I am soooo bummed out

OklaMoni

I am sooo bummed out! It's one thing to know, the reason one plans a trip is no longer valid, but totally different to see it.

Early spring I read the lavender up here in Michigan at the labyrinth didn't survive the winter.


Well, I have seen it now.


Soooo disappointing! That, along with the hope to see/meet some cyber friends that just didn't come about, makes me think of driving home.


I just spoke with Rose, from near Erie, PA, and will have to pull myself together either way, and make a decision.


I am posting some pictures from the Cherrypoint Market and Lavender labyrinth in the comments

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OklaMoni

It rained this morning




and the missing lavender



Oh, wait, look, there is one ☹️



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maifleur01

Some of our best trips were when things did not happen the way they were planned. Pull out your phone or computer if it is with you and find an interesting route. Look at the scenery as you drive and if you see a roadside sign for something that looks interesting follow it. Somethings may not be open when you get there but you have seen part of the country that you may never have seen before. You may also find other things along the route that you like better than the attraction that drew you to that route.

I am surprised the lavender has not been replanted. I am aware that it is colder but they also have longer days but when I have planted lavender it is up and while not a full bloom there is some. Edited to add that your pictures did not appear when I first looked at your post.

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blfenton

I am so sorry. Why didn't the Lavender survive? Too cold, too much snow load? Did it just not come up at all? ETA Those ducklings were soooo cute and fuzzy looking.

I was looking forward to hearing about your meet-ups with cyber-friends from here.

Still following your trip so don't cut it short. OK? :)

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OklaMoni

Ok, I updated the blog.


Pity party is over!

Am really to far away from home not to take the opportunity to visit others. Dan, Evelyn and Rose watch out, I'll head your way.

Moni

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cheryl_okla

Hey, how are you? I seldom come here anymore

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OklaMoni

Cheryl, been busy...first with the house, then grand kids, and the older daughter had moved in for a while. Finally escaped, went on a trip which included a bike tour. Wrote about it here: http://meanderdotlife.wordpress.com/

I mostly participate in the picture thread.

Moni

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OutsidePlaying

I’m glad you decided to venture and meander on. I commented in your blog and agree that sometimes look better in the morning after being down about something else. Sorry things didn’t work out about your meet-up. I too wonder what happened with the lavender but also wonder if it was just a severe winter with too much cool wetness for it to survive.

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maifleur01

I have noticed that people will decide to start growing without doing much research. They may have grown a few plants on a small scale and they did well but on a larger commercial scale either the plants do not survive or they did not realize exactly how much work was involved.

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DawnInCal

Moni, I'm sorry about the lavender disappointment, but hope that there will be other sights along the way that make up for it.

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