Sunday, February 26, 2012

Trevi Fountain, Fontana di Trevi Postcard of Rome 1913

The Trevi Fountain is the most famous and beautiful fountain in Rome Italy. It takes up most of Trevi Square in the Quirinale District.  It is the famous fountain based on the film Three Coins in a Fountain.  The legend goes that you will return to Rome if you throw a coin over your shoulder into the Trevi Fountain. 
This sepia postcard shows the fountain in 1913 (at least when mailed)
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Friday, February 24, 2012

Postcard Lummus Park at Miami Beach Florida, RPPC

I love this old RPPC Postcard probably from the 1940s
The park and beach area are very crowded today, not like in the photograph.  This is filled with gorgeous scenery and a great place to people watch.  Or get that exercise, running, walking, bike riding.  And if you get too hot just run to the surf and soak your feet.
This is MIAMI!!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Joey's Valentine Gift - The life of a Dog

This dog is running out life.  She just had to celebrates Valentines Day with us.  Since she is part Dachshund we got her a big toy a wienie dog.  She thrashes it around the house while I enjoy my Godiva Chocolates.
This is # 1 entry for the blog challenge on

Giant Advertising Postcards Riverside RV Park and Manor Auctions

Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort and Casino and RV Park Laughlin Nevada
2 years ago we took our trailer to this resort RV park in Feb over President Days weekend and yes it looked like this.  We were among the 2000 snowbirds visiting the Laughlin, Nevada area and what a crowd.  We managed to get a spot even without reservations.   Now it seems to be an annual event, went last year but not sure yet if we will go this year.  They do send us this POSTCARD every year with a special weekly rate.
If you start bidding online with different auction houses or through you can bid on many auction sites.  This POSTCARD came from Manor Auctions for a February 25 auction.  Yes I love getting any kind of postcards via the post office.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Souvenir Blank letter Cunard R.M.L Queen Mary

 Now when you check into a motel room, or maybe a suite on a cruise ship will you find free stationery or postcards?  Maybe not....instead there might be a code for WiFi so you can email them.  From back in the day you could find these nice blank letter grams with the ship picture (Queen Mary) and send if off in the mail (if you are in port)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Joey Loves to RV in Orange Grove Park, Bakersfield California

Sorry I don't have any more pictures of Joey our newest dog of 3 weeks.  We wanted to see how she would do traveling with us. We left on Monday night just an hours drive to Chukchansi Indian Casino in Coarsegold California.  They let you park your RV in their large parking lot. She took to walking right away.  When we went into the casino we put her inside her cage in the trailer.  She is a chewer we found out.  But she has lots of room.  The next morning off to Orange Grove RV Park on Highway 58 on the outskirts of Bakersfield.  By the way she sleeps all night in her doggy bed and fits in our 19 foot trailer.

Orange Grove RV park is one of the busiest and largest parks in California.  It is a stopping point for the snowbirds going to or returning from Arizona and other warm destinations.  We picked a spot near the office at the end of the row and we watched 28 motorhomes, fifth wheels and trailers check in.  And with them the dogs. Joey went right away to the dog run area, which is fenced in.  Of course its Poop and Scoop. She gets along fine when people walk by but gets excited if they are walking a dog.  My shoulders and legs are sore from keeping her calm from her excited state.  She also loves Truck Stops, roadside rests and vacant lots.  She also rides well in the back of the pickup truck.  We are now home and she is wondering where our next trip will take her.  Scroll down about 4 entries to see her picture.  She is a Dachshund mix we think.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Needlepoint Patterns through the mail - Now I lay me down to sleep

My Mother use to send for patterns, craft tips, sewing ideas through the mail.  She would fill out a coupon and mail it to the newspaper.  I find quite a few of these patterns at yard sales and antique malls.  Iron On patterns were especially popular.
Now I lay me down to sleep.........

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