Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday's Postcard: Big Moose Lake, NY

This is an antique postcard and was not sent by any one I know. I just like the story behind it.
In the spirit of Halloween, this postcard has a murder attached to it. The Glenmore Lodge on Big Moose Lake was the setting of Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy, based on a true murder which took place there in 1906. An American Tragedy was made into the movie A Place in the Sun with Elizabeth Taylor. Another good book about this story is A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday's Postcard: Puerto Rico

Love the layovers in Puerto Rico. Again, great food. Look at all the fruit in this photo! Back in the day, the hotel van would stop at a little diner for us to pick up food to take onto the airplane with us, but I don't think they are allowed to do this anymore. Oh well.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday's Postcard: Olympia, WA

Closer to home, this is the waterfront in Olympia, WA. Great shopping and eating, (try the Oyster House) and quirky artwork! Each piece of art on Olympia's mile-long, waterfront Percival Landing boardwalk has a red sign noting a phone number you can call from your cell phone for a recorded message about the piece. How cool is that?!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday's Postcard: Penang

Here is another Postcard from my Dad in 1992. He had a layover in Penang. Great Seafood he says. I haven't visited, but it is on the list!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Wild Card: Gibraltar

Happy Birthday to my friend Jenny! This "wild" card is from a trip I took to visit her when she lived in Spain. We went to see Gibraltar and do some grocery shopping :-)

Monday, October 03, 2011

Monday's Postcard: Intercourse, PA

There is a letterbox or two or three in this town!! I have visited the Amish Country in PA several times, once for a Nancy Drew convention (anyone remember The Witch Tree Symbol?)