Snail's Postcard Post

Hi. I’m in…Delaware

I’m not actually in Delaware, I just can’t resist a Wayne’s World reference.

There’s something surreal about cars on a boat. I sat in a van on a ferry crossing a bay in Maine once (I guess twice, roundtrip), and still remember how strange it felt, though I know it’s normal to lots of people.

Cape Henlopen gets its name from a Dutch trader named Hinlopen in the 1620’s, when the cape was the southern point of the New Netherlands. Hinlopen’s business partner was Mey for whom nearby Cape May is named. Hinlopen and Mey’s two ships explored the region and traded with the Lenni Lenape tribe (now the Delaware tribe of Oklahoma) along the Delaware River. This is what’s cool about Delaware, despite all the ribbing it gets–European settlement was so early, its recorded history goes way back. And let’s not forget Delaware was the first U.S. state.


Aug 4, 1966
5:30 A.M.
Stayed in Cape May over night. Just boarding the ferry to cross the Bay to Delaware. Takes 70 minutes. Love to all, xxx to tommy.

I’ve never seen that “Humane Treatment of Animals” stamp before!

This brings me one postcard closer to having all 50 U.S. states represented in my collection.

States I still need postcards from:

North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
West Virginia 

If you live in or visit any of these places, you can help! Send a postcard to:

Allison Strauss
3370 Glendale Blvd. Box 613
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Include your return address, and I’ll send you a postcard in thanks!

This entry was published on January 17, 2016 at 5:01 pm. It’s filed under U.S.A. and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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