Friday, March 9, 2012

A Very Special Visitor

As I've said before, we've been inundated with visitors recently - all of our friends and family stopping by to say goodbye before we cast off those dock lines. But our most recent guest was a little more, well, let's say two dimensional. And I don't mean that in a bad way! One of my wonderful friends from high school is a third grade teacher, and she asked if we would host Flat Stella so that her students could see what our life on the boat was like. Flat Stella is, as you can see, a paper doll. Somewhat like the traveling garden gnome, teachers send these dolls to people all over the world, and those people take photos of Flat Stella doing way cool things like flying a kite.

Or riding on the carousel.

Thanks for the visit, Flat Stella! We very much enjoyed your witty conversation, your thoughtful insights on world politics and your unwavering quest for adventure. Now, back to studying for the HAM radio test. I have to take it tomorrow, and, shockingly, I've procrastinated. Shockingly.


  1. haha! how fun is that!

  2. Well, isn't that cute! We did the whole 'traveling gnome' thing all through Australia. Fun photos, for sure. You'll have a good time with Stella.

  3. Try and enjoy the Ham radio studies. I've been licensed since high school (10th grade/1995). Not as active now but still enjoy it. Best of luck to you.