Thursday, April 5, 2018

Dougie Visits Japan

Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. stuck stamps on his helmet, a tag on his coat, and sent himself from College Park, MD to New York, NY via Airmail in 1918. Visitors to the College Park Aviation Museum were invited to make and take a paper Dougie and see how far he could travel.  This Dougie had already been to Chile and Australia before traveling to Japan to visit with me.  


The first thing we did was go to the sushi restaurant.




He was amazed by all the drink vending machines on the streets in Japan.




He enjoyed hanging out with the stitchers one afternoon.



After that he flew with me to Okinawa.




He toured around Shuri Castle.





A duck was curious about him.



He enjoyed the garden at our favorite restaurant.



He learned about fish and birds at the Manko Waterbird and Wetland Center.





Looking for a place to sit -



After returning to Shizuoka, he visited the Shizuoka Festival with me and experienced ohanami with the sakura trees in full bloom.  




After that it was time for him to return to College Park, MD, USA.



7 comments:

Janie said...

You showed Dougie a good time! What an adventure.
And now he's back in College Park, wow.
Looks like the stitchers were getting things done too.

kiwikid said...

Dougie sure had a good look around with you. The blossoms look lovely.

Gwen said...

Dougie had a lovely visit. Visiting during Cherry Blossom time is a dream of mine.

Queeniepatch said...

How fun! Showing Dougie around Japan meant you had to be on the move, too! An excellent excuse for traveling!

I am said...

Hi Pamela what a lot of fun you had showing Dougie around,lots of wonderful things to see,thankyou for sharing xx

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

This kind of traveling was done quite a bit back in the 80s and so much fun. You really got into showing him around!! He is certainly a world traveler with so many tales to tell. Great fun.
xx, Carol

Leonore Winterer said...

Send himself by airmail...wait, what? That actually worked? Amazing! I bet your Dougie has an easier time getting around, though.