Wednesday, August 1:
Well, we now have a name for our little WeeKender. Al Lycan suggested the name “Shoestring” and it was unanimouslyselected by the voting panel of Massey, Diana and Zorro. It’s short, it’s cute, and it fits the way we travel. So,Shoestring it is, and Al’s bottle of Newfie Screech is now making its way back home with us.
But there were a lot of great names suggested, and we’d like everyone to know the creative minds that were at work inthe naming of our trailer. So here is the list of nominees:
Wee Willie Kender
The Happy Wanderer
Both the above were suggested by Linda Dier and Gord Goodman
Both the above came from Bruno Schmiemann
Tag-a-Long – Norm Louie
Fox’s Lair, with the Spanish translation, La Guarida del Zorro – Pat Louie
These came from Marina Matsuda and June Nishi of Toronto.
West Coast Wanderer
Parksville Puddle Jumper
The West Wing
The above 4 entries came from the Martin Family in Calgary – Bill, Marie, Tara, Andrew and Bridget
Linda and Gord even came up with a song:
Sung to the tune of The Happy Wanderer:
We love to go a-wandering
Along the mountain track
From Bonavista to Van Isle
Wee Kender on the back.
Chorus: Valderi, Valdera, Valderi, Valdera-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Valderi, Valdera, WeeKender on the back.
We pack our stuff ansd hook ‘er up
Who knows where to from here
We wave our hats to all we meet
Our hearts are filled with cheer.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to come up with suggestions. Your emails have really made our trip more fun,and we feel as if you are all travelling with us.
So now, we are off to explore “the Gentle Island”. We have WIFI here at the campsite, so will tell you all about it.
posted Wednesday August 2007