I’m pretty sure we got this little guy from a market while we were in the US – just can’t remember which state!
This is two sets of mother and baby glass penguins. They came from the Old Bus Depot Markets in Canberra at different times. The plain glass ones were the first addition and the blue ones were bought later because they were blue!
These penguin keyrings glow when you press the button in their backs – they look kind of spooky! They came from the penguin shop at the end of the penguin exhibit at Sea World in San Diego. We had a hard time in that shop – so many penguins to choose from. We ended up going through the penguin exhibit twice and it was great fun – but it meant we went into the shop twice – but we were sensible and only shopped once and were very selective in our choices…
Yes, this penguin required two photos, and yes there is a story!
We got this penguin in Tijuana, Mexico. We did a brief “day” trip across the border from San Diego. We didn’t stay long, we had lunch, checked out a few shops and then headed back. Anyway, we saw this penguin in a locked cabinet in one of the shops we looked in. We found a sales person and said we wanted it. They got it out and wrapped it up nice and carefully with bubble wrap – so we didn’t even touch it before we bought it – so we didn’t know it opened and had a fish inside! We didn’t unwrap it when we got back to the hotel and when we were repacking our bags to come home, we decided to leave it wrapped as it was wrapped so carefully, we were worried that if we undid it all, it would be much less protected.
When we got home and got around to unpacking all the penguins, we unwrapped this little guy. As we were unwrapping him, we could hear a strange noise. Once unwrapped, he still made the same noise and we figured out there was something inside him. We then figured out that he opened at the middle and looked inside and saw a neatly wrapped little package! It could have been anything! We unwrapped it and to our relief there was this little fish – not the drugs that the parcel looked like it could have been!
I guess this is one of the stranger penguins in the collection, with one of the more interesting stories!