A postcard from Harry Potter’s world

A postcard from Harry Potter’s world

This summer, our friends and neighbors, the Faltins, visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in California and we were so excited to get their postcard! Kevin and Michelle and their two youngest kids flew to California (where Michelle is from) for a wedding, a family reunion, and some good ole fun at Universal Studios in Los Angeles.

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They we especially excited to visit the new Harry Potter attraction, as most of their family has read the books (at least once) and they’ve all seen the movies. They visited Hogwarts, rode the rides, and Owen got his picture with the conductor of the Hogwarts Express. The kids had a great time and dad seemed pretty satisfied in this picture with a nice glass of Butterbeer.

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Michelle said they had a wonderful day at Universal and Owen especially liked the Jurassic Park ride — evidenced by the fact that he rode it over, and over, and over, and over. Emma loved the Flight of the Hippogriff.
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The Faltin’s two older children are both teenagers with summer jobs so they stayed at home alone for the first time. When I asked her how that went, she said that they didn’t burn the house down and they were still alive, so it’s all good.

Harry Potter

We’re so happy the Faltin family was able to vacation this summer in California. We’ve lived two houses down from the Faltins for almost five years now. They are truly great neighbors and we’re so happy they took the time to send us a postcard.

[well]When you’re traveling next, be sure to send us a postcard at Postcard Jar, P.O. Box 334, Crete, NE 68333. We’d love to hear from you![/well]

Thanks, Kyle and Shelley!

Thanks, Kyle and Shelley!

I’m pretty lucky that as a middle school principal, I get to work with some fantastic teachers. Two of them are Mr. and Mrs. Poore who sent us this postcard from their trip to San Francisco this summer. We’ve heard for years that summers in San Francisco can be pretty cold, and it seems that Kyle and Shelley agreed. In fact, I remember roasting here in Crete, Nebraska, while looking at Facebook photos of them at a Giants game wearing jackets. In talking to them after their return home, I think it is safe to say that despite the cold, they had a pretty fantastic time. Thanks for thinking of us and sending a postcard!

Are you heading somewhere on vacation? Send us a postcard at Postcard Jar, P.O. Box 334, Crete, NE 68333. We’d love to hear from you. 

Thanks, Jo and Steve!

Thanks, Jo and Steve!

Our friends Jo and Steve sent us a postcard from beautiful San Diego, California! They said they loved their time in La Jolla where they watched sea lions at the cove. La Jolla Cove is a beach in San Diego that is ideal for snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and swimming and because it is a marine refuge, it has specific restrictions that protect marine life.

Most warm days, the La Jolla (which means “the jewel” in Spanish) Cove is filled with snorkelers and swimmers and lots of sea lions! They are so much fun to watch — the sea lions, that is.

Jo wrote that they also liked Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre urban cultural park. In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

When you’re traveling next, be sure to send us a postcard at Postcard Jar, P.O. Box 334, Crete, NE 68333. We’d love to hear from you!