How Ted ended up on the shelving of our store, amongst the vitamins and supplements, is still a mystery. He was just sitting there smiling with a note attached to his sweater that reads:
"I am on a trip around the USA!
You are part of my trip!
Just pick me up and
leave me some were else! - Ted"
This is the beginning of Ted's Big Trip and the beginning of his story.
August 15, 2006
Ted was discovered by Kelly, my co-worker and friend, at the Hendersonville Community Co-op in Hendersonville, North Carolina. As I was leaving work for the day Kelly asked if I had "....seen the bear in the store?". There a quite a few black bears in the NC mountains but I did not recall any bears wandering around the store on my way out for the day. She said that he was sitting on a shelf in the vitamins department of our store and that I should go check him out.
I walked back to the store. It took me a couple of minutes to spot him on the shelf but I eventually found him. I read the note attached to his green sweater. Then I thought that I should take Ted's picture as he's getting ready for his journey to who-knows-where-next. Then I snagged up Ted and headed back to the office.
Kelly and Kelly [yes, I work with two of them] thought that we should make a blog for Ted and then send him off on his adventure to see where he ends up. And thats the beginning of Ted's Big Trip!
If Ted visits you or spends some time with you please send your photos and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep track of him!