Thursday, September 10, 2020

OLD POSTCARDS...

from one of our road trips back in 2008.  I look forward to the day when we can all take to the road again, be it a long road trip or a short one.  My hope is for people to be able to explore this beautiful world of ours, and see what is over the next hill.






















I always enjoyed sending postcards to family and friends. It is something I have done since I was a little girl. It started with mum sitting us down and writing a few scribbles to grandparents.   She would write out the addresses and write a few lines to translate no doubt.

Whenever I traveled, I took a list of names and addresses safely packed away in my bag. I also loved collecting postcards. Before retirement and when Gregg went away on business, he never failed to bring me back a few, usually from the airport when waiting to board. 

Just like looking at other people's travel photos, looking at my postcards is the kind of armchair traveling I enjoy, only instead of a suitcase in my hands I have a cup of tea. 

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day.



45 comments:

  1. You have been a lot of places. I never heard of the Grand Circle, what and where is it? It is so hard to get postcrds now! It used to be tht you could even buy them in drugstores. But now only at big tourist attractions or on Amazon.

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    1. Thanks Ginny :) we were gone for almost two months on this trip. If you go here it will explain what the Grand Circle is and it has great photos:

      https://www.golearnthings.com/2018/06/grand-circle-tour-itinerary/

      The only places I can find postcards now is at gift shops at the places we visit, or airports. They used to sell them in our local bookstore and also the drug stores, but stopped that several years ago. I used to like browsing through the ones in our local area.

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  2. What an amazing collection.
    I love postcards, but have notice that they are harder to find now. One of the sacrifices to our internet laden world?

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    1. Thank you EC :) yes they are harder to find, and I think your explanation hits the mark.

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  3. Lovely collection of postcards there.
    Good places to visit it seems and it will be great when we all can travel again at leisure - one day :)

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  4. They brought back memories from my travels too. I used to collect postcards I've got a box of them somewhere.

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    1. I am sure they did, and we felt very blessed that we were able to meet with you when you were over here :)

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  5. Great idea now you can read this at all the places you saw just sitting and your rocker. I love the one of Zion and the one just below it would love to see those places

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    1. I probably don't have to tell you I never climbed those steps ;) even though I was in the area.

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  6. Hello Denise, I love your postcard collection. When hubby and I traveled in our early days, I sent postcards home addressed to our dogs. Great memories and trips! Take care, enjoy your day!

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    1. Hello Eileen, happy you enjoyed them and I love that you sent postcards home to your dog. We used to send them home too just so that we could have the post mark :) You take care and enjoy your day also.

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  7. I love the idea of bringing back postcards, from a trip... Way back when we traveled some.

    Did not like the idea of spending my trip time, looking through the lens of a camera!

    Plus, wonderful photographers had taken more marvelous photos, of everything... and put them on post cards.... more amazing than I could ever take.

    🍁💛🍂💛🍁

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  8. Armchair travelling is about all we can do on a days Denise

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    1. I agree Margaret and thank goodness we can do that :)

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  9. Hi Denise,
    It will be a wonderful day when we can travel this beautiful world again without any fear. We have always kept postcards whe we have travelled, always a reminder of places having visited.
    You both stay safe
    John.

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    1. Hi John, thank you and you both stay safe also :)

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  10. lucky you to have been there, thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are very welcome Christine, and I feel very blessed to have seen some of this beautiful country.

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  11. Postcards are beautiful and great collections ....
    Nice memories and trips

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    1. Thank you Tanza, they are always fun to look at :)

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  12. Your postcard collection is beautiful, Denise. It's nice to remember the places we have been while we are waiting to travel again. Hopefully it won't be too much longer.

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  13. Love postcards and the older the better.

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    1. Thank you Ellen, and yes the older the better, I agree :)

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  14. I used to send postcards to family when on our travels abroad and one to myself - for the interesting stamp. Then any visit to a museum, art gallery or town I've bought a few postcards for my collection as a reminder of the culture and buildings. It looks as if you've been to some spectacular places with wonderful views.

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    1. I did the same thing Linda :) For the stamp and the postmark, and the memory of what we did on a certain day. We have enjoyed our road trips tremendously.

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  15. I've been in Yellowstone and Grand Teton, but not the others.

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    1. That's great William, two of my favorite places :)

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  16. I always enjoy sending postcards to family ... and I like receiving them too :)

    All the best Jan

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    1. Very much so, receiving is always fun :) All the best to you too, thanks Jan!

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  17. Lovely postcard collection, Denise. The one of Seattle reminded me of the NYC skyline.

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    1. Thank you GGG :) NY is a place I would like to explore, have yet to do that.

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  18. I have usually sent postcards when on our travels, but it seems to be not as popular as it was years ago. I enjoyed seeing some of your travels through these cards, Denise.

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  19. I used to save those I rec'd, but not any more...I enjoyed viewing yours.

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    1. Happy you enjoyed these Anni, I also saved those I received.

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  20. For some reason, I love the one of Yellowstone most of all.

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  21. Sigh! I missed being able to travel this summer.

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