A trip just isn't a trip without the company of the little man with the big head. 2004 has been a busy year for our Ralphie. He's been sited all over the Upper Midwest. He's traveled from the dusty soccer fields of Chihuahua, Mexico to the bustling city streets of Shanghai, China.
And now he's gone Dutch as well.
Ralphie was in Amsterdam checking out the sites and sounds around the harbor area. You can see the city's main train station in the distant background. He also spent some time wandering through the pedestrian friendly streets of the city and its many picturesque canals.
Although Ralphie's main interests in life revolve around hockey, washing down Cheetos with Diet Coke, and trying not to break his glasses, he also finds time for the finer things. While in Amsterdam he was able to sneak in a visit to the Rijksmuseum, which houses an impressive collection of art masterpieces from the Golden Age of Dutch history. Here he relaxes by the pool outside the museum.
Where will Ralphie pop up next?
Well, he can't make any guarantees, but I'd say there's a fighting chance you might be able to find him at the upcoming Minnesota State Fair. It is the place to be this time of year and I believe that Ralphie's hero and mentor will be making an appearance there as well.