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Posted by Tim and Jessica on Mar 1, 2009
Lost and Found

We first launched HedgehogsWithoutBorders.com in October 2004 in preparation for our 18 month round-the-world trip that began in March 2005. During that first version of the website, there were a few pages that no longer appear in our re-vamped website (launched in March 2009). However, there were also comments from friends, family members, and other travelers on those now-deleted pages. Not wanting to lose those comments, we've compiled all of them below. For new readers of our blog, don't expect many of these to make sense! But old readers may enjoy finding forgotten notes from yesterday.

If you enjoyed this story, you might also like these ones:

Jessica the hedgehog
February 14, 2005 at 8:45am
You left out the part about us falling in love. Everyone's gonna think I'm kidnapping you at gun point or something. ;)
Laura Bristol (and Jane)
February 24, 2005 at 8:01am
Hi Tim and Jessica!
We love your website! We are hoping that we might get to see you as you pass through Lewiston next week. We are going to follow along with your journey as part of our school geography lessons. Right now Laura is growing a terrarium of herbs and other exotic/tropical plants. She also might grow a potato in a bucket! We are studying ancient Greece this year and reading lots of mythology. Laura is also very interested in birds, so if you see any interesting birds in your travels, please be sure to tell us about them. Thanks and love from Laura and Jane Bristol
February 24, 2005 at 9:30am
Hi Tim,
Don't forget that
(1) Geneva is not far off your planned itinerary and there are several people that would love to see you both there (free accomodation)
(2) Prague and Budapest are two towns that you really cannot miss. I can find you accomodation in at leat one of them. Budapest is on the way to Greece from Italy, and you can go through Croatia whose coastline has the reputation of being the most beautiful in the Med.

Lookoing forward to following the journey,

February 24, 2005 at 2:52pm
Oh! I hadn't even noticed… you're starting your trip on my birthday! Hooray!
February 24, 2005 at 4:28pm
Looks like time for your mother's prayer life to get kicked up another notch!
February 24, 2005 at 4:28pm
He may very well be the coolest boy, but he is also the luckiest!
February 24, 2005 at 4:44pm
How soon after this trip do you envision being able to go to Africa?
February 24, 2005 at 5:05pm
Please write about sharks for Pepe. I know he loves them.
February 24, 2005 at 5:25pm
hi! i still think the mock polaroids on this page are the most awesomest ever. you guys are tooooo cool. '-)
February 24, 2005 at 5:29pm
March – July sound amazing, but I think I really just want to run away and join your for August and September. Wow. SO. MUCH. FUN.


February 24, 2005 at 5:45pm
It's kind of interesting to note that not only was I born 10/1/77, but also late at night – 10:30 or so I think? And also did not even begin to grow hair in earnest until I was five. We're twins, I SWEAR! '-)

Also, the first real day of your trip is also the only day of the year which actually means something (pun on words):


You do that. '-)

February 24, 2005 at 5:59pm
Too funny…! But you did make a rather abrupt transition from meeting to leaving… Kinda like it was late and you really needed some sleep! '-)

February 24, 2005 at 6:02pm
Awwww… Where are my riches?!

Hey – was I the last one to sleep on that sofabed before it joined the dearly departed? '-) Lucky me!

February 24, 2005 at 9:45pm
ah, these are great faqs, and i love the pictures, too. heh. i am so, so excited for you! :D very much so.
Maggie McGregor
February 24, 2005 at 10:11pm
If I was a millionare I'd donate all my money to both of you. (Really I would! Just as long as I could get a cute t-shirt and a HUGE stuffed hedgehog). I'll have to go to the National Bank of Mom&Dad to see if I can donate anything though, for as you know when you're annoyingly unemployed you gotta save whatever money you have to keep the bill collectors at bay.
Anyway… Good luck with your trip, and I better not her that you sold "The LOUD one!"
February 24, 2005 at 10:16pm
Remember to be kind to the alligators you meet on your trip, for they could be somebody's sister! 8 o P
February 25, 2005 at 3:31am
hmmm, yes it seems to me you left out the unavoidable 7 day hike in the swiss alps, which is, after all, the only valid reason for your training in the Andes…
Tim the hedgehog
February 25, 2005 at 10:34am
Swany wrote:

How soon after this trip do you envision being able to go to Africa?

Probably not for a few years. :(

Tim the hedgehog
February 25, 2005 at 10:53am
1. Geneva was never far from our thoughts when planning our European tour. (That and we're not known for turning down free accomodation!) I'd imagine you'll be hearing from us once we hit the continent. :)
2. We're planning on traveling from Italy to Greece by boat, but we're open to any and all options. I hereby charge you with the task of talking us into it, when we inevitably run across one other in Geneva.

Mail yourself to Madrid, Poste Restante. We'll pick you up when we get there. :)

Well, obviously, yes. :)

Tim the hedgehog
February 25, 2005 at 10:56am
For the record, Marisa, we both love the "March forth" thing. How perfect is that?
February 25, 2005 at 11:50am
And the Dragon comes in the night
February 25, 2005 at 12:01pm
Timmy you flirting fool
Carried away
February 25, 2005 at 1:36pm
"And then we thought…it's just too hot in Spain in August, we need to go to Amsterdam, sit at a sidewalk cafe and admire the canals."
February 25, 2005 at 1:53pm
Also (now that I finally found the time to read them), just wanted to tell you that I actually learned a lot from these FAQs (unlike most!), and you guys are so very awesome. A real inspiration. '-) xoxox
February 25, 2005 at 1:57pm

Mail yourself to Madrid, Poste Restante. We’ll pick you up when we get there. :)

Tee hee – sounds good to me! (Wonder how much the postage will be…)

Jessica the hedgehog
February 25, 2005 at 3:34pm

Timmy you flirting fool

And who was the one who said Timmy was his "male soul mate"? Hmmmm? ;)

February 27, 2005 at 11:00am
I woke up this morning thinking how close you are to your adventure with a song stuck in my head that I hadn't thought of since grade school.

"I love to go a-wandering along the mountain track. And as I go, I love to sing. My knapsack on my back."

Looking forward to your updates.

February 27, 2005 at 11:19am
Have a wonderful time! And please be careful in those third world countries. :)
February 27, 2005 at 11:34am
I think you should have even higher categories, so we can feel more exclusive. You know how we feel about having to rub elbows with the hoi polloi. :)

February 27, 2005 at 2:55pm
Congragulations on starting your trip! Glad you made it out of Philly and out to Ohio!
February 27, 2005 at 11:41pm
Have fun on your trip my dear brother and know that I'll miss you very much.
February 28, 2005 at 12:14pm
Also a note about Prague and Budapest, if you can go, go! They are two of the most beautiful and fun cities in Easter Europe. The Architecture and Culture alone are worth it, and they both have great bars and clubs!
Great Uncle B
February 28, 2005 at 12:23pm
Clearly NOT a world tour. You left out WAYS MILLS !
March 1, 2005 at 3:35pm
You have such a well thought out adventure! It sounds as if you two have really tailored your trip to your interests. I am anxious to hear all about every last detail!
March 4, 2005 at 5:40pm
i just thought i check to see if there is any news from you yet impatience i'm not, well any way i just hope the flight was uneventful and you slept a little so you beready for your first day. anyway love always little one daddy
March 4, 2005 at 5:44pm
i just thought i check to see how your first day was going.love always little one daddy
March 4, 2005 at 10:01pm
Don't spend that dollar all in one place. Miss & love you. Be safe
March 5, 2005 at 5:32pm
You forgot about your meeting your Loofa and then leaving him to run around the world with a reat guy! Glad to hear its going so well, and have a great time!
lee weinrebe,esq.
March 6, 2005 at 11:11am
hope you are enjoying brazil. Is rio to ne-rio? I heard it was a great place to see. in any event i found in your notice letter an adress in ******* to refer all mail etc. So I sent your mail to that adress. Hope that was okay, you are still on good terms with mom I trust! The security deposit without deduction of any kind is being sent out this week to the other address provided. Hope you don't start world war iii.
be good to each other. Lee
March 8, 2005 at 5:04pm
i never new the details off you guys gettting together. that just makes you story even sweeter. i wish i had a love story like.sxxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooooolove seaNA
March 8, 2005 at 5:12pm
I'm glad to see my kids names up there. It kind of gives me mixed feelings. I don't want to get into too much information. But thank you. Again I love you both very much and couldn't make it without either one of you.
March 8, 2005 at 6:36pm
, I have not figured you out yet! and I stress yet…are you sure your not from Essex !

p.s. be safe, don`t make me come over there!

Terp Fan
March 16, 2005 at 10:11am
Awww… what a cute video of Jessica feeding the pigeons! Too bad the feed wasn't long enough for it looked like she had more to say, but a cute video nevertheless. Bueno!
Jessica in NM
March 22, 2005 at 9:19pm
My Darling JQ! I am so proud of you for setting off on this grand adventure, and hey, green is not such a bad color on me. Love ya lots and good luck. Looking forward to the stories!
April 5, 2005 at 2:06pm
Love the Penguins!
April 5, 2005 at 3:18pm
cant help ya with the sound Timmy
April 6, 2005 at 9:16pm
Hey guys, Glad to hear everything's off to a good start. Your site is quite impressive. Kudos to you and yours. Fa rizzle. Much love. Meow.
April 6, 2005 at 10:13pm
your friends are cute ,i've wanted to see that area ever since i read the book csll the patagona express
April 12, 2005 at 7:19pm
every time i read your bio i become very misty eye love always from all of us woof meow chirp and big binkies
April 14, 2005 at 3:43pm
I dont know i wouldnt mind if you guys started an international incident so i had to go and meet you guys anywhere! I mean for the good of the nation and all of course! :)
April 23, 2005 at 11:21pm
i played your video and ed heard your voice and was looking for you. love from all of us hugs and kisses woof ,meows chirp and binkies
Sister Soldier (The Post Hog)
May 13, 2005 at 1:23pm
(Looking for Timmy the hedgehog) Hey, where's Tim? All I see is this old guy who looks like Aaragorn. 8 o P
Sister Soldier (The Post Hog)
May 13, 2005 at 1:26pm
Love the updated pic!
Leigh Ann Schafer
May 20, 2005 at 12:59pm
Hi Jess!

I hope you and Tim are doing well and having fun! Right after you left I broke my shoulder and am now just getting back to work.
I hope your trip is everything you thought it would be.

Take care and be safe.

Love, Leigh Ann

May 31, 2005 at 7:30am
Im not a bit fan of zoo"s like that the lions have cleary gone crazy
Sister Soldier (The Post Hog)
June 1, 2005 at 12:12am
*Translating the Lionese*

First Lion: "Hey, Hey you… Yeah you with the camera! Get us outta here!"

Second Lion: "Yeah dude it like totally stinks in here."

First Lion: Stop being a stupid human and open the cage!"

Second Lion: "Yeah we're hungry… Uh, I mean we're starving…"

First Lion: "You're runing the plan!"

Second Lion: "Oh hush up!"

First Lion: "You hush up!"

Both Lions: ROAR!

June 16, 2005 at 6:32am
Happy, Happy Birthday!
David and Di Hurst
August 8, 2005 at 1:14pm
Hi Guys,
Glad to see you are progressing safely – looks and sounds fabulous. We'll be in the UK April 11-18 for a very short trip. Who knows we may bump into each other!

Love from us both,
Di and David

September 2, 2005 at 11:17pm
the albatrosses were so, so cute. i loved watching the mating dance! ;) and the dolphins are so magical!
September 4, 2005 at 11:29pm
OMG! The expression on Jessica's face in the "Monkey Hunting" video is just precious! I was dying of laughter mainly because I think I have made that face at one point or another. I haven't seen all the other video clips yet (stupid dial-up!), but I'm sure I'll love them all just as much as this one. Take care of yourselves and know that I miss you more than words can say! *Hughughug* ~~~ Me
September 5, 2005 at 8:45am
Vardan was roaring along with the lions, then said 'lion'--shocking! Awesome video clips--you rock!


john karakaian
September 7, 2005 at 3:04pm
I used to work with your dad at CF tell him johnboy says hello…and don't forget to visit Greece, I hear its wonderful this time of the year !
Philosophical LesbianPoet
September 23, 2005 at 11:16pm
I love, love, love, love, love, love, love (times infinity to the tenth power) the videos you have here and I can't wait to see the new ones. Take care of yourselves and drink some Margaritas for me. *HUGEHUGS* --– Me 8o }
Muff, Rache and Phil
September 25, 2005 at 4:23pm
Hi, We are looking forward to having you to stay in 'the big smoke' – your trip sounds great, it will be nice to have a verbal account of it too! Seeya soon!

Muff, Rachel and Phil

Amie a.k.a. Koreen's sister
September 26, 2005 at 12:56pm
You may ask, why would someone donate to the hedgehogs on September 26th…well I'm bored and here is my reasoning…I am going to find really obscure holidays in which to donate. So what holiday is today? None…but it IS James Caviezel's birthday, and we all know he played Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ" At Christmas we celebrate Christ's birthday and since James Caviezel is the fake Jesus…and September 26th is his birthday.
Merry Fake Christmas…

(glances at the sky for lightening rods)

Brandy (stuck in a cubicle)
October 6, 2005 at 12:46pm
How do you even BEGIN saving for an around the world adventure?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I hope you two are having the time of your life! Enjoy!
October 7, 2005 at 10:50am
Not sure how I came about your site, but this is WONDERFUL!
My guy and I have been pondering a trip much like this for some time (and it will prpbably be some time before it gets done– much to do in the US on a Harley, first!).
Your blogs and pictures tell a most wonderful story. Thank you, and I'll be checking back here to follow you for sure.
Mama Wise
December 6, 2005 at 11:20am
Tim and my son Mike have been friends for many years and I met Jessica at Mikes Wedding. I knew they were perfect for each other. Enjoy your travels and be safe. Lots of love to you both.
December 16, 2005 at 12:18pm
Just out of curiosity… Are you and Jessica going to update your bios now that youare engaged? I'd love to see what cute updated pics you two have. :)
Mama Wise
January 7, 2006 at 2:23pm
I received your postcard yesterday and am looking forward to having you both over for dinner when you get back. Stay safe and healthy. Love, Mama Wise
Neil Daub
January 10, 2006 at 10:31pm
Hey you two world travelin' hell raisers! Did you guys get my first attempted email? So, have you met many interesting people on your journey? Did I ever mention my older brother to you guys? I'm sure I did…if not, here's his website http://www.johndaub.net/ Ignore the "what's your favorite childhood x-mas gift" video my brother did…but you should check out some of his links…he's got narratives from his travels that I think you guys would appreciate more than the average American…

He's been living in Japan for years, but has ventured around this world I think 8 times! And he doesn't go to those touristy areas…in fact, I think you guys should try to get in touch with him…and if you're planning a trip to Japan, be sure to let him know…he speaks the language fluently and knows the entire country…

Basically, I figured that there's a mutual interest for the Hedehogs to meet John Daub…and by the way…drop me a line!

Safe travels Tim 'n Jessica…great, friendly site design by the way…I'm liking the photos too! Hope to talk to y'all sooner or later?

NAD (can you believe those are really my initials)

February 10, 2006 at 9:50am
The kids got candy hearts and wax lips for Valentines Day– you guys get a monetary donation from your Seattle fan.

Be good and be safe. It's fun following you on your travels.

March 15, 2006 at 11:39am
*sigh* i have to explore through video games like Tomb Raider and you get to walk through temples of Preah Khan. have i told you how jealous i am and how lucky you are? :)
March 16, 2006 at 2:48pm
Jessica should be a tour guide, for she really great at explaining things in the videos. Tim is good at explaning things too, but Jessica is cuter. :D
August 12, 2007 at 10:45am
Good to see you're still alive! Been looking for the Prophets of Nyst for a while, finally found you. Drop me a line.
November 6, 2007 at 6:13pm
Met your father and his beloved dog, Max in Marion, OH a few weeks ago. I was taking pictures of intersections and he told me of your travels and the origin of the name. I am from Pittsburgh, PA or as he called it "IKEA Country". Happy and Safe travels to you both!

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