Anna wanted me to take Flat Stanley on an adventure. (04/07)
Anna's class made their own Flat Stanleys so they can mail them to friends or family members willing to take Stanley on another adventure. Afterward, we had to send him back, complete with pictures and souvenirs, so the kids can put together a presentation for the class.
And guess who the recipient of Anna’s Flat Stanley was? You guessed it.
Flat Stanley poses with the "Welcome to Orange" sign. (04/07)
We started out by taking Stanley around the city of Orange. He had fun here in Orange, but ever the adventurer, Stanley wanted to do more. So we took him to Disneyland. He enjoyed the happiest place on earth, however he still wanted to venture out on a road trip and color in a few more states on his "states I've visited map."
Flat Stanley went to Disneyland. (04/07)
To get multiple states into his visit, we took him to the tri-state area where California, Arizona and Nevada intersect. (The cities are: Needles CA, Bullhead City AZ, and Laughlin NV).
Flat Stanley in Bullhead City, Arizona. (04/07)
Stanley especially liked Laughlin, since there was an abundance of casinos for him to go to. Who knew Stanley was such a gambler? Believe me, he was throwing down Hamiltons like he was Aaron Burr! In the end, however, he was only $15 down by the time he quit for the night.
Flat Stanley with the statue that welcomes visitors to Laughlin, NV. (04/07)
Unfortunately, he lost more money in Needles, CA than he did at the casinos. The reason: Flat Stanley was driving too fast and got nabbed by the California Highway Patrol.
Flat Stanley got pulled over for speeding near Needles, CA. (04/07)
Despite the speeding ticket, Stanley had a great time. We even made a YouTube movie of his adventures where you can see lots more photos. Click the image below to watch it! (If you can't see the embedded image below, click here for a direct link).
Flat Stanley YouTube movie