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Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

November 8, 2007
6:51 PM

Post #4172062

Just wanted to post a quick "see ya later" to all you wonderful tropikids! I will be off line for a month or so, and don't want anyone to think I've abandoned you. I shall return...I'll be baahhkk, and toodles!
Be good to each other while I'm gone...and most importantly...Have Fun!!
svplantingfool
South Venice, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 8, 2007
7:07 PM

Post #4172119

Shari, hope you have a wonderful time on your adventure!
Cathy
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 8, 2007
7:28 PM

Post #4172205

Can hardly wait till Wednesday. For those that don't know. DH and I are driving to Houston to pick up Shari and JB, go to RJ's for a tour and lunch and Jeanne will meet us. Shari has a layover from aroun 9:30 till about 4 something. A mere 228 miles to the airport. But, hey, that's a lot closer than Kwaj.

I am one lucky girl!
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

November 9, 2007
2:16 AM

Post #4173726

Have fun and take lots of pics!!
svplantingfool
South Venice, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 9, 2007
3:05 AM

Post #4173871

That's neat, enjoy yourselves!
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 9, 2007
1:32 PM

Post #4174900

wish ya'll could be there too.
rjuddharrison
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 11, 2007
11:26 PM

Post #4183304

Touchdown! Brownsville yesterday. Rj.

That's right Shari, got my eye on ya'll.
birdlady_liz
Viera, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 12, 2007
1:56 AM

Post #4183932

rj,
Were you able to attend the ginger festival/sale at Mercer Aboretum in August?
Liz
rjuddharrison
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2007
2:05 AM

Post #4183965

I went to a tropical workshop around then, and I think there were alot of gingers there for sale...must have been!
Texasgal77
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2007
5:17 AM

Post #4184417

Counting down the days...LouC are you ready to make the trip?

Randy's in the midst of preparations...Shari's coming to town!!!!

Remind you of another tune and time...that's right around the corner!
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 12, 2007
12:57 PM

Post #4184791

Can't be. We just had Christmas 2 months ago!

I think I got the root beer plant cleaned up quick enough. It doesn't appear to be damaged. Anxious to meet everyone.
birdlady_liz
Viera, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 12, 2007
5:32 PM

Post #4185677

rj,
Did you go to the seminar Friday evening or the workshops that Saturday during the day? I gave the talk Friday night, was sooo nervous :)
Liz
rjuddharrison
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2007
6:15 PM

Post #4185771

Hi Liz,
I went to the work shop during the day. Palm trees, spider lilys, caudiforum or however it's spelled. I didn't know there was one at night...I saw a van in the parking lot that had I.D. of Gingers. I suspected someone of major gingernous was there to sell at the sale. I bought a couple of aroids.
I bet you did great!

I just pulled up the weather forecast for wednesday. 88F.
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 12, 2007
6:48 PM

Post #4185853

Does that mean I can wear white even though it is after Labor Day?

LouC

Sandals for sure.
rjuddharrison
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2007
10:04 PM

Post #4186379

hmmmm...nope
rjuddharrison
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2007
10:05 PM

Post #4186380

lol
birdlady_liz
Viera, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 12, 2007
10:30 PM

Post #4186447

I know on Saturday Tom Woods gave a talk on Globba gingers. Tom goes around the world and collects gingers from their native habitats. I would love to go to Costa Rica or Asia and actually see gingers grwoing in the wild, it must be awesome! My favorite ginger is Costus barbatus, so Costa Rica would be my first choice.
Liz
rjuddharrison
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2007
11:22 PM

Post #4186600

That's right...Globba gingers ..he actually did know quite a bit.
I love Costa Rica. I could move there. My favorite place so far is Quepos - Manuel Antonio next to the game reserve...there are tons of gingers!
birdlady_liz
Viera, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 13, 2007
12:50 AM

Post #4186907

rj,
So I can add you to the list of people I have spoken to who has been to Costa Rica AND has only wonderful things to say about it. I swear half of the people I meet have been there; of course everyone who HAS been there loves it. I recently met some very nice people who have 80 acres in Costa Rica and sent me pictures of 2 of the water fall on the property, it is beautiful!!! I would move there in a heart beat!!!!!!!
Liz
rjuddharrison
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 13, 2007
1:17 AM

Post #4187051

You sure can, been there several times, and interestingly went to tour some guys private property with waterfalls. They also rigged rope through the tree tops for a tree top tour.
I tell ya, I was very envious of having a private jungle and waterfall. It was my idea of heaven.
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 13, 2007
1:45 AM

Post #4187189

Bradduh IZ would sing:

Oh here I am, Kamalani
Here in this paradise
Kamalani, Kamalani
Is this the fullness of heaven,
Here in this paradise?

Please come to me, Kamalani
Where nights are still, Kamalani
You can hear the voice of Pukani Nui
He beckons you, Kamalani
You'll be together again.

Kamalani, Kamalani
You'll hear the sound of his voice
Here in this paradise.
rjuddharrison
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 13, 2007
2:46 AM

Post #4187412

Mahalo,
Are you an Island girl too?
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 13, 2007
2:58 AM

Post #4187458

As fast as I can get there...
Tropicman
Bushland, TX
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2007
11:18 AM

Post #4188043

Drive safe!
Picturessssss!
birdlady_liz
Viera, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 13, 2007
5:03 PM

Post #4189017

rj,
OMG...did the property belong to a guy named Patrick? I just met him and his girlfriend about a week and half ago, in West Palm at Mounts Botanical Gardens. He emailed me photos of the 2 waterfalls, gorgeous!!!
Liz
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

November 13, 2007
5:38 PM

Post #4189133

OOOOOOooooo Give Sheri and DH a hug for me. I will meet them end of the month!!!

We spent 2 months in Costa Rica on our boat...rented a car and drove the midlands...didn't get to the W. Coast. Spent 5 days in Monteverde and actually SAW a Quetzal - be still my heart!!!! Lovely country!!!

Carol
rjuddharrison
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 13, 2007
8:16 PM

Post #4189641

hmmm..I don't remember their names. I know they had gotten the property when it was still very economical. You know, Costa Rica pays land owners dividends if they don't develop the property!
I saw a quetzal on a hike through the game reserve, was told it was a rare sighting.
Rescued a sloth from a phone poll. Guess they come down to the ground once a month to do their business, we were sitting at restaurant having breakfast, and this teenager sloth was trying to get back up into the tree via the phone booth, and having a heck of a time. If you grab them in the middle of their back, you can just relocate them safely for both parties.!
I'll say hello to the Islandguys.
AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

November 14, 2007
5:13 AM

Post #4191156

One of the aspects that amazed me about Costa Rica (and this was 1995) was the LACK of rubbish in the country. We saw ONE (#1) discarded carton of milk on the roadside and that was IT!!! Amazing!!!

Carol
rjuddharrison
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 14, 2007
4:09 PM

Post #4192115

That is so funny! I thought the same thing when I took the bus to Quepos, it isn't a third world country. Neat, tidy homes, and no crap, junk or trash anywhere..was wonderful
KaperC
No. San Diego Co., CA
(Zone 10b)

November 15, 2007
4:52 PM

Post #4196101

Agree on Costa Rica - wonderful place to visit. We had just a glimpse of a quetzal at Monteverde - lovely creature. Howler monkeys in the wee hours - we loved it all. :-) Friendly people, too!

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