One of my most favorite hobbies is growing vegetable and flower plants. Eleven years ago, due to job cuts, I was idled from a distribution job and decided to try my hand at greenhouse ownership. As a function of that decision I got involved with the local farmer’s market. When i began way back in 2002 they had a temporary location in a parking lot. There was no permanent structure to provide protection from the elements. Thankfully my stock benefitted from any rain and it was no inconvenience to me.
Before I closed my business to head back to a professional job testing software a permanent venue was completed that gives the protection others desired. This site is only used a couple of days a week by the vendors of the farmer’s market and the rest of the time is called into service for musical events and other like gatherings. We are blessed to have such a phenomenal asset to our community.
I was able to visit a Mayan archaeological site just less than a week before the supposed end of the world last December. It was profound anyway, but with the spectre of Armageddon on our mind we found even more interest in this day of exploration. Obviously the threat was false, but I got some great pictures anyway.
If you ever visit Belize you will understand the absurdity of the sign above. Most people in the country live a meager existence. I am not saying poor to the point of hardship, i just mean extravagance like you might see in the United States is totally missing. Instead they build their houses one piece at a time as they can afford them. Why am i telling you all this? Because I found it laughable when I saw this sing above heralding the Hillside Estates gated community.
I have no idea how long ago this project began. When we visited all that was there was some pretty expensive concrete roads and a whole lot of overgrown grass. Whoever planned this had visions of grandeur and probably counted their money way before they ever had it in hand. I considered it a modern ruin.
On our last day we hopped on the old Bluebird school bus and rumbled up to Old Belize for a lunch before we boarded the plane for the ride back home. I am glad we did, because we did not land at our home airport until after eight in the evening and I would have certainly been famished. I snapped a picture of this sign and thought it pretty much summed up the personality of our motley crew. I enjoyed getting to know all the people on our team and look forward to returning in six months with some of them to do it again.
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