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[*] posted on 26-7-2013 at 01:08 AM
Michigan International Meet Up - Ann Arbor, MI August 11, 2013



Michigan Postcrossing International Meet Up
Ann Arbor, MI
August 11, 2013
1pm


1:00pm: Meet and Greet at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room (114 S. Main St. Ann Arbor). Please meet upstairs in the Tea Room area
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We can decide what we would like to eat for dinner and I will make reservations at that time.
Signing of postcards, trading from personal collections, and official meet up postcards available (No cost, but I will be paying for them with my own money, so donations are appreciated)
3:00pm
Postcard shopping. Locations with addresses are listed below. We can travel together or in groups and meet up later, whatever everyone prefers. WEAR YOUR WALKING SHOES! I have been to all of these places and as of a few months ago, every place carried postcards.

5:00pm Dinner and Good-byes :)


***Sundays are free to park in Ann Arbor! Hooray! Personally, I will be parking in the middle of town, as I plan to do shopping after the Meet and Greet. If you plan on doing shopping, as well, I would suggest parking in the Ann Arbor Library Lot on Fifth St. between Liberty and Williams (Next to the Ann Arbor Downtown Library at 343 S. 5th Ave). However, if you would like to park near Crazy Wisdom, the best place is the parking lot on the corner of Main and Ann. Street parking is also an option...and again it's FREE!***




Postcard Shopping List

Peaceable Kingdom 210 S. Main St.
(734) 668-7886
Sunday Hours: 12PM 5PM

Middle Earth 1209 S. University Ave.
(734) 769-1488
Sunday Hours: 12PM 6PM

Hollander's 410 N. 4th Ave.
(734) 741-7531
Sunday Hours 10AM 6PM

M Den 315 S. Main St. (there is also at 303 S. State Street, but I am not sure they carry postcards)
(734) 997-8000
Sunday Hours 11AM 6PM

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Gift Shop 434 S. State St.
(734) 764-9304
Sunday Hours 1PM 4PM

University of Michigan Museum of Art Gift Shop 525 S. State St.
(734) 764-0395
Sunday Hours 12PM 5PM

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room 114 S. Main St.
(734) 665-2757
Sunday Hours 12PM 8PM

Antelope Antiques 255 E. Liberty St.
(734) 663-2828
(No Sunday hours, however, I have emailed them in hope they will open for us!)
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[*] posted on 26-7-2013 at 01:11 AM


So far, confirmed folks are:

Comette from San Ramon, California
keldar5 from London, Ontario, Canada
AnnieMaxine from Ypsilanti, Michigan
shannienkitch from Toledo, Ohio
MikkiMoscara from Monroe, Michigan
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[*] posted on 26-7-2013 at 06:02 AM


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Looking forward to seeing you all!!! This is going to be fun!! Mr. Comette will be there too!
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[*] posted on 26-7-2013 at 10:39 AM


So far it looks like a small group. If it stays that way, it'll be more intimate.
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[*] posted on 7-8-2013 at 08:18 PM


Hope to see everyone (and maybe a few more) this Sunday!
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[*] posted on 7-8-2013 at 08:43 PM


I may be interested in attending at least the first part of the get-together. I had surgery a month ago and am still limited to what I can eat so depending on where dinner is, I may or may not attend. Also, due to arthritis in my knees I can't do very much walking at one time, so I'll probably have to pass on shopping for postcards--though I do need to buy some so I can become more active on Postcrossing again.

Annie, do you by chance, know of any places in the AA/Ypsi area that sells postcards that aren't located in downtown AA?
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[*] posted on 7-8-2013 at 09:05 PM


Denise, I was considering making a map of the locations of where the postcard stores are downtown...this may help those that don't want to do much walking and you can hit select places. As far as where to buy them that is NOT downtown Ann Arbor, there is a place called The Rocket on Michigan Ave in downtown Ypsi. They have a very small selection. There is a Walgreens on Washtenaw Ave. between Ypsi and Ann Arbor that sells them, as well. They sell only the touristy ones...as well as Barnes and Noble in the same plaza as the Walgreens. That's all I know of off the top of my head. Sorry I can't be more help!
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[*] posted on 8-8-2013 at 10:21 PM


Official postcards are in hand and all ready for Sunday! Hooray!
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[*] posted on 9-8-2013 at 06:07 AM


I am new to postcrossing and have never been to a meet-up. I live in Grand Rapids so this isn't too far for me. Can someone please tell me what goes on? What do you do? What would I need to bring? Are postcard exchanges for exchanging new, unused cards? or for cards that have gone through the mail? Any and ALL information is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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[*] posted on 9-8-2013 at 05:16 PM


U2U sent!
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[*] posted on 10-8-2013 at 01:08 PM


We have about 4 more "Maybes"! I also have maps with all the places in the downtown area that have postcards for sale. This should make any navigating much easier for everyone :)
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[*] posted on 10-8-2013 at 11:15 PM


Looking forward to tomorrow! My husband Steve and a friend of mine, Maria, will be joining us!!
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[*] posted on 11-8-2013 at 02:53 AM


Thanks for the updates on other places that have postcards. I've been to The Rocket [as I do live in Ypsi] but forgot they had postcards, though I did buy a few at one point in time; I need to find them! I didn't know Walgreen's carries them; will have to check B&N as well.

Yesterday afternoon, I had to go to a store on the north side of Ann Arbor and after I finished there, I went into Crown House of Gifts which I discovered they do sell postcards. They're Michigan based, including the map of MI, a few of the whitehouses, great lakes, the UM, MSU, and a few others as well. This strip mall is located on the northwest corner of Plymouth Rd. and Traver, across Traver is the Plymouth Mall [which sits in between Traver and Huron Pkwy]. I think there's a card and flower shop not far from me, located on Washtenaw that might sell postcards; there's also a couple new shops in Depot Town that might have them, too. I do need to get out and do more exploring!

So are we supposed to bring blank postcards with us to swap?
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[*] posted on 11-8-2013 at 11:35 PM


A big THANK YOU to the five lovely ladies who came out to the Meet Up today!
Comette, keldar5, shannienkitch, MikkiMoscara, and doheron. Also, it was great meeting mariamunoz who joined Postcrossing WHILE we were at the MeetUp! How fun!!! :)

I had a great time chatting with you all and doing some shopping! I could have stayed in that Antique shop ALL DAY! Hope we can do it again next year!!!


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[*] posted on 11-8-2013 at 11:53 PM


Thanks AnneMaxine for the wonderful meet-up! It was nice meeting everyone and getting to know other people who like sending postcards. If you do another one in Ann Arbor, I'll be there - now that I know how to get there. :bouncing::thumbup:
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[*] posted on 15-8-2013 at 10:29 PM


i wish i could attend a meet-up someday. i just came here in california and wants to meet postcrossing friends in person :)
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[*] posted on 16-8-2013 at 03:13 AM


anyone receive anything yet in the mail from our wonderful meet up???
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[*] posted on 17-8-2013 at 12:26 AM


Thank you so much for the lovely surprise card, sent by Comette and signed by all. And it is an official one!! :) Was able to guess two out of three of the famous heads. I like to photograph murals everywhere I go. Good choice.

Glad you had a wonderful time.
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