Souvenir Postcards and Family Trips

Meggie used to go on vacations with her family in their station wagon, and she was the kid who always asked, “Are we there yet?” even as they were pulling out of the driveway. She also liked to look for postcards to buy along the way. One time they drove on the Pennsylvania Turnpike to visit her grandmother.  This souvenir was actually a little photo album with ten pictures.

On another family trip they went to Yellowstone National Park where she saw Old Faithful and other fantastic things. Meggie said, “It’s like walking on the moon.”  Her dad took pictures on his Polaroid camera, and she bought a postcard as a souvenir of their visit.

Meggie usually remembered to bring spending money on these trips.  If she forgot she would say, “Mom, could I have a nickel for this postcard?” Meggie liked to get several postcards so she could mail some to her friends as well as keep one for herself.  It could be an adventure finding places to mail them when they were on vacation, like the time they found a rusty old letter box attached to the outside of a coffee shop.

These trips were always so much fun and Meggie still likes to travel and collect souvenirs!