Saturday, June 4, 2016

Summer vacation: off to Maine

Maine mountain sunset

Here's the news I've been hinting at, and why I'm only selling postcards in my etsy shop for a while: we're heading up to Maine for the summer.

It's a quiet setting on a lake in Western Maine, near the White Mountains. (We can see them from the house, as shown in the photo!) I hope to have a lot of quiet, time, and space for practicing and mail-writing, bird-watching and swimming. It's been a crazy busy year, and I've neglected mail and many other aspects of life in order to give my best effort at grad school... but it's time for a break! We *do* have internet, so I should be able to blog and do Posctrossing and all my other favorite internet-based mail activities... but one of the things to which I'm looking most forward is writing letters while gazing at those mountains, and hearing the birds chirp.

Our mail will be forwarded, and we have a PO box in town. Speaking of that... we'll be in a very small town, not a populous area... and they know me at the PO already! It's a wonderful little post office and I predict some fun stories will come from my mail adventures there.

We're in the process of moving up there now (and taking the cats! Big changes for them!), so I may be laying low for a few days, but there are great things on the horizon.

What about you, blog readers? What do you do in the summertime, and do your mail habits change in the summer?


  1. This is very exciting! What a view. Since I no longer have what I call a Job job, there's no difference between daily life and vacations in many ways. Just change of location. Mail Art making goes on no matter where. I feel so fortunate. Looking forward to your adventures in Maine posts.

    1. Mim, I envy your no Job job status... but I'm not complaining about summers off. Not one bit. Feeling fortunate here too, and the next mail I send you will be from here!

    2. how exciting! i look forward to hearing about your adventures. have a wonderful and relaxing vacation :)

    3. What a lovely setting! Enjoy your summer.

  2. What a beautiful report. I look forward to your next adventures..... happy holidays,