Dreaming of Travel

American Girl has a new World Traveller collection for their Truly Me line. I don’t know if they created it because so many people’s travel dreams are on hold due to COVID-19, or if it’s something they would have produced anyway, but the timing is perfect. Even though we don’t have any Truly Me dolls, that didn’t stop us from ordering outfits for our historical characters. So we have Julie (1970s) in France, Courtney (1980s) in England, and Maryellen (1950s) in Ireland:

There are also outfits for Japan (which I’ve put away for summer school, assuming we actually get to learn about Japan during the Tokyo Olympics this summer), and Italy. I think this is a really cool new range, and I wouldn’t mind if they added some more countries to the collection. For a family who watches episodes of Rick Steves’ Europe on pretty much an endless loop, this is another fun way to dream of visiting new places!

Chickadee Thursday

Chickadee has been saving her money for a long time, and she decided she wanted to finally get a second American Girl doll. She picked Julie, one of the few dolls that someone in this house doesn’t already own, and as soon as she got her out of the box, the first thing she said is Julie’s outfit is “groovy!” Also, Chickadee lost another tooth this week!