Mar 15, 2010
Making our own post cards
At the end of February, we took a brief get-away to North Dakota. We stayed in a city called Minot - rhymes with "Why Not." (Really, it does!) Minot is our closest US destination, at 630 km / 400 miles due south of Hudson Bay. Yes, I know you're probably thinking that's a long way to go...and it is. But after spending most of our lives living only an hour from the border, like most Canadians, taking trips to the USA is kind of in our blood. Not to mention the cross-border shopping...
Space Aliens, where both menu items and décor are out-of-this-world with their martian themes.
A favourite spot to stop in Minot is the Scandinavian Heritage Park, which pays homage to the many Scandinavians who settled in North Dakota just about 100 years ago. Replicas of famous buildings and statues of historical figures represent the culture of all five Scandinavian countries: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Finland. We stayed only a short time, as the snow was deep and Minot was experiencing a cold snap. But we took some photos first, of course. :-)
When we came home, we used these photos to try our hand at making a post card on the computer, using PhotoShop Elements. It was surprisingly easy, using instructions we found in a photography magazine. If you would like to know how to make a post card, too, drop us a line and we'll post the instructions.