Adventures learning geography with two little girls and their mommy, through Google Earth, Postcrossing and Geocaching!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Belarus Arrived

Hurray! US-1261194 was received!

US-1261194 The postcard US-1261194 to Iriska6_93 in Belarus has arrived! It reached its destination in 13 days after traveling 8,383 km!


Iriska6_93 wrote you a message:

"Hello!
Thank you very much for the beautiful postcard!
Have a nice day!"

Japan Arrived

Hurray! US-1261196 was received!

US-1261196 The postcard US-1261196 to evitayueh in Japan has arrived! It reached its destination in 12 days after traveling 8,003 km!


evitayueh wrote you a message:

"Thank you."

United Kingdom Arrived

Hurray! US-1261192 was received!

US-1261192 The postcard US-1261192 to thefartydoctor in United Kingdom has arrived! It reached its destination in 8 days after traveling 7,165 km!


thefartydoctor wrote you a message:

"Hello there!
Thanks for the beautiful postcard! That cave looks quite scary- I imagine lots of bats live in there haha. Moreover- the stamp is beautiful!
Lots of love from the UK
Matt x :-)"

Ukraine Arrived

Hurray! US-1244314 was received!

The postcard US-1244314 to Irusya in Ukraine has arrived! It reached its destination in 11 days after traveling 8,660 km!

Irusya wrote you a message:

"Hello!
Thank you for the nice postcard!
Happy postcrossing!"

Netherlands Arrived

Hurray! US-1248766 was received!

US-1248766 The postcard US-1248766 to rimke in Netherlands has arrived! It reached its destination in 8 days after traveling 7,677 km!


rimke wrote you a message:

"Hi!
Thanks for the beautiful postcard you sent me! The place looks amazing, I would love to go there one day. And thanks for the lovely stamp, too!
Happy Postcrossing!
Best,
Rimke"

Russia Arrived

Hurray! US-1220167 was received!

The postcard US-1220167 to Anita82569 in Russia has arrived! It reached its destination in 27 days after traveling 8,623 km!

Anita82569 wrote you a message:

"Thank you so much for the wonderful postcard! I really liked it!"

Belarus Arrived

Hurray! US-1243236 was received!

US-1243236 The postcard US-1243236 to Atana-Undertaker in Belarus has arrived! It reached its destination in 10 days after traveling 8,272 km!


Atana-Undertaker wrote you a message:

"Thank you very much for the beautiful postcard! I'm very glad to get pictures with such fantasy views."

Taiwan Arrived

Taiwan

Hurray! US-1242977 was received!

US-1242977 The postcard US-1242977 to tako1010 in Taiwan has arrived! It reached its destination in 8 days after traveling 10,201 km!


tako1010 wrote you a message:

"Hello~
Thank you for your postcard.
This old faithfuk is so cool.
I like this postcard.
Have a nice day.
Happy postcrossing!
Yihe"


53rd Received, Budapest, Hungary


52nd Received, Tallinn, Estonia

This is our second card to receive from Estonia.  Estonia is south of Finland and west of Russia. 

51st Received, Minsk, Belarus

We have received a lot of postcards from Minsk, Belarus! 

50th Received, Maastricht, Netherlands


Numbering Issue

There seems to be a numbering issue with my cards I've sent out... Postcrossings webpage says I've sent 60, and I only have 57 listed on here.  Maybe someday I'll go back and find the mistake.  I'll just go with what postcrossing says for now. :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

52nd to 57th out

52nd out ~ Beijing, China
53rd out ~ Bangkok,Thailand
54th out ~ Staffordshire, United Kingdom
55th out ~ Broek op Langedijk, The Netherlands
56th out ~ Minskaja voblasts, Belarus
57th out ~ Matsudo, Chiba, Japan

49th Received, Holland, The Netherlands

This card we received from Holland shows one of the beautiful windmills.  This specific windmill is a wheat windmill used to make flour for the bakery.


48th Received, Montpellier, France

We received a postcard from Montpellier, France which is in southern France.  The postcard shows the different foods of southern France, including olives.  Yum!


Monday, August 8, 2011

52nd Our, Utrecht, Netherlands

We are sending a card to The Netherlands today!  We've sent lots of cards here already.

Germany Arrived

Hurray! US-1188772 was received!

The postcard US-1188772 to Trillyan in Germany has arrived! It reached its destination in 39 days after traveling 8,300 km!

Trillyan wrote you a message:

"Hello to Spokane, thank you so much for the beautiful postcard. I really like it.
All the best to you and your family and happy postcrossing
Christine"

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Netherlands Arrived

Hurray! US-1188773 was received!

The postcard US-1188773 to Monnik76 in Netherlands has arrived! It reached its destination in 35 days after traveling 7,640 km!

Monnik76 wrote you a message:

"Hallo, thanks for the card, the place where you live sounds great, monique"

Thursday, August 4, 2011

50th Out, Minsk, Belarus

We've sent and received a few cards from Minsk.  We like Minsk, and especially their library building that is beautiful!

Belarus Arrived

Hurray! US-1220168 was received!

The postcard US-1220168 to Alexico_Neko in Belarus has arrived! It reached its destination in 17 days after traveling 8,272 km!

Alexico_Neko wrote you a message:

"Thank you for the wonderful cavern picture! I would visit that place."

Czech Republic arrived

Hurray! US-1223981 was received!

The postcard US-1223981 to FunnyCat in Czech Republic has arrived! It reached its destination in 14 days after traveling 8,231 km!

FunnyCat wrote you a message:

"Hello from Prague! Running figures from Spokane are great! We have similar project here in Prague! Stanislav."

49th Out, Ershui Township, Taiwan

Today we are sending out a postcard to Ershui Township, Changhua County, Taiwan.  The town has been documented since 1621, in the Ming Dynasty.

47th Received, Utrecht, Netherlands

Thank you Marlien!  You wrote such interesting things on this postcard to us, we learned a lot!




I scanned in the back of this card to show how much was written!  We learned that the salt marshes (or kwelders) of the Wadden Sea are a very important habitat for special plants and animals.  The stamp depicts some of the birds found here.
We looked up the Wadden Sea on Wikipedia, and this is the additional information we found;
The Wadden Sea is an intertidal zone in the North Sea.  The coastline has had a lot of human influence on it, with the placement of dikes and causeways.  The sea borders three countries, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany.
The name Wadden comes from the Dutch word wad meaning mud flat.
There is a national park that  encompasses the sea within the German borders. 
The sea was place on the World Heritage list in 2009.

48th Out, Marijampole, Lithuania

Marijampole is the capital of Marijampole County (similar to a county seat in the US).  It is located in the southwest of Lithuania.  The town was first written about in 1667 as the name Pasesupe.  The city changed names a few times through it's history.  It was then Staropole, named for Prienai starost's guards in 1739.  (starosta is the name of the head of county administration).
Staropole was destroyed by a fire in 1765 and when the area was rebuilt, it was named Maryampol after the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Following World War I the town was given its current name, Marijampole.  From 1955 to 1989, the town was called Kapsukas after the founder of the Lithuanian Communist Party.  The historical name was returned as Lithuania regained it's independence.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

46th Received, Taiwan

This card came to us from Hwi-Han from Sinjhuang District, New Taipei, Taiwan.  The picture is of the coffee shop where she works.  It looks beautiful!

July Summary

4 sent (What??? It seems like this should be higher, but I think some of Junes were so late in the month that the overlap was longer, I also think that summer time may have something to do with taking longer to receive and register ~I know I'm not nearly as diligent lately)
Taiwan
Oman
Malaysia
Belarus

7 received
Russia
Taiwan
Estonia
Czech Republic
Belarus
China
Australia

Comments on Postcards

I used to post these everyday I would receive them... somehow, I got away from doing this, so I'm going to play catch up and copy in some of the arrival notices.

The postcard US-1220165 to ericca in Japan has arrived! It reached its destination in 14 days after traveling 8,208 km!

ericca wrote you a message:

"Thanks for me nice postcard!
I'm very glad ;)
Happy postcrossing & Have a nice day-!!"
The postcard US-1164819 to ShiSia in Oman has arrived! It reached its destination in 37 days after traveling 12,096 km!

ShiSia wrote you a message:

"Thanks for sharing this beautiful postcard of the majestic Capitol! Hugs, love and Happy PostCrossing from Oman! -Shi"

The postcard US-1164816 to ryannecheng in Taiwan has arrived! It reached its destination in 24 days after traveling 10,044 km!

ryannecheng wrote you a message:

"Hello! Thanks for your card. I have the same interest with you of hiking and camping. I think there are a lot of beautiful places for hiking in USA, right?"
 ~~Ryanne,
There are lots of beautiful places to go hiking.  Some of my favorite places are in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State.  There are beautiful mountains, lakes, and lots of wildlife to see.
Have a great day!


The postcard US-1164815 to nisnoopy3 in Malaysia has arrived! It reached its destination in 21 days after traveling 13,211 km!

nisnoopy3 wrote you a message:

"Hello there,
Thank you for the viewcard of Clock Tower from Spokane, Washington. :) I enjoy reading about your small town with lost of interesting outdoor activities like hiking, swimming and camping. :D The weather is starting to warm up too here. Today's temperature is rising up to 34 degree Celsius and some hazes too. :( I hope you will swim alot to cool down abit. :)
Thank you for mailing this card from Yellowstone Park. :D It's my first card using a canyon station. ^^
Wishing you a lovely Summer! :D
ni-san."

~~We wrote this postcard before we arrived in Yellowstone, and ended up mailing it from Canyon Village.  It is interesting to me that she noticed that the card was postmarked from there :)



The postcard US-1164818 to Akuji in Belarus has arrived! It reached its destination in 20 days after traveling 8,272 km!

Akuji wrote you a message:

"Thanks for cute horses^.^"


The postcard US-1165571 to Scotland-Fan in Germany has arrived! It reached its destination in 14 days after traveling 7,783 km!

Scotland-Fan wrote you a message:

"Hi,
thank you very much for the nice card.
Best wishes Kerstin"


The postcard US-1131027 to bubblesakura in Russia has arrived! It reached its destination in 32 days after traveling 8,307 km!

bubblesakura wrote you a message:

"Thank you for such a nice postcard. And it was really interesting for me to learn about your city."


The postcard US-1131029 to GenRow1966 in Australia has arrived! It reached its destination in 18 days after traveling 13,513 km!

GenRow1966 wrote you a message:

"Wow two postcards from the US arrived today and they are 13,617 postcards apart in postcrossing ID's Thaat's amazing! Thanks for your card!
Cheers
Jacqui"

~~Wow Jacqui, that is pretty amazing.  I wonder how far apart they were in the day they were sent?


The postcard US-1131025 to mintina0123 in Taiwan has arrived! It reached its destination in 18 days after traveling 10,044 km!

mintina0123 wrote you a message:

"Thank for your card,this postcard is very beautiful. Happy postcrossing."

The postcard US-1131030 to trommelfrosch in Germany has arrived! It reached its destination in 16 days after traveling 8,099 km!

trommelfrosch wrote you a message:

"hey thnak you. I have got someday in the USA to be closed. i hope this is right.
By michi"

~~What does this mean?  :)

The postcard US-1131026 to tonnie in Netherlands has arrived! It reached its destination in 12 days after traveling 7,732 km!

tonnie wrote you a message:

"Hello,
Thanks for your card of Washington wine country.
Spring greetings from Holland,
Tonnie"

US-1099944 The postcard US-1099944 to Carlyyy in Poland has arrived! It reached its destination in 22 days after traveling 8,008 km!


Carlyyy wrote you a message:

"Hello! Thank you very much for your great postcard.
Greetings from Poland. ;)
Klaudia."

US-1099932 The postcard US-1099932 to erja100 in Finland has arrived! It reached its destination in 14 days after traveling 7,384 km!


erja100 wrote you a message:

"Hello, thanks for great card. Like it much, nice views. Hope that I could visit some day in Washington :) Have a nice day, Erja"


US-1099938 The postcard US-1099938 to Sandra_Lee in Taiwan has arrived! It reached its destination in 13 days after traveling 10,301 km!





US-1099941 The postcard US-1099941 to Robyn6277 in Hungary has arrived! It reached its destination in 9 days after traveling 8,609 km!


Robyn6277 wrote you a message:

"Hi! Thanks your card very much!
Happy Postcrossing ang have a great weekend!
√Čvi"

US-1099951 The postcard US-1099951 to femkev in Netherlands has arrived! It reached its destination in 9 days after traveling 7,636 km!


femkev wrote you a message:

"I like this card very much! thank you!"

~~This card is a black and white picture I took while in Arches National Park.  The first handmade card we've sent.