Friday, May 17, 2019

Nick's Flat Stanley in Michigan!

Hello from the Mitten State! Here are some fun facts about Michigan! They border four of the Great Lakes. They are the only state with 2 peninsulas. People who live in the upper peninsula are called YOOPERS. They are also called the Motor City because they are home to the biggest car manufacturers.  One more fun fact: They call it POP and not SODA!!

Nick's Flat Stanley Goes to Florida!

Fun Facts about Florida! There are 800 miles of beaches and 1300 miles of coastline! Florida became a state on March 3, 1845. It is the 27th state. The Florida Everglades is the only place on earth where alligators and crocodiles coexist with each other. Florida averages 60 inches of rainfall annually. Hurricane season runs from June 1-November 1. Florida is home to Disneyworld,Seaworld, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios and the Kennedy Space Center. Florida has more golf courses than any other state: over 1300! Florida is the world's leading producer of grapefruit. Britton Hill, Florida has the highest elevation in the state at 345 feet above sea level. Florida is considered the lightning capital of the United States!

Abby's Flat Stanley in Washington!

After Abby's Flat Stanley went to Oregon, he took a short bus ride and look where he ended up! Seattle, Washington! The Space Needle was built for the World's Fair. Washington is known as the Evergreen State. Mt. Rainier is a beautiful mountain, visible on a clear day. 

Abby's Flat Stanley Goes to Portland, OREGON!

Flat Stanley went to the OTHER Portland! This one is in Portland, Oregon! Did you know that Portland, Oregon is named after Portland, Maine? The name was picked with a coin toss! Oregon is often called the Beaver State. My friend went to the University of Oregon and the mascot is the duck!
 Flat Stanley had a wonderful hike up Mt. Hood! Oregon is a beautiful state!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Josh's Flat Stanley in Minnesota!

Joshua's Aunt Lisa and Cousin Caitlin went to the Lego Store in the Mall of America in Minnesota! They had so much fun!

 Then they went to the Judy Garland museum!


Abby's Flat Stanley in Oregon and Washington!

Flat Stanley arrived in Portland, Oregon, and quickly became a Blazers fan after a 4OT playoff win. :) Then we headed to Seattle, Washington. Some pics from the bus: all buckled up; crossing the Broadway Bridge as we leave Portland; crossing the Columbia River into Washington state with a view of Mt. Hood; and seeing Mt Rainier in WA.  

  Back in Portland, we found giant trees in Laurelhurst park. We went to Voodoo Donuts, saw the "Keep Portland Weird" sign and stopped by Powell's City of Books, the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world.

Lyla's Flat Stanley in Amsterdam!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

More fun with Lucy's Flat Stanley!

Lucy’s cousin Dawn is a Park Ranger at Mammoth Cave National Park.  Flat Stanley got to go in the Caves with Ranger Dawn. Click here to find out more about Kentucky!

Lucy's Flat Stanley having fun in Kentucky!

While watching the video below, you can see Flat Stanley at the fence looking at the race track.
Flat Stanley was surprised by all the beautiful rock walls in Lexington, the walls are called “Slave Walls”. Originally build by Irish Immigrant stone masons. The stonemasons passed their crafts on to the black slaves and that is how they got the name slave walls.

Lucy's Flat Stanley in Kentucky!

Lucy’s Flat Stanley came to Lexington, Kentucky to visit Lucy’s Aunt Lisa.  Lexington, Kentucky is 1,022 miles from Lucy’s home in Maine.
Kentucky is very different from Maine!
Flat Stanley loved seeing Keenland (Lexington’s Race Track).  Many famous people come to Keenland from all over the world, including the Queen of England.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Colin's Flat Stanley in the Bahamas!

Colin's Flat Stanley is having a great time in the Bahamas with Colin's Mom and Grandmother! Here are some fun facts:

Grand Bahama is located in the Caribbean, in the Atlantic Ocean and is 62 miles from Florida. 
Bird: West Indian pink flamingo
Automobiles drive on the left side of the road 
National dish: conch
Flower: yellow elder
50,000 people live there and thee main way they make money is tourists. 
It is the northernmost and 4th largest island out of 700 (only 30 islands are inhabited)

Flat Stanley said the water was very warm and beautiful. He wore plenty of sun screen, drank lots of water and brought some sand home from the beach! 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Abby's Flat Stanley in Florida!

Florida-Home of Oranges, Alligators, Manatees and Palm trees
Fun Facts: 

*Disney World is located in Orlando and is 40 square miles and sees 62,00 visitors every day!                                 
 *Birthplace of NASCAR-Daytona Beach is home to the Speedway that   hosts the famous Daytona 500                                                              *The oldest school house is located in St. Augustine, which is the oldest  city in the US! Click here to find out more about Florida!

Hi!  I am an old friend of Abby’s mom and I live in Deltona, FL (in between Daytona Beach and Orlando).
Flat Stanley came to visit me and spent some quality time in Florida.

He saw Epcot at Disneyworld
He spent some time at the beach
AND he found some time to study up on US History with my 8th grade class 😉  

Flat Stanley is on his way to California! Many thanks to Mrs. Derochers!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Nick's Flat Stanley in California!

Wow! Look where Nick's Flat Stanley is! He's having a wonderful time in California! Click HERE to find out more about this great state!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Colin's Flat Stanley in Florida!

Colin's Great Auntie Cecilia Finamore had a great time taking Flat Stanley all around the nice places in Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral, Florida.  Cape Canaveral is where we launch all of our rockets into space! They went to Port Canaveral, where all the big cruise ships go to take people on their vacations, mostly to the Caribbean islands.  They went to Cocoa Beach Pier, home of the east coast's biggest surfing championship! And, speaking of surfing, they went to Ron Jon's surf shop, which is the largest surfing shop in the country--and maybe even the world! Flat Stanley send stickers for everyone! Poor Stanley tried surfing, but he fell off, and had to get taped up. 
Many thanks, Auntie Ceil!