Flat Stanley in Djibouti
images were kindly shared by Zeno Gamble.)
I am an Army Reservist that works at the
Pentagon. I was mobilized and deployed to the Republic of Djibouti in
the Horn of Africa.
My son's class in King George, Virginia sent me his Flat Stanley, and I
am proud to share the pictures with you: Mackenzie's Flat Stanley arrived in Africa on March 18th.
Flat Stanley is in Africa. He is pointing to
Djibouti with his left hand.
Flat Stanley's new friends: Anhar, Faisal,
Mandek, and Fatouma.
There are many camels in Djibouti. This camel has
never seen a flat person before.
This is a French calendar. The months of the
French year are:
Janvier, Février, Mars, Avril, Mai, Juin,
Juillet, Août, Septembre, Octobre, Novembre, Décembre
This is a party mask from Kenya. Can you find the
elephant on the mask?
I don't think that Stanley knows
how to use the oven correctly.
This is Flat Stanley and a rubber
chicken. Remember Faisal from the first
I think he's scared of flat people and chickens.
Flat Stanley decides to eat Army
food instead of learning how to cook. YUCK!
Here is the camel again. I think the camel is
taste-testing the red-and-white striped pole.
It doesn't help when Stanley gets
between the strings!
I keep pictures of Mackenzie, my sister's family,
my friend Sergeant Judd, and also Mackenzie's friend Zack Judd. I have a
volcanic rock. I have a geode, too. I
also have a big white rock made of salt.
It is important to learn the languages spoken in
Djibouti: Somali, French, Arabic. Other languages frequently spoken are
Amharic and Afar. Not many people here
Stanley has more than 10,000 Djiboutian francs!
That is the same as $60. The green matches say "ABAALGUD". That is
Somali for "REWARD". If you find Osama
Bin Laden, the reward is $5,000,000.
Time to go to work! Flat Stanley rides on my camel pack.
The camel pack holds 2 litres of water.