Flat Stanley was due back in Ohio for Christmas so we drove him there. We started our journey from Wisconsin to Ohio early Thursday morning.
Thanks to all the coffee I drank we had to make a stop at the rest area just outside of Madison. He had to get a picture with the map with the "YOU ARE HERE" arrow pointing at our state capitol.
When we took this picture there were three truckers standing there and my mom was embarrassed about holding Flat Stanley for a picture, but the minute I handed her the camera and pulled Flat Stanley out of my purse the truckers all laughed and one of them said, "We're not laughing at you we're laughing with you. We know all about Flat Stanley." Of Course they would. Who better to send a Flat Stanley to than a trucker? And they were all about the right age to have kids in elementary school.
It was a snowy drive through Wisconsin which was actually kinda nice for Stan because there was no snow in Ohio so at least he got to see some and enjoy it here.
Illinois was snowy too. We crossed over the state line and drove a short distance into Illinois before we had to stop.
We had to get gas. Stan helped my dad pump.
Stan learned that Illinois has more tolls than any other state we drove through and that they are super expensive!! Because of that fact dad decided we'd take the scenic route which lead us through this little town in Indiana called Angola.
In the middle of this little town there was a roundabout and in the middle of it they had this really neat Christmas decoration which Stan and I both enjoyed very much on this gloomy afternoon.
After an interesting ride through Amish country and seeing horse drawn buggies up and down the highways and tied at the stores and gas stations we finally made it to Ohio.
Stan was finally home and he looks happy to be there just look at his smile.
We had so much fun with Flat Stanley! Once we got to Ohio we got the pictures developed and put them into a nice album and I wrote my "Adventures of Flat Stanley" story. My cousin Aidan was so excited to have him back. When I read Aidan the story and showed him the pictures I wish you could've seen his face light up. He said, "I can't wait to show my teacher!" I sure hope Aidan's 1st grade teacher enjoys the story as much as I enjoyed creating it.