Thursday, October 22, 2009

You can learn ALOT on a country drive.



You can learn alot on a country drive. Sometimes all you need is just one person to make all the difference. Angie introduced me to Gloria this morning. A gorgeous grandma and native to these parts, she taught me LOTS on our trip to the Tallahassee airport.

Like the fact that any standing water holds alligators...or how the moss you see hanging from the trees around here have redbugs in them. The moss needs only air to grow and I'd wanted to take some home. Gloria told me I needed to put it in the microwave first.

SERIOUSLY? Yup. She was serious.

Gloria schooled me pretty quickly about the lingo in these parts. I thought I'd share a few.

ENGLISH - Horses FLORIDANIAN - Hayburners

ENGLISH - Armadillo FLORIDANIAN - Possum on the half shell

And so you know exactly where I am staying, the town of "Two-Egg" is close by, not far from "Bump Your Nose Rd.".


How cute is that?


11 comments:

Mari said...

I've heard about the bugs in the moss, but the alligators? I'd be scared of any puddles!

Karen said...

LOL...welcome to the South!

Lauren said...

alligators... yikes! The translations are cute though! :)

Denise said...

You made me smile, enjoy the retreat.

Faith Imagined said...

Possum on the half shell! Too funny!

Angie said...

:) don't forget...

Full as a tick on a fat dog's back.

Teresa Lee Rainey . . . said...

Joanne,

You are such a treasure.

Wanna come back for a canoe trip?
:*)

AJ said...

so cute! Hope you learn more and have all sorts of fun!

Tea With Tiffany said...

Loved our time together. Not sure I like going home without my friends. Care to move to Colorado? We have lots of critters.

SharonB said...

Growing up in Fl we used to call the moss Elephant snot!!!! To a kid guess we thought that's what it looked like! :-)

Kristen said...

hmm you learn something new everyday!

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