***Flat Stanley’s Olympic Adventures***

Hi Kids!

Another very busy day for Pj and me!

First of all we had to go to the ice rink with Mikey V to meet with some of our bosses to talk about a part of the event called the Gala which is happening on the last Saturday of the Games. It should be very exciting! Peter and Mario are from Germany and Pj has known them for a very long time and although Peter can say some scary things…he always says it with a twinkle in his eye so I got to learn that he was just kidding and wouldn’t really find a pack of wolves to feed her to. (Me too is she was holding me!!)

After the work was done we took the bus (remember we get on it for FREE!) back to the city and met our friends Josee and Robert to go to a party to celebrate the Super Bowl. Pj and Mikey V had met a very intersting and friendly bus driver on the way to work that morning who said that they could take the Sky Train to the waterfront and then go by Fairy to the other side of the bay to North Vancouver.

Vancouver sure is a wacky place! First of all..we went on the SKY TRAIN which isn’t in the sky at all it’s UNDER GROUND at least where we were; kind of like Toronto’s subway. Then by Fairy??? Across the water??? What if she drops us is all is what I was thinking. Pj can swim but I’m not even laminated!!! Then I overheard Mikey V and Robert talking about the fairy again and this time calling it The Seabus. Well that didn’t make me feel any better. A SEA …..BUS??!! What if someone didn’t close their windows tight enough? The same problem with the lack of lamination for me. Couldn’t these people just use some bridges???

Whew…we arrived at the SeaBus terminal only to find that we were going to travel by FERRY and not FAIRY!! While we were wating for the ferry to arrive, I met a new friend named Chloe. She was really pretty and nice and she and her Mom are coming to see a figure skating event. Pj and Mikey V had better have their acts together by then!! One funny thing: Kooky Josee thought we were already on the ferry while we were still on the dock. I think it was her first time on public transportation and she was still confused by the whole underground Sky Train thing. (I was too!) It was fun to see the city from the water although there was noplace to step outside on the deck to watch. You will see from the pictures that we had a nice time!

I have some exciting news!!! We all went to dinner when we got back to this side of the city (this itme by taxi and over a bridge!) and I met another couple of new friends. Monique, or as Mikey V likes to call her Dominique (Hmm…I guess it’s a grown up thing…I am not sure why?) is the French announcer for Curling and is from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is also going to be staying for the Paralympics and working at curling and is very nice AND she brought a friend with her too from her son’s school in Manitoba. His name is Gaston Bison (he is French Canadian) AND we are going on exchange sleepovers!!! Monique is also the french announcer for the Team Welcome Ceremonies in the Athlete’s Village and she is taking me with her TODAY!!! I get to be inside the Athlete’s Village where you only get to go if you are an athlete!!! I am going to be on my best behaviour!! Monique is also going to take me to Curling and Pj is going to bring Gaston to figure skating AND Robert and Dany are going to take him to Short Track Speed Skating!

Although I am from Willow Glen, I also say that I have good friends at Ashgrove and Elmcrest so we can all share in the fun!!

I have only been here a couple of days and already the adventures are amazing!!

Talk to you soon 🙂

Stanley and Pj

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