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Week of October 7, 2018

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Well, it seems that little Pandora has found out we are leaving. She was awake at 4:00am when we were getting our gear together and meeting our taxi to take us to the airport. We told her that we were going to visit Uncle GT for a few days, but I don't think she fell for it. She agreed not to tell anyone if we text message her everyday we are away - what a pain! Oh well, seems as if that is our only option right now. She also has demanded that we answer all of her questions while we are away. And let me tell you, Pandora is always full of questions.

Meri and I had to be at the Phoenix airport by 5:00am. Our flight took off on time at 7:00am. I was thankful to be headed somewhere cooler after all of the high temperatures we have been having in Phoenix the past few weeks. We arrived to a nice cool day in New York City: 50 degrees. Meri actually needed to put on her sweater! We arrived at the Empire State Building at 3:00pm (New York Time), which is only 12:00pm in Phoenix since Arizona doesn't participate in Daylight Saving. I'll paste in the snapshot that I took of the Empire State Building at the end of this entry. It's the tallest building in the picture. Isn't this city beautiful! After we arrived at the Empire State Building, a government agent came up to us and showed us his badge. He said he remembered meeting us at the company picnic last summer at Uncle GT's lake house. The agent handed us the purple folder; in it we found another letter from Uncle GT.

Dear Geo and Meri,

I am glad that you arrived safely to the Empire State Building. Do you both remember Dewey, the department's truth-sniffing dog? I remember last summer at my lake house; Dewey was very comfortable with you two. Dewey usually doesn't warm up to humans the way that he did to both of you - so we thought you were perfect for this job. Dewey was on a flight from Washington, D.C. to New York City. When his flight arrived at JFK airport, Dewey managed to run out of his unlocked kennel. He probably caught a whiff of something very true. Dewey was on his way to a secret mission helping a leading team of scholars to find out the truth about global warming, and they really need him back. He is the only known truth-sniffing dog in the world today, though he looks like an ordinary mutt. Just incase you forget what Dewey looks like - I have attached a recent picture.

We need your help finding Dewey ASAP! The government is afraid to publicize the fact that he is missing for fear that he will be found by the "wrong kind of people" and used for bad things. The airline is certain that Dewey did not leave the terminal (security would have noticed his departure). We are pretty sure that he ended up on another flight. We need you to go to JFK airport and do some investigative research. Call me on my cell (you know the number) with any question or with any information that you can determine. Please use the enclosed credit card for all necessary purchases. You are approved to use the credit card for hotels, food, airfare, tourist attractions, and any other needs that may arise. Good luck and enjoy this adventure!

Uncle GT

Meri and I are so excited to get started investigating at JFK. I attached a link for a map that was included with the note from Uncle GT. Take a look at the map.

Meri and I can only investigate at JFK from 8am - 5pm every day. We have to go to JFK during the daytime shift; since that is the timeframe that Dewey was "lost." Those employees would know the most information about the case. We plan to visit the monuments and other attractions around our investigation schedule. I am sure Meri and I are going to be busy investigating the case, but we will be sure to update our blog as soon as we find any clues about Dewey, the truth-sniffing dog.

     - Geo

NYC and the Empire State Building

Dewey the Truth-Sniffing Dog


Interactive Map of JFK and Surrounding Areas
Use this map to explore JFK and the surrounding areas


Today was a busy day of investigation! We found a few clues, but nothing definite. Pandora sent us the following text message on Meri's phone:

Pandora to us: WAYN? RUOK? r u on r continent - No. Amer? Answer ASAP, Pls.

Us to Pandora: We r in No. Amer. on E Coast. Can't tell you where we r, but c-t is btfl. We r in a c-t on an estuary island...big port.

That text message will keep Pandora busy. She will probably have to look up the meaning of an estuary. I wonder why anyone would build a city on an island where rivers meet the ocean (a.k.a. - estuary)? Meri and I did some research and discovered that New York City was built as a port because boats, roads, and the people could go so many places from here. Now there are so many big buildings, they cover the entire island - a lot more buildings than in Phoenix.

     - Geo


What an exhausting week we have had in New York City. Geo and I went to the airport all day Wednesday and Thursday and questioned some of the airline employees. We found out the terminal where Dewey's flight from D.C. arrived had three departures less than an hour later. We figured out that there are only three different cities where he may have "flown." Boy, did that dog have a long flight. He is either in Seattle (Washington), Vancouver (Canada), or Anchorage (Alaska). At least we know he is still in North America, because all three cities are all on the continent of North America. So now Geo and I must figure out where we will travel next. The airline has offered us an immediate flight to any of the three cities; we hope to see Dewey by tomorrow! I have attached some other pictures that I took while in New York City.

We need some help from you. Please vote so we know what to do -

Where should we head next to look for Dewey, the truth-sniffing dog??

     - Meri

The Statue of Liberty

The beautiful Brooklyn Bridge - a suspension bridge

Tell Geo and Meri what to do:

- Should we search for Dewey in Seattle, Washington?

- Should we search for Dewey in Anchorage, Alaska?

- Should we search for Dewey in Vancouver, Canada?

Links to learn more :

Big Apple Visitors for Kids
Explore the many fun sights to see in NYC!

Must See New York
This website provides great pictures and details about the architecture and monuments of NYC.

Statue of Liberty
Use this website to learn more about the Big Apple.



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