Monday, June 22, 2015

Save the Postcard--A New Contribution and an Old Memory

We’ve been goofing off from the blog lately, blame it on Spring Fever. But now that summer is here, we can’t use that excuse anymore.  And besides, today we have two important things to share. First of all, we’re happy to report another contribution to our campaign to Save the Postcard. 

 Stretch’s friend Judy Bowlin sent us this wonderful card from the Great Smoky Mountains and Stretch has given this one both paws up for the cute pics of the bears on the front and back. Thank You Judy!

This postcard campaign also has us thinking of little trips we could manage and reminiscing about past adventures.  And today marks an important anniversary we need to share with the express intent of proving to our friend Joanne that we are not total chickens and will go on that Wonder Wheel with her before the summer is over.

Back in my younger days (June 22, 1989) I actually did go on a sort of wild ride—to the top of the St. Louis Arch. For those who haven’t been there, they shut you in this tightly sealed contraption that looks like an over-sized tuna fish can (no windows) and this thing bumps, twists and turns its way to the top of the arch. And when you get there, your husband blurts out one of those things that husband’s always have a way of saying at exactly the right moment—“Wow! This is amazing! Look how high up we are, what a view! And it’s hard to believe there are only a few feet of steel underneath our feet, holding us up here.”

At which point you enjoy another bumpy tuna can ride back to solid ground.

Stretch: I got to see this monument about 6 years ago when we took another trip to the Midwest, but I couldn’t convince my human sidekick to take me to the top this time.

If you’re planning any excursions this summer, whether they’re big trips, day trips or just trips to a local attraction, please contribute a card to our “Save the Postcard” campaign—and make Stretch’s trips to check the mailbox worthwhile! 

I don’t see any postcards today!

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