I’ve been to Florida several times in the past…hunting other treasures during those times. Fruit? The only fruit we were looking for came in the form of lime wedges to go with the salt and tequila. So June of 2005 was going to be my first tropical fruit hunting trip/adventure.
Still 2004 and I'm off for my second trip to Thailand. I'm now a world traveler and I'm armed with experience and wisdom...as you will soon learn.
My brother-in-law is marrying his sweetheart. My wife has been in Thailand for at least a week ahead of me attending the actual ceremony…which lasts for a few days. She spends at least three weeks when she goes home and that is just way too long for me. I'm a homebody and honestly, I don't want to be gone from my girl Mandi too long. Mandi is our golden retriever and we love her dearly. So with Mandi safely in the care of my father, I fly out to spend a couple of weeks and be a part of the happy couple’s wedding reception.
I’ve always enjoyed growing things. My paternal grandparents lived in New Lexington, Ohio…not quite a couple hours from London where I grew up. I remember staying with them as a young lad during the summers. I’d explore the garden every morning looking for fresh veggies and munching on the ones I did find. They grew up in a time where having a garden was a necessity and helped keep the cabinets in the basement full of jars of delight. They also enjoyed the activity and rewards a garden gave them. I will never forget the taste of grandma’s tomato juice and dill pickles. I’m pretty sure my love of growing was greatly influenced by them…and I’m richer for it.
Welcome to my very first blog! Yeah...it's now 2014 and my first blog covers 2002. I need something to put here so we're going to start from 2002 and work our way forward. So read all the entries from the bottom up!
This topic covers a vacation to Thailand back in November and December of 2002. I was not into tropical fruit at this time, but I'm sure this trip help set the stage. My wife is Thai and her family...mother, father, brother, and sister...still live there. We married in January and so it was only natural to end up vacationing over there. This will be my very first trip to Thailand, and out of the country, so I felt our flight experience was worthy of my first blog.
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