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Other People's Vacations!
the virtual postcard continues
by the Phantom

I stayed close to home this summer, but my friends have been traveling the world, and luckily, some of them remembered that I love receiving postcards. I've also received tons of email from them from far flung internet cafes around the globe. I really do love reading those travelogues. Sometimes when I'm traveling, it seems important to be in touch with friends and family. I always write back to my traveling friends, because I also know how lovely it is to have some personal email waiting when you sit down at one of those usually grubby places with the strange keyboards, and an attendant that you can never communicate with. That reminds me, the only internet cafe I was ever in where I actually got to purchase a tasty coffee and a pastry was in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Muchas gracias.

Here's a sampling of the postcards I've received lately.

My favorite kind of postcard: "painted" rather than a photo.
They are a little more difficult to find and are much appreciated by me.
I'll never visit Poland, but I'll treasure this beautiful card. Thanks, Mona!

My art teacher, Catie O'Leary, spent a few days here. Tuscarora is difficult to find on the map.
It's in Nevada, about an hour out of Elko, which is sort of out of the way to begin with.
It's probably the least visited place I've ever received a card from.

A goofy Australia postcard. What did we do before Photoshop? Thanks, Catie!

Here's a postcard of the comfort station in the Cotswolds. What next?
Thanks, Jane.

Please join the Phantom  as our virtual tour of the US continues. So far, our tour includes the following states:

California, Oregon, Washington,
Alaska, Hawaii
, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Texas, and Massachusetts.

Stay with us as we visit all of the United States, 
and who knows where next...

American Black Bear Postcards
Backs of the postcards
Cruising, 1970s style

Couples: rules to live by
Dangerous postcard animals
Dear Diary: Italy again
Driving the I-95  (text by Johnna Kaplan)
Favorite animal postcards
Not sure I'd want to see this
Old Hawaii
Old Motels

Other People's Vacations
Places I'd like to Visit

Postcard recipes
Side trip to Europe!
Spring in the Desert
Ugly Postcard Tour
Where My Friends Went, part 2, part 3
World Tour
The 50 State Quick Tour

Diannek, clevermag's editor, 
is affectionately known as
the Phantom to friends and family.



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