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2007-2008 Travel Journal for School Project - Can you help?

2007-2008 Travel Journal for School Project - Can you help?

Old Sep 22, 07, 4:50 pm
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Talking 2007-2008 Travel Journal for School Project - Can you help?

My niece, who is in the 4th grade, has an interesting school assignment. To learn about world geography, each student created a "travel journal" to send to friends and family.

Upon receiving the journal, the recipient is requested to send a postcard or small souvenir to the child (c/o the classroom) and write a short paragraph about their hometown. In late April (or when the travel journal is full - whichever comes first), the travel journal should be returned to the class so all the students can read all the stories and track where the journal has been. As each postcard arrives, they will put push-pins in a map.

Since we love to travel, she is starting the journal with us...

I know it would be exciting for her if her journal traveled to the most exotic places. It would also be fun for our community too - if we could use this thread to track the journal as it makes it's way around the world once or twice or more...

To receive the journal, please post a message below (so we can track where the journal is going next) and pm the person above with your contact information so they will know where to send the journal upon receipt.

Thanks, in advance, for your help with this project!

Happy travels travel journal!

Here is where the travel journal will tentatively go:

9/22 - Flygirl555 - DEN Signed 9/23
9/26 - Ozstamps - SYD (sent postcard and is coming to visit DEN) Signed 9/29

10/5 - Gargoyle - Italy (sign here, send Postcard from there)
Oct - BDesmond - Rochester, NY & Chicago, IL)
Israel and Lebanon - Dov and BEY (Signed at FLL DO)
Boxo - California and brought to FLL DO
10/29 - alex0683de - FRA (taking to Europe from FLL DO)

Nov - Flygirl555 - Ecuador and San Juan (postcards only)
Madhouse24 - Washington DC
Kipper - Pittsburgh, PA
jackthebox - South of France
braefoot - Scotland
JAP - Cork Ireland
BMAAT - Canada
Opushomes - Postcars from all over Asia
BSchaff1 - Chicago (Postcards from various travels)
monitor and Franny - Postcards from around Europe and NYC
bpoleary - Houston, Boston? London?
KPChicago - Mexico/Belize/Guatemala

Last edited by flygirl555; Oct 28, 07 at 11:11 am Reason: Added where the journal will go.
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Old Sep 22, 07, 9:11 pm
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That's an interesting project, but since you're giving it to random people, rather than friends and family, isn't that cheating?
I'd like to help, but I'm stuck here for a while, and a postcard from 3 hours away probably wouldn't be too exciting.
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Old Sep 23, 07, 4:06 pm
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I have met many friends on this board - both vitually and in-person through the years. Therefore, I don't see tapping into this wonderful community as "cheating".

The farthest my nieces have ever travelled is to Disneyworld. To my knowledge, her parents have only been on an airplane three times in their lives - once to honeymoon in Hawaii and twice to take the girls down to Disney. It is likely that these girl's view of the world will be based on Epcot and Disney's Animal Kingdom until they are old enough and financially in a position to travel on their own or until they are old enough that their parents can trust us to take them away.

As someone who has always loved to travel, I would love to spark her interest and show her that there is a world beyond the borders of the US.
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Old Sep 23, 07, 6:17 pm
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I can take care of Chicago and Rochester, NY for you. I don't have much travel planned right now or I'd get you postcards other places.
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Old Sep 23, 07, 6:18 pm
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I'm in. ^

I'll send you a PM w/ my info, flygirl.
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Old Sep 23, 07, 8:08 pm
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Despite the weak dollar/strong euro, I need to get in at least one, maybe two more trips to Italy this year. I'll PM you.
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Old Sep 23, 07, 9:01 pm
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flygirl, from reading your OP, my take was we are to send a postcard from our hometowns, not from our travels. Please clarify that for me. Thanks.
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Old Sep 23, 07, 11:42 pm
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Yes, the way the instructions are written, it does seem to be asking about your own hometown...
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Old Sep 26, 07, 3:29 am
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Just sent Kayla an ozzie postcard from Sydney .. one with a stamp celebrating 100 years of votes for women - that will please the teacher I am sure!
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Old Sep 26, 07, 7:57 pm
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Old Sep 26, 07, 8:26 pm
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I'd be happy to do an entry from Canuckistan.
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Old Sep 26, 07, 11:37 pm
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Israel is in.

There will be no mail here until Sunday but I will send a nice souvenir out to her then.
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Beirut, Lebanon is in too. I'll get some banknotes together and a nice postcard out ASAP.
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I'm in !!!

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Old Sep 27, 07, 5:50 pm
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Once agan, the kindness and generosity of this community never ceases to amaze me!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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