Monday, November 14, 2011

Elder Stanley in the Czech Republic

From Stanley’s point of view. Written by Hummer (with some assistance from yours truly).

For some gorgeous background music to really put you in the setting, play this while you read. . . .


Hi, again! It’s me, Flat Stanley.

I’ve been on an amazing trip! It started at home in Arkansas, when Hummer made me my very own missionary nametag. He taped it to my shirt, folded me up, and sent me to Prague, Czech Republic!

This is a map that shows me going to Prague.Flat Stanley's trip to Prague


Hummer sent me to the Czech Republic because his Uncle Duff is serving a mission there for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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I was excited to become “Elder Stanley” for a few days! Elder Bailey is squishing me with his hand, and holding a Book of Mormon, too.

20111010 Elder Bailey and Elder Stanley


Here I am with Elder Bailey in front of a Kofola truck (and he is squishing me again). He said that kofola is the best drink ever besides root beer.

20111012-1 By a Kofola truck


Elder Bailey took me to Uherské Hradiště.



The Church of St Francis Xavier is in the background. I am tired of being squished. There are lots of cars behind me. I wonder why the road is made of bricks?

20111012-2 In Uherske Hradiste


I went with him to Olomouc next.image


Here we are on the main square. I think the Christmas lights will be beautiful!

20111017-1 In Olomouc on the main square


Missionaries travel a lot! Next we went to Zlin.



Wow, look! There’s the moon! I think that Hummer and his family are probably asleep right now while that same moon shines on them in Arkansas.

20111017-2 In Zlin


Next Elder Bailey took me to the capital of the Czech Republic. Here we are in Prague on the main square, Vaclavske Namesti. I think all those people are gathered to talk about Lepidoptera.

20111024-1 In Prague on the main square, Vaclavske Namesti


In Prague, with Charles Bridge in the back. Hopefully he doesn’t drop me and I get run over by a car like I did before when I was in Arizona! Elder Bailey told me that the Vltava River is under the Charles Bridge. There is a beautiful piece of music written about this river. . . . Die Moldau.

20111024-2 In Prague, with Charles Bridge in the back


In Prague with Prague castle in the back. The nametag is in Hummer’s handwriting.

20111024-3 In Prague with Prague castle in the back


I liked being a missionary for about a week! Thank you, Elder Bailey, for hosting me!


Annalisa said...[Reply to comment]

awesome adventure!

Karrot Soup said...[Reply to comment]

Very enjoyable tour, Elder Stanley! I liked the 'best drink besides root beer' comment, it really fit with your family :) Also, the sidebar quote about being in tune. Darling.
And thank you for sharing Benjamin's birthday as well. I was thinking of you.

Andrea said...[Reply to comment]

great idea. I bet Hummer is learning so much from Stanley's tour around the globe.

The Hof family said...[Reply to comment]

Happy belated Birthday Michelle! I hope you had a wonderful day! Have a wonderful Christmas Season!

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

How fun! We plan to do something similar when my son is on his mission later this year.

I hopped over from your comment on Latter-day Homeschooling. Two of our writers are in Arkansas, so I thought maybe we could help you find some homeschoolers. Email me: dana(at)latter-dayhomeschooling(dot)com =)