Well, I am back, but so very tired. The trip to Moose Jaw was cut short after 2 days. I received word of a family tragedy and had to fly from Regina to Newfoundland , on the east coast of Canada. After a a very difficult week in Newfoundland , I flew back to Calgary and then over to Moose Jaw again, to pick up my car. Then after 7 hours driving , I 'm back in Calgary. Of course, this all changed the plans I had for Moose Jaw, of sending postcards . Sorry, but maybe next time. And, as expected, on my arrival back home, postcards were waiting, 12 in fact. Too many to show at once , so I have picked 3 for today.
First up is a card from a very special place to me now. It is from Honolulu , Hawaii, USA . It shows Waikiki Beach with famous Diamond Head in the background. The card is from Teena who writes that it is a true paradise there. I wholeheartedly agree. Teena used the 2009 Grand Teton National Park stamp , from a vending machine booklet of 1. Thanks Teena and I too, look forward to our next trip back to Waikiki.
The second card is from a Postcrosser named Marleen in The Netherlands. This card , I'm showing just for the picture on it. This guy looks just a little bit under the weather. Been there, Done that.
The last card now , is from the country of Georgia. It was sent by Khatuna, who often contributes to my postcard and stamp collection. The card shows the Monastery of the Virgin-Galati. It was founded by a king of Georgia, David the Builder in 1106. In 1994 Galati Monastery was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Khatuna used a 2008 Beijing Olympic shooting stamp from a set of 4 and a 2005 theatre stamp from a set of 8. Khatuna also sent along a envelope containing a number of aircraft on stamp stamps for my collection. Not to mention the wonderful selection of Georgia stamps, 10 in all, on the cover. A great addition to my Georgia collection. Thanks for all this, Khatuna.
It looks like this month, August , will be the first month in quite a while , during which I will not have received a postcard from a new country. At least, it looking that way. I hope I'm wrong, though.
That's it for this time.