The Travels of Johnny Thunder

Hello, Johnny Thunder here. Welcome to my travel journal. You may have seen me and my friends in some of our other adventures. From Egypt to Asia; from the Lost World to the Amazon; we've been everywhere. Now, however, I would like to extend an invitation to join me on a tour through the real world. Check back here for pictures from my latest travels... -JT

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Happy Halloween, from the Big Trees!

What big trees, you ask? Why the California Redwoods, located on the foggy northern coast of California. The massive fog and rain allows these trees to grow to enormous heights and thrive in a lush forest. Some of the trees grow so big, you can drive a car through them. Guess it takes a giant lumberjack to fall one of these giants.

Of course the plants aren't the only thing to live here. Animals such as deer, elk, sea lions, banana slugs and bald eagles also frequent the area.

But, that's all for today. Happy Travels!

Monday, October 16, 2006


G'day fellow travellers,

The letter from my good pal Chewie got me thinking, why should I be the only one to share my travels. I'm sure many of you out there have travels that are just as interesting as mine. And after all, I can't be travelling all the time. So what I've decided to do is: allow all you fellow travelers out there to submit your travel stories for inclusion in my journal.

Now of course there will be certain rules, which will be subject to modification, by yours truly, at any time, without prior warning or discussion. Any terms requiring definitions will be defined again by me. So here they are

1. All pictures must be decent and in good taste.

2. All submissions must be in substantially the same format as the already existing posts. That is: (a) an image from the location with a Lego minifig (anyone you choose, subject to rule one, of course) at the top; (b) followed by a description of your travels -try to keep it short but with enough information to be interesting; (c) any additional pictures are highly encourages, but should be linked in the text; (d) please include a webpage link (whenever possible) to the location you visited so others can make the same trip, if they so choose; and (e) please try to use a friendly letter type format, just as if you were writing a letter to me, to share your travels -try to stay in character.

3. All submissions are subject to editing and/or non-posting at my discretion.

4. All submissions must be sent by email to: jt.adventurer[NO]@[SPAM] (simply remove the brackets and the bracketed language to contact me).

5. All submissions should be in html format, to enable quick cut-and-paste postings. If you don't know how to do this, I'm willing to work with you, if the submission is good or if it is a slow period.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Crater Lake (Chewbacca)


I saw your travel journal, while crusing around the galaxy with Han and thought I would pass along a recommendation for your travels: Crater Lake.

Here is a picture Han took of me (I wish he had told me my hair was messed up).

The lake is beautiful and blue as a Bothan. I wanted to visit Wizard Island, but Han was too cheap to spring for the boat tour... And the water was too cold to swim, even for a Wookie like me and Han doesn't like how the wet dog smell lingers in the Falcon anyway.

Be sure you check out the other sights located around the lake, such as the Pinnacles.


Tuesday, October 10, 2006

San Francisco

Open up that Golden Gate!

G'day fellow travelers,

As promised my update from the City by the Bay: San Francisco. After leaving Point Reyes, I crossed over the Golden Gate and passed through the City -my was traffic a nightmare- on my way to the San Mateo Lego Store. Check out the size of that stud!

Until next time, Happy Travels!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Point Reyes

Hello, fellow travelers!

My most recent adventure took me to the Point Reyes National Seashore, purported to be the windiest and foggiest point on the Pacific Coast.

Though this adventure was not as impressive as some I have had (the foliage was dry and the cows were copious and rather smelly, and this is coming from someone who finds farm smells rather pleasant), there were still some highpoints.

Specifically, I would mention the Tule Elk, inhabiting the northern portion of the peninsula. If you look closely you can see them.

Also worth a visit is the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse, which operated from 1870 until 1975. Did I mention it is also located at the bottom of a flight of 308 concrete stairs?

Finally, I would mention the spectacular ocean views. Rocky cliffs perfectly frame the violent surf crashing on the beach and if you look down the cliffs, you can see pelicans soaring hundreds of feet below you.

That's all I have time to write for today. I'll fill you in on the remainder of my adventure later in the week... next up: passing through the City by the Bay.

Happy Travels!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Sheldon Wildlife Refuge

G'day! Just got in from a visit to the Sheldon Wildlife Refuge. First, I must apologize for the quality of the picture... Pippin is still getting used to these new digital cameras.

We went searching for the elusive bighorn sheep, rumored the inhabit the region, but encountered only a small herd of wild burros near a dried up lake bed. You can barely make out the ears of one behind me, in the picture above!

We also encountered a fire opal mine, to which we will definately be returning to dig for treasures...

That's all for now! I've got to get packing for my next adventure.

Happy Travels!