Friday, May 17, 2013

Meeting Austin's cousin from Holland

I arrived safely in Vleuten, the Netherlands on Friday, May 17, 2013. Some people call the country Holland and some people call it the Netherlands. It doesn't really matter to the Dutch people.

I will be staying with Austin's cousin Adam. Austin's great grandma Catherine and Adam's great grandma Lucy were sisters.

How far is it from Nome, Texas to Vleuten, the Netherlands?

1000 miles? 5000 miles? 10,000 miles?

Find out with this map. Put in the two cities.


My Name is Flat Stanley, Prince of Orange

My name is Flat Stanley. I am from Nome, Texas. My friend Austin sent me to Holland for a school project.

I came dressed in orange. The Dutch love orange because the last name of the King and Queen of Holland is Van Oranje (pronounced: fun Or run yuh) or 'of Orange'.

Today, I started my big adventure visiting another country.

I might become Prince of Orange some day. I already picked out a girlfriend here in Holland. She's a real princess.

Did you know that the youngest crowned princess in the world is from Holland? Her name is Amalia
and she is 9 like me.

Wish me luck or in Dutch 'geluk'.