As I was lying in bed last night, not sleeping, I was trying to visualize in my mind our final descent on Mt. Kilimanjaro on July 10, 2011. I was thinking that it will be an exciting summit because it will be Geoffrey’s 57th birthday. No doubt on that day his body (as all of us Parker’s) will be under a lot of stress – this is nothing new to Geoffrey; in many respects his body is under stress everyday because of the Parkinson’s disease.
As I tried to drift off to sleep (to no avail), I thought about how ominous . . . → Read More: 118 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – A Brave Soldier Summits Mt. Kilimanjaro
Geoffrey starts every day with a bowl of some healthy granola piled high with blue berries, black berries, red raspberries and strawberries. He also does not leave the house without first eating a banana and his special protein drink made with fresh apple juice. Unlike many who eat eggs with a side of sausage or bacon, he has always been big on fruit. It is a toss up with Gracie our Green Cheek Conure as to which fruit she prefers, it comes down to the red raspberries or the strawberries, and everyday of her life for more than ten years she . . . → Read More: 136 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Harvard Research Shows Eating Fruit May Protect Against Parkinson’s Disease
There are only so many hours in the day and I am really trying to figure out how to squeeze in a little more of this, and a little more of that, into my day. While the entire northeast is buried in snow, I am longing for a snow day! What wonderful memories I have of growing up and having snow days! Oh, how I would love to be forced to stay home, wrapped in a blanket, with frost on the windows, and a big pot of chili simmering on the stove. Does that sound like a great day or . . . → Read More: 172 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Our Little Family Of Four
If you have been following our post for a while you might recall the excitement of the day when Geoff harvested our first crop of limes from our Dwarf Lime Tree! We had eight limes in total and they were perfect specimens!
The Dwarf Lime, Dwarf Meyer Lemon and a Dwarf Orange trees were gifts from Geoffrey, and he had them all potted up and sitting on the porch when I arrive home from work one spring day. They were full of blooms and it was just amazing to walk by them because the smell transported you to a citrus . . . → Read More: 206 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parker’s Harvest Orange Crop
In October of 1621, the first Thanksgiving dinner was attended by about fifty English colonist and about ninety Wampanoag American Indians in what is now known as Massachusetts. It is said that the Thanksgiving feast lasted for three days and included deer, wild foul, which would have included geese, ducks and turkey. Historians believe that the feast also included fish, lobster, clams, nuts and fresh vegetables like pumpkin, squash, carrots and peas.
The first Thanksgiving lasted three days!
Sweet potatoes had not yet become a staple of the English diet. Cranberry sauce probably did not exist because sugar . . . → Read More: 220 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Happy Thanksgiving From Parker’s Climb