Archives for category: Outgoing

Today’s post is all about Questival, a 24-hour quest based scavenger hunt in which 54 teams are currently competing! (Including my team!) I know what you’re thinking – Where’s the beef? Just kidding, you’re probably wondering what the connection is! You see two of the quests are to send a postcard and one is to write a blog post. A perfect match you might say!

The postcard challenge:

  • Mail a postcard to your senator or representative state or local – That’s Senator Fred Risser
  • Mail a postcard to a veteran – my friend Tom

Keep an eye on your mailboxes gentlemen!

Bonus Content!


This is my team! The Blood Thirsty Unicorns!

The Facts:
Other Party: Senator Fred Risser and Tom M
Card Number: 0219 – 0220
Average Color: B0779D and 887D88
Date Sent: September 9, 2017
Date Received: Unavailable
Sender Location: Madison, WI
Receiver Location: Madison and Dousman, WI
Distance Traveled: 0 and 54 Miles
Average Speed: Unavailable


Ho! Ho! Ho! Here’s to a very merry Christmas to you! This is my 2016 holiday postcard – designed by yours truly.

The Facts:
Other Parties: Multiple
Card Number: 0211
Average Color: D48E90
Date Sent: Unavailable
Date Received:  Unavailable
Sender Location: Madison, WI
Receiver Location: Multiple
Distance Traveled: Unavailable
Average Speed: Unavailable

The House on the Rock is a gathering a odd exhibits, streets, shops, and unique architecture designed by Alex Jordan, Junior. The tourist attraction is located between Dodgeville and Spring Green, Wisconsin. Here are a few of the odd exhibits I am referring too:

  • Tiled Car
  • Automated Musical Instruments
  • Carousel
  • The Infinity Room, which a is a portion of the building that extends over 200 feet without supports. (It’s very cool!)
  • A Nostalgic Small Town Street – Includes Shops

The House on the Rock is a catch all indeed.

The Facts:
Other Party: Tess T
Card Number: 0206
Average Color: 7C8E7C
Date Sent: August 14, 2015
Date Received: August 18, 2015
Sender Location: Spring Green, WI
Receiver Location: Reedsburg, WI
Distance Traveled: 25 Miles
Average Speed: 6 Miles Per Day

The image depicted on this card is over 35 years old. On September 4, 1979 the students attending UW-Madison were greeted by over 1,000 plastic flamingo on the lawns of Bascom Hill. According to the Wisconsin Historical Society the infestation of the plastic lawn ornaments was a celebration of the Pail & Shovel Party which had won reelection of the Wisconsin Student Association. Click here to read the full story from the Wisconsin Historical Society.

This card was sent via Postcrossing – a sort of random pen pal. Join me on their website by clicking here.

The Facts:
Other Party: Tea H
Card Number: 0205
Average Color: 848D8E
Date Sent: August 10, 2015
Date Received: August 17, 2015
Sender Location: Madison, WI
Receiver Location: Savonlinna, Finland
Distance Traveled: 4,424 Miles
Average Speed: 632 Miles Per Day

US Cheryl Lyda 8-6 Card
This is the first postcard that I sent via Postcrossing which is a postcard exchange website that I recently discovered. The exchange works in a random fashion where you request an address from Postcrossing (which can be foreign or domestic). Each request is assigned an ID number that the received will enter to complete the transaction. After the card has been received and registered your address will be added to the pool for a postcard.

The Facts:
Other Party: Cheryl L
Card Number: 0204
Average Color: AA9D77
Date Sent: August 6, 2015
Date Received: August 11, 2015
Sender Location: Madison, WI
Receiver Location: Pocatello-Idaho, ID
Distance Traveled: 1,161 Miles
Average Speed: 232 Miles Per Day

This postcard is so bad that it’s good!

PrintThe Facts:
Other Party: Julie O
Card Number: 0202
Average Color: AA9D77
Date Sent: June 30, 2015
Date Received: July 2, 2015
Sender Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Receiver Location: Madison, WI
Distance Traveled: 138 Miles
Average Speed: 69 Miles Per Day

This Postagram features one of my two new cats, Octovio. Octy enjoys playing fetch with glittery sparkle balls and eating. He’s also been known to lay under our coffee table on his back and watch tv.

The Facts:
Other Party: Karmen M
Card Number: 0201
Average Color: 35312C
Date Sent: July 9, 2015
Date Received: July 12, 2015
Sender Location: San Francisco, CA*
Receiver Location: Monterey, CA
Distance Traveled: 86 Miles
Average Speed: 29 Miles Per Day

*According to, the folks behind Postagram, these postcards are printed and mailed from San Fransisco.

Earth Postcard
This is my 200th blogged postcard! To honor this event I decided to design a postcard to send out to a few special people who’ve been sending me cards consistently since I started this postal hobby. It seems fitting to step back and share a few of my favorite Going Postal moments.


200The Facts:
Other Party: Multiple
Card Number: 0200
Average Color: 4C7B9D
Date Sent: Unavailable
Date Received: Unavailable
Sender Location: Unavailable
Receiver Location: Unavailable
Distance Traveled: Unavailable
Average Speed: Unavailable

Big Red
In this wave of Going Postal updates I thought I might share some person updated with you (one of my three readers). This is my new city, viewed in infrared as the postcard states. My partner and I moved to Madison last October… that’s nearly 10 months! I really have been slacking at this blog. Ooops!

Ocotovio and Brutu

Ocotovio and Brutus! Follow me on Instagram, @seavoi.

With a new city comes new adventures and so many changes in life. Obviously we have new jobs and a new address, but there are a few other changes. We’ve adopted two elderly cats, Octovio (bottom) and Brutus (top), my handsome and lovable men. These two get to live out their golden years with Cody and I, and we couldn’t be any happier!

I’ll be sharing some of my exciting adventures in Madison shortly! (Heads up, they’re mostly about food!) I can’t give it all away in one update you know. 🙂

Here are some of my previous Madison posts:

The Facts:
Other Party: Karmen M
Card Number: 0199
Average Color: 82474B
Date Sent: Unavailable
Date Received: Unavailable
Sender Location: Monterey Bay, CA
Receiver Location: Madison, WI
Distance Traveled: 1,768 Miles
Average Speed: Unavailable

This luxurious postcard comes from a Hyundai dealership near Milwaukee. I found it in 2013 while my dad was purchasing a sweet new ride and it’s been floating around my apartment ever since. That is until I dropped it in the mail to my dear friend Julie.

The first generation Genesis (pictured on the postcard) was first launched in 2008. The name Genesis means beginning or origin, which is fitting as the car was Hyundai’s first entry into the luxury market. The car was originally designed to challenge the BMW 5-Series and other prestigious nameplates.

The Facts:
Other Party: Julie O
Card Number: 0194
Average Color: 464847
Date Sent: April 4, 2015
Date Received: April 6, 2015
Sender Location: Madison, WI
Receiver Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Distance Traveled: 138 Miles
Average Speed: 69 Miles Per Day