Sunday, October 5, 2008

Flat Tony Visits Arkansas

Flat Tony and Me

Recently Flat Tony flew from Launceston, Tasmania, Australia to Mena, Arkansas, USA via e-mail. Tony decided to send his Flat Self around the world and he would love to have you join in the fun. So if you would like to help him out and take part in his World Tour 2008 by Hosting Flat Tony at your home, please email Tony at with your Name (blogging username will do if you wish to be less conspicuous), Email Address, Blog URL & your Home Town & Country. He will then email a full sized Flat Tony to you.

Flat Tony
arrived in Mena in time for the weekend. Skye Baby is always happy when we have company, and greeted Flat Tony with a warm welcome. She wasn't as sure about him when he sat on the couch with her and shared her blanket.

Flat Tony and Skye Baby

Whatever we did all weekend, Flat Tony tagged along. When we went to church, he was with us. Everyone at church was interested in meeting our guest from Australia. He went with us to Sabbath School Class and had his picture taken.

Flat Tony at Sabbath School

Flat Tony with Larry and Daddy

During the church service Flat Tony went up front with the children for the childrens story. After he had his picture taken, he had to go back to his seat so the children would pay attention to the story.

Flat Tony Listens To The Children's Story

Today we had planned a trip to Hot Springs to go shopping for Autumn and Rebekah's birthday party next week. Since Flat Tony was visiting with us we invited him to go. He really liked Gina's Mini Cooper.

Flat Tony and ItyBity

When we got to Hot Springs, we went to the Mall. While Gina and Deanna were shopping for clothes, Flat Tony and I went to the bookstore.

Flat Tony at Hot Springs Mall

Flat Tony at Walden Books

After finding just the right birthday gifts, we left the mall and went driving to the old part of Hot Springs. We drove up on West Mountain and stopped at a turnout that overlooks Hot Springs. There Gina and Deanna had their picture taken with Flat Tony.

Gina, Deanna and Flat Tony

We were hungry, so we decided to go eat at La Hacienda. Flat Tony said that he would go with us, but because he was flat, he didn't eat very much. I offered to take him to McDonald's, and he said absolutely not. The food was awesome at La Hacienda, and we told Flat Tony that he didn't know what he was missing.

Flat Tony At La Hacienda

On the way home we stopped at a great little store because they had gas for 3.19 a gallon. That is the cheapest that I have bought gas for a long time. There was a beautiful sunset as we were nearing Mena, but there was no place to pull off the road so I couldn't get a picture. You will have to take my word for it that it was beautiful. I hope that Flat Tony enjoyed his weekend in Arkansas.


  1. I enjoyed the story of Flat Tony's visit with you. I'd say that's pretty clever.

    You surely have pretty granddaughters.

  2. Looks like My Flat 2D self had a lotta fun in Arkansas
    Thanks for showing me/him around

  3. That is so fun! Reminds me of the Yarn Harlot's traveling sock. (She always knits socks while she's traveling, which she does a lot, since she is a writer and speaker of knitting humour. Yes, that is a job that exists. She may have been the first, though!)

  4. I love the idea of Flat Tony. I am dying to do this for my son. He would love to see himself hanging out somewhere other than NY.

    Tony had a pretty nice adventure.

  5. I'm here from Tony's blog to see his experience with you. Beautiful country. I live in Memphis and have been to Hot Springs but never Mena although I want to go there. Nice post.
    Gina @ Gina's Public Diary

  6. I came over from Tony's to share his visit with you in the beautiful state of Arkansas. Looks like y'all had a great time!

    Rusty (& Sharon his mom)