Since I am in Mexico this week, it is difficult to send you photos
and letters by the mail (it will take a long time for them to reach
So, instead, I have created this web page to chronicle the adventures
of Flat Stanley.
For each entry below, you can click the photo to see a larger
version, or click the link (in blue) to read the letter
about that day.
I hope you enjoy reading about the adventure.
- Friday, Feb. 20: Flat Stanley visits the University of Illinois.
On Friday, Flat Stanley came with me to my office (he's sitting in my
office chair in the photo below). He came along to class, and then
visited my robotics lab in the Beckman Institute. It was a good day.
- Sunday, Feb. 22: Flat Stanley visits Saltillo.
On Sunday, Flat Stanley and I saw some sights in Saltillo,
and had some tasty food.
It was another good day.
- Monday, Feb. 23: Flat Stanley visits the CINVESTAV.
On Monday, Flat Stanley came along with me to the CINVESTAV, and, as usual,
we had very tasty food.
In the photo below, Flat Stanley is helping one of the Mexican students
with a subtle point from the lecture (the student is a little
concerned about the relationship between the time derivative
of the coordinates of a fixed point relative to a moving camera).
It was yet another good day.
- Tuesday, Feb. 24: Flat Stanley visits the Museum of the Desert.
On Tuesday, Flat Stanley and I had another day of tourism.
We visited the Museum of the desert, which is really a museum of natural
history (including a little paleontology), geology, biology,
botany, and anthropology.
It is an impressive place - but Flat Stanley acted out, and in the end, found
himself in some trouble.
Thursday, Feb. 26: Flat Stanley gets into some trouble, but things work out OK.
On Thursday, Flat Stanley learned a few Spanish words.
He made some new friends and got into a little trouble
(which seems to be typical for Flat Stanley),
but in the end, everything worked out just fine.
Friday, Feb. 27: The return of El Plano Loco.
On Friday, Flat Stanley and I made the voyage back to the
USA. The little gringo (who is now called by his Mexican
revolutionary name of El Plano Loco) was very tired
by day's end.