Wednesday, April 06, 2005

The Flat Stanley Adventure continues....

Don & I took Flat Stanley on his first series of adventures today! I had some packages to send off at the P.O. so Flat Stanley went along for the ride (in Don's Mercedes Benz} and his first adventure! We visited the Harding Memorial, where the 29th President of the U.S. is buried along with his wife and dog; over to the Marion Cemetary where he visited the temporary tomb of President Harding while the memorial above was being constructed. While in the Marion Cemetary, he also visited the WWII Memorial and had his picture take along with the names of 3 of Melanie's great uncles whose names are etched within the wall memorial. Then, we visited the Ripley's Believe It or Not, Revolving Granite Ball where he had his picture taken once again.

From there we visited the next cemetary, St. Mary's where Flat Stanley again got his picture take with a wooden cross that marks the grave of an early 1900's gypsy who is rumored to have lived in Marion. Then we ventured over to the other 4 corners of the Memorials for the Landmarks of Liberty Veteran's Memorial Park which has memorials for all the wars the U.S. has ever fought in along with the Marion County residents who fought in those wars. From there we drove across town to visite the Marion County Visitors Bureau where we picked up some brochures with more historical information of Marion County, sights to see, and things to do. I also purchased some postcards and a special memorabilia to accompany Flat Stanley on his visit back to my neice, Miss Melanie. The lady at the Visitor's Bureau said that the have had a lot of Flat Stanley's visit in the last four years and was wonderful with assisting us obtain information. I will be working on creating Flat Stanley's Travel Journal soon and will be getting the photographs of the day developed soon.

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