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Kwajalein, Marshall Islands(Zone 11)

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!!

South Venice, FL(Zone 9b)

Shari, hope you have a wonderful time on your adventure!
Cathy

Desoto, TX(Zone 8a)

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!

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

Have fun and take lots of pics!!

South Venice, FL(Zone 9b)

That's neat, enjoy yourselves!

Desoto, TX(Zone 8a)

wish ya'll could be there too.

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Touchdown! Brownsville yesterday. Rj.

That's right Shari, got my eye on ya'll.

Viera, FL(Zone 9b)

rj,
Were you able to attend the ginger festival/sale at Mercer Aboretum in August?
Liz

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

I went to a tropical workshop around then, and I think there were alot of gingers there for sale....must have been!

Baytown, TX(Zone 9a)

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!

Desoto, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

Viera, FL(Zone 9b)

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

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

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.

Desoto, TX(Zone 8a)

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

LouC

Sandals for sure.

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

hmmmm.....nope

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

lol

Viera, FL(Zone 9b)

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

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

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!

Viera, FL(Zone 9b)

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

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

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.

Desoto, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Mahalo,
Are you an Island girl too?

Desoto, TX(Zone 8a)

As fast as I can get there...

Bushland, TX(Zone 6a)

Drive safe!
Picturessssss!

Viera, FL(Zone 9b)

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

Keaau, HI(Zone 11)

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

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

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.

Keaau, HI(Zone 11)

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

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

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

No. San Diego Co., CA(Zone 10b)

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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