Rhonda from Canada recently sent me a Flat Stanley journal which is a school project which her husband's cousin's daughter is doing. Flat Stanley is going to be travelling all over the world, staying with different families before he has to be sent back to school in May 2009.
Rhonda took him on holidays with her to Mexico before sending it to me for Christmas in Australia. A well tanned Flat Stanley is now on his way to Betty in Paraguay and then he will go to Ronda in Florida and then on to others after this.
Here are the photos of what he got up to when he visited us in Oz (click on the image to enlarge). Flat Stanley had a bit of a wild time I have to say.
1. Flat Stanley arrived at the airport and nearly had heat exhaustion after coming from cold Canada. 2. After recovering from his 20 hour flight he was ready to party. We found him on the Christmas Tree waiting for Santa to visit. 3. To make him feel at home we made him a candy snowman 4. We had seafood for Christmas lunch and here he is with an Australian lobster and prawns - it looks like he is judging Australia's next top prawn or deciding on which juicy prawn to eat first.
We knew that Flat Stanley will get to see lots of beaches in his travels and given Australia is mostly well known for its wildlife, we took Stanley to the Zoo. 1. Here he is meeting two of Australia's native dogs called Dingos (they loved him too). 2. A Cheetah 3. He got very friendly with Australia's biggest bird, the Emu. 4. Flat Stanley climbed a very high ladder so he could get up close to the giraffe and feed him. 5. He also got to feed the white lion through the fence. 6. The Lemurs had the most fun with Stanley. At one stage they tried to jump all over him as they were so excited to see him. 7. Stanley kept calling out to the Koala but it was too shy and would not turn around. 8. There's Flat Stanley just outside the big tiger's cage after feeding him. He had a great time and attracted lots of attention at the Zoo!
Thanks Rhonda it was great fun hosting Flat Stanley and I am sure Jamie and the other kids are going to get a surprise when he has finished his travels and they see what he has been doing. I wish I was flat enough to do a world trip like that as well. Let's hope the international postal systems look after him.
Betty let me know when he makes it to you, hopefully in one piece!!