* The Pharaoh’s Tomb *

I was brought to this place by a friend a while ago. And, I remembered having so much fun walking through the pyramid. Avoiding the snakes & scorpions. The best part this place puts you inside of your own Indiana Jones adventure.

Welcome to the Pharaoh’s Tomb, of The Da Vinci Gardens SIM.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kalepa/75/134/1964

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When you first land in this area you are surrounded by an entire Egyptian themed SIM. You’ll see a Gennie lamp that you can click on to find other areas you can teleport to. The Da Vinci Gardens SIM holds many other themed spots besides this Egyptian area.

As you can see from the picture above there are a few different ways you can be given a tour of this location. If you want to take up into the sky to see a birds eye view you can choose to hop in the hot air balloon,

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or my favorite the flying magic carpet. If you want to stay closer to the ground you can choose to take a ride on the golden scarab beetle, tour on the beautiful river by boat, and also

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take this guided tour being carried around by these four gentlemen.

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You can also find many romantic spots to relax and take photographs.

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If you are looking for more of an adventure this place is filled with plenty to keep you on your toes. There spots for you to dig up some buried treasures.

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Even Chariot races against your friends.

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Now for the reason I love this spot the most. The Pharaoh’s Tomb you’ll find yourself outside of this gigantic pyramid. But, don’t think this will be an easy adventure to get to the Pharaoh’s treasure chamber. You will find many obstacles to get past before you make it there.

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Make sure to set your daylight settings to midnight for the best experience. You will come across many trap doors, scorpions, fire, moving & falling platforms, alligators, mummy’s, and many other life threatening things. This pyramid made me feel like I was in my own Indiana Jones adventure. I haven’t had this much fun running through obstacles in  a long time.  Also keep your eyes peeled for golden scarabs a long the way they like to hand out Linden dollars if you choose the right amount :D .

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When you survive to the end, you’ll be face to face with the Pharaoh’s tomb in the treasure chamber. Everything glimmering with gold. Don’t forget to click on his tomb, you could have a chance to win some Linden Dollars here also.

Not wanting to ruin the surprise of the obstacles you will come across, I’ve only posted a couple pictures from inside the pyramid. Wouldn’t want to take the fun away from this experience.

I hope you all take the time to check this place out and bring all your friends to join in on the fun.

\/ (Taxi to The Pharaoh’s tomb ) \/

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kalepa/75/134/1964

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Happy exploring-

Toodles ,  till next time
TTFN~

* The Leviathan Skeleton *

This is a pretty cool location, I had come across it while I was out boating around. I ended up flying right into this island and couldn’t believe what I saw in front of me.

Welcome to The Leviathan Skeleton

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ahab’s%20Haunt/116/143/23

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As you can see there is a giant dinosaur skeleton on top of this island in the middle of the sea.

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From the head all the way to the tail you can see this skeleton is a giant.

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There is even a pool that fills the center of the island where you can float around on little tubes.

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Different places to relax along the beach.

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And plenty of sunken ships, along with other items to explore in the center lagoon.

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You might even get lucky to spot sailboats cruising around you, this area of the sea is also used for sailboat races.

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I happened to just catch someone nearby practicing for their next up coming race. And they really are cruising fast on the water.

I actually really enjoyed finding this location, and finding it by chance made this all the more fun to write about. The Leviathan island is a very relaxing place to just get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday things, or just to explore. There’s a small pier on the island where you can rez a boat into the water and set out to see what you can come across yourself. They even have a little free sailboat to pickup for those without boats of their own. Its a nice simple sailboat that’s also easy to steer and maneuver around places.

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I hope everyone has fun adventuring to this Dino island like I have. See ya next time ~

(taxi to The Leviathan Skeleton below \/ )

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ahab’s%20Haunt/116/143/23

Happy exploring-

Toodles ,  till next time
TTFN~

* Early Halloween *

My most favorite time of the year in Second Life is Halloween. I love all the rides, costumes, decorations, and all the creepy hunts that pop-up. So since I’ve been missing it I’m throwing up a Halloween location.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LandOurs/209/45/601

This place is great the, first stop is going to be The Haunted Mansion.

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I love this ride, just brings back so many great memories from Disney.

On the right side as you start walking towards the mansion, there is a giant spooky pirate ship you can also check out.

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And if you continue down you will head straight for the Haunted Mansion.

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 Just like the real life ride, you can find the entrance with the tombstones along with a waiting time sign ( but you wont be waiting hehe).

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Besides the Haunted Mansion there are 3 other spooky areas to explore. The next one we’ll visit is The Zombie Hunt.

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And this is just as it says a zombie Hunt. Now to get through the gate their are a couple things you need to know. So don’t miss the big red sign to the left of the gate.

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They also supply you with a free Hud and free weapons so you can take out these crazy blood thirsty zombies.

fallowed with a dark maze you can wander through. Enter the little green hallway to the left of Zombie Hunt.

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You can also find Lucien Asylum

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Step inside this spooky Asylum if you dare.

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And last but not least you can ride the Bannon’s Vanisher.

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An old abandoned thrill ride, step on at your own risk.

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I love this area, gives you a taste of Halloween all year long. So when you need a spooky escape you can always head out to this location for a killer time.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LandOurs/209/35/601

I hope everyone has a great time checking out this early Halloween pick. See ya next time.-

Happy exploring-

Toodles , till next time
TTFN~

* Enchanted Adventures Theme Park *

With it being summer time. I have been a bit busy with vacations and actually enjoying the weather. Which I do not have the chance to do all year round. So, being in the spirit I’m putting out a theme park post ~!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Enchanted%20Adventures/128/9/34

And today were going to The Enchanted Adventures Theme Park !!!

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This place is great, I’ve been to this park a few times over the years. I held off for a while on posting, because I know they have been doing a HUGE restoration of the entire park. Everything about this place looks new and wonderful. So, I was excited to jump in and see how it looks.

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Right outside of the landing point there are train tracks that lead around the entire park, from the looks this may still be under construction. But, looking forward to hopping on once its finished.

When you head out the front doors, you can walk your way down to the Main Street entrance. First time here? No problem walk to the gazibo in the center and you will find a map of the park, to help out with what you can do here. :D

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Walking down Main Street, you will find plenty of shops filled with great items. From stuffed characters toys, actual character avatars, snow globes, clothing, and many other wonderful creations.

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On the right side a bit down the street you can even find the magical cinema, step on in to catch a flick on Oswald.

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There’s even a small arcade with many different games to play, even wack-a-mole. And the main beauty you see at the end of the street of course is. The magical castle!!!

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Now, when you walk through the park there are a few different ways you can go. If you decide to go straight through the castle, you can explore the inside. At the top there are beautiful paintings from all of the favorite Disney movies. And, if you head to the back of the castle there is a lovely carousel.

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Finding my way around the carousel. I come across a beautiful garden filled with Alice in Wonderland.

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This area has three different areas, you can head to the right and see recreations from the movie.

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Go straight into a maze, and head to wonderland.

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Or go left and fallow the caterpillar through Wonderland.

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And, next to the Alice in Wonderland right you can even wander through the Red Queens Castle.

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In Enchanted Adventures you can also find a Spooky Haunted Mansion.

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Near the mansion you will also find a very large Pirate Ship, along with a fishing spot.

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There is also a Mysterious Island,

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Either choose to walk along this walkway near the pirate ship. Or, take the scenic boat across.

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If you are a bit more adventurous you can turn left at the boat landing and see where this tunnel leads you.

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At the top of the Mysterious Island, you can find a Balloon ride. Which takes you on a tour of this beautiful park. Inside the Volcano is definitely a mysterious place. Filled with danger signs and bright colorful lights.

I really had a lot of fun running around Enchanted Adventures. This place has changed and grown so much since the first time I was here. And, I cant wait to see how much it grows in the future. So, get your family together and swing on by, it’s so much fun.

And beyond what I’ve shown in photos here, there are plenty of things left to explore and experience.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Enchanted%20Adventures/128/9/34

Happy exploring-

Toodles , till next time
TTFN~

* Midway State Fair *

What goes along with summer time fun, fairs. Well at least for me they’ve always been around. Growing up I use to love going to them getting on the rides or checking out the animals.

So, This is what I found.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Morrill/211/57/24

The Midway State Fair !!!

When you land at the entrance the first thing you see if the Midway Bandstand. A place for the local live music and bands.

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And what would a fair be complete without rides, food stands, and ticket stands.

Right near the entrance the next thing you see are these awesome fair rides.

A Roller Coaster, Log ride, Bumper cars, Ferris Wheel, & The Pirate Ship.

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They also have a swing ride, Go-Carts, The Giant-drop, and my favorite The Freak-OUT!!

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Along with popcorn and other food stands. Don’t forget to grab your tickets~

Don’t miss the Lava Maze, where you can grab some items find out how well you can maneuver your self and take out the evil spider in the end :P

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There are animals, a large dance barn, and pavilions for relaxing or listening to speakers.

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Near the Dance barn you can learn about Germs how they affect us, and also about tornado’s and the impact they have.

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There’s a beautiful garden, and also a balloon ride to take you from one side of the fair to the other.

You can also view the Art Gallery, and can get involved with it as well. Right out side there is a sign about a photo contest they are hosting.

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Beyond just being a fair for great rides, the farm animals, and the treats. You can also go through and learn a few things. They are celebrating 100 years at the fair for spreading knowledge about a variety of different areas.

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From homes and helping create better areas for people with disabilities.

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If you find yourself having trouble finding your way around, there are small signs around the fair to help you get to where you want to go. And, you can even tour around on a Segway.

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Besides being a State Fair there is a small little town set up on the outskirts, where you can learn about a variety of different things. From Japanese beetles, to the Avian influenza, Winter Safety and how these things can affect us.

This is a very large SIM with lots of different areas to explore, and different events going on throughout this place. Take a bit of time to explore, I had a wonderful time wandering around. I love fairs they always hold a special place in my heart from growing up.

I hope everyone has as much fun as I did here.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Morrill/211/57/24

Happy exploring~

Toodles , till next time
TTFN~

* Never Grow Up *

This post hits a little closer to home. A couple days ago I had watched the movie Hook, which I have loved since I was little when it first came out. I can bet I wore out the VHS that it was on, from all the replay.

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So, I thought hmmm…. I wonder if there is anything Peter Pan or Neverland related in Second Life.

At first I had found post from the early 2000’s on a Peter Pan themed location, but sadly it no longer exists, and the second place I found was on MJ’s Neverland Ranch. All which are wonderful, but not exactly what I was searching for.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/TheNewNeverLand/230/93/22

Then to my surprise, I found a place called The New Neverland, Never Grow Up Adoption’s, and I was super excited. Haha really I almost felt like a child again.

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Turns out that my Uncle Scorch (Scorch Lundquist/Warrior) is a Co-Owner along with his family: Elisa Lundquist (wife), Jess Marie Lundquist (daughter), and Ama Kaira Arkright-Optera (mother-in-law) who all help run this location. Along with the builders/employees who have done and amazing job : Kiddo Figga Arkright ,Drewcifer.Woodrunner ,Serenity Remsen . Majority of the building has been done by : Drewcifer.Woodrunner , and Kiddo Figga Arkright. Who by looking at every detail added to this SIM, you can tell heart was definitely put into this location.

 This New Neverland is set up amazingly they even went off a map from the book to make the location as realistic to the book as they could. Also worked on the water ways trying to make them as accurate as possible.

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When you first land you are greated by every character from the story that you love Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinker Bell, Capt. James Hook, and last but not least Mr. Scheme . To the left in the ocean you can see Capt. Hook’s ship which in the future could host some awesome dance parties aboard ( Def. looking forward to that), amazing Gacha events for the future, paintball, and greedy games also.

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Something a bit different here than other locations, but still holds true to Peter’s story. Helping out the Lost Boys. This destination is also an Adoption agency named Never Grow Up (which fits this area perfectly). So, for anyone looking to adopt or even being a foster family this is a great place to head to, with panels for orphans and parents. They also have a medical area for anyone needing a bit of help with the little ones.

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As, I walked around from the entrance the first area I found myself looking at is a small bunker where you can play paint ball. I’ve never played before but knowing that its here, I think I may have to try it out.

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Next I found a bunch of shopping kiosks down this path, filled with plenty of childrens clothing and different items. A lovely place to go if you are looking to by your little prince or princess something new.

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Not too far from the Kiosks is also a Building with shops and some Gacha machines.

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There are some cute little camps and tents set up, with a small pillow out front saying (Goodnight Moon)

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And, campfires throughout the SIM.

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Towards the far end from the entrance, you will find yourself in front of the beautiful log cabin home, for all of the children.

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Out front there is a wonderful play area and jungle gym.

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As, you walk through the front door you see a very large front room, where a T.V. will be placed. For family movie’s and game nights.

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Walk to the right and you will see their beautiful kitchen and cafeteria. Soon, the entire SIM will be all 100% Life HUD compatible. Creating a more life like environment, and making everything more realistic. Where eating, sleeping, bathing are all necessities to stay healthy or the life meter starts to go down.

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Also on the first floor of the cabin you will find the rooms for Senior and Jr. guards. They are here to watch over all of the children and make sure they stay safe, so nothing bad happens to them.

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Next fallow your way up the gorgeous spiral staircase upstairs, where you will see a lovely open room. Upstairs you can find the children’s rooms. Both decorated one for boys and another separate room for the girls. The beds are these adorable little ships, they even have a small wheel so they can pretend to be sailing across the seven seas.

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Each of the rooms also has a patio, with cute telescopes so the kids can stare up at the nights sky star gazing.

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The other side also has a very large veranda with a beautiful fireplace, to keep everyone all toasty warm.

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Right outside the log cabin you will find a rope bridge that leads to a large hill, and another rope bridge that fallows up to this beautiful floating island. with old ruins, a small fire pit. Looks like an amazing area to sit around and tell ghost stories :) .

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Besides the amazing landscapes. I love the beautiful mountains and volcano’s you can see in the distance, along with the glassy water surrounding the island.

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The other amazing aspect of this location, if you are looking to adopt or foster a child. They have a process to set up the right child with the right family. To make sure that everyone meshes well and will get along with each other. Which I think is very important when it comes to adopting, want to make sure everyone gets along together :) .

Things are still being built up on the island, so what I’ve shown here are not the only things you will be able to find. Like always I leave things open for you to explore. I hope everyone takes a moment to get fly back into childhood and take a trip to Neverland. I know I love the motto “Never grow up”, its simple and true.

But, you are only as old as you feel.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/TheNewNeverLand/230/93/22

Happy exploring-

Toodles , till next time
TTFN~

P.s.- Keep in mind next month they will be hosting a huge bazaar and gacha event. Make sure to check it out, everyone loves Gacha’s :D

* Rico’s Tea House *

After a stressful week or day, everyone needs somewhere to be able to just kick back and relax.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Flux/204/86/27

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This was my goal, and I think I found it at Rico’s Tea House.

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From right when you land, the whole set up and landscaping of the sim, is very relaxing and comforting. So first thing I did was grab a seat in front of the shop, and started to take in everything that I could see around me.

Right behind me in the picture is a very picturesque bay, with a few sailboats filling up the docks. Even spending a bit of time by the water was wonderful.

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Besides the bay you can also find walkways that lead to fountains, little lemonade stands, and beautiful gardens.

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As for the Tea House its self I loved the decor inside, I could look at it everyday. The whole set up is beautiful even at first glance.

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Right as you step inside you find yourself in a room with plenty of seating, and filled with roses. The first thing that caught my eye was the chandelier which is amazing.

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Directly to the left of this room is a similar area, but has tables and chairs. The tables filled with cupcakes, coffee, tea, macarons, cakes and other delicious treats.

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And right agaisnt the wall, you can find anything your little heart may desire. (well in treats at least :)  )

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If sitting inside is not your thing, and you may be looking for something a bit more private. There are these beautiful silk covered tents outside with seating also. Spend sometime surrounded by lavender and lemon trees.

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Besides what I have shown you, this isnt half of what you can see. There is even a pool on top of a hill, but I’ll leave that for everyone to explore. The best part about Rico’s is -

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So, what are you waiting for. Take a peaceful break, or bring that special someone you’ve been trying to find a way to ask out. Having a cup of coffee is always a great ice breaker.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Flux/204/86/27

I hope everyone enjoys this Tea House as much as I have.

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Happy exploring-

Toodles , till next time
TTFN~