Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Flat Lindsey's First Adventure: A Visit To New Jersey

Flat Lindsey arrived home from New Jersey on Monday! She was visiting friends of ours for a week and had tons of fun. Thank you Jenny, Jermey, Jessica, & Jacob!!

Jenny sent a travel log and photos of Flat Lindsey's adventures, here are the highlights:

Day 1: 

Flat Lindsey Arrives! Jessica is so excited and shows Flat Lindsey her flower garden. Then they enjoyed a family bike ride and Jessica made Flat Lindsey a bike helmet for safety :)

They took a short trip to Margate, NJ to see Lucy the Elephant. They walked inside the World's Largest Elephant! They went inside her belly and climbed the narrow steep stairs to the top. The eyes are round windows. It's 5 years older than the Statue of Liberty and 8 years older than the Eiffel Tower. From the top of the Lucy the Elephant they could see the white steeple that is the original Marvin Gardens - the original Monopoly places were named after places and streets in Atlantic City.


Day 2: 

Flat Lindsey went to karate class. She learned a dojo means a school in Japanese, karate means open hand, Sensei means teacher, and Tae Kwon Do means the way of the foot and fist.

Jessica has been taking lessons for about a year and a half, and has her purple stripe. Her Sensei is a Master Sensei with a 4th degree black belt.

Day 3: 

They went for a bike ride and it was pretty muggy outside. Then they made some zucchini bread with zucchini fresh from the garden. Yum!

Day 4: 

A rainy day. They made strawberry smoothies and Flat Lindsey helped Jessica set up her Calico Critters doll house. Then they baked some peanut butter cookies using a new recipe with only 3 ingredients:
1 egg
1 C. peanut butter
1 C. sugar
Mix all together & roll into balls.
Bake 8-10 minutes.
(Jenny writes, "The cookies were easy and fast but pretty sweet ~ we need to work on it.")

Day 5: 

Another hot humid and rainy day. Played inside until karate again. Jessica goes 3 times a week!
They took Flat Lindsey to Boardwalk Hall on the Atlantic City Boardwalk to see the laser light show they now have going every night. This is a historic place that holds concerts etc...and was the birth place for the Miss America pageant! Jenny writes, "Everyone in Atlantic City is very happy because in 2 weeks the pageant will be back here in Atlantic City where it all started at Boardwalk Hall instead of in Las Vegas where it has been for the past few years."


Day 6: 

They took Flat Lindsey on the Cape May Ferry across to Delaware. Jenny's dad was on vacation in Bethany Beach. They spent all day on the beach, at the pool and then had birthday cake for her dad. Happy Birthday! On the way over they passed a replica ship that was the first to sail to the New World from Sweden! On the way home it was dark but the full moon was bright over the water.


Day 7: 

They were all tired from their busy day in Delaware. They went to karate class again and gathered up Flat Lindsey's stuff and mailed her back home.

Hope you enjoyed Flat Lindsey's visit to New Jersey! 

She is traveling to Hawaii now, we dropped her off at the post office yesterday afternoon. Real Lindsey said she wished she could fit in the envelope and be mailed to Hawaii :) We'll post about Flat Lindsey's adventures when she returns.

If you were flat and could fit in an envelope to travel, where would you want to visit? 


Jen said...

We had a great time hosting!!

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