Bound for Belize

July 2, 2010 | By | Comments (7)

Hammock

No one deserves a vacation more than the Grump. For it has been pointed out that if I work too hard for too long (which is my custom), I grow progressively less grumpy and more positive, thereby losing my edge. Therefore, I must report to you that as of today, I will be taking two weeks off to investigate the tropical paradise of Belize.

Oh crap. Two weeks of fun and relaxation. This means that upon my return, I will be as mean and ornery and spiteful as usual, ready to direct my venom and disdain at all gardeners around me.

Among the fascinating activities I have planned:

* A stay at the Belizian Embassy in Belmopan, where I shall be feted as visiting royalty. If you have a family member imprisoned in Belize, let me know and I’ll have him/her sprung. (Just kidding. Don’t have time for that. Instead, watch “Locked Up Abroad” on Nat Geo TV. If you see your family member on the show, tell me so I can watch too.)

* A visit with a Belizian herpetologist. No, this is NOT a physician who treats herpes. A herpetologist is an expert on snakes. I will be learning about the most poisonous snakes in Belize, those with venom so potent that one bite either kills you or causes extremities to rot off. What fun! I wish Steve Irwin was here to share the good times with me. Here’s a video of Steve showing how friendly snakes are.

1barrel_bottle * A pilgrimage to the One Barrel Rum distillery, makers of Belize’s finest rum. And least, that’s what they say. I, of course, will reserve judgment until I have thoroughly and repeatedly tested their product, so that I may accurately report back to YOU.  1barrel_bottle
You may still post question and comments here while I am away. Please understand that because of spotty internet service, snake bite treatments, and continued rum tasting, I may not answer right away.

Semper fi,

Grumpy

“One Man, One Grump. A Hero for Our Times.”

COMMENTS

  1. Henry H.

    Steve I am heading to belize in October and can’t wait!!!! You will have to let me know where you stay and where you went that is a must to check out. We will be mostly in the jungle and a few days on the beach so I don’t know how much travelin around we will do but its all exciting none the less. Have fun

    July 2, 2010 at 3:14 pm
  2. Grumpy Gardener (His Benevolence)

    Will do, Henry! If you’re going into the jungle, bring your malaria pills. Or yeah, a map and a compass too. Don’t want to see you in an episode of “I Shoudn’t Be Alive.”

    July 2, 2010 at 4:52 pm
  3. JeanneG.

    I am trying to find the name, and the plant too, that my neighbor calls iron plant and my friend calls purple cane. Looks like a dark purple hostas? Likes lots of sun, easy to grow and propogate.

    July 6, 2010 at 2:36 pm
  4. Grumpy Gardener (His Benevolence)

    Jeanne,
    Could it be purple heart? Check out this link: http://www.floridata.com/ref/t/trad_pal.cfm

    July 7, 2010 at 10:17 am
  5. Grumpy Gardener (His Benevolence)

    Jeanne,
    Could it be purple heart? Check out this link: http://www.floridata.com/ref/t/trad_pal.cfm

    July 7, 2010 at 10:17 am
  6. Grumpy Gardener (His Benevolence)

    Jeanne,
    Could it be purple heart? Check out this link: http://www.floridata.com/ref/t/trad_pal.cfm

    July 7, 2010 at 10:17 am
  7. Grumpy Gardener (His Benevolence)

    Jeanne,
    Could it be purple heart? Check out this link: http://www.floridata.com/ref/t/trad_pal.cfm

    July 7, 2010 at 10:17 am