01 April 2017

#AtoZChallenge | A is for Adventurers



One thing that I love of postcards, besides the surprise and the warm words than come along, is how much can you learn from them...

The first sustained powered flight heavier-than-air aircraft were made here by Wilbur and Orville Wright on December 17, 1903. This postcard sent by Bryon (the USA) features a 60-foot granite monument is perched atop 90-foot tall Kill Devil Hill commemorating the achievement of these two visionaries.

The first post of the A to Z Challenge on this blog had to be dedicated to people who love (mail) adventures, of course! 

Do you receive postcards? Which postcard has surprised you?


86 comments:

  1. Hi Eva - The Wright brothers were A for amazing weren't they and yes we do learn lots from postcards ... I buy all sorts and send appropriate ones out as I feel like .. cheers with the A-Z ...
    Aurochs

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are right, and amazing would be another word for this postcard. But this blog is Mail Adventures...;-)

      Thanks for visiting!

      Delete
  2. I love postcards and used to send them while on vacation. Unfortunately the trend has almost vanished with the age of the internet! Good luck with the challenge!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You can always resume the habit...People is very happy when they receive a postcard!

      Delete
  3. I don't receive many now, but used to as a child/teen. Still send some off to family back home while vacationing. The whole handwritten letter scene has changed now...

    The Wright brothers were totally awesome.

    Best wishes for the A-Z,
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse
    Theme : Arabiana

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awesome, Amazing... Maybe should I change the title of this post?

      Delete
  4. How fun! From my home state of North Carolina. Awesome! I don't send post cards but I do write my grandmom a card every week with a pretty design :)

    Anna, herding cats & burning soup
    http://www.herdingcats-burningsoup.com/2017/04/arcs.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Have you been to that place?
      It's very nice that you write to your grandma. She must be very happy with the cards!

      Delete
  5. there is now an app (in Australia) where you can use you own picture, add a message, and a post office near your destination will print it and send it to the recipient. I don't know whether I like the efficiency, or wether the fact it doesn't travel across borders makes it less romantic!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it also exists in Spain. However, I never tried. A postcard with a personal picture would be nice, but I think that handwriting (your own) feels more personal. And romantic, as you wrote.

      Delete
  6. It's been ages since I sent or received a post card. Though I do write and receive letters.
    But, I do remember the charm of buying and then sending postcards from various places to family and friends.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Letters have no reason to envy postcards! I'm more a letter writer, too. But I do enjoy sending postcards, especially when travelling, and receiving them. Who doesn't like get postcards?

      Delete
  7. I adore postcards. I wish they were popular again. Most people just text these days.
    "Female Scientists Before Our Time"
    Shells–Tales–Sails

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are! Do you know Postcrossing, for instance?

      Delete
  8. I've been sending quite a few postcards exchanges lately through connections with other bloggers! Maybe you should organize one yourself here after the A to Z. They are lots of fun!
    I'm going to enjoy checking in on your posts!
    Donna Smith
    #atozchallenge
    Mainely Write - ABUNDNC

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad that you like it. It wasn't intended to organise more swaps (especially when I'm trying to send less mail,strange as it might sound). But things happens... And new exchanges have already started thanks to the #AtoZChallenge!

      Delete
  9. I love receiving postcards :D This is a lovely one. Looking forward to read more :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for your kind comment. I hope you will enjoy the following postcards as well.

      Delete
  10. Great postcard, Eva. Recently there was a BBC programme that claimed the first ever flight was in Yorkshire pre-dating the Wrights - I wish I could find the reference to it

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think there is some controversy about that.But the Wright Brothers will always remain heros, I think.

      Delete
  11. I love the theme you have for the challenge and I'm going to really enjoy seeing all the postcards and how you tie them into the alphabet!
    Leanne | cresting the hill

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Leanne! I hope you like the following ones, too. :D

      Delete
  12. HI, Eva. Of course, your letter A is the same as your blog - clever idea. Wow, the A to Z challenge brings a lot of visitors - impressive!

    I was definitely surprised to receive the computer keyboard postcards from you!

    A is for artistamps

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's going to be fun, I think.

      (Did the rooster arrived as well? I sent both the same day)

      Delete
    2. You will see tomorrow if the rooster arrived.

      Delete
    3. And of course they did not arrive on the same day. In fact, the postcard beat the letter by 4 days - seems unusual for a postcard to travel faster.

      Delete
    4. Of course they did not arrive on the same day!

      Delete
  13. Lovely! I remember sending postcards to cousins and friends during our childhood. Unfortunately its dying a slow death now.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. But you can always resume the habit, can't you?
      Thanks for visiting the blog.

      Delete
  14. Thank you for choosing postcards! It's a dying art but I still love making them. Maybe I should send some with my photos too - oh I love the idea ☺

    On my Journey To Courageous Living A is for Achievements and Aspirations featuring the famous 'I'm a bitch, I'm a lover' - come, check out!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not dying at all: I receive postcards every week! (And I'm alive, I think).

      Thanks for dropping by!

      Delete
  15. A postcard is a treasure that screams 'adventure'. I have loved receiving them and sending them too...though people these days think differently and prefer using electronic mail, but it can never replace the thrill of holding that little personalised card in your hand, can it?

    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Real postcards are something special!

      Delete
  16. I ADORE postcards! It's time that they get revived.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You can send a postcard today :D

      Delete
  17. Postcards keep records of points in time often dating back years, fascinating really

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think so. I send/receive postcards often, and I really enjoy them.

      Delete
  18. Sadly, letter writing is becoming extinct. My last postcard came the Amusement Park, Harry Potter's Wizarding World -- sent by a friend I met through blogging.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maybe rare, but not extinct yet!

      Delete
  19. I don't get a lot of postcards, but I just sent one yesterday! A storyteller friend of mine is teaching geography to kids with them :) I sent one with the Lighthouses of Ohio. :)

    Weird Things in Folktales - Shrew blows nose into snout

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's nice! I've participated in some projects of people teaching trough postcards. It is an interesting way! Weird things in Folktales would make wonderful postcards to learn from :D

      Delete
  20. Postcards are wonderful. Unfortunately, I can't remenber the last time I received one in the mail but I alway get some from places I visit when when traveling :) - Marie The Art Image Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You can always send you a postcard when travelling, and find it when you come back. I friend suggested me to do that. I haven't try yet, but maybe I do so during my next trip.

      Delete
  21. I love postcards! I have them all over my bookcase. However, most of them are ones I bought myself when I visited places.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Postcards make good memories. Sometimes I prefer to buy a postcard than try to get postcards-like pictures!

      Delete
  22. I love postcards - buying, collecting, sending & receiving them! I find it helpful to make a bunch of address labels in advance, then just peel and stick as I write them on my trips. :)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog for A to Z! :)
    TuiSnider.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is a good idea, a friend of mine do the same. Maybe I should, too.

      Delete
  23. I haven't received a postcard in many years ... like most, I get my post via the Internet now. But I used to love looking at the photos on the postcard and wondering where on the map this came from.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it is funny to find out more about the place it comes from, the stamp... For that reason I wrote that I learn a lot from postcards. Also some teachers use them at school.

      Delete
  24. I had never received post cards until recently... and the two that I did were new year wishes send from blogger friends... what fun!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So now you have got the virus of snail mail...! :D

      Delete
  25. I like to send postcards home to myself as well as to some of my family who appreciate them when I am on vacation.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As I wrote above, I think this is a good idea... which I have never tried so far (I mean, to write to myself; of course I send postcards to my family and friends!).

      Delete
  26. Postcards - what a great idea! Definitely an under-appreciated form of communicating!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I appreciate them a lot! ;)

      Delete
  27. Postcards are a fun way to learn things. Did you know that day of the Wright brothers' first flight they flew 4 times? The first flight lasted 12 seconds, but the last one lasted 59 seconds! I'm looking forward to your next 25 posts!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I didn't know. Thanks!

      Delete
  28. Oh, this is gonna be fun. Love it! And it's giving me a great idea too, so it's a two for one. Glad I stopped by!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What do you mean? Ideas aren't for free! ;-)

      Delete
  29. Interesting postcard! I don't receive them very often now, but used to a lot when I was younger. But I always send some whenever I go somewhere "different" than the usual beach scene. :)

    I’m taking part in the A-Z challenge for the first time this year. :) I’m a writer, stepping outside my comfort zone and delving into crime writing. My theme is: Secret Diary Of A Serial Killer. http://nataliewestgate.com/2017/04/anna-secret-diary-of-a-serial-killer

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Some people prefer the usual beach scene, but some people want something different... I think it is funny to find the right card for a friend, it's part of the fun during my trips.

      I've read the beginning of your crime story. Let's see what happens next... The challenge offers too much to read!

      Thanks for you visit!

      Delete
  30. I just started collecting postcards. Awesome theme and thanks for your earlier visit.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm not exactly a collector. I often say that I am an appreciator of mail. But I have a bunch of postcards!

      Thanks for coming, too.

      Delete
  31. Anonymous2.4.17

    I wish I received more post cards, but then I guess I do have to send more out as well,
    Josefine from
    Getting to the end

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You know... To get a letter, write a letter! :)

      Delete
  32. Neat beginning. I love postcards! I tend to collect them rather than mail them these days, but they're a joy to receive as well.

    ReplyDelete
  33. I don't send postcards anymore but I love those I have in my collection. I look forward to seeing more from your collection.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You could make beautiful postcards with your windows.

      Delete
  34. Anonymous2.4.17

    Love it! I adore postcards and have a wall of them in my room. I am somewhat ashamed to say that I have never been to this historical site...terrible for a Jet Girl!
    A-to-Z-er Jetgirl visiting via Forty, c'est Fantastique

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That need to be repaired! :D

      Delete
  35. Thanks Eva! It is quite a privilege to have the first card in your new adventure post! North Carolina is in the news here this week as their college basketball team is playing for the national championship.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Some more from you are going to appear during the challenge. so it's me who need to thank you for so many beautiful postcards I get!

      Delete
  36. I have never received a postcard in my life, though I've sent quite a few. The thought is suddenly making me feel very sad. Thanks for the tidbits of information you attached to the postcard. I look forward to expanding my store of knowledge.

    Age-Otori and Ahiki

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That'a not fair, sending postcards and never receiving one :(

      Delete
  37. I love getting postcards! I should really send some out to people for fun!
    Great post!

    Heather
    Co-Host, 2017 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
    https://hmgardner.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should! Thanks for visiting.

      Delete
  38. Thanks for visiting me! How I wish I could send and receive postcards. Love your theme for April A to Z. I value handwritten gestures - they're so meaningful. I am doing handwritten poetic messages for April National Poetry Writing Month.

    The Abbie -- #AtoZChallenge, Crazy Lifestyle Blogger, Coffee/Chai Lover, Poetess, & Home Chef, Abbie’s Adventure Diaries

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Why couldn't you? :)
      I also think that handwritten has a special value. Love your blog.

      Delete
  39. Have never received any actual physical postcards, however have got some digital ones before.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Never? That surprises me!
      Digital ones are different, but it is also very nice when someone send you them.

      Delete
  40. My M-I-L sends lots of postcards. I used to send them, but it has been years since I've sent one.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Why don't you try again?

      Delete
  41. Yes, I love receiving and sending postcards! In fact whenever I travel, I'll buy postcards ready to send out! The most surprising postcard I've received was when my friend traveled to Antartica and sent me one! It took a while to arrive but when it did I was delighted!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am glad to find another postcard lover here. Antarctica... that sounds great. I have received this one from there, and you can imagine how it made my day!

      Delete

Thank you for coming. All your comments make me extremely happy.