Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tommy and Abby's Flat Stanly's Adventure to The Grand Canyon!

The Grand Canyon, it’s ginormous, it’s bigger than big, it’s… GRAND! For our trip we joined Mr. G’s parents to see the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam and we had a blast!! We arrived in Nevada late at night so we had to wait until the next morning before we ventured out to see the Grand Canyon! The first thing we all did after the crack of dawn was head out to the Hoover Dam. We found out that the Hoover Dam generates more than 4.2 billion kilowatt-hours! (A kilowatt-hour is a unit of energy that equals the work done by one kilowatt during one hour) After visiting the Hoover Dam we took a road trip to the Grand Canyon. After about 45 minutes or so we finally arrived, we had made it to the Grand Canyon. The ground dropped straight down and the canyon seemed to go on forever! It was a good thing Mr. G’s parents were there because it was WINDY! Without them holding on to us, we would have blown away! We went with Mr. G’s parents down to the Colorado River and took a boat through the canyon. Seeing the giant canyon walls looming on both sides of you reaching towards the heavens… it really made you feel so small. During the trip throughout the Grand Canyon we were accompanied by a couple that came all the way from Australia. Just to visit the Grand Canyon, they were really great people! After taking the boat trip we disembarked and climbed back up the Grand Canyon. Once we all reached the top of the Canyon we got into a helicopter and were able to fly over the Grand Canyon! After a long and exciting day we finally retired back to the hotel. We had such an amazing time but by the end of the day we were pretty tired!

Up on top of the Hoover Dam.

On the Colorado River

Friendly couple who visited all the way from Brisbane, Australia!
After a long day for hiking, and sightseeing it was nice to relax at the hotel.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Jett Williford's Flat Stanley Ventures out of the Country!

Flat Stanley had some big adventures traveling outside of the US!  He traveled all the way to Toronto, Canada!  With his passport in hand, he was ready to take on our northern neighbors!  He was very studious and read up on his trip beforehand making sure to visit all of the major attractions there and wouldn't you know it, he got to see the world famous CN tower!  Sounds like Flat Stanley had a great trip to Canada, eh?

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Flat Stanly's Advneturre to Kansas

Nuestra Aventura comenzo con un vieja a Kansas, ahi juntos celebramos una graduacion de mi sobrino Michael. Al dia siguiente vistiamos el colegio de mi sobrino. Luego regresamos a su casa donde empeso la fiesta de la grauduacion.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Helen Soqui's Stanley experiences a California heatwave

Helen Soqui's Flat Stanley has been in Redlands, California with her cousins.  Today there was a Southern California heatwave and there were high temperatures all over.  In Los Angeles it was 101 degrees.  The last time it was that hot in May was 124 years ago!

Flat Stanley visited the AK Smiley Public Library and he helped us pick out books.  This library was built in 1894 by the Smiley Brothers.

Here is Avery and Flat Stanley buying fruit at a fruit stand.  We got oranges, avocados, zucchinis and blackberries.  He insisted on the blackberries!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jacob López look what flat stapley has been doing

Flat standley went on meny adventurs and he has been to meny places he Will be going back soon  it is ok

Sunday, May 11, 2014


Flat Stanley arrived in New Philadelphia,PA just in time for a trip to our cabin in the mountains of North Central PA. He hopped into our 4x4 truck and headed out on a four hour trip through the Pennsylvania Wilds.Flat Stanley was busy looking for whitetail deer, elk and other wildlife and just enjoying the view of the mountains. When we arrived at our cabin he quickly took one of the top bunks.After settling in Flat Stanley went fly fishing on the Sinnemahoning Creek. He was so lucky..He caught two rainbow trout using dry flies.Flat Stanley put the fish back in the stream because it was a "catch & release" area. On our way back to the cabin, we stopped at a wildlife viewing area. Looking through binoculars, Flat Stanley saw 5  bull(male) elk.We explained to Flat Stanley that only male elk have antlers and they shed and grow a new set every year. Their new antlers are covered with fuzzy skin called velvet. The antlers harden by late summer and the velvet peels away. A set of antlers on a mature bull can weigh up to 40 pounds.  Across the field there were 9 whitetail deer.. The next night a black bear came into the backyard of our cabin. Flat Stanley looked out the window for a long time,watching as the bear was busy eating .He was so amazed and excited Flat Stanley had a difficult time falling off to sleep.The following morning Flat Stanley wanted to go on a hike. We walked a trail through the hardwood forest enjoying the fresh mountain air and looking for wildlife.

.Our wonderful trip with Flat Stanley has come to an end. We had an extraordinary outdoor adventure in Pennsylvania. An experience Flat Stanley will never forget. Photos, maps and  information will be coming to your school .Enjoy

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Jacob Richards Flat Stanley Goes to School

Jacob Richards Flat Stanley got to go with Jacob's Grandma to her
second grade class in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The kids were so excited to meet Flat Stanley! They plan to send
some friends with Flat Stanley as he travels back to Texas. Flat Stanley
enjoyed his day at Thomas Bacchus Elementary School:)