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~ The Online Itinerary and Journal
Looney Larry and Looney Lester Lobsters (1997) ~

residing at the Joseph Lee Elementary School in Boston, Massachusetts

Looney Lisa Ladybug's travels.

Our project for the 1996-1997 school year is over. Our traveling Looneys are back in Boston having traveled 22,762 miles. Through them we met many new friends and had many new experiences. Thank you to all participants. You made the project a great success for us.

Visit our 1997-1998 travel project, Looney98 The Looneys Love Regional Literature."

Itinerary: [April - June, 1997 | January - March, 1997]

[Distance between cities] [Latitude/population] [US Census Bureau]
[USA current weather search] [ Project announcement ]

Participant note: If your class would like links to receive electronic mail
or to direct others to your homepage, notify us with the information.

Mailing note: Looney is comfortable traveling First Class Priority Mail which might take four traveling days. To assure his arrival at his next destination by the Friday prior to the next class' school week, please mail him no later than Monday afternoon of the week following your school week.

March 31 - April 4, 1997

Kathy Allen's 4th graders
South Park Elementary School
Pueblo, CO 81005

Looney Larry's miles traveled from Las Vegas to reach Pueblo: 598 miles

Journal entries - at school and away from school - Pueblo

Traveler Looney Larry was picked up personally in NV by Kathy Allen and brought to Pueblo, CO.
State capital: Denver
Geographic location: 38N 104W
State nickname: Centennial State

[ Pueblo skycam | Colorado weather | Colorado | Colorado Visitor's Guide | State symbols | Communities of CO ]

Larry's cumulative mileage: 5,290 miles

April 7 - 11, 1997

Frances Hinely's 4th graders
Hallmark Elementary School
Pensacola, FL 32501 [Class URL]

Looney Lester's miles traveled from Lexington to reach Pensacola: 548 miles

Hallmark server journal entries - Pensacola

Traveler Looney Lester arrived safely on April 7, 1997.
State capital: Tallahassee
Geographic location: 30N 87W
State nickname: Sunshine State

[ Pensacola weather | Florida weather | Florida attractions | Georgia/FL coast | Cities of: St. Augustine or Miami | Florida sights | Golden Crescent ]

Lester's cumulative mileage: 2,392 miles

April 14 - 18, 1997

Susy Calvert 's class
Maxwell Hill School
Beckley, WV 25801 [Class URL]

Looney Larry's miles traveled from Pueblo to reach Beckley: 1,275 miles

Journal entries - All County Chorus, piano playing, fun at school - Beckley

Traveler Looney Larry arrived safely in WV on Thursday, April 10, 1997.

State capital: Charleston
Geographic location: 37N 81W
State nickname: Mountain State

[ West Virginia weather | WV | West Virginia Web]

Larry's cumulative mileage: 6,565 miles

April 21 - 25, 1997

Denise Austin's 5th graders
Wilton Community School
Wilton, IA 52778

Looney Lester's miles traveled from Pensacola to reach Wilton: 799 miles

Journal entries - preparation for Earth Day; Herbert Hoover's birthplace - Wilton

Traveler Looney Lester arrived in Wilton on Friday, April 18, 1997.
State capital: Des Moines
Geographic location: 41N 91W
State nickname: Hawkeye State

[ Iowa weather | Iowa | Iowa history ]
[ Herbert Hoover | West Branch sights | Tourist regions ]

Lester's cumulative mileage: 3,191 miles

April 28 - May 2, 1997

Barbara Haley's 4th graders
Largo-Tibet Elementary School
Savannah, GA 31406

Looney Larry's miles traveled from Beckley to reach Savannah: 392 miles

Journal entries - school involvement, touring Savannah - Savannah

Traveler Looney Larry did arrive safely in Savannah.
State capital: Atlanta
Geographic location: 32N 81W
State nickname: Peach State

[ Georgia weather | Savannah Outdoors | Savannah's history | Savannah's attractions | Georgia sights | Golden crescent ]

Larry's cumulative mileage: 6, 987 miles

May 5 - 9, 1997

Mark Welch's 4th graders
Conestoga Elementary School
Nehawka, NE 68413 [School URL]

Looney Lester's miles traveled from Wilton to reach Nehawka: 264 miles

Journal entries - research work, tour of Lincoln - Nehawka

Traveler Looney Lester arrived safely on April 30, 1997.
State capital: Lincoln
Geographic location: 40N 95W
State nickname: Cornhusker State

[ Nebraska weather | NE | Lincoln government]
[Lincoln webcam | Lincoln, NE |State Museum at Univ. of Lincoln | Arbor Day origins]

Lester's cumulative mileage: 3,455 miles
Lester was mailed to Abbeville, LA on Monday, May 19, 1997

May 12 - 16, 1997

5th graders of
Judy Nocifora and Wanda Day
Grahamwood Elementary School
Memphis, TN 38122 [School URL]

Looney Larry's miles traveled from Savannah to reach Memphis: 557 miles

Journal entries - spelunking, Pink Palace Museum, B-B-Q Fest, Graceland, Mud Island's tribute to the Mississippi River - Memphis

Traveler Looney Larry arrived in Memphis, TN on May 8, 1997.

State capital: Nashville
Geographic location: 35N 90W
State nickname: Volunteer State

[ TN weather | Tennessee | Cumberland Caverns |Memphis museums| Barbecue Cooking Contest | Memphis in May | Mud Island | the Titanic Exhibition]

Larry's cumulative mileage: 7,544 miles

May 19 - 23, 1997

Anne Guilbeaux's library classes
Herod Elementary School
Abbeville, LA 70510 [ Class URL]

Looney Lester's miles traveled from Nehawka to reach Abbeville: 779 miles

Journal entries - arrival of Laissez and Lagniappe - Abbeville

Herod's Looney webpage (lots of pictures - - the host class; on trips)

Travelers Looney "Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler" and "Lagniappe" Lobsters, the cousins of Looney Larry and Lester, visited in Louisiana!!

Lester finally arrived on May 28.

State capital: Baton Rouge
Geographic location: 29N 92W
State nickname: Pelican State

[ LA weather | Louisiana | Tourist areas ]
Mardi Gras - [ Cajun Links ]
[ Vermilion Parish Public Schools | Vermilion Parish | Abbeville ]

Lester's cumulative mileage: 4,234 miles

May 26 - 30, 1997

Peggy Wald's class
River Bend Elementary School
Chesterfield, MO 63017 [School URL]

Looney Larry's miles traveled from Memphis to reach Chesterfield: 244 miles

Journal entries - Chesterfield

Traveler Looney Larry arrived safely in Chesterfield.

State capital: Jefferson City
Geographic location: 38N 90W
State nickname: Show Me State

[ Missouri weather | Chesterfield, MO | Chesterfield history | State of Missouri | Tourist regions ]

Larry's cumulative mileage: 7,788 miles

June 2 - 6, 1997

Jeanette Saltzberg's 4th graders
Prairie School
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 [School URL]

Looney Lisa's miles traveled from Boston to reach Buffalo Grove: 865 miles

Journal entries - Buffalo Grove

Traveler Looney Lisa Ladybug arrived safely on May 28, 1997.

State capital: Springfield
Geographic location: 42N 87W
State nickname: Prairie State

[ Illinois weather | historic Chicago | IL | Illinois landmarks | Kids Learn Illinois ]

Lisa's cumulative mileage: 8,427 miles

June, 1997

Marjorie Duby's 4th graders
Joseph Lee School
Boston, MA 02124

Looney Larry's miles traveled from Chesterfield to reach Boston: 1,056 miles

Looney Lester's miles traveled from Abbeville to reach Boston: 1,448 miles

Looney Lisa's miles traveled from Buffalo Grove to reach Boston: 865 miles


Cumulative mileage for Looney Larry since leaving Boston in January: 7,788 miles

Cumulative mileage for Looney Lester since leaving Boston in January: 5,682 miles

Cumulative mileage for Looney Lisa while traveling: 9,292 miles

TOTAL MILEAGE for the Looneys during our 1996-1997 school year while "on the loose": 22,762 miles

[ Practitioner's class page was located at http://lee.boston.k12.ma.us/d4/D4.html | Virtual Boston and global links]

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