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Re: Rose Bowl Parade

Nope- cats like their mama!!  Sugar does anyway.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: <mlrasmus@rockwellcollins.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 5 Jan 2004 17:10:09 -0600

>>Iowa played in Florida again this year so Jim your wonderful state has
>>another great northern boost to your economy and in exchange returns with
>>victory.  Mardi will need to fill us in on the details when she returns.
>Ceres and all, Tampa was a very welcoming community to the Hawkeye fans.
>Even the locals said temperatures were warmer than normal (highs of 74 to
>77 degrees - sure beats the 6 above zero I woke up to at home this
>morning!)  And winning the game didn't hurt, either.  We'd been to three
>Rose Bowls and lost them all.  Got to see the RB parade once - truly a not
>to be missed activity in the future if we're out that direction.
>Tried to tour the Sunken Gardens in St. Pete's because we were in the
>neighborhood, but it was closed for a special function.  Too bad - it drove
>me nuts looking at all the plantings and not knowing what they were.  LOTS
>of difference between zone 4 and 10!  Recognized the hibiscus, and that was
>about it.  Didn't get to the arboretum with 300 kinds of palms (DH might
>have balked at that one) but we did get to walk on the beach, get our feet
>wet, and pick up shells.
>Excellent trip until we got back to Cedar Rapids which was fogged in.
>Diverted to Rochester MN and bused back, got home at 7PM instead of 10AM!
>Guess it just made for a longer vacation.
>Boy, were the cats glad to see us.  Catsitters just aren't the same.
>Iowa z4b
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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