Dachshund Luke meets Flat Stanley
A very nice girl called Alana asked if she could send Flat Stanley to visit Dachshund Luke in Spain.
Well, we all know that Luke has been missing his friends in Florida so he was excited about meeting Flat Stanley.
Dachshund Luke had to wait for Flat Stanley to arrive from America. He went to the post office every day until at last the post man gave him an envelope.
Flat Stanley arrives in Spain
First day in Cadiar.
Flat Stanley flew all the way from America to this little village in Spain called Cadiar. We found Flat Stanley in the village post office. He was safe in his envelope and happy to get out.
Flat Stanley was very energetic when he arrived and wanted to have his picture taken at the village sign.
When we got to the house, he met his new friend Dachshund Luke for the first time. Dachshund Luke was so happy to meet him and after a lot of excitement, they soon settled down and chatted together.
Lets go and explore Cadiar
They talked and played and then Dachshund Luke decided to show Flat Stanley Cadiar.
One of Dachshund Luke’s favorite things to do is going for a walk and Flat Stanley was more than happy to join him.
Cadiar is in the Sierra Nevada
The first thing Flat Stanley noticed is that almost everyone spoke Spanish.
Dachshund Luke told him that he is trying to learn Spanish and that dog in Spanish is perro. They both agreed that they prefer perro to dog.
Flat Stanley decides that it would be so much fun to learn a new language. Maybe even Spanish!
They walked to the village and on the way, Dachshund Luke explained the Cadiar is very old. At least 500 year old – that is old! There are around 2000 people living in the village.
All of the houses are white. It is a very old tradition in Spanish villages.
Flat Stanley also found out that Cadiar is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Sierra Nevada means Snowy Mountain. You can just see the last of the snow on the mountain by Flat Stanley’s hand.
Flat Stanley thinks it is a very pretty village.
The farmers grow grape vines in Cadiar.
He invited Flat Stanley to come back in the summer to help pick them.
This is Cadiar’s church.
It is around 500 years old!
Look how small the streets are.
Flat Stanely saw a Mule or two every day in Cadiar.
The locals use Mules to work on the land and to carry heavy bundles of straw. They also still ride them in the streets.
Time for something to eat.
They went to a little panaderia (bakery) at the top of the hill and purchased a couple of churros, which is a Spanish desert pastry. It is a lot like an American doughnut except that it is long and thin. Stanley thought that the best part was the warm cup of pure milk chocolate that they give you on the side for dipping!
Flat Stanley’s time to say goodbye.
He said his sad goodbye’s to Dachshund Luke and told him that he wants to visit again.
Dachshund Luke asked him what he liked most.
He thought about it and then told Dachshund Luke that he liked the fact that it was not busy and crowded. Also, that the air is clean and pure, everything smelled so fresh and healthy and how old Cadiar is.
He also loved the fact that the village still lived in the traditional ways, keeping animals under their houses, using Mules, growing grapes.
Oh, he had so many things that he liked and he couldn’t wait to get back to America to tell Alana.
He jumped back in his envelope along with postcards, stickers and a map and started his journey home.
Dachshund Luke goes to Spain
Wondered what Dachshund Luke is doing in Spain?
Flat Stanley did so Dachshund Luke showed him this page.