Last week’s post, Postcards are like a Tweet on Paper, included an opportunity to receive a postcard from South Africa during my visit there. (Leaving in five days!) I’ll be touring for six weeks.
I am surprised how many postcard collectors still exist in this electronic age. There’s even a website called Postcrossing “that allows anyone to receive postcards (real ones, not electronic) from random places in the world.”
I’ve asked the “Postcards from South Africa” recipients to note when their postcard arrives so we can track how long it took to get to its destination. I’ll try to post on the blog when a card gets mailed. I’ve also asked the recipients to take a photo of their postcard and post on their blog, if they have one. That way all of you will receive a Postcard from South Africa as well.
Please follow along to see how many days, weeks or months it takes for postcards to travel from somewhere in South Africa to…
Karen at FabGrandma in Georgia, USA, who got me started blogging over four years ago while we worked together at the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
Diane at Life in Charente, France who once lived in South Africa and misses it daily.
Melissa from New Hampshire, USA may not be a blogger but is a faithful reader here.
Lynda from Stillhowlyn Travels often lives in a RV so her location changes frequently and she leaves this week for Roatan, Honduras. Not sure where her postcard will be sent to yet.
Sherry and David at Direction of our Dreams live full-time in their RV spending this winter primarily in Florida but their mail goes to Virginia, USA. Have to see how much longer it takes for their postcard to catch up with them.
Elaine at A Scattering in Ontario, Canada shares her amazing photography to influence others to travel, or just enjoy.
Mary Beth at Small City Scenes lives on a ranch in Washington, USA providing glimpses into a beautiful and rich life.
Jonker at The Firefly Photo Files actually lives in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and I plan to meet him during my visit. Wonder if I’ll beat his postcard there?
Sallie at A Full-Time Life also lives, as the title indicates, full-time in a RV traveling around the USA though has recently fell in love with Florida. Not sure where her postcard is going yet.
Pat is a Yankee in Belgrade, Serbia who captures the candid moments of life like no other. She will soon be traveling to India.
Alan at Yogi’s Den lives in Oklahoma, USA and has more unusual kinds of cameras than anyone I know plus loves to geocache.
And if you didn’t get chosen for a postcard here keep checking for a chance on Geogypsy’s Facebook page.
Sandy Keech from North Carolina, USA recognized the Waterbuck posted on Facebook and will be sent a post card from South Africa.
I want to thank all you faithful followers and cyber-friends because without you, this website would be nothing. Hope you’ll keep following my adventures.
Capturing the present for future memories of the past