Spent the morning bathing in the mineral pools.
Then in the afternoon we drove about 30 miles north of here to Thermal, CA to visit the Oasis Date Gardens where we were able to sample all of the many different varieties of dates and were treated with a free "Date Shake".
Then performing perfectly in our tourist roll we dutifully bought several pounds of dates from the gift shop. In Traverse City, Michigan they call the tourists "Fudgies" because they buy fudge at the local fudge shops so I suppose that we are "Dateies" here because we bought dates.
The date palms are very tall...
...with the dates growing in clusters near the top.
- Larry & Teddy
- Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
- I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.