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>More from Vermont. This postcard is from the Teddy Bear Factory, maker of the best teddy bear in the world. Or at least that is what they say. This does exist, I have been there, I took a tour, I even have a teddy bear or rather a teddy dinosaur from there. Its purple, my best friend bought it for me, she knows I am mad for purple. You thought I was going to say I have a Passion for purple didn’t you? Looks like I just did.

When you tour the teddy bear factory they give you a button, then a piece of ‘bear fur’ cut in the shape of a teddy bear. It is nice, except you end up with bear fur sheddings all over your clothes. But its the Teddy Bear Factory so just deal with it O.K.?

When we went there they were selling an “Alien Bear”, it was a bear with a zipper in it, and when you unzipped it, inside was a little green alien.

Our next stop on the tour of Vermont is Ben & Jerry’s, can’t wait can you?

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>I am very grateful that with all my broken promises to come every week that I am allowed to participate in PFF. This is another postcard purchased on a trip. And with this postcard I am going to tell you about a hoax, a conspiracy of immense proportions, as big as, well as big as Vermmont! In fact it covers the whole state of Vermont.

This is a moose. You thought I was going to say this isn’t a real moose didn’t you? Well the hoax is not do moose exist, the hoax is where do they live? The state of Vermont would like you to believe that there are moose in Vermont. Why? Because of tourists! People come to Vermont from all over to see moose, I mean what else is there? Teddy Bear Factory? Ben & Jerry’s? While both are nice, neither has the appeal of a huge animal that could crush you as soon as look at you.

So the state of Vermont has perpetuated this myth that there are moose in Vermont. Its a lie, there are no moose in Vermont. None whatsoever. People who say otherwise are (a) on the state’s payroll or (b) deluded or (c) both.

Now you may ask, and rightfully so, how do I know this? I’ve been to Vermont and I’ve never seen a moose. And I’ve looked, every time I went I looked. No moose.

You don’t have to thank me for this public service, I am happy to do it for my readers. You are that important to me. If you want to help pay for the gas I used driving up and down Vermont, my paypal e-mail is ….

That is all. Thank you.

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>Sorry I have been away, my only excuse is its baseball season (big grin).

We have left the great Pacific Northwest and are back to my part of the country. A few years back, for a couple summers in a row, my best friend and I took vacation in Vermont, while there I picked up some postcards. Here’s one.

The Hammond Covered Bridge built in 1843,
spans the Otter Creek by the Pittsford -Florence Road in Pittsford, Vermont.

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>Postcard Friendship Friday #9

>The last of the northwest postcards. Correction, the last of the postcards that I purchased while visiting. There are some I have (somewhere) that my mom sent me. I will dig those out later, I hope I don’t run out of postcards, this is fun. Maybe I will start taking pictures of the post offices in New York City. That’s a thought.
 

OFFICER’S ROW
 FORT WORDEN STATE PARK
 PORT TOWNSEND, WASHINGTON
 Ft. Worden was the shooting location for the movie “An Officer and a Gentleman”. Other Port Townsend locales were also used.
© Photo by John Kaiser


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>Postcard Friendship Friday #8

>Continuing our tour of the great Pacific Northwest, Washington State has a large ferry fleet. Mainly to go from the mainland to the San Juan Islands, which are only accessible by water or air. If you are being flown out of the island it is usually a medical emergency (don’t ask me how I know that).

On the back of the postcard.

FORT CASEY STATE PARK
Coupeville, Washington
Fort Casey was established in the late 1890’s to protect Admiralty Inlet and Puget Sound. It is now a state park. Also located nearby are Keystone ferry landing and in the background, the Camp Casey Conference Center, operated by Seattle Pacific University.
Photo by John Kaiser

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>Postcard Friendship Friday #7

>Continuing my tour of the great Pacific Northwest, I’m sure you recognize this little family.

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>I love purple. When I saw this card I just had to buy it, look at all the beautiful purple flowers!

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK
These beautiful lupine wildflowers abound in the meadows
throughout the rugged Olympic Mountains, seen in the background. 
Photo © Pat O’Hara


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>Postcard Friendship Friday #4

>This is another of the postcards I bought while visiting my parents in Washington State. I like how this has a frame effect in it.

The back of it simply says:

Mt. Olympus
Olympic Peninsula, Washington

The card I posted last week, I forgot to take a close look at the back, on its back is printed:

“PRIORITIES”
Fisherman and Father, Sky Miller. Photographer, Dan Miller.
Baby, Audrey Lyn Miller. 11″ X 14″ posters are available for
$5.00. Address: 2485 Alaska Avenue East, Pt. Orchard, WA
98366. Phone number (360) 871-8446. Proceeds go into a
college fund for Audrey Lyn.

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>Postcard Friendship Friday #3

>Back to PFF and I missed Marie, so I am hoping to keep this more regular from now on.

There is a little story to this one, kind of personal if no one minds. My father is an alcoholic, has been since before I was born, he stopped drinking a few years back. I went to visit about a year after he quit drinking. My first time ever seeing him, not under the influence. So we went to the grocery store to get dinner because my mother was ‘not feeling well so lets pick something up so she doesn’t have to cook.’ HUH? OK Dad. My dad was looking at this postcard and said, ‘This guy has his priorities wrong.’ And all I could think was, well Dad, you should know about messed up priorities. I mean he never did anything like this, but for most of his life, he had his priorities messed up. Of course I had to buy it, because it reminds me that 70 years old my Dad made a major change for the better.


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>Postcard Friday #55

>Here is another postcard from one of my trips to visit my parents in Washington State. I like lighthouses. Don’t know why. If you click to enlarge the image, you can probably read the names of the lighthouses.

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