Back in December, I was told that my friend's daughter selected me to be Host Mother to Flat Stanley and so I anxiously awaited his arrival. If you are not familiar with Stanley, get out from the rock you live under and read the highlighted link on the Flat Stanley Project.
Flat Stanley arrived just before Christmas and during his vacation with me, he participated in many different winter sports activities in the Olympic Region. Flat Stanley went cross country skiing and skated on the 1932 Olympic Arena. He also rode the chair lift at Whiteface Mountain before snowboarding down the mountain.
When he wasn't exercising, he visited the 1932 & 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum. Here, Flat Stanley got to hold the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic torch, tried out a junior bobsled, and met Roni Raccoon, the mascot from 1980.
At the Olympic Center, he even got to sit on the Zamboni that cleans the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena where the "Miracle" hockey game took place.
Flat Stanley did get in trouble once on his trip here, when he ran into a bear! That really scared him, but luckily the bear was friendly and only wanted to dance with him.
Flat Stanley had a lot of fun along the Au Sable, but he is looking forward to seeing Genevieve again. He can't wait to tell her and the other second graders all about his trip.