Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sending Number 82(385944)

It took me a bit longer to get this card ready to go, but I am sending this card off to GERMANY to what seems like a very sweet person. I hope she enjoys it:
I am including this message:

Hello from San Diego, California in the USA! I, too, play the piano! I mostly love playing Jazz and Baroque period pieces. This is a picture of one of our military aircraft carriers. Hope you enjoy it!
Jennifer and Robert

Did I mention she said she is a pianist? That's why I included that second sentence. I have played the piano since I was 7 years old. I don't have a piano of my own right now (we would never fit it into this small apartment); but I do dream of the day that I get to have my very own in my house again. I miss being able to just sit down and play any time I like.

Do you have a hobby like that?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Number 79 Arrived (377012)

It only took 10 days to get this card to JAPAN. It was received with a quick, short:

Than you

I'm assuming I picked well since she had asked for a card she has never received. Not sure though.

You do know what this means, don't you? I will be sending another card shortly. Probably tonight...I don't know where it's going just yet. Talk to you later!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sending Number 81 (382200)

What do you send someone in ITALY who is artsy and you don't have an artsy card? How about this one:

Along with this message:

Hello from San Diego, California. This is a picture of a carousel in Seaport Village (a great seaside shopping place). These horses are all handcrafted and hand painted. Plus they are constantly touched up to keep them in perfect condition.
Robert and Jennifer

I figured this was a great card because there is a definite artistry that goes with making all these horses. Each one hand crafted. No two the same. I have so many great memories riding this carousel as a child. You could never really get me off one of these. I still love these rides and will be the first to jump at any chance to take a niece, nephew, goddaughter, or ANYONE on their first, second, or 100th ride on a carousel.

Sending Number 80 (382199)

We sent this card out to RUSSIA this morning:

The receiver wanted postcards of different places that she would enjoy visiting if she should come to visit. I knew which card I was going to send before I finished reading her profile. I love this postcard...

I sent it with this message:

Hello from San Diego! This card is of our Balboa Park. This is a very picturesque place to visit. Plus it's where you find many museums (including the world famous San Diego Zoo) and a great cultural experience. If you ever visit San Diego, you must go here!
Robert and Jennifer Ryan

Balboa Park, if you haven't been there, is a great location for anyone to visit (tourists and locals). There is so much to do. When I was a nanny, I used to take the little girl there every Saturday. We would watch the juggler, have picnic lunches, visit different museums (including the science museum that is all hands on), take in different cultures, and so much more.

On top of that, it is a GORGEOUS place to take pictures. It's such a fabulous place!

Number 61 Received (tw37892)

This card from TAIWAN is great. One day I will have to upload our honeymoon pictures and show you a picture my husband took just like this of the Grand Canyon. This is a great postcard:
And the puppy on the stamp! Do you just want to cuddle with this little guy?
And the message:

Number 60 Received (hu18207)

This card traveled 9 days to us from HUNGARY:
That looks like such a beautiful city, right? I LOVE the stamps, too.
I am beginning to discover something about myself: I love stamps with the portraits of important people on them.
And the message:

A great card! And this is our first card experience with Hungary (we haven't sent nor received any until now)

Number 59 Received (at30993)

This card from AUSTRIA has quickly moved into one of my favorites. This is a great picture, don't you think?
Add to that, these stamps!
It really has turned beyond one of my favorites. Here is the message:

I have always been drawn to Austria fro some reason. Maybe it's my piano background; most of my favorite composers come from this area of the world. Maybe it's The Sound of Music; it is one of my all time favorite movies. What do you think of when you think of Austria?