Last week when I was visiting San Diego, my friend Ralph and I toured Flat Stanley around town.
It was a blast. We hope Stanley comes to visit again.
The Flat Stanley project is a combination community art project / literacy program / geography lesson that kids in the 1st or 2nd grade do. Kids get a Flat Stanley to color as they like, then mail him off to a friend or relative that lives in a different locale.
Our Stanley came from Ralph’s seven-year-old nephew Ryan, who lives in Illinois, a town called Huntley that Ralph, who grew up in the city of Chicago, says is the Algonquin word for “way the fuck out there.” Note, it is fifty plus miles northwest of Chicago.
Stanley enjoyed his tour of San Diego, especially since the weather was sunny, and mid-seventies, while the weather in Illinois was still what could only be classified as The Dead of Winter.
Check out the photos from Stanley’s San Diego tour here–> be be warned the page will load a little slowly. Lots of photos. Lots of megabytes.