Russia, January 25, 1999
Flat Jon and I took a tour of the cool Russian capital: Moscow
|On Wednesday, an odd fellow showed up at my office from
Brookside, New Jersey. I've never been to Brookside, and I couldn't even
say I know where it is, but if this gentleman is any indication, I would
think that there are fine people in that city, especially those in
This odd fellow was no less than Flat Jon! I first heard about him from my friend, Erika, who lives in Finland. She was lucky enough to meet Flat Jon and take him around Helsinki, before gracing myself with his presence.
Flat Jon, you see, is from Mendham Township, and he used to be just 'Jon' until a blackboard fell on him one day while he slept, and made him loose a dimension. Now he fits snugly in an envelope as he travels the world, avoiding the airfare costs and visa hassles, us three-dimensional people must endure.
All his friends in Mrs. Nelson's Second Grade class are following Flat Jon's travels around the world. I'm sending the pictures of him on this page, and a few others I took, to them, so they know where he is a how he's doing. I hope Flat Jon's friends make an album of his travels, so when he returns, he can remember all the places he's been.
He's sure been around Moscow, now! We went all over the city together on Saturday, going to Red Square to visit Mr. Lenin and see St Basil's Cathedral. Then, it was off to the Bolshoi, where Flat Jon greatly enjoyed the Eugene Onegin opera.
Flat Jon was too tired after the full day we had to experience the nightlife of Moscow, but I think that was for the best. He may slip by the folks at immigration, but the guards outside of the clubs I like to go to would not be impressed with his Reeboks. All the best-dressed men in Moscow wear dress shoes, like my black Doc Marten's.
So far, Flat Jon is a veteran of Alaska, Washington, California, Finland, and now Russia. As he is traveling until May of this year, I bet he's gonna make it all the way around the earth! He's already made it to two continents in five quick hops. Next stop, Singapore!