For the past few years, I have been sending myself postcards. Originally, it was to make sure I had at least one postcards from the cool destinations we travelled to, but now I like sending them as a great way to keep a vacation journal. Here’s the one I mailed myself from our recent summer vacation:
This isn’t an excellent specimen for the area, but does show how many lakes and trees there are in the region.
The reverse side relates our holiday adventures:
“We’re spending our holidays in Muskoka. We spent 4 days at a Girl Guides camp at Doe Lake for their family camp. It was just like the camp experience all Canadians (except me) have as kids: canoeing, hiking, crafts, mess hall, campfire sing-a-longs and s’mores. Then we spent a few days in Gravenhurst. We went to a cranberry farm where we ate lots of cranberry stuff, sampled cranberry wine, and did geocaching. Then we went to a drive-in for my wife and daughter’s first time (Smurfs 2). Today we went to Bethune House and a family fun night at the boat museum. My daughter went kayaking, paddle boarding, and did a scavenger hunt. A busy all-Canadian vacation!”
My favourite part of this postcard, however, is the stamp. I was so excited when I went into Canada Post to buy stamps and noticed they had some with Muskoka chairs. How perfect!