You will note that the postmark tells us that this postcard traveled back to Northern California from Idaho before making its way north to Portland. Sara also gives this information with her opening greeting. She reports that it was nice to be back in the Treasure Valley for two weeks.
Sara picked this up at the artists’ shop at the base of Montmatre.
We’ve both been feeling this feeling.
Postcard 2 of 2! Sara reports that the waves were not this high when they were visiting. Also that the sun has been out every day—quite perfection, really.
Having experienced the foggy summer mornings in the Humboldt area, I understand exactly why she says that.
Apparently the last family reunion was in 2016. Sara reports that all of the kids have grown so much, and some of them didn’t exist yet. She’s enjoying hanging out with the family.
Another delightful French postcard from Sara. Rochechouart is the place where Sara’s stepmother Barbie (and her two sisters) bought a house. This is a picture of the chateau that is a five-minute walk from the house.
Sara reports that Barbie has invited me to come and stay! Such a good invitation!
This is 1 of 2, but it’s mate didn’t arrive today.
Astute readers of this blog will note that Sara has sent me this postcard before. That’s okay. Newport probably isn’t a hotbed of unique postcards.
Sara reports that they are at Shawn’s family reunion and they are enjoying the company.
Sara reports that they drove two hours from Rochechouart to his medieval city built into the rock. Also that they got glace and crepes!
Sounds like a wonderful day.
This one was posted on June 30 and arrived July 9, which is also a very quick turnaround for international postcards!
A very nice triptych of Brașov, where Shawn and Sara stayed.
Sara reported that they stayed in a wonderful small boutique hotel that their friends found for them. Also that Brașov was a great jumping off point for many adventures.
Also, it seems I got the prize for most postcards sent. Win!
Sara sends this treasure from the once-home of Vlad the Impaler.
As I hung out with Hungarians, I knew that though Dracula is supposedly based on Vlad, Bram Stoker never visited. Hungarians can be very touchy about Dracula.
Sara sent this from Arcata because she couldn’t find any Romanian stamps. I also had trouble finding stamps in Romania.
Sara’s postcard made its way to me quickly! The postmark says June 23 (actually it says 23-06-22 La Poste, but I know how to translate) and it arrived on June 29! Speedy delivery!
I was quite excited to get this composite card. Sara reports that they have visited three of five things depicted: Eiffel Tower (from the ground) Sacré-Cœur, and Notre-Dame, which is under construction after the fire.
She also said that they just finished a canal and Seine boat tour that took them through three locks. This reminded me of the book Just One Day.
Sara sent this postcard along with an Entertainment Weekly (R.I.P.) and a bunch of People Magazines. Very fun. She said that sending along the magazines was part of her trip prep.
She says that she’s not always sure where to send this card. Also that she has sent it, but hasn’t kept a list of who has already received it.
She sends me a fun challenge to find silly adventures near my home this summer. We shall see.