My grandmother did a lot of traveling when she first retired. I was in middle school and high school for her most active travel years and couldn't travel with her, but I always had her postcards to look forward to. It was a little peek into what she was doing and kept us connected.
I loved that she sent postcards addressed just to me (it made me feel so special). She also wrote postcards to everyone else in the family - but you could tell who she was writing to because she would pick out cards and write her message specifically for that person.
Mr. G and I travel infrequently compared to my grandma's whirlwind, but I keep up the postcard tradition and send at least one to everyone I'm close with at some point during every trip. I know a text message would be quicker (and cheaper) but there's something cool about receiving actual mail from a faraway land, right? :)
In that spirit, I'd like to offer to send you a postcard while I'm in California next month. Now, I won't promise that my postcards will be as witty and magical as my grandmother's, but I will certainly try! Send me an email with your address if you're interested (or to tell me I'm crazy!) to thegiraffelife at gmail dot com. (Take out the spaces and all that - I didn't want to write it like an actual email address and get signed up for a hundred spam emails a day.)
Do you send postcards when you're away?