RE: Back Home!- Link to pictures....
Welcome Home Cathy!
Cathy sent over a couple of pictures of her visit with Island Jim at Leu
Gardens. Those can be found at this link:
Why are you wearing a coat! Coming from this cold climate, Florida should
seem warm out...looks like Gary adapted! :)
> -----Original Message-----
> Flew back today, arriving St Louis around 3PM. What a week! There is
> a reason we have children in our second and third decades. Gary and I
> were exhausted after 3 days at Disney World and one at Busch Gardens.
> Thank goodness for our break with Jim at Leu Gardens! It was great to
> meet him at last, and I so enjoyed looking at plants I (mostly) can't
> grow in Quincy, with a knowledgeable person! Only disappointment for
> me was not being able to see the wetland gardens (closed for some
> reason), but it was a gorgeous day with excellent company. The day at
> Busch Gardens also included a visit to H and R Railroads - a store in
> Tampa with a good selection of Garden Railroad supplies. Gary spent
> almost 2 hours there, much to the frustration of my daughter and her
> family. My one frustration was that there does not seem to be
> anything published that focuses on garden railroad plantings. The
> weather was cooler than normal for Florida, but at least 20 degrees
> warmer than Quincy, so no complaints from me. Christmas day is a good
> time to travel - plane was half full.
> Still playing catch up - mail, writing 'after Christmas' cards,
> doing laundry, etc. Should keep me busy for most of this week. Then,
> since Gary is an allergist, and winter is a slow season, on 7
> January, we will drive to Steamboat Springs, CO, to ski/just be
> together for 10 days.
> Auralie, I hope your husband is recovering - you are right about that
> stubborn streak. My dad, I am convinced, knew he had lung cancer, but
> because he did not want my mother to deal with the transportation
> difficulties his hospitalization would have created (she did not
> drive) and he didn't want to "inconvenience" me, he told none of us
> and refused to let me accompany him into his primary care MD's office
> (even though I went there with him). His primary care MD didn't know
> either - he had evidently been diagnosed by a different MD. We found
> out the seriousness of his condition when he collapsed and had to be
> taken to the emergency room.
> Ceres, hope your granddaughter's surgery was successful and she will
> be pain free.
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
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