Monday, April 28, 2008

Scientific Hippo

Last month, I took a scientific field trip to downtown Washington, DC. Besides riding the Metro and stopping for snacks, I did some other really cool things!

I went to the National Geographic Museum in Explorer's Hall to see the frog exhibit. Some of them were bigger than I am! ...and I mean the real ones, not just the friendly looking statue.

After the frogs, I stopped for another snack, and then I went to visit my friend Albert outside the National Academy of Sciences.

The National Academy usually has some interesting artwork, concerts, and other exhibits that are open to the public. I particularly enjoyed Jill Greenberg's monkey portraits and the Camille Seaman's iceberg photos that I saw this time. There is also a lot of permanent artwork throughout the public areas of the building.

Saturday, April 26, 2008


What do you get when you let a hippo sip your caipirinha?

Strange hippo dreams.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


An artist in San Francisco has created a beautiful hippopotamobile. His patron is a clown from Houston who wanted to bring a little more joy to the world. What better way?

The transformation cost $20,000 and includes winking eyes and a waggling tail. Riding in the car is like being in a perpetual parade.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Grumpie Duckie

A Grumpie Duckie writes:

Quack! Mr. Potamus, I love your blog. It even makes a grumpy duck like me laugh when I read about your latest adventures. Quack, quack, quack! I hope you go on more exciting trips and post them!

Thanks, Mr. Duckie! Other Hippofans are welcome to share their photos too by way of Hippo's personal secretary,

Monday, April 14, 2008

Hungry, Hungry Hippo!

Now that it is spring and I can finally resume going on outdoor adventures, I get extra hungry! When I am out pretending to be a tourist, I like to stop at a street vendor to buy myself a hot dog with lots of stuff on it. I usually need a lot of extra napkins so I won't wipe my mouth on my scarf.

Of course, a hot dog requires something to wash it down with (by the way, I'm not on a "Diet." I just like Diet Coke). It also requires the most important meal of the day--DESSERT! Mmmmmmm. I'm getting hungry just writing about it. I need a snack.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Cherry blossom

A gentle hippo peers out from the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC.