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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


Tornado Steakhouse is a small restaurant in downtown Madison. My boyfriend, Cody, took me out to eat for my birthday to this delicious destination. This postcard came with the check… it was a surprise gift on my birthday. If you find your self in Wisconsin’s capitol and you’re also craving some mighty meat I suggest you visit Tornado!

The Facts:
Card Number: 0203
Average Color: 715442

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

Kim sends her greetings from a cigar bar in Madison, Wisconsin. To honor this orange hued card I have prepared a small gathering of cigar facts.


  • American citizen are unable to enjoy Cuban cigars legally. This is due to the 1962 trade embargo.
  • Mark Twain once said, “I smoke in moderation. Only one cigar at a time.”
  • Christopher Columbus is credited with introducing tobacco, an essential ingredient to cigars, to Europe.
  • The word cigar is derived from the Mayan word, sikar, meaning to smoke.

The Facts:
Other Party: Kim M
Card Number: 0169
Average Color: A83E22
Date Sent: Unavailable
Date Received: Unavailable
Sender Location: Madison, WI
Receiver Location: Platteville, WI
Distance Traveled: 59 Miles
Average Speed: Unavailable

Sushi Time
When Karmen visited her home land we met for sushi in Madison on the same night they re-elected Scott Walker. All you need to know is that Muramoto has delicious sushi and other culinary delights, also they have an all you can eat sushi party on Monday. It’s really not a party, I just tossed that in there. Needless to say I left pleasantly plump with a sushi food baby.

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The Facts:
Other Party: Karmen M
Card Number: 0094
Average Color: 4A4248
Date Sent: May 26, 2012
Date Received: Unavailable
Sender Location: San Francisco, CA*
Receiver Location: Platteville, WI
Distance Traveled: 1710 Miles
Average Speed: Unavailable

*According to, the folks behind Postagram, the cards are printed and mailed from San Francisco.

Thai Pavilion
This postcard features a view of the Thai Pavilion and Garden from the Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin.

Here are some interesting facts about the Thai Pavilion:
– The pavilion is only one of four located outside of Thailand. The others are in Germany, Norway, and Hawaii.
– The pavilion is crafted without nails or screws.

The Facts:
Other Party: Karmen M
Card Number: 0041
Average Color: 707571
Date Sent: July 26, 2011
Date Received: August 1, 2011
Sender Location: Platteville, WI
Receiver Location: Taipei City, Taiwan
Distance Traveled: 7340 Miles
Average Speed: 1223 Miles Per Day

The Mad City
Ms. Otto sent me a card all the way from our capital city of Madison, that is a whopping 57 miles away. She reports that the weather is currently below average (go figure! that is what I am experiencing) and that she can’t wait for her trip to Texas. She also adds that she felt like a tourist for buying a postcard in her own realm. It’s okay Julie I always buy postcards here in Platteville and there are only about three to chose from at this point.

Aside: She used the stamp of The Statue of Liberty that was based on the copy in Las Vegas. That made me lolz.

The Facts:
Other Party: Julie O
Card Number: 0010
Average Color: 747E82
Date Sent: May 2, 2011
Date Received: May 3, 2011
Sender Location: Fitchburg, WI
Receiver Location: Platteville, WI
Distance Traveled: 57 Miles
Average Speed: 57 Miles Per Day