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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

Friday, November 13, 2020

Driving to Atlanta back and forth for Dutch Queen's Day

 Sure, after learning that we had to move away from Georgia, we both went on April 30, 1988 together to the Dutch Queen's Day in Atlanta with our Dutch Consul and other Dutchmen.

Since we planned to drive back the very same day, I wore comfy shoes and changed while at the reception.

Still have that Christian Dior suit but I've shortened the skirt!

A birthday present that we found at Macy's while being in San Francisco on my Birthday in 1987.


Here you see the Christian Dior suit with jacket and proper shoes, that I did carry in the car!

Both we kept our jackets on a coat hanger in the car...


Posing next to our lantern


At a truckers stop, we made these photos for my Dad, from the typical American road giants, like this Peterbilt...
 

My dream always had been back then, to view the entire USA from East to West, from the cabin of a truck and also from South to North. 
IF I had had a relative in that business, I would have teamed up I guess, but we had no connections!
So, just hanging onto this Freightliner...

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  1. Those trucks are really big. It must take a lot of courage to drive something like that. You look very elegant.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Our road system here is also a lot bigger than in the Old World! That makes all the difference...
      Thank you, those shoes were not elegant but practical for the long drive.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Hello Mariette, From flying in a private plane to hanging off an 18-wheeler--I wonder how Pieter has managed to keep up with you all this time. You two have certainly decided not to miss anything, and have the photos to prove it!
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Well, we both never led a boring life and also had the courage to add enough spice to it.
      Now its time to reminisce!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

      PS got problems with my google account, can't comment anymore so I try this...

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  3. En la segunda imagen, con el traje completo, se ve lo elegante que es. Es de un corte tan clásico que no pasa de moda.

    Se te ve muy joven en esas imágenes y con ganas de comerte al mundo.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Gracias y sí, este traje Dior es realmente atemporal. Sigo aferrándose a él. ¡Oh, seguro que estaba listo para devorar el mundo!
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  4. You look so good, very nice indeed
    I have an early memory of going for a ride in my Uncle Doug's truck as a child

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Thank you and you personally have been very lucky for having an Uncle to take you for a ride in a truck!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Love your suit. You look very beautiful and elegant, Mariette. It must be fun to see the entire USA from the cabin of the truck. They are really huge and gives a nice vantage point :-)

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Thank you and when I spotted this in a magazine, I was in love. So being in San Francisco at Macy's and seeing the real thing made it mine.
      Being in a truck must be the same vantage point as being up high in a tour bus, we enjoyed that on two trips through Europe.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Very fine outfit and shoes. You look so nice. My dad drove a 18 wheeler and we used to see him off when he had to go out for weeks. I would cry to see him leave. He said the worst was in the mountains in the icy weather. Hard driving that's for sure.
    Happy Sunday
    Betsy

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    1. Dearest Betsy,
      Thank you and how special that your Dad rode such an 18-wheeler. They sacrifice a lot because talking to that man, he told us that he only was home for Christmas... No wonder you cried as a little girl, that is very hard for letting your Daddy go that long! People don't realize enough when putting something in their mouth or by using so many conveniences, how it got delivered to our area. Yes, icy weather prevails at certain altitudes for quite a while and. that is really tough for those drivers!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Dear Mariette,

    you have had been a very beautiful young girl :-) Peter must been very proud of it

    Bernhard

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    1. Dearest Bernhard,
      Those were years way beyond being a young girl... but in my late tricenarian instead.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Oh how I wish I'd kept some of my clothes from days gone by, you look very cute in your Dior suit and sneakers Mariette 😉

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    1. Dearest Grace,
      Thank you! When staying the same, why not keep some good timeless pieces?
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. I love this. You are still as beautiful and svelte as when you were a younger woman. And Pieter is just as handsome. Both of you know how to enjoy life.

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    1. Dearest Katie Isabella,
      Thank you! Well, there is a lot less hair; for both of us that is.
      Sure, we never have been idle and did partake in almost anything.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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