I just love it when I get an actual post card in the mail! My sister and her family just a few weeks ago visited Southern California and spent a few days at the beach and then in Anaheim at Disneyland. Looking at her Facebook posts, they had a great time! Continue reading
I really don’t remember where I got this postcard of a beautiful cougar (probably Arizona), but looks like I picked it up in 1988. An oldie but goodie.
Have a great Wednesday!
For anyone who has ever driven through Mesquite Nevada on I-15 in the past 20 years they will remember the Peppermill Resort. Now demolished with only 2 buildings (vacation rentals) left standing, it is a vacant lot. I miss the Peppermill. It became the Oasis in the early 2000s but never maintained the charm and uniqueness that the original had. Continue reading
I’m not sure where I got this post card other than I picked it up in 1987 because of my juvenile writing on the back. It is a serene evening sunset. Continue reading
Ahhhh . . . a moment of surf and sun . . . Huntington Beach, one of my most favorite places to go. One of our families favorite places to go in fact. Back when I was in college 4 of my buddies and I headed to the Waterfront Resort when my friend Curtis’ uncle managed the place. It is such a nice hotel, just a stones throw from the famous Huntington Pier, shown here on this lovely postcard. Continue reading
I got this post card when we stayed at the Bally’s Hotel in Reno where we received the sweetest hotel upgrades ever! I was only 7 or 8 but my parents received the upgrade to the penthouse suite! I remember there was like a bar area in the room with an adjoining room next door that worked out perfect because we had our grandma (Nana) on this trip with us. Continue reading
There is nothing like paying money to hang out in somebody’s creepy underground living room is there? I say that kidding of course. This is Hole N’ the Rock, Moab Utah and it really is just that, a visit to the past through the Christensen’s home hand carved in a sandstone rock. It kind of reminds me of the movie Blast From the Past. We went there a few times in our travels around rural Utah when I was a kid. Looks like it was 1987 when I picked this postcard up. Look how creative I was with my spelling! Backwards “J” for the win! Continue reading
It was 1986 back when Shamu was a household name for good, before the whole Blackfish debacle, where trainers and majestic animals worked together to put on amazing shows that a awestruck 5 year old (me) acquired this postcard at the San Diego park. Who would have ever thought that you could train a killer whale?! Continue reading
Solitude Mountain Resort is a ski resort located in the Big Cottonwood Canyon of the Wasatch Mountains, thirty miles southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah. With 66 trails, 1,200 acres (4.9 km2) and 2,047 feet (624 m) vertical, Solitude is one of the smaller ski resorts near Salt Lake City, along with its neighbor Brighton.
I grew up at the base of Big Cottonwood Canyon, I love this area! Tonight I am actually staying up at Solitude resort. It’s gorgeous up here! Fresh mountain air, good friends and colleagues to hang out with and cool temps. My good buddy Michael gave me this postcard he picked up from the gift shop today. Thanks Mike! Continue reading
When I got this postcard we were visiting family in the Mukilteo area of Seattle which is part of the Puget Sound. This area is honestly one of the prettiest places I have been. My wife went to high school in the area and lived there for half a decade (although I didn’t know her at the time I was there as a kid). My great Uncle and Aunt’s home overlooked the Puget Sound and had incredible views! Shortly after we visited the area I remember hearing my great Aunt ran for mayor, or city council or something of the area and won. Continue reading