Monthly Archives: August 2015

Swap #61

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I recently swapped with Carla from Linden, New Jersey, USA! She had 3 cards available to swap, which are some of my favorites: a mapcard, a state flag card and a photo of a battleship. The battleship is the USS New Jersey which is now a retired ship and currently open as a museum in Camden, NJ. I would love to go explore it someday!

I sent Carla the postcards below:

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Sausage Truck

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Sausage Truck from German Village, Ohio, USA! Patrick’s dad sent meย this postcard – I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Postcard from Grandma! :)

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Awww, my grandma was taking a roadtrip from Rockford, Illinois, USA to Nebraska, USA. She sent me this card because I’m sure she knows how much I love trains. ๐Ÿ™‚ She said it was a long trip, but she was having fun seeing family. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Swap #60

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Pieter from Upper Moutere, New Zealand contacted me over Facebook to swap, and I gladly said yes! He was interested in some USA mapcards I have, and he offered postcards or stamps – I chose stamps, and WOW! He sent me sooooo many New Zealand stamps. I was so excited to get them since I don’t have many New Zealand stamps. He has literally quadrupled my collection! (Increased it by 4 times!) Thank you so much Pieter! ๐Ÿ™‚

I sent Pieter the cards below:

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Road Trip!

I recently went on a roadtripย from Virginia to Wisconsin, and back! I had a huge amount of fun, and, as always, I was on the lookout for postcards! I finally found some Illinois mapcards. I’ve been trying to find them for a few years, and never have any luck. I go to Illinois once or twice a year, so I was thrilled to finally find not only one, but four different designs! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I went to Springfield, Illinois on my trip, as I’m a huge Lincoln nerd. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And several locals had mentioned Cozy Dog Drive In, as being a good place to eat. I’m really happy I went there, because not only was the food great, but I also learned about a wonderful artist named Bob Waldmire! The Cozy Dog Drive In, had a gift shop, which sold various products with his art on them, and obviously I bought several of the postcards. ๐Ÿ™‚ The Cozy Dog Drive In claims to have invented the corn dog, by Bob Waldmire’s dad, and a friend. I don’t eat meat, so I can’t tell you how the corn dog was, but my fiancรฉ said it was quite tasty. I thought their grilled cheese and fries were great! ๐Ÿ™‚ Here are a few examples of Waldmire’s art, which I think is so incredible and amazing!

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Postcard from Atlanta, GA!

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Yay! My friend Valerie sent me this neat Georgia postcard, because she knows I love mapcards! ๐Ÿ™‚ I was really excited to get this. Valerie and I were in Atlanta a few years ago – what a wonderful city! I think my favorite place was the Georgia Aquarium, where she went again on her current trip! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Valerie! ๐Ÿ™‚

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