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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

SO Proud of my NONAGENARIAN

There are many blessings but we both are so grateful for being still alive and even more so, for Pieter being with me, regardless his heart condition.
May God grant him more time to be with me!
Just shortly before his Birthday, my Pieter accomplished something incredible.
We both climbed one of the World's Coolest Observation Decks: Clingmans Dome, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee.
Husband Pieter: View from the Summit.
At 6,643 feet or 2,025 meter, Clingmans Dome is Great Smoky Mountains National Park's highest point.
It is the highest point in Tennessee, and the second highest point east of the Mississippi.
Only North Carolina's Mt. Mitchell (6,684 feet or 2,037 meter) rises higher.
We were so lucky with a clear and sunny day.
Even if it is very windy at the top...
And yes, that is snow that you see in the video!

Relive 'Clingmans Dome Great Smoky Mountains'


       
Clingmans Dome, View from the Dome click to read more.

Grateful for having this under our belt! ❤️❤️


1982 Sinden Award for Pieter at The Hotel Majestic, Harrogate, England | like for his professional Award he earned another one...


22 comments:

  1. Liebe Mariette,

    ich freue mich über deinen schönen Post.

    Alles Liebe

    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Danke sehr und auch alles Liebe,
      Mariette

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  2. Congratulations to Pieter on his 90th birthday, wishing him many more with health!
    Amazing views from up there, well done on the climb.

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    1. Dearest Sami,
      Thank you and each and every day is a Gift!
      The view from the summit was stunning and the weather so clear.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. A beautiful view! I have not visited this area of TN but would like to do so.

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    1. Dearest Debra,
      A visit to Tennessee would be very worth while!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Wow it's quite an accomplishment for both of you! I'm not sure if I can climb 6,643 feet :-) The view is incredible and Pieter is looking wonderful!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      No our car did the biggest part of the climb, till the parking and from there we hiked up to the summit and that was challenging enough!
      It was worth it, that's what people coming down were telling all those going up, to motivate them as to not give up.
      Breathtaking and we were so lucky with the weather!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. How beautiful the view! Congratulations to Pieter;-)

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Yes it sure was and thanks for your wishes!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Our husbands are so special to us, 90 years is awesome

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Yes they sure are! It is quite a milestone.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Oh, liebe Mariette,
    es war Pieters 90ster Geburtstag? Nachträglich die allerbesten Glückwünsche!
    Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen und zufriedenen Tag!
    ♥ Allerliebste Grüße, Claudia ♥

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    1. Liebe Claudia,
      Danke sehr und es ist ein schöner sonniger Tag, gut zum Rad fahren...
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  8. Tell him for me that he doesn’t look 90! Keep moving...it keeps us young....

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      Thank you so much and yes, he sure doesn't look like his age.
      If only his cardiologist could provide us with an extended warranty...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Hello Mariette, Pieter looks great and fit, and I am sure that much of that is due to your looking out for his health, and your own, too! A late Happy Special Birthday to Pieter, with wishes for many more healthy ones!
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Thank you for your great comment, always so well written.
      Pieter says: 'Thank you very much for the well wishes and hopefully we can read each other for a few more years!'
      Both of us indeed try hard to stay active and to eat healthy.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Congrats to you both. What a beautiful area and a very cool looking observation deck. A passion for life and staying active serves one well. Belated birthday wishes for Pieter.

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      Thank you for your birthday wishes and yes, the observation deck's view was stunning! We enjoyed it both.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Oh my Lord Mariette ! Pieter and you climbed the observation deck, looks like your dear Pieter is doing wonderful and in top condition too ! He looks younger than his years too !
    Yes, my bro was 60, the baby of the three of us, there is another in the middle and I'm the oldest, lol..
    We're moving my mother to live right under our apartment, we were so lucky to find her a great place so near me, her only daughter, lol.. This is why I have been late in answering you and thanking you for your always kind a wonderful comment and yeah, YOU DO MAKE MY DAY !
    Have a happy weekend.
    Fabby
    I also have a Son in Law who will be 60 next October, he's lots older than my daughter, but a very active and fun guy. We love him. He's the father of Maxima.

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    1. Dearest Fabby,
      Thank you for your very sweet comment and compliments.
      Nobody ever believes Pieter's true age but it is in his passport...
      IF only his heart would be okay, he no doubt would reach 100.
      But True Love does bridge age differences and those who know it are blessed!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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