Saturday, August 15, 2009

More Postcards

New postcards come almost everyday now here are some from the latest batch.

This one came form California but is a postcard of Sedona, AZ
and this one comes from Germany I really like this one the art somehow makes the image more magical than a photograph would.
This one is a piece of modern art from Osaka, Japan

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Posties and by that I mean more postcards.

Here are some more postcards for your viewing pleasure.
This first one if from Germany. The sender says that at the Baltic Sea coast at some time during the year there is an invasion of millions of ladybugs and that the houses and streets are covered in them, that everything is red. That sounds like a great time and place to visit Germany.

This next one comes from Finland Northern Lights at the top and reindeer at the bottom.
This last one is from Warsaw, Poland. The sender tells me the legend of how Warsaw was named. In her words:
"this city is called the way it is because a long time ago a young fisherman lived here, His name was Wars and he fell in love with a mermaid called Sawa, who lived in the river which flows next to this city. Soon after they met they got married. Everybody call the town they lived in Warsaw (Warsawa) from their names."
I love learning things like this from postcards. So interesting.

And Now...
Tip Today - Pack a few snacks in your car for road trips even if you plan to stop for all your meals it is nice to have just in case.
Quote Today - ″A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” - Moslih Eddin Saadi
Dreaming Of - San Antonio

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Postcards from Moms Around the World.

I joined a Round Robin on Postcrossing for Moms from around the world to exchange postcards. I though it was interesting to see the different kinds of cards that Moms will send.

This first one comes form New Mexico, this is definitely one of those things I have always wanted to see the hot air balloon races.

On to flowers from Germany
What looks to be a beautiful beach but I know that way up in Cape Cod it is usually too cold to really enjoy it.

This is the one I enjoyed receiving the most simply because it is the one that I am least likely to visit in my life. I don't know exactly why I feel that way, maybe because I am not religious enough for it to be worth the risk.

And Now...
Tip Today - Just do it.
Quote Today - “There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” - Charles Dudley Warner
Dreaming Of - Just doing it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Literary Postcards

This next batch of postcards comes from a Round Robin I did through postcrossing with the theme literary. All of the cards sent are supposed to represent a favorite author or book title.

This one comes from the UK and lists their favorite book as The Last Lighthouse Keeper by Alan Titchmarsh
This next one comes from Minnesota, she lists her favorite book as The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery,

And last but not least is this card of the lovely Audrey Hepburn is from Germany the sender says their favorite author is Truman Capote and connecting the dots in Breakfast At Tiffany's sent this card.

And Now...
Tip Today - Make sure you have your mail stopped or ask a neighbor to pick it up for you while you are out of town, an overflowing box is a sign to thieves that you are not at home.
Quote Today - “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” - Henry Miller
Dreaming Of - spending a month in a cabin in Montana

Friday, August 7, 2009

Postcards Vintage Edition

I love vintage postcards and so I have received these cards over the last few months.
Someone sent this one to me through postcrossing. I love it! these flowers are Edelweiss.

This one is an older areal view of New Orleans.

This last one is my favorite of the vintage cards I have received, it shows, women and horse drawn carts on a beach and comes to me from The Netherlands.

And Now...
Tip Today - Take your own pictures and have them turned into postcards after you come home. Friends and family will love the personal touch more than having a store bought card.
Quote Today - “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” - Henry Miller
Dreaming Of - Going to Ireland, I have no idea when that will happen.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

We are getting out early this morning. We are off to my family reunion, This is our route so hopefully we will make it there early enough in the day to still visit and have a good time.

View Directions to Slade, KY in a larger map

And Now...
Tip Today - Always carry a map, don't depend on you GPS to work halfway through your trip, by then you are lost.
Quote Today -
Dreaming Of - cooler days.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Postcards Domestic Edition

Here are some postcards that came to me from different places within our own country, just showing me how many places there are right here in my own backyard so to speak that I have yet to explore.

This one a friend of mine picked up at Fort Sumter in South Carolina.This next one comes from the same friend, I think the location is obvious.

This one came just the other day from Texas. I am still excited to go to San Antonia which we still have planned for the end of August.

And Now...
Tip Today - When leaving a cat in the house for a few days alone when you will be out of town, Fill all your sinks and tub with water so the kitty has plenty to drink while you are away.
Quote Today - “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” - Mark Twain
Dreaming Of - Getting packed and getting out of here

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Postcards China, Czech Republic, Australia

This first one comes to me from the Czech Republic, the only problem with the ones with multiple views is you can't really see any of the pictures, they are each too small.

When I received this one from Australia I was so happy but again it is a multi-view and so small. I spent three weeks in Australia when I was a teenager and loved every minute of it.

This one gets thrown in with the multi-views because I can't figure out which way you are supposed to look at it. The words are printed so that the way you see it now is the correct view but the stalactites and stalagmites in a cave just don't go that way so I am not sure at all.

And Now...
Tip Today - Make sure that your passport is valid for a minimum of six months from the date of your return
Quote Today - “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dreaming Of - taking a nap

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Postcards from Latvia, Portugal and Lithuania

Postcards seem to be all I have going on in the travel department right now. Which isn't entirely true but I hate to discus what my travel plans are because they have been changing so much. I guess there is one trip I know for sure I will be taking and that is to go to my family reunion over the second weekend in August. So, I will begin sharing that with you here.

This one comes from Lisbon, Portugal. These trolly's look like so much fun to ride. It also looks like your first ride in one might be a little scary but still so much fun.

This one comes to me from Latvia. It's so beautiful and mysterious I want to hop on a plane right now.

This one if from Lithuania. The sender informs me Trakai is the ancient capital of Lithuania and houses the famous Trakai castle.

The thing all of these postcards have in common is their ability to make me want to go there as soon as possible. I would give almost anything to put the things I need in a backpack and travel for months at a time.

And Now...
Tip Today - Never travel with original birth and marriage certificates but do get certified copies for your trip.
Quote Today - “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” - Freya Stark
Dreaming Of - Our trip to San Antonio, yep we are going there again.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Ok here is was fascinates me about these three post cards. Look at the similarities between the buildings. You can obviously see that these three different cultures have some of the same influences.
This first one is from Russia and the sender informs me that the building is a church and is very typical of the Russian North.

This next one is a monastery in China and was a favorite place of the ancient emperor as a summer resort.

The last one comes from Korea. Unfortunately I can not tell you what this building is as the sender did not include that information and I do not read Korean but it is beautiful. If I had to guess I would say it is a temple of some kind. Making all of these buildings religious in some way.

I am fascinated by everything these buildings have in common. Can you even imagine what else they might have in common if you could tour them all?

And Now...
Tip Today - Do not pack your expensive jewelery or items of great value if you don't absolutely have to, they are safer at home.
Quote Today - “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” - Dagobert D. Runes
Dreaming Of - The details of upcoming giveaways.