| Old Sacramento, California (USA)
Jenny, a mom of four living in Oregon, sent us this postcard she got while waiting in the Oakland airport for ten hours (That's a pretty long time - it must've been boring just sitting around in an airport for that long!). Sacramento is the capital of California, and this is kind of what it would have looked like in the Gold Rush era. It looks like a town frozen in time - well, almost. Nonetheless, pretty neat! Thanks for sending, Jenny!
"Cold #10" (USA)
We swapped cards with Tom, and received this postcard of a person trudging through an old town. The most interesting part of the card was the backside, though. Instead of writing about himself, Tom wrote a story. At first it was a little confusing and very metaphorical, but according to his blog, this was the final part of his "Cold" series. The rest of the series lie in the hands of other Postcrossers. What a great way to utilize the project. Thanks Tom!
| Maine (USA)
Marie in Maine sent us this colorful map of Maine, aka the Pine Tree State. The front showcases a bunch of common icons and cities, while the back had some facts on the state (from the state population to the state cat). Thanks, Marie!
Portland Head Light and Wedding Cake House, Maine (USA)
Dick swapped some cards with us from Maine, one of them being very well-known and the other a bit obscure, but interesting nonetheless. The first card is of the Portland Head Lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth. It was built in 1787, and Dick believes that no postcard collection is complete without one lighthouse from Maine! The second card is of the Wedding Cake House, in Kennebunk, Maine. Opened in 1825, this house is one of the most photographed houses in the state. Legend has it that the first owner, a sailor, had it styled like a cake to please his bride, since he missed their wedding. It seems like that worked really well. Thank you for swapping, Dick!
Oregon Coast, Oregon (USA)
Emily sent us this postcard of the a crab scene postcard representing the Oregon Coast. The Oregon Coast generally runs along the Pacific shoreline of the state and was the filming site for the popular '80s adventure movie The Goonies. Emily, who is ten years old, told us a funny story. When her brother was a baby, he liked avocados, but now it's backwards. Instead, she likes avocados and her brother doesn't! It's funny how tastes change over the years. Thanks for sending, Emily!