Thursday, February 8, 2007

Flat Stanley and the mermaids

Earlier this year we had a houseguest. He was no trouble at all -- ate little, slept a lot, and when we were tired of his company, we threw him in the trash.

He's a friend of my nephew Jean Paul, who lives in Port Ludlow, Washington. Flat Stanley's friends there in the second grade at Chimicum Primary School send him all around the world to have his picture taken. It's a neat way for the kids to learn about different places and different cultures. I thought you might enjoy Flat Stanley's adventures here on the local scene. I still haven't learned how to put a lot of photos on my entries, and I don't know how to make them go where I want them. So here is a series of little short entries on Flat Stanley's visit.

We enjoyed having Flat Stanley come to visit us in Rincón de Guayabitos, Mexico. We are on the West coast of Mexico in the State of Nayarit. Flat Stanley loved looking at the warm blue Pacific waters, but he really enjoyed playing with some mermaids he found hanging out in our guestroom. Down here they are called sirenas.

Mermen are called tritonos, and the big news around here is that a tritón showed up on the beach at La Peñita. Flat Stanley read about it in the local paper, and said he thought his sirena friends were much prettier.

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