MYSTERY: Mis-addressed postcards from Antarctica. Meant for you?

Jesse hopes to get these postcards to their rightful recipients:

We got these postcards a few days ago from Andrew addressed to Mary Kay and Mat, and Mom and Dad. There’s no one here in the building by that name, so I figured I would reach out to see if any of the blog readers might know where these go.

The Antarctic trip looks amazing, and wouldn’t want Andrew’s parents to miss out on their postcards!

The erroneous address was on California SW north of The Junction, so maybe the correct one isn’t far. If these were for you, email us at and we’ll connect you.

9 Replies to "MYSTERY: Mis-addressed postcards from Antarctica. Meant for you?"

  • ITotallyAgreeWithYou February 20, 2023 (1:12 pm)

    It’s great to post it here for visibility but suggest also returning it to the post office- they have the tools to track down the intended recipient.

    • WSB February 20, 2023 (1:19 pm)

      No, not in this case. I already asked Jesse about that – when people contact us about things, we often try to help them find other ways to resolve the situation, “oh, we’ll publish something” not always being the best answer. The postcards don’t have full names as recipients – just the (wrong) address and a note that it was the best they could recall because “no service” (phone, I guess).

  • Traveler February 20, 2023 (2:37 pm)

    In 1998 I spent 9 months taking buses through Africa:  South Africa to Egypt.   I sent a postcard each week to a friend in Chicago.   She never received one.   We always wondered who received them.

    • AfricaDreams February 20, 2023 (6:23 pm)

      You did the reverse of Paul Theroux’s amazing trip described in his book “Dark Star Safari – Overland  from Cairo to CapeTown.”  WoW. I had to go to Tanzania to talk my son out of doing that,  being the only book I recommended he ever read.  Ha! Still, it got me to Africa, months on safari (expensive!), skies so huge it seemed the curvature of the earth , opened a hardware store and some little business operating still, I think.  Wish I was brave enough to follow Theroux as you.  Has Africa ever left you?

      • Traveler February 20, 2023 (7:42 pm)

        I did go back twice since my 1998 overland bus adventure.  Once to Madagascar for 3 weeks and later to Morocco for 3 weeks.

  • Dorinda Mcclure-Payne February 20, 2023 (2:53 pm)

    Many thanks to Jesse and the West Seattle Blog for this post.   The postcards have found a home❣️

    • beanie February 20, 2023 (5:55 pm)

      That’s amazing! Yay!

    • Suzanne February 20, 2023 (9:19 pm)

      That’s really fantastic.  WSB is the great connector for all things here in WS!

    • Yay for WSB! February 20, 2023 (9:29 pm)

      Love to hear about the happy delivery of such special memories!

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