"I find penguins at present the only comfort in life. One feels everything in the world so sympathetically ridiculous; one can't be angry when one looks at a penguin."

John Ruskin

As our constant companion, The Penguin has seen a lot of North America so far, Mexico, England, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Italy, Lithuania, Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand and Barbados.  The Penguin has even taken to hanging out with Rock Stars like Paul Stanley of KISS and supermodels (lucky penguin)! 

 We're not sure what he's looking for or why he's traveling - he doesn't say a heck of a lot. Perhaps it's "the grass is always greener ..." syndrome. More than likely though, it's probably because his handlers prefer traveling over regular jobs! Also, we don't know what his name is, or if he even has a name. E-mail us with your name suggestion!

The Penguin has now been to Thailand as well as a quick week in Barbados.  The Thailand and Barbados pics have finally been added. Additional pics will be added for the other countries shortly as well. 

Click on one of the destinations below to view those photos:
Australia
Barbados
Belgium
Canada
England
Italy
Fiji
Germany
Hawaii
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands 
New Zealand
Thailand
U. S. A.
With Black Diamond, the ultimate KISS tribute band
With the Red Elvises - The Penguin's "Favourite Band"

A big thank you to all those who have e-mailed and wrote us about The Penguin's travels. It's great to get the feedback!

The Penguin's most recent trip was to Barbados and just before that Thailand.  A big Hi to Angela & Simon and Dennis & Elizabeth!!!  It was great meeting you in Thailand and we're of course completely envious of your continuing travels. Hopefully, the Penguin (& we, his lowly keepers) will be able to tag up with you at some point in the future!

 Previously in Australia, the Penguin was of course very popular and even won a dance contest in Alice Springs (ok, he had just a little help!) !!! The Penguin would like to say hello and give a big thanks to Nudge and Jason for the great outback tour. We're sure the outback will never be the same again! We had a lot of name suggestions on this trip, including 'Cool' and 'Boomer' (The Penguin that always returns), and the very popular suggestion 'Priscilla, Penguin of the Desert' ! Keep those name suggestions coming!

As well, the Penguin previously had a quick visit to Seattle and had an awesome time. A big hello to all the folks down there, particularly Chuck Kurilla of Merchants Cafe and all the great people at Krazy Bird Bar & Grill !!! The Penguin felt quite at home! 

As you can see, the Fiji photos are finally here!!! The Penguin did an admirable job as Ring Bearer at our wedding which certainly made for a rather atypical ceremony! The trip was awesome and The Penguin was certainly the hit in Fiji! The Fijians were characteristically wonderful and made The Penguin feel most welcome and in fact helped dress him up for our sunset wedding on the beach.

We met so many great people on the Fiji trip, we'd like to say a quick hello to just some of them and that we look to forward to hearing from you in the future: Gail & Gary from Australia (our witnesses!), Nigel from Northern Ireland, Martin & Connie from Austria, Claire from France, Thomas & Shirley from Germany, Martin from the U.K., Minna from Finland (& China), Karen & Steve from England, Bob & Margaret from England, Jo & Jay from Australia, Nicola & David from Wales.

Beware - The Penguin may soon be in your neighbourhood!

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Penguin Productions - All Photographs by Brian Verch / Bernie Abromaitis