Flat Stanley left the cold climes of Washington, D.C. for a 10-day jaunt through the city of eternal spring, Medellín, Colombia. He arrived with a twinkle in his eye and a sombrero de fiesta on his head.
Stanley first tries to drive an escalera (a Chiva bus).
Instead he finds the business end of a windshield.
Stanley tries the zipline…is it safe?
Butterflies are pretty, and Stanley goes from one sweet flower to the next.
Next Stanley wants to climb El Peñon, a gigantic rock.
After too much fun in Medellín, Stanley travels to the Finca.
And takes his afternoon nap with Choko…
Stanley gets in some rays…
before going into the pool…
Time to dry off.
Stay tuned for the next episode, when people Stanley met in DC and Colombia smile for the camera.
As a curious tourist to the nation’s capital, Flat Stanley decided to explore the famous National Mall with its memorials, monuments and museums. He donned his special snow suit once again and set out on a trek that would take him to the far-flung corners of Washington, D.C. Please look away now, if you don’t want to experience a flat journey songs will be written about.
Flat Stanley climbs a snow bank and lo! the US Capital building is in sight.
Whipping whimsically in the wind, Flat Stanley looks out over the Tidal Basin to the Jefferson Memorial in the distance.
Sadly, the blizzard broke lots of trees and branches nearby.
Flat Stanley walks around the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and discovers FDR sitting quietly, thinking. Not to miss an opportunity, Stanley jumps up on his lap for a photo-op.
Stanley gives Fala, FDR’s trusty Scotty dog, a biscuit in exchange for a photo.
President Lincoln’s Memorial looks out over the National Mall. The sheer size of the buildings and statues makes Stanley seem so small.
Flat Stanley says hi to Lincoln.
Flat Stanley peeks at the White House from the safety of behind the fence. Yet he wants to jump over and find President Obama to shake hands, but too many snipers wait diligently atop the roof. Stanley doesn’ t like being shot.
Flat Stanley is pretty tired after all that being carried around. He needs a nap.
Stay tuned for more…will Flat Stanley finally meet President Obama? Will he find any friends at all in DC? Will DC be the last city he visits? All this and more on the next episode…
Recently my niece, Alora, sent me her school project, known as Flat Stanley. The goal is for this little paper guy, colored to kindergarten taste, to see the world and for the recipient (me) to write about his exploits and take photos and all that. Seems like the wrong type of thing to expect out of me, but I sucked it up and painfully complied. Hold on for Episode I of an epic journey that surely will go down as the best two minutes of your day…
Flat Stanley arrives in Washington, D.C. Sadly, he did not receive a personal welcome from President Obama himself.
Flat Stanley’s first trial was to survive the vicious jaws of the dreaded Kuma monster.
After almost losing his head, Flat Stanley tries on a scarf to hide his scotch tape surgery.
Flat Stanley tries his hand at chess. Unfortunately, he has no fingers to move the pieces.
Flat Stanley wonders what it’s like outside. Luckily, his host requires him to don a special protective suit.
Flat Stanley hops out of his suit to make a new friend.
Stay tuned for more…will Flat Stanley learn the customs of the strange natives of Washington, D.C.? Will the Kuma monster return? Will he lose more then his head? All this and more on the next episode…