From Alaska to Zululand, Gulliver will be travelling quite a bit this year. But it is always important to know where home is, so Gulliver used Duane Meenely’s postcards showing an aerial view of Salinas to kick off the year and introduce himself. A big thanks to Duane for donating your cards.
As it turned out, one of the teachers was able to provide some quick feedback. “I put the card on the overhead projector and asked the students where they thought this scene could be found” related Mrs. D. “New York? No, closer. San Diego? warm, but closer. San Francisco? No, look at the picture. Here is the Salinas Airport, and here is Highway 101. That is Salinas? But we are a small city!” The kids were very excited to have a new perspective on where they (and Gulliver) live. Little do they know that Gulliver has discovered where the bobby pin was invented, who drinks bubble tea and what it is made with, and where the necktie originated. Stay tuned.