It was still raining when I got up, but we found a dry spell to drive out for breakfast and another to drive to the new meeting place for the Long Beach Cactus & Succulent Society where our friend Woody Minnich was today’s speaker with one of his presentations on a trip to Madagascar. What better way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon!
As you browse through The Cactus Trip Diaries you’ll read how we travelled together in 2005 on Guillermo Rivera’s cactus tour of NW Argentina and again in 2009 on Marlon Machado’s tour of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.
Long Beach was the first US C&S Society where I have gave a presentation in February 2008. Wow, doesn’t time fly! So in addition, to a great talk there was also an opportunity to renew friendships with folks that I first met in 2008 – too many to mention, with the exception with Vern Yandell, who in 2008 greeted me with a few words of Dutch, learned as his wife was originally from the Netherlands.