Monday, July 24, 2006

Post Card Tour Update

  y'all out there in J-land.  I'm touring the USA via post cards and I gotta tell ya...this is fun!  I have been so excited every since I received the first card.....can hardly wait to see what Mrs Postlady brings me next.  My hubby & kid must think I'm nutz because everytime we stop I'm heading to the postcard rack to see what is good.

 

We were in Myrtle Beach  ( http://www.myrtlebeach.com/) for the weekend and I only grabbed 2...didn't want to look like a tourist.  We're there so much (only 1.5 hrs away) that it is like a 2nd home to us.

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http://www.azaleagardentour.org/

   The city that I work in (Wilmington) is known for it's Azalea Festival  (http://www.ncazaleafestival.org/).   I picked out a cute post card of Azaleas.  There is a parade each year, several days of a circus, concerts, street vendors and a celebrity Queen!  Here are Azalea Belles.

 

USS North Carolina We are home to the U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship.  My Dad helped to wire the electricity to it in 1965.  It resides in the Cape Fear River. 

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  Then the other Island that I frequent is Wrightsville Beach.  Over-rated, this place and high in prices.It used to be quaint when I was a weee girl, but there has been so much built and parking is slim to none unless you arrive early to sunbathe.  Eating an evening meal here is good, you are usually guaranteed fresh seafood (as opposed to unfresh???)  .... love those signs "Fresh Shrimp", "Fresh Flounder" ....like I'd buy or eat "Spoiled Shrimp" or "Old Flounder".  Oddly enough, I don't eat fish.  Only shellfish like shrimp, crab or clams and that is IT!!

 

Then there is Carolina Beach or Pleasure Island to the South of Wilmington.  This sleepy fishing town is quickly catching up to Wrightsville.....they have their first megga chain hotel now.

 

Now MY neck of the woods consists of Topsail Island.....it is very quiet and not tooooo commercial.  Here's a ditty from  http://www.topsailisland.com/

opsail Island is a 26-mile long barrier island off the coast of North Carolina. It comprises three communities: North Topsail Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach. Topsail Island is a well kept secret with its pristine beaches and "real beach" atmosphere. If you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of busy beaches, then Topsail Island is the place for you. The Topsail area extends to the mainland with two additional communities: Sneads Ferry and Holly Ridge. Topsail Island has a fantastic heritage with tales of pirate ships during the 1700's and experimental rocket launchings during World War II. Legend has it that Blackbeard's treasure is still buried somewhere around here.

  Operation Bumblebee  Surf City Pier  The heart of Surf City.

Hope you enjoyed a little visit to my side of the great USA!!!!!!

 

24 comments:

robinngabster said...

I'm going to San Francisco this weekend so if you want one send me your addy.

Robin  :)

xxroxymamaxx said...

Beautiful pics.   Please send me your addy for the postcard thingy. : )  GBU, Shelly

queenb8261 said...

Tour the USA with a postcard a day.
Have a good week.
Barb  

eml625 said...

I have FAMILY in Wilmington !!!  I will be there next month !  How cool is that !
The pictures are gorgeous, I cant wait to go now!
hugs,
Ellen
PS - we should meet !

garnett109 said...

as soon as I find a place around here that sales post cards I'll get one out to you !
It's funny years ago you can go to a drug store around here and pick up a few , jeeze I've been all over town and can't find any!
Have a great day!

deshelestraci said...

Now you have told the big secret!  We will all be heading to Topsail!  Looks beautiful!
Traci

deshelestraci said...

I just noticed that you are missing the middle of the country.  Send me your address and I'll send you some from Tennessee!
Traci

queeniemart said...

i went to a family reunion in about 1983 to Topsail Island....first time i had ever seen the ocean....i saw Journey's tour bus on the highway going there....i have pics somewhere....i sent your postcard TODAY. Its ugly as sin. Sorry. I love the other ones you got.
LOVE ya,lisa

sugarsweet056 said...

Did you send me your addy? I sent out 31 cards so far, since starting the game Thursday!!! Can't recall if you were among them, don't remember you emailing your addy to me??? If not, & you want a card from MO, send it ASAP!!!!
Hugs, Sugar

barebytes said...

It was interesting. At least you didn't show us a picture of a "sub" shop hahaha Hugs Lanny

chat2missie said...

I loved it!
Missie

dondieroy said...

How do I get my name in with everyone else?  I only got one post card.  :(
Thanks for sharing yours with us..  NICE
Dondie
http:lljournals.aol.com/dondieroy/myweightlossjourney/

newsworthy822 said...

you live in a beautiful area...all the things I love, water, seafood & beaches! I live on a great lake, so I can kinda fool myself into thinking I'm at the beach. LOL. I've never been to the east coast, except for FL. It looks so gorgeous!
Thanks for the tour!
HUGS
melissa

cacklinrosie101 said...

LOL...stop it...I'm getting depressed.  I've been to Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Island.  I'd sell one of my kids to go to Topsail again, not really, oh yeah I would.  Hugs  Chris

am4039 said...

I am totally getting excited. What great pictures.


bookncoffee said...

Hmmm....I like the sound of Topsail Island.    That would be the one for me.  Blackbeard's treasure huh?  

magran42 said...

You are just soooo mean.  I'm only 2.5 hours away and can't get there.  But my bones ache for the coast.  Really loved the entry.

magran42 said...

P.S.  The postcard deal sounds like so much fun.  It was a good idea!

rayne1123 said...

VERY NICE.. IT IS SO MUCH FUN TO GET THE POST CARDS IN THE MAIL..MY BOYFRIEND LOOKS AT ME LIKE I AM CRAZY. I EVEN MADE HIM BRING ME DOWN THE SHORE TO GET SOME CARDS SO THAT I CAN SEND THEM OUT...LOL

daniella12800 said...

Why thank you for the history!!  I love getting mail I don't care what it is!!! Just love it!  I keep forgetting to give you my address!  I will remember I hope after I am done reading the next entry!  It is very hard for me to remember things from one min to the next I get side tracked very easily!

Daniella

springangel235 said...

What great cards...what fun you are having getting many nice people in j-land sending you cards.  Hope your having a nice day...hugs,
Joyce

trickeytricky said...

Hey Hey! I did enjoy visiting your little side of j-land. I will have to find you an Ohio postcard, all though I have never seen one I dont think . . . hmmm?

Enjoy!

Take Care,

Amanda :)
http://journals.aol.com/trickeytricky/CountryMyKindaLivin

pennietoonz said...

Thanks for the tour...loved it!
Penny
http://journals.aol.com/pennietoonz/PennysPlace

mtrib2 said...

I enjoyed your tour and post cards.     My building project has slowed to a crawl as I am having low lumbar sharp pain.     I am going at it slowly and supervising the work of the carpenter as he cannot be left alone to do the work.    He is a basket case that talks continuously instead of working so I hope to still save money using him at a lower pay rate.     At least he does the heavy lifting with the concrete work we are doing now starting in the late afternoon.    I have just been resting on my board/cushion to be relieved of the back pain.      I am keeping a positive attitude that it will get built.     Hope you and your husband are doing well and I always enjoy my communication with you.       mark