Sunday, August 26, 2007

and you thought your grapes were well-travelled

We're back from Manitoba.

As suspected, the grapes we brought along as road grub went untouched, and can now brag that they have been on two fishing trips as well. So those grapes have travelled 3200 kms (~2000 American miles) without anybody having the slightest inclination to eat them. They are truly survivors.

We had a great vacation. It felt like we were actually gone for two weeks because we packed so much into that trip. I'll bring you some highlights and show you some pictures after I tackle the laundry and groceries. How odd that we still feel like eating - I thought we already ate enough to last us for the next month.


mellowlee said...

Barb, you're home YAY!!! I missed you! I'm looking forward to hearing your trip highlights! :O) *mondo hugs*

Dale said...

Chocolate wins over grapes every time Barbara! Welcome home!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Welcome home and speaking as a grape eater, you should be ashamed of yourself for not eating them.

JustRun said...

How odd that I am eating grapes as I read this.

Welcome back!

John Mutford said...

Aren't they raisins by now?

Glad to hear you had a good trip- looking forward to the highlights.

Karen said...

You should have covered the grapes in chocolate. Kind of like chocolate covered raisins...but not.

Glad to hear you got back ok and I'm sure you had a fabulous time. Looking forward to hearing all about it!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I missed you too, Mel! It was a great trip and I'm sure I've already forgotten half of what we did.

That's what I figure too, Dale. Besides I have never heard of anyone finding a black widow spider in their chocolates.

I was fairly ashamed at first, Monkey and then it just became a challenge. I did however eat the carrots and apples.

Oh God, I hope your grapes didn't have as many miles under their belt as ours did, Justrun. Because I would be sending you food stamps if that was the case.

Raisins would have been a better outcome for them than the slimy things they actually became, John. I'm thinking those raisin companies have more quality control than the cooler in the back seat of our car can offer.

I'm kinda craving chocolate covered raisins now, Karen. Chocolate covered anything, really.
We had way too much fun for one week.

Deb said...

Welcome back Barb and her family (and grapes). Funny, our fruit seems to be ornamental too.

I can hardly wait to hear about the fun you guys had...hurry up now, back to the grindstone.

And, like mel said, you were missed very much.

phlegmfatale said...

Cool - glad you're back, and glad those grapes have managed to get around and yet remain unmolested.

Waddayathink of the new New Pornographers cd? I'm aiming to get it soon, but have only heard one song off it, so far.

Wilkommen home, you fabulous creature!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks Deb, I missed you too. Yoiks, back to the grindstone is an understatement, as I am marching into the heat of battle at work this week. Fortunately , come what may, there is a deadline of Thursday 4:30. After that, party time!

The grapes look a little worse for wear, Phlegmfatale, sort of like the rest of the travellers.
I LIKE the new NP cd quite a lot! It's a really good pop album, and I'm really looking forward to the concert.

BeckEye said...

Oh snap! That reminds me...I bought red grapes like 2 weeks ago and they must still be sitting in my fridge untouched.

That's it. No more putting things in the crisper. If I can't see it when I open the door, I forget it's there.

Welcome back!!

Anonymous said...

A week is never quite enough, is it?

justacoolcat said...

Welcome back! Those grapes have travelled more than many people.

I was going to say something sarcastic, and then ask "How do you like them grapes", but I've grown up since you've been away.


Will said...

Glad to have you back, and glad to hear the road trip was pleasant. Keep those grapes around ... as a good luck charm or something.

Beth said...

Damn. I was going to write some cute "aren't they raisins?" comment ... but that Mutford guy beat me to it. I need to hit here earlier in the day.

Glad you're back! I missed your posts.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of food, I am still fantasizing about the Pulled Pork that you and Jerry concocted!You must share that recipe with your friends, Barb. Maybe someone knows how to translate the word beets into Low German and can put my mind at ease.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I guess they are a little better sitting untouched in the fridge instead of untouched on the counter, Beckeye, cause that would just be nasty. I'm the same way with work files, actually - can't see them, they don't exist.

It's odd, Leazwell, we did so much each and every day that a week was actually just the right length.

Every day in every way, you are getting more and more mature, JustA. Must be the orchard ownershipness.

Arggh, wish I had thought of that, Will, those slimy little orbs are long turfed now.

That Mutford guy sure knows how to get up in people's grills, Beth. I am glad to be back with you folks.

I'm glad you liked the pulled pork, Berni. That has now become our signature recipe. And I will post it (after the grant goes in).
And you were right all the time about "Rahne"! Check out this Allemannischsite!

Anonymous said...

I just now remembered your pulled back muscles, Barb. How is it feeling?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Pretty great, Berni, thanks for asking. Even after I finally moved that box of books out of the livingroom today.

Johnny Yen said...

I myself prefer grapes in a slightly altered, liquid form.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

mmmmm, slightly altered liquid grapes! That's my favourite way to consume them too, Johnny. Even in a box.