Flat Stanley in Rotterdam

We sent Flat Stanley to Rotterdam in the Netherlands to visit our friend Inge. The following is her story from his visit.

First off, Stanley made a friend at my house: Knut (maybe you saw him on the pictures on my facebook page) and they’ve become real good friends.

Stanley was a bit scarcely clad for Holland in winter, so I made him a scarf and a coat. Real simple of course, but I think they look fabulous on him. It took some time, so when we went to see the street sign with the really long street on it, he borrowed my scarf :) Then we went into town:

to see the Erasmusbridge,

to see the cube houses,

and of course the Euromast!

Knut was pretty full of himself when he was down below, but when we got up on the first level he was so scared of heights! He stayed out for 2 minutes, but then he wanted to stay inside while we were looking around.

Stanley and I took some pictures of the harbour, the Erasmusbridge, pretty exciting stairs at such heights and a picture with Hotel New York in the background. Remember that we went to drink some coffee there? It’s now a hotel, but it used to be the head office of the Holland-America Line! So people took off here to go to America. Pretty nice huh?

After we had enough, we went to get some salty black liquorice and Stanley is just a sissy like Jon: doesn’t like it at all!! We will go on a train ride tonight to my parents and I hope to take some pictures with him there too. We will see. On monday or tuesday, I will send Stanley to Stefanie, who is in Germany then. She’ll probably have some nice friends to send him to after his visit to her :D

I’m having the time of my life!

Big hugs and an virtual stroopwafel for both of you!

Flat Stanley in Shanghai

Caleb’s 3rd grade class is doing their Flat Stanley project. Flat Stanley was waiting in our mailbox when we were in the US for so long, so we tried to take him a lot of places in a short amount of time.

Boots meets Flat Stanley.

Flat Stanley liked our view. He was surprised that he could see the pollution in Shanghai – he’d never seen anything like it back in South Dakota.

We took him to see the famous view of Pudong from the Bund.

Flat Stanley also got to ride the subway for the first time. He was glad they had the English name beside the Chinese name.

Flat Stanley on Nanjing Lu, which is similar to New York’s Times Square.

Flat Stanley and the Pearl TV Tower.

Flat Stanley visits Dak Shanghai – Dec 1st

We took Flat Stanley with us to work one day.

Stanley with the company driver, Mr. Huang. Stanley thought the traffic was pretty crazy here!

Stanley at Starbucks – we used to get coffee their every morning. (We just bought an espresso machine.)

Stanley at Daktronics Shanghai.

Flat Stanley – Sushi & Jing’an Temple – December 7th

We decided to take Flat Stanley out for sushi. There aren’t many places in South Dakota where he can have Japanese food.

He thought it was cool how a conveyor belt brought many kinds of sushi around in front of the customers.

Stanley also visited Jing’An Temple.


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