The Start of an Expedition

In ten days Geni and I will leave home in a taxi with two carry-on suitcases and a shoulder bag.  We will go to the Greyhound bus station in Pensacola and catch a bus to New Orleans.  After an overnight in the New Orleans, we will leave on an early Amtrak train for a 15…

Citrus in the Panhandle? Satsumas and More

I grew up in central Florida near the freeze line for the citrus industry.  A cold winter brought out smudge pots and all-night efforts to save the crop, and as often as not the effort failed and the local fruit season was ruined.  So, I was very surprise to see in downtown Elberta, Alabama, a…