Previously this blog was about getting other strangers to send postcards to my wife for her (2014) birthday. We won’t be home for this  year’s big day, so Hansel will go ahead of us and scout out the best places to visit when we finally get to the Rockies.

Here’s to all of the complete strangers who I hope will join me in making a very special person very happy!


Watching float planes come in - Lake Hood, Anchorage, AK
Watching float planes come in – Lake Hood, Anchorage, AK


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    1. Thanks Alison – I’ll certainly follow up on that. My wife and I both feel that Vancouver is a place we could make our home – just not sure about those winters…

      1. Don’t know where you are in Oz but Vancouver winters are much like Melbourne winters only longer. It’s grey and rainy. If you’re in Tas or Melb you’ll be fine. Any further north and you might be disappointed that real summer only lasts about 2 months.

      2. We live in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, so I guess similar to Hobart (but not as cold in winter and warmer in summer). Agree about short summer though – that would be a bummer!

  1. Thanks for following our blog! I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey. And that you get to some of those national parks, and that you get to Vancouver! Whatever the weather Vancouver is a fabulous city. It’s local nickname is Lotus Land 🙂

  2. Loving the idea of postcards from a stranger. I too am a bit of a postcard/ letter writing junkie. I wish you well and early happy Bday to your wife. I’ve just shared via twitter @ritewhileucan

  3. THis is a wonderful idea! I mean who doesn’t enjoy sending/receiving postcards…Don’t lose the P.O. Box key. I have a feeling lots of PC’s coming your way.

    1. I keep the key with me always – it’s really difficult to get to the Box, though, without Ruth finding out about it! No cards yet, but I hear several are making their way over to us. Thanks for the support!

  4. LOL…. After reading your post I went and searched for appropriate postcards. I found this great site “Ranger Doug’s Enterprises”. I got a chuckle later on while looking through the blog that you mention this site… Its the small things that make me laugh.

    1. Acadia is up there on the list of places we want to go. My wife particularly likes the idea of Main (New England, generally) in all of its autumn glory.

    1. Hi Joe,
      Your card arrived yesterday – thanks, it’s a nice one. We will have to make sure that when we are in the northeast that we visit Acadia.

  5. What a wonderful idea! We would love to participate but we won’t be in America any time soon. We too are Australians and LOVE the National Parks over there and one day hope to visit them all!
    A road trip has to be on the cards! Anyway, will be keen to hear how this all turns out! Good luck and have fun 🙂

    1. Hi guys! Looks like you’ve seen heaps, but you’re right – still plenty to go! The blog is called Postcards from America, but we love travelling in Aus too. In fact we are off to Uluru (first time) in May, so Aussie cards are certainly welcome! Thanks for visiting!

      1. Enjoy Uluru! We were there late April last year & it was spectacular! Ah… Well, if you take postcards from anywhere, we will be sure to send some on our adventures this year 🙂 We love sending postcards!!

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