Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Flat Stanley does Maine

For those of you who don’t know Flat Stanley… (From Wikipedia)

Stanley Lambchop and his younger brother Arthur are given a big bulletin board by their Dad for putting pictures and posters on. He hangs it on the wall over Stanley's bed, but during the night the board falls from the wall, flattening Stanley in his sleep. He survives and makes the best of his altered state, and soon he is entering locked rooms by sliding under the door, and playing with his younger brother by being used as a kite. Stanley even helps catch some art museum sneak thieves by posing as a painting on the wall. But one special advantage is that Flat Stanley can now visit his friends by being mailed in an envelope.

Remember those imaginary friends I told you about?  One of them was given Flat Stanley by her niece (or maybe nephew?  Drat…  I don’t remember) for a school project.  He’s been to Portugal, St. Martens, Denver, Boston.. and most recently, Maine.

Flat Stanley fed the chickens:

IMG_1414Then he snuggled in the car between the kids for a 4 hour drive to Fort Kent.

Flat Stanley enjoyed the Can Am Sled Dog Races:


Flat Stanley saw the end of Route 1:


Flat Stanley went on a hike to Fish River Falls (He considered going for a dip and then decided it looked too cold):


Flat Stanley then went to visit the 10th Mountain Lodge (home of world cup biathlon):


It turns out, Flat Stanley is a lousy shot:


Flat Stanley then went to visit the Blockhouse (the Fort in Fort Kent, you see):


Flat Stanley enjoyed Mt. Katahdin in the distance  (I couldn’t chance stopping for a better picture because we had 2 sleeping babes in the back seat – waking them could have been disastrous for the level of peace for the remainder of the ride):


Flat Stanley really wanted to see Paul Bunyan and Stephen King, but we kept forgetting to bring the camera and he really needed to head out to his next destination… 

See you next time, Flat Stanley!  Safe travels!  (Sad – the camera ate my picture of him driving off on a big rig.)


Kellie said...


Jodi said...

For someone who hated dolls as a kid, I had far too much fun with this paper doll. LOL

Nicole said...

I love Flat Stanley. That guy has done so much traveling...

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