I recently went on a roadtrip 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! 🙂
I went to Springfield, Illinois on my trip, as I’m a huge Lincoln nerd. 😉 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. 🙂 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 fiancé said it was quite tasty. I thought their grilled cheese and fries were great! 🙂 Here are a few examples of Waldmire’s art, which I think is so incredible and amazing!
Favorite cheeses: Stilton & Manchego
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this postcard! Matt from Chicago, Illinois, USA sent it to me. Fantastic. 🙂
Xenia from near Zlatoust, Russia sent me this great card! I love the stamps! 🙂 She asked if it was true that some parts of America were having temperatures of -50°C (-58°F) with the windchill… I emailed her back and said yes… Thankfully I haven’t been around such low temperatures this year, but I know many people who have.
Tiffany in Schaumburg, IL contacted me about swapping postcards – my 1st swap! Neat. 🙂 She liked the Virginia mapcard I recently sent and wanted to know if I had another one. I do, so she sent me a Michigan mapcard because I want to start collecting mapcards, too! I can’t believe I lived in Wisconsin for 24 years and have never been to Michigan. Oops. But I’ve been to 24 other states! Below is the card I sent.