Snail's Postcard Post

Shangri-La

A one-dollar flea market find! IMG_0744Pagoda Restaurant, Shangrila Tourist Resort Northern Area Pakistan

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Oct. 1, 1985

Dear Dotty + Norm,
There really is a Shangrila and a beautiful spot it is. We flew here along the Indus River amidst the Namba Parba Mountains–highest in this area.

(Note, the internet turns up no Namba Parba Mountains, and Jane, the writer, does seem unsure of the spelling. Perhaps she flew past Northern Pakistan’s Nanga Parbat, the ninth tallest mountain in the world.)

It was a flight I’ll never forget. Felt we could almost touch the mountains. We are meeting a number of American groups touring the area. We have been traveling in a van except for side trips where we go by Jeep.

Love,
Jane

I was able to find an obituary for the addressee Dorothy “Dotty” Lawson. She taught kindergarten for 21 years at Ruth Moyer Elementary School, and was the first female deacon at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. She passed away in 1998. Dotty and Norman traveled to all 50 states and to 30 countries, so I’m sure they enjoyed hearing of Jane’s adventure. 

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