Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Historic Washington Park mail drop. This little box is located in the Zoo Store at the OREGON ZOO. The Zoo is in Portland, Oregon and Washington Park is a lovely hillside sanctuary connected to Portland's Forest Park, the largest park within a city in the United States. Washington Park offers the Portland Rose Garden, Japanese Garden and the Hoyt Arboretum as well as the Zoo. This little post box will allow your letters to be SPECIAL POST MARKED with an Oregon Zoo stamp.

Three Cheers for the Zoo!!! Hippo Hippo Hooray!

They specialize in Elephas Maximus and celebrated the 50 year birthdate of Packy this past month. Take a look at their website  if you like.

(special thanks to S. Brennan and D. Reid DeMeo for the geek factoids!)

Innovative Technologies -- The Postal Service has the largest gantryrobotic fleet in the world using 174 systems to move 314,000 mail trays per day.

 (Isn't that an elephant sized workload?!)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

This little cabin was originally the Camp Roganunda mailbox that young campers would use to send their letters home to mom and pop while at camp fire USA outings near White Pass in Washington State. The camp closed in 2010 and my wife, who camped there a number of years as a youth put in a bid and won the mailbox. We use it today. The front porch roof opens up for mail slot deliveries and the top opens for easier access. It isn't the most weather proof but this little mailbox has all those great memories clamoring around in there.
The camp recently sold to a church and will continue to inspire youth. Three cheers! Chick-a-rocka chickaboom!
On a street in suburban america that just happens to have a landing strip behind the houses! All the homes along the air strip also have hangars for airplanes, besides the two or three car garage. Every once in a while you hear the drone of a Cessna making its way into the sky or putting its wheels on the grass. Gotta have some Wright Brother's chutspas to be able to afford this "postbox story". Kittyhawk, where's my flying car?