Sunday, May 18, 2008

Tattoo Stanley has a BLAST in New Jersey & Florida!!

These photos to the left are Stanley being strapped onto a rocket ship and shot off! Then there they are looking for him in the forest ... Quite a ride!

I can't describe Owen's Tattoo Stanley's adventures any better than the host family did, so I'll just go straight to their letter!
Your Flat Stanley came all the way to my city, Ridgefield, New Jersey.
While he was here, these are some of the exciting things he saw and did:
We saw the Empire State Building from across teh river. We went to the Statue of Libery. He went to Knight class with me and to the library. He also took a ride on a rocket into space. Then we went to Florida on vacation. We went to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Stanley laughed when my mom fell in the ocean. The next three days we went to Kennedy Space Center. Then we went to Sea World in Orlando. It was a busy week. We arrived home at 2:00 am on Thursday morning.
If Stanley should come back to visit, he should wear a jacket or sweater, because the climate here is starting to warm after a cold winter.
Some other interesting facts about my city include:
We are about 10 minutes from New York City. Ridgefield was incorporated as a borough May 26, 1892. In 2000, the population was 10,830 even though the town only covers 2-6 square miles. According to our librarian, we have the only homeschooled child in town

This family took Stanley on wonderful adventures and sent him home with so many photos and postcards. Thank you SO much Ridgefield family!!

A few of the postcards:

View of Empire State Building and NYC :

Sea World:

Kennedy Space Center:

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