I have my own version of the roaming gnome – Berle bear. He has taken lots of trips with me. I was inspired to bring him with me after seeing the French movie Amelie.
Amelie had a friend who was a flight attendant. She stole her father’s garden gnome and gave to her friend, who took pictures of the gnome all over the world and sent them back to Amelie’s dad. It was a cute sub-plot in an otherwise strange movie.
Berle is small and more portable than a garden gnome. He doesn’t really mind being stuffed in a bag. He doesn’t have a passport, but he does have a copy of “the book.”
Eat your heart out roaming gnome, Berle is about to go on a really cool trip to Europe.