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Apr 30, 2013

"DESERT BLOOM"

               These beautiful cards are often overlooked.  
                        I love them.  Take a look.

CACTUS IN BLOOM
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SENTINELS OF THE DESERT,
GIANT CACTUS, (SAHUARO)
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CREOSOTE BUSH ON THE DESERT
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PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS IN BLOOM
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CENTURY PLANT OF THE DESERT
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Apr 29, 2013

VACANCY

El Rancho Hotel Court,
Walterboro, S.C.
New, modern Mexican type with private tile baths.
Hot water heat. Fully carpeted rooms. 
Tel. 4151. 
The Godleys, owners-mgrs.
One-half mile north of town
on US 15 and US 15A.
Walterboro, S.C.

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, Bought the Post Card

the "BATTLE OF ATLANTA"


I must have been around 9 when I visited
the Cyclorama with my "Auntie Mame" Aunt Hannah & Uncle Stud.
It sure was an impressive sight to a young kid.
 
Another note on History.
One of these Atlanta trips we actually passed
Dr. Martin Luther Kings mule train from Atlanta to Birmingham
during the turbulent Civil Rights era.  
I will never forget that sight either. 

Been there...
Done that!

UP, UP, & AWAY!

Here is another WWII 
KEEP 'EM FLYING! 
                    Consolidated PB2Y-2  NAVY PATROL BOMBER

Apr 28, 2013

"SUNDAY FUNNIES"

Here are a couple by the same Artist.
Walt Munson

I found this little Bio on the Wichita State University Web-site

"Walt Munson of New Haven, Connecticut, was an American sports cartoonist and illustrator. He also illustrated comic postcards."

Apr 27, 2013

A BITE TO EAT

Dutch Cupboard
Gettysburg, Penna.

Dutch Cupboard, Tea House
Serving delicious Pa. Dutch Food, Famous Schnitz un Knepp, 
Shoofly pie, handmade bread and many other Dutch dishes. 
Homelike atmosphere- In scenic Gettysburg.
Intersection routes 140 and 15 south.
Open every day 7:00 A.M. to 8:30 P.M.

What on Earth is Shoofly pie?

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, Bought the Post Card

The Shoshone Dam and lake on Cody Road
to Eastern Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. 
Been there twice. Last time in 2008.
Here is the video I took then.


Been there...
Done that!

Apr 25, 2013

FABULOUS FLORIDA FAVORITES

"Wanna Bet"
                                "Jai Alai" (say Hi-Li) World's Fastest Sport,
                                        Biscayne Fronton, Miami, Florida

I haven't been to Jai Alai in years.  It is a fun and exciting game to watch and bet.  The Fronton in Miami now has evolved into a casino. I assume it is still hosting Jai Alai and broadcast Horse racing.   They must have casino games also.  The Fronton in Dania, FL is closer to me since I moved to Ft. Lauderdale.

Been there...
Done that!

Greetings from LARGE LETTER Land

Greetings from
SAVANNAH
GEORGIA



 


 
Been there...
Done that!

Apr 24, 2013

VACANCY

El Rancho Motel
ONE MILE SOUTH OF AMES, IOWA

The El Rancho is gone now. 

Gertrude Chavis built the Motel in 1950 after the the unsolved murder of her husband H.W.Chavis.  Mr Chavis was known as the Corn Canning King of Iowa.  Follow the link below to be informed about the mystery.

                  IOWA UNSOLVED MURDERS, NANCY BOWERS
  

Apr 23, 2013

SOUTH OF THE BORDER

Carcel (Jail) in C. Juarez
Beautiful Residence in Juarez, Old Mexico
Matador Enraging bull
International Bridge, Connecting Avenida Lerdo and Stanton Street, Between C. Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas
Adios Amigos
See you back home.

A BITE TO EAT

ZEHNDER'S
famous Frankenmuth Chicken Dinners
FRANKENMUTH, MICH.
Yes Zehnder's is still there and apparently going strong.
Hotel, Waterpark, Dining, Golf, Shopping

Apr 22, 2013

DAILY DANCE

There is a Solar Dance Party
in my Kitchen window every day.

Just keep on Smiling & Dancing
&
breathing.
It's a wonderful day!

Welcome to Postcard Club!

YOSEMITE FALLS, YOSEMITE VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

Beautiful Yosemite Falls (the upper dropping 1430 ft. the lower 320 ft.) creates a display of falling water unsurpassed anywhere.  Visitors arise with the sun to see the breath-taking spectacle of the rainbow in the plume.
Been there...
Done that!
Didn't get up at the crack of dawn. 
Are they serious?
I am sure it is a beautiful sight.

Apr 21, 2013

Greetings from LARGE LETTER Land

Hooray for
HOLLYWOOD
it always goes  with
THE RICH & FAMOUS
                                Greetings from
                         HOLLYWOOD
                                       CALIFORNIA

Been there...
Done that!

Lifestyles of the "RICH & FAMOUS"

Residence of Wallace Beery,
Beverly Hills, California

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                       Florence Vidor at home, Hollywood
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The Estate of Warner Baxter, Bel-Air

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Dolores Del Rio
at Her Beautiful Home
in Hollywood
First International crossover Latin American film star.
You must see the beautiful images of Dolores at Pinterest.

"SUNDAY FUNNIES"

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Apr 20, 2013

FABULOUS FLORIDA FAVORITES

Green Sightseeing Train
St. Augustine, Fla.
Passing through the Old City Gates.
St. Augustine is a beautiful city with tons of things to see and do. 
I have visited a few times and hope to stop in again whenever I get a chance.
I took the sightseeing train myself.  For some reason I seem to think that it is no longer green but maybe red today.  Anyway if you get a chance please don't miss out on a visit to St. Augustine Florida.

Been there...
Done that!

SOUTH OF THE BORDER

Another installation of our visit
Residence Section, Juarez

Old Guadalupe Mission, Built in 1549
New Juarez Market, Juarez

We have a few more sights to visit before we go home.  Don't forget to check back.

Apr 18, 2013

VACANCY

Miami
Biltmore Hotel
Coral Gables Fla.
From Gold Course

           Water Sports at the Biltmore Pool, Capt. Ott Catching a Mermaid.
"The pool is Gigantic."
It is a beautiful place, with a real feel for glamorous days gone by.
Notice there is an Orchestra poolside.



Been there...
Done that!

Apr 17, 2013

THE BIGGEST LITTLE CITY IN THE WORLD

I saw a RENO Large Letter
posted at Postcard Roundup and
thought this is the perfect time for my
RENO
it was already scanned and waiting in the wings.
I really like this card. You can feel the excitement of the times in the image.
THE BIGGEST LITTLE CITY IN THE WORLD
I was in RENO just for an afternoon a few years back. 
I am not a gambler so it wasn't much for me.

I did buy a few post cards however.
I think that happens wherever I stop.


Been there...
Done that!

A BITE TO EAT

Where the Elite meet.
Authentic Chinese dishes served, also
Steak, Chicken, Chops
Don't fail to visit Miami's most
beautiful Chinese Restaurant
SHANGRI-LA
RESTAURANT
15 N.E. 3rd Ave.
Miami, Florida

Let's see; that would have been right
-Smack Dab-
in the middle of downtown Miami.

Apr 16, 2013

Greetings from LARGE LETTER Land

Greetings from
CEDAR
RAPIDS
IOWA
Always have known the name Cedar Rapids
But nothing more.  Never been to IOWA.

Apr 15, 2013

SOUTH OF THE BORDER

                       Down MEXICO way.

How about an excursion? 
Let's take a little trip to Mexico
for a Taco and Margarita.
We can visit Cafe Charmant again.
                                   Cafe Charmant

The International Bridge between El Paso, Texas and C. Juarez, Mexico

 Colonial Market, Juarez,
OX Cart in Old Mexico
We have more to come, stay tuned.

Apr 14, 2013

"RIDING THE RAILS"

HUNTINGTON LOCOMOTIVE,
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
C.P. Huntington
Southern Pacific R.R. of California No.1
Original Central Pacific No.3

Sorry I can't make out the rest of the specifics.

"SUNDAY FUNNIES"

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Apr 13, 2013

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, Bought the Post Card

Double Arch,
Arches National Monument,
near Moab, Utah
This entire area of the U.S.A. is magnificent viewing.
It is awesome to stand in front of this Double Arch. 
An amazing feeling of how small we really are.
You can walk right into it.

This is another Arch in the same National Monument.
This is Delicate Arch.  It is accessible only by a frightening and dangerous hike up the backside of a mountain.  Just behind us is the arch and a sheer drop; forever seems like.  It may not look like it but it is scary just being there.  I wouldn't have missed the experience for anything.  Oh I am the cute one in the cap. And the other is my brother.
                                                           another
                            * * * Arches Video don't miss it. (3 minute) * * *
                         
                       * * * Discovery Channel documentary (15 minutes) * * *

Been there...
Done that!

Apr 12, 2013

FABULOUS FLORIDA FAVORITES

Yes, it's just another day in Paradise.
A TROPICAL SILHOUETTE
SUNSET ON BISCAYNE BAY
MIAMI, FLORIDA