Flat Stanley’s Adventure To California and Las
Flat Stanley came from a first grade class in Michigan. He began his
adventure in Los Angeles, California.
First he went to the “Queen Mary” in Long Beach, California. The Queen
Mary originally came from Europe after World War II. It docked in New
York. My father's best friend Sid Silverman was
on that ship when it came into America. Later they brought it to Long
Beach for people to view it! They also say there are Ghosts & Legends on
the Queen Mary. Those have been the stories.
next day, Flat Stanley wanted to do some surfing. He met some friends in
Manhattan Beach where he surfed all day! Surf’s Up! Of
course you have to watch for sharks in the ocean.
Then Flat Stanley was invited to fly to Las Vegas. He had never flown a
was a great experience for him. The crew on Southwest Airlines was so nice
Flat Stanley couldn’t wait to go to see the “Famous White Tigers” at the
“Secret Gardens” at the Mirage Hotel. This is where “Seigfried & Roy” who
are known as the famous Magicians in Las Vegas for having the White Tigers
in their act to disappear. Most of all they are heroes to the animal
kingdom for helping save the White Tigers from becoming extinct. It is the
most fascinating place in Las Vegas, “The Secret Garden” to visit. They
also have White Lions, Panthers, Leopards, an Elephant, Dolphins and many
other wonderful animals to see. Flat Stanley got a real treat, he got to
swim with the Dolphins and see a show they put on.
went back to the hotel to relax and order some room service. Since he was
next day he went back to Los Angeles to see some other sites.
went to Hollywood to see the famous “Graumann’s Chinese Theatre”. He got
to meet Spiderman and Superman. Stanley walked on the stars and saw Mickey
Mouse’s star along with Donald Duck’s footprints. When you become really
famous in Hollywood the city puts your name on a star and or your hands
and footprints in front of the Chinese Theatre. The Stars go all the way
up and down Hollywood Blvd. People come from all over the world to see it.
After Stanley saw Hollywood he went to Beverly Hills one of the richest
streets to shop in America, Rodeo Drive.
Stanley couldn’t wait to get back to the beach and hang out. He met some
friends and did some rollerblading and skateboarding. Stanley went to
Venice Beach where a lot of movies are filmed there. He couldn’t believe
all the activities that went on there. People where playing instruments
and singing on the boardwalk. There were guys and girls working out at the
famous Venice Beach outdoor gym. Kids and families riding their bikes and
playing basketball. Stanley just had a time of his life.
Then Stanley had to get down to business. He decided since he was here in
Hollywood, he would check out the scene in the music business. He met a
famous singer, songwriter Benny Mardones who is famous for a song that
topped the charts twice in one decade. It’s called “Into the Night”. Benny
invited Flat Stanley to Tony Smith’s studio “Main Street” to cut a CD.
First, Flat Stanley decided he wanted to go get his hair highlighted and
cut. Just to give him a little different look for the CD cover. Since he
was going in to do some Rock and Roll soft music type sound…he wanted to
have fun and change his look. So he went in to see Susan Antonishek at the
Hair Mechanixs. And off to the studio to record with Benny Mardones and
CD sounds great and what a great experience.
Flat Stanley had a lot of fun in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. I’m not sure
who had more fun… Flat Stanley or me taking him everywhere to show him
around and introduce him to people all over the place. Flat Stanley
himself may end up getting a star put in front of the “Famous Graumann’s
Theatre”. He is becoming more famous every day.
Thank you to the first grade class for sending me Flat Stanley. It is a
wonderful way for kids and adults to come together from all over the world
to learn about each culture. And may this help bring peace and love all
over the world some how, some way, some day.
special thanks to you Dale for your time and love to put this site up, for
the world to come together to share and learn through one another.
Many thanks again,