Monday, June 22, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hungary - Balaton (via postcrossing.com) (HU-15075)




Greetings from Balaton Hugary via Ice-H at postcrossing.com

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Roosevelt County - Portales, New Mexico




Yam Theatre
The Yam Theatre, formerly the Portelo, was built in the early 1900s. It was the hub of activity for many yers and later renovated into a retail area. It is currently being restored by the Portales Mainstreet Program to serve as a social area for plays, receptins,and other gatherings.


This card came from the Portales Chamber of Commerce

Socorro County - Socorro, New Mexico




New Mexico
Located in central New Mexico, there are 27 dish-shaped antenna connected together to form the Very Large Array (VLA). They are te most powerful radio telescopes in the world.


Card from the Socorro County Chamber of Commerce

Taos County - Taos Ski Valley NM




Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico: an aerial view showing the diversity of its many trails, including the legendary Al's Run in the foreground.


Great card from the Taos Ski Valley Chamber of Commerce

Quay County - Tucumcari, NM





The Motel Safari
The finest luxury motel rooms on Route 66 Come have a Safari with us!


This postcard is from the Tucumcari/Quay Co Chamber of Commerce

Monday, June 15, 2009

June 2009 Updated Maps

World Map



create your own visited country map

Canadian Map



create your own personalized map of Canada

US States Map



create your own personalized map of the USA

Taiwan - Shih Chien University (via postcrossing.com TW-55400)






This is a great postcard - if cut up correctly it can be made into make a small library model

Italy - Cuneo (IT-46840)





This is a great card showing some historical site of the great mountain region.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Canada, Nova Scotia - West Pubnico

Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia's beautiful coastal regions provide a wealth of captivating natureal and Maritime beauty, (Lunenburg, the Cabot Trail, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, and Yarmouth Lighthouse).




The wonderful Argyle By the Sea B&B sent this card.

Canada, Nova Scotia - Liverpool

Heritage Mural - The History of the Mersey River
Liverpool, Nova Scotia

This mural portrays te history of the Mersey River, which flows from Lake Kejimkujik through Lake Rossignol and down to the harbour at Liverpool. This mural starts with an aboriginal village and shows the farming, lumbering, and fishing villages alon the Mersey and finally the shipbuilding in the harbour. This mural is believed to be the largest in Atlantic Canada at 6400 square feet. It was started in 1995 and was completed 1997. This mural was painted by Nova Scotia artist Matth Cupido.





The Rossignal Cultural Centre sent this postcard, but also mention another great museum in the area. The the Sherman Hines Photography Museum.

China - Dali (postcrossing.com CN-78594)




Yeelu sent this card from China showing the Tripled Towers in Dali via postcrossing.com

Williams County - Williston, North Dakota





North Dakota Oil Country
Oil was discovered in northwestern North Dakota in 1951. Since then, pump jacks like the one shown can be seen (and heard) throughout the oil region.

I have to admit I really don't think about oil in North Dakota, so it was rather interesting to learn about.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Chilton County - Clanton, Alabama


The largest peach in Chilton County stands at Exit#212 on I-65 near Clanton, Alabama. Thi 120 foot, 500,000 gallon peachoid water tower was erected as a tribute to Chilton County's bountiful peach industry.





Advertising the seasons of Durbin Farms Market

The Chilton County Chamber of Commerce was nice enough to send these cards - I always thought Georgia was the peach capital of the world. But boy do these peaches look good.

Clear Lake County - Georgetown, Colorado

Colorado's Georgetown Loop Railroad
Diesel electric locomotive #1203, pictured on the high bridge, was the only one of it's type ever built. Construction by Porter in 1947 it was aquired for the us on the "Loop" in 2008.




The Georgetown Loop Railroad sent this card.

Lamoille County - Stowe, Vermont




What a great view of the mountains -
Stowe, Vermont
The famous mountain village of Stowe in view of Mount Mansfied and Spruce Peak.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Skagway-Yakutat Borough - Skagway, AK




This is a great postcard of the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. Always fun to get trains

Vilas County - Eagle River, Wisconsin

Got this postcards from the Bridgewater Inn . This looks like a great place to go.

Northampton County - Cape Charles, Virginia

Got this great postcard from the Bay Creek Resort & Club