Meow's Postcard Exchange

Back in early April, 2006, I put out a post on my main blog, asking if anyone wanted to join a Postcard Exchange ... this is still open. If you would like to join this exchange, just email me with your snail-mail address, and I will send you mine by return email, and there we go !!! Complete discretion is guaranteed ... your postal addresses will remain private and confidential, as (I hope) mine will to you. This blog is to display all the wonderful postcards I have received.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

It was exciting checking my mail yesterday ... there were 5 postcards from my dear blogging friends.

The first one is from Feathers, and shows a beautiful night shot of Chicago's Navy Pier. The Navy Pier features a variety of shopping promenades, restaurants, theaters, gardens and amusements. She said she tried to affix herself to the postcard, but it didn't work !!! That is so sweet, Feathers :)

The next one is from Nikki (Connie's niece), and is from Texas. It shows a variety of things ... The Alamo in San Antonio, a cowboy, the state Capitol in Austin, Bluebonnets - the State Flower, and a Longhorn Steer. It is a wonderful card.

The next is another one from Dick & Huggy, and it shows all the beautiful tulips at Tulip Town. My goodness, they are so beautiful. Dick says that this is where he had been that day, with his son Mike and his family. He also says his valley produces more tulip bulbs than any place in the USA. The blooms are just a by-product, and the bulbs are the item that is mainly sold.

Here is one from Connie, from St Louis. It has a lovely cut-out heart (gosh, the postal system is rough on postcards ... unfortunately this one arrived a bit torn ... but beautiful none-the-less), and an amazing night time view ... what a gorgeous city. It shows the 630-foot Gateway Arch, which serves as a centerpiece of St. Louis, and is considered the birthplace of the westward pioneer movement.

Last but not least, one from Friday's Child, all the way from the Philippines. The views on the card look just amazing. It is of the Banaue Rice Terraces overlooking Batad Village, and is considered the eighth wonder of the world.

Thank you, dear friends ... this is really interesting, receiving so many beautiful cards. Thank you for taking the time to pick out such lovely ones.

Monday, April 24, 2006

I was excited when I went to check my letterbox today, hoping there would be a postcard for me. Well, there was two of them ...

The first one is from Skyblue, with gorgeous pictures of San FransiSco ... it looks like a really amazing place. Another one in a long list of places I want to visit.

The second is from Kimananda, from Denmark, showing a beautiful picture of Prince Frederick and Princess Mary (who is a proud Aussie !!). I guess, Kimananda, we have a connection through this couple !!

Thanks ladies, I love the postcards. This is so much fun, I am really enjoying going to my letterbox daily, in anticipation of the postcards that may be there. Unfortunately, I don't imagine anyone has received any of mine yet, as the Australian Snail Mail is really, really slow. I posted them last week, so they shouldn't be too far away

Thursday, April 20, 2006

This postcard is from Dick and Huggy, who were recently having RV adventures, and were telling us all about them in his blog. Very interesting, with lots of great photos.

This one is from Oatman, Arizona, and he says it is a fun town to visit. He says that the burros are descendents of those turned loose by miners when they left. Some of the herd of 2,200 or so have discovered begging for carrots from the tourists in town. On the back of the card it says that it is on the historic Route 66, and was the main highway until 1952. Oatman is an old gold mining town that time forgot. Gold mining was made illegal at the beginning of World War Two, but sevral mining companies are once again interested in mining the gold in the area.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

This first postcard is from DaybyDay, showing some work from the Detroit Art Museum. It shows a fresco, by Diego M. Rivera. She says she has seen this art in person. It must be an amazing place.

The next two are from LoraLoo, from Las Vegas .

One shows a magnificent night time view of the Las Vegas Strip. She says it is the only place where one can see Rome, Paris, Egypt and New York city all in one day !! Seeing this photo makes me think of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Wayne Newton, Liberace .....

The second one shows a day time view of the city of Las Vegas. Apparently the population of Las Vegas is over 1.6 million people. It certainly looks like an amazing place.

This next one is from a fellow Aussie, Peter. It shows a picture of the Kuranda Scenic Railway, and Barron Falls, near Cairns in Far North Queensland. Peter says the flow over the Barron Falls is nothing like this anymore, since they dammed the river ... shame.

Monday, April 10, 2006

On the 10th of April, I put out a call on my Varieties of Life Blog that went as follows ....

The Great Postcard Exchange ...

I am borrowing this idea from DaybyDay (it's OK, she said I could !!) ... it is such a wonderful idea. Here goes ...

I would like to do a Postcard Exchange with anyone who would like to join in. It would be fun to receive postcards from friends, with a little note on it, showing the official postage from whatever country the card is coming from.

So, if you are interested in joining in, please email me (my email address is on my profile page), and we can exchange addresses. I'm on my way out now, to purchase a bunch of gorgeous Australian postcards, ready to send off !!

Let's get this happening ... it should be fun. There is nothing nicer than receiving something in the letterbox that is not a bill !!

Thanks, friends .....