Wee Toaty Explorer Annual Report

The mayor of Wee Toaty Explorer Town hereby calls this meeting of the WTE executive committee together in order to provide the annual State of the Wee Toaty Explorers Address.

When we look into our crystal ball, it is hard to see what the future will bring; however, it is pretty dang easy to call to mind some of the ups and downs of our brave cadre over the last twelve months.

We had a bit of a rough start to the year as at the beginning our travel schedule continued the previous year's trend toward staying at home. And sure there were a few protestors.

But you can make a purse out of a sow's ear and we did the best we could until winter finally arrived and traveling increased. We shot on location fifteen times this year.

And it is true that we got a little lost in Oklahoma, so we only visited ten different US states this year.

We did have one chance for a pleasure trip, although we had some trouble keeping everybody together. We wound up with three photo shoots in one park alone.

I have done my best to remain your "law-n-order" mayor-for-life, and we remain committed to keeping our force on the streets.

Sure, there have been two crimes unresolved -- your wife misses you Mr. Crab and we're real sorry about Billy's Bicycle -- but we remain vigilant.

Our thoroughfares and waterways remain in tip-top shape, with goods and cats -- to say nothing of the dog -- making their way around without fear of molestation.

And we must not forget our fine young folks in the military who have been doing a great job protecting us as we invaded six states for the very first time -- Arizona, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma and Utah. Although we couldn't seem to figure out how to visit a foreign country this year.

I am proud to report that our fisheries and dining industries are ship-shape!

And the revival of our wire-making industry is probably my proudest achievement.

On a serious note, I must say that our office has been upfront in admitting that mistakes were made with the so-called 'illegal alien' matter.

And the less said about grilled octopus, the better.

All in all, I think this has been a good year for the Wee Toaty Explorer Experience. Although I am as surprised as anybody that we are still doing this three years later, if I could paint a picture of our future, it would be so bright,

I'd have to wear shades.

Thanks for sticking with me these three years, folks. I think my favorite this year was the bears, although the protesting Ps were pretty good. Did you have a favorite?

You can see all of the Wee Toaty Explorers in reverse order by clicking this link. Or you can see last year's annual report here.

The Wee Toaty Explorers have now visited 67 locations. Here is a map, color coded by year:

2 thoughtful messages from friendly readers:

Highway said...

Hey Abbot!

I love the Wee Toaty Explorer crew! Thanks for combining them into this amusing report.

AbbotOfUnreason said...

I'm glad to hear it! I'm making the first explorers of year 4 right now.