Flat Stanley

Barrett's Flat Stanley from Saranac Elementary School will be traveling around the world with Sara for the next few weeks, here is the update of his adventures.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Packing for London

So Flat Stanley (FS) made it back to my mum's house in Portland.
He's been helping mum pack, see photos below:

FS safely at mum's house in Portland

FS helping mum put the last of her packing together.

FS waving good-bye now that everything is packed :)

First "flight"

So Barrett's Flat Stanley (FS) made his first "flight" today from Saranac Lake, New York to Portland, Oregon. Luckily he made it safe & sound. Grant (the guy who worked at the UPS store) retrieved him safely & soundly.

Now FS is off to help my mum finish packing before they get on the plane to come to London to see me :-) I'm very excited for FS arrival. We've got a busy few weeks ahead of us - hope he's up for it!!

Tentative plans:

17-21 April, trip to Ireland

6-7 May, trip to Toulouse, France

19-20 May, trip to Berlin, Germany

Well that's all for now.

Portland, Oregon Facts

The poplulation of Portland, OR is 538,180 and it's elevation is 173 feet above sea level.

It is located at longitude 40 miles east of the 122nd meridian west and latitude 30 miles north of the 45th parallel north.

It is 78 miles east of the Pacific Ocean.

The average temperature is winter is 34° (January) and about 80° during the summer (July).

On average it gets 37" of percipitation a year, which is less than Atlanta, Baltimore, Houston or Seattle).

The local newspaper is called The Oregonian (daily), The Portland Tribune (semiweekly), and the Willamette Week (weekly).

All of Oregon is on Pacific Standard Time.

The speed limit is 55 miles per hour on most highways. Where posted, the freeway speed limit is 65. Oregon law calls for drivers and passengers to buckle up for safety in both the front and back seats.