Hi! My name is Flat Stanley, and I hail from Nashua, New Hampshire. I was sent special delivery from New Hampshire to Oklahoma so I could see new places and learn new things. I am really lucky, because I got to go on a long trip, and I got to do and see things I would never have seen back East!
I was a stowaway in Gigi’s backpack, which gave me a chance to ride on a big jet, stay in hotels, and see special places from Phoenix, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada. I was on my best behavior and never complained or interrupted or caused any problems.
Next we went to Sedona, Arizona; but on the way we stopped at Montezuma’s Castle and at Jerome, Arizona, where we ate at the Mile High Grill. I saw lots of cactus and nearly got caught in the cactus needles! I really liked Sedona and all the odd-shaped red rock formations, but Gigi got so busy taking pictures of them, she forgot to include me. She did manage to get a picture of me at Sky Ranch Lodge where we spent a couple of nights.
Our next destination was the Grand Canyon, and it was really GRAND! It’s so huge, it sure made me feel tiny. I loved all the colors in the canyon, particularly at sunrise and sunset.
Our last destination was Las Vegas, Nevada. On the way there we stopped in Seligman, Arizona, which is on Route 66. There were lots of antique cars there and I sat on a police car and on a really old pickup truck.
We also drove over the Hoover Dam spillway before we got to Las Vegas. I thought it was pretty interesting that the time changes right in the middle from Arizona time to Nevada time.
Our final stop was Las Vegas. We stayed at The Mirage Hotel, which was really big and fancy, with a big aquarium in the lobby. We walked around a lot, and I saw the Forum at Caesar’s Palace. There were an awful lot of people shopping and dining and people-watching.
After a couple of days in Las Vegas, it was time to fly back to Oklahoma. Before long, I’ll be headed back to New Hampshire; but for now, I’m an Okie!