A year ago this week, I was in Thailand, and I wish I were back there right now! I loved the balmy January weather, the wonderful street food, and the freshest, cheapest, most abundant & perfectly-ripe fruit I think I’ve ever had. And that’s what I told a couple of swap-bot members in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany and Rohnert Park, California. The latest trade had us choosing cards representing a place we’d rather be, and writing about it. Fortunately, I still had a couple of cards I’d stashed from my trip!
Closer to home, the California cards went to Postcrossers in Tainan, Taiwan, and Úpice, Czech Republic. Now, I was just tripping around these locales one week ago. San Simeon’s Hearst Castle is famous, but the real treasure in that neighborhood is down at sea level: the elephant seals at Piedras Blancas! Right now there are appear to be thousands of them, and little crying, nursing baby ones everywhere. Check out the webcam! I wish I were back there again, too.
Moving on to the stamp & washi tape portion of our presentation: