Steve (Athos) in the first week of June 2008. His handoff
to me was completed sometime during BrickCon 2011 (exact time is questionable, but I’m thinking Friday sometime. Whenever Brendan (breadman) arrived.
He has traveled approximately 58,100 miles. The longest distance between recipients was Sweden to Australia at approximately 7,800 miles; the shortest distance was Portland, OR to Corvallis, OR at a mere 82 miles. He has visited nine countries total: Australia, Sweden, The Netherlands, Turkey, Greece, Norway, Germany, two Canadian provinces (Alberta and British Columbia), and finally, seven states in the USA (Nevada, Oregon, Ohio, Michigan, California, Missouri, and Washington). He spent the most amount of “time” in Oregon, visiting three members there. Officially he’s attended BrickCon twice that I’m aware of.
So now onto Harold’s trip with me!
Beyond BrickCon 2011 (which was loads of fun, as always), he spent some time around here, with me. Now there’s not a lot of big tourist spots in Springfield. Our claim to fame is the birthplace of Route 66, but those signs are a pain to get pictures of. So you’ll have to take my word for it that he’s been on Route 66.
Anyway, we traveled out to Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield
. Here’s where I say frankly that the area was gorgeous but I have very little interested in that particular war. I’m sure that’ll shock some people.
Harold helped out with some little MOCs, some competition MOCs, and my House
for Olivia! He got coffee on Numeriji
, and traveled a number of times to Kansas City
and the LEGOLand Discovery Center
up there, for No Kids’ Allowed
Harold went home this week. He went in style
. I felt that for our travel-weary warrior, only the finest chariot would do.
I know there are pictures coming from this previous two stops, so you can look forward to those in the future!