Simba visits the Grand Canyon

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Posted by puma | Posted in United States, USA - Arizona | Posted on 29-07-2013

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Simba visits the Four Corners

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Posted by puma | Posted in United States, USA - Arizona, USA - Colorado, USA - New Mexico, USA - Utah | Posted on 29-07-2013

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Simba checks out the four corners monument, where the borders of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado meet. This is the only place in the United States where four states share a common boundary. The four corners monument is surrounded by Indian lands. The land on the Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah sides belongs to the Navajo Indians and the land on the Colorado side of the monument belongs to the Ute Mountain tribe.  Who says you can’t be in four places at once? Simba can!

Life size Lion King adult Simba stuffed animal at the Four Corners monument

Simba visits his birthplace – Douglas Cuddle Toys in Keene, NH

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Posted by puma | Posted in United States, USA - New Hampshire | Posted on 21-07-2013

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Douglas Cuddle Toys is the company who made the Simba featured in this photoblog. Douglas has been in the stuffed animal business for over fifty years and makes some of the nicest plush animals. They especially do a great job of capturing the character of the animal in the faces. Simba was made by them 19 years ago when The Lion King was originally released. Simba has not been available for many years and is quite hard to find today. Since Simba was in the area he just had to go pay a visit to his birthplace. The staff at Douglas were very friendly and were glad to meet Simba. Simba even was able to meet his original designer who has been with Douglas for over 35 years. A special thank you to Douglas and their staff for their time and for making so many beautiful animals and for making Simba too.

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Simba jumping in the air at Douglas Cuddle Toys headquarters in Keene, NH

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Simba and his friends having their photo taken inside Douglas’ conforence room.

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Simba meeting another Simba at Douglas owned by his original designer.

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Simba makes his way through Minnesota

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Posted by puma | Posted in United States, USA - Minnesota | Posted on 14-07-2013

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Simba in front of McDonalds in Fairmont Minnesota.
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Not much to see along I-90 through southern Minnesota other than the Hormel Foods museum of Spam in Austin, MN. Simba wasn’t much interested in spam and did not like all the mosquitoes much. So Simba headed on through Minnesota to the Mississippi river.

Simba and friends at Tri-State border marker (South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota)

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Posted by puma | Posted in United States, USA - Minnesota, USA - South Dakota | Posted on 13-07-2013

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The Big Simba is sitting in Iowa. While the Simba on the right is in Minnesota and the one on the monument is in South Dakota.

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Simba does some early morning shopping at Walmart in Mitchell, South Dakota

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Posted by puma | Posted in United States, USA - South Dakota | Posted on 13-07-2013

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