But before we get to the island’s opening today, I have a few more things to tell about from yesterday. My dad has AC:NL as well, and he invited me to his town last night to pick up a fossil that I didn’t have yet. He could’ve just sold it (I’m sure I’ll get all the fossils eventually), but that was nice of him! 🙂
His AC:NL town is called Red Bank, just like his old AC:WW town was. We even used to play in the same AC:GC town together, Ordale, many years ago. I remember being mad that he paid off his debt before I did and got the gold statue. 😛
I looked around and talked to some of the neighbors:
Checking out my dad’s tent. He’s had trouble paying it off because Nook’s Homes closes so early. (But he did finally pay it off yesterday, and has a brand new house today!)
Back in my town, I made sure to talk to Tortimer at the pier before the night was over (I almost forgot!), who was there to tell me that the island would become open to visitors tomorrow.
Aww, there was something that touched me about hearing this from the long-standing former mayor of Animal Crossing.
Saturday, June 15 (Day 6):
Kapp’n was at the pier in the morning:
He hasn’t changed a bit. -_- Though it’s good that he’s back to driving a boat instead of taxis or buses.
I went to the island to catch a Birdwing butterfly for the Bug-Off; I don’t even know if that’s the best bug for the Bug-Off in New Leaf, but in Wild World that was the second best bug to catch (after the Oak Silk Moth, which is the largest, but only available at night). There was also a wet suit available at the island’s shop, which I bought right away since I already had medals from playing mini-games in others’ islands. 😀
My Birdwing won the Bug-Off, but I missed the ceremony, so I don’t get a trophy. >_< I'm used to AC:WW, where you're mailed a trophy if you win. Ugh, I need to stop making assumptions and carrying over habits from Wild World!
Edit: Actually, I did receive a gold trophy in the mail today! So I’m glad I didn’t miss out on that. I’ll try not to miss the ceremony in the future, though; my neighbors seemed disappointed that it was cancelled.
I looked to see if there were any gates open, and Hylia’s new town Ordona was, an old AC:WW WiFi buddy. 🙂
I’m jealous of Hylia for having a deer neighbor, and jealous of Diana for having such a gorgeous house!
Hylia’s house is in a great location:
I love that it’s nestled between the sea, cliff, and waterfall! The area feels private, and yet has plenty of room for gardening.
And the interior of Hylia’s house is already looking nice, love the sunny colors. 🙂
I had to go sooner than I thought because something came up, I’m sorry about that! But thanks for letting me visit, and I’d love to WiFi again sometime.
In the evening, I went back to the island to fill up my take-home box with valuable catches, one of them a whale shark! 😮 I also caught a saw shark, a giant trevally, a hermit crab, and of course lots of palm tree beetles.
I brought back some flowers from the island as well. It sort of feels like cheating to do that, but hey, they allow you to both pick up flowers during the tours (I recommend the butterfly-catching tour) and put the flowers in the take-home box.
I haven’t spread flowers all over town or anything, but I’ve added more to my house’s garden, and I’m sure I’ll continue to use the island as a source of flowers in the future. 😛
Even later at night…
My dad doesn’t have the island yet, so I let him come over to mine. We did tours until he had enough medals to buy his own wet suit.
And we didn’t leave until his take-home box was filled with valuable/rare bugs and fish. He’s not good at catching bugs on trees, so I would stand nearby and tell him when he was lined up correctly and close enough to swing. 😛 It worked pretty well!
Putting our new wet suits to use! Hehe, I look forward to maybe taking more pics like this during WiFi! 😀