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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 Commercial Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 9 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Monday, March 20, 2023

Arriving at Sheraton Harbor Island Hotel, San Diego, California for 5th North American Mushroom Conference

On Saturday, March 9, 1985 we left from the Santa Cruz, California area where we'd stayed for three nights at the home of mushroom friends Don and Donna Richardson.
See post below.
Me standing in front of the then Sheraton Harbor Island East Hotel.
Now it is called Sheraton San Diego Hotel And Marina...
We stayed in room 408 and checked in for our 5-night stay for the 5th North American Mushroom Conference where Pieter would be a speaker on the 12th.
View from our room...
We did walk around and then enjoyed a Mexican dinner.
Wearing my hand knitted, hand embroidered cardigan—see link below post.
On Sunday, March 10 we had breakfast at 8:00 and by 10:00 we met with Pieter's Dutch friend Chris van Zon and walked together.
In the distance you see San Diego
A card from the San Diego skyline
Chris captured both of us next to this boat for sale...
Pieter leaning against a tree...
Chris van Zon and me before we decided to drive to Tijuana around noon till 18:00
See below post about that trip—our first to México...

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38 comments:

  1. Enjoyed your blast to the past. I know these places well. My husband was stationed in San Diego. My dad had a cousin who lived in San Diego and we’d go down to visit and he’d take us over the border to Tijuana. My mom bought some of those pots and a Venus Di Milo statue. I never liked that statue. Anyway, enjoyed your post. Oh if you go over to my blog, I took a photo of some pretty fungus that was growing on a tree.

    I do hope and pray that each day finds you in less pain and getting better.

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    1. Dearest Debby,
      This was a very special memory for both of us—our first trip to San Diego, followed by more.
      I have a dear friend in Escondido, so that is not far away.
      When flying, we always were very limited in carrying home what we would have liked to. So no pots for us...
      Yes, the pain is a lot less and I'm starting to sleep and rest better the past couple of days.
      Got a nasty rash on my leg, above back of knee—from that hated knee immobilizer... It will be something when I can do without that torture tool!
      And my hair is falling out from the Medrol Dosepak (Prednisone)... but it sure worked well for all the swelling!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Sicuramente sono stati bellissimi ricordi per entrambi!
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  3. Mooie herinneringen van1995.

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    1. Beste Ellie,
      Ja heel fijne herinneringen van 1985 en onze eerste keer naar San Diego.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  4. What wonderful souvenirs to cherish. You both look great.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Yes, absolutely fond memories for both of us and great for meeting there our worldwide mushroom friends!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. San Diego, a beautiful city. My son lives in the county of San Diego and I visit there every other year. Although, I was a mom raising my first child in 85, my son was not even born then! lol....However, I had visited that area as a child. I was born in Calif and shortly after we moved to San Diego.

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    1. Dearest Pam,
      So you have memories of San Diego!
      We both loved going there.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. I love the memories you share here, Mariette. Blessings!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      Those are happy memories of meeting up with lots of worldwide friends.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Oh so lovely memories and pictures...great and nice post!
    Have a Happy Springtime!
    Titti

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    1. Dearest Titti,
      Yes, lovely memories are always joyful to relive!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Ha pasado el tiempo y lo vives de nuevo con sus recuerdos y el buen testimonio gráfico de esas bien guardadas fotografías.
    Besos.

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Revivir momentos tan felices con amigos de todo el mundo siempre es bueno para el alma.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  9. Bloody nice photos, you have had a bloody good life

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Thank you and yes, we've lived a worthwhile life and never dodged to go the extra mile.
      Being able to lecture for a worldwide crowd—amongst them many mushroom friends, is very special. Fond memories remain!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Lovely photos of beautiful people (you, husband Pieter, friend Chris), and spots in San Diego area!
    The deep blue color of the sea is the best possible background to these memorable photos.

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    1. Dearest Duta,
      It were a very special 5 nights at San Diego Harbor Island. Perfect for walking.
      Fond memories of relaxing times together.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. I enjoy your trips back in time ... San Diego is one of my favorite places! Hope you are feeling better today.

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    1. Dearest Helen,
      We both loved San Diego as well!
      Yes, today was somewhat better—though I could not sleep, so I got up again...
      Guess I'm just anxious about tomorrow's outcome of my right shoulder's MRI done on March 1.
      It takes forever to finally know.
      Also WISH I could get rid of that knee immobilizer—torture tool as I call it. So hard to sleep with and it has caused me a nasty skin rash already.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Happy memories you shared here, Mariette.
    Love the photos.

    Hugs, blessings and best wishes for a speedy recovery, dearest friend.

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    1. Dearest Veronica,
      Yes, those are very happy memories for looking back on and reliving.
      Got great news that I don't have to wear the knee immobilizer and for my shoulder today I had the MRI results and I don't need surgery—however I also had a fractured Scapula. Need to have physical therapy in order to avoid ending up with a frozen shoulder.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    2. This really is indeed great news, Mariette.
      Soon you will be be as right as rain.
      Hang in there, dearest friend.
      Hugs and blessings

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  13. Mooie herinneringen Mariette!

    Liefs,
    Hilly

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    1. Beste Hilly,
      Ja, heel mooie herinneringen en ook van de erna komende presentatie die Pieter deed.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  14. It's wonderful to look at old photos and remember the past.

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Old photos together with our handwritten diaries are a treasure!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  15. I Am So Stoked About These SD Photos - The City Was So Tiny And Full Of Life Back Then - I Used To Ride My Bike Along Harbor Drive And On Out To Point Loma - Way Cool - SD Was A Fabulous City Back In The 80's And Such Good People - Curious About Your TJ Experience - Big Hugs My Dear

    Cheers

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    1. Dearest Travis,
      That makes me happy knowing that your foot steps lie there also and even better for riding a bike. That is the BEST territory due to no elevation. We loved it indeed very much back in the 80s and also some later years. Have not been back in about 20 years after celebrating my 50th Birthday together with my twin sis—FRIEND! Special memories...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  16. Liebe Mariette, was für Schätze doch diese wundervollen Fotos sind. Ihr beide seht großartig aus.
    Und San Diego kenne ich als Filmdrehort... dieses Blau des Wassers, diese Palmen und Segelboote... einfach schön. Großartig, dass du diese Fotos hast und uns zeigst. Einladung zum Träumen. Und ja, wer keine Träume mehr hat ist arm dran.
    Liebe Mariette, ich wünsche dir von Herzen, eine maximal gute Genesung. Möge es dir Stück für Stück immer besser gehen. Schau mit Freude nach vorn... und ich bin überzeugt, das machst du.
    Dank zu dir. Eine Umarmung von mir.
    Viola

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    1. Liebe Viola,
      Danke für deine Wörter hier und ja diese besondere Erinnerungen teile ich sehr gerne.
      Es macht uns beide auch Freude mal zurück zu schauen auf schöne Zeiten und so vergehen auch andere Zeiten schneller bis es wieder 'sonnig' ist.
      Ganz liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      Yes, those belong to one of the most favorite for both of us!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  18. Your life has been one of work and it's good that you have such beautiful memories.
    xoxo

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      It certainly pays off for having kept a diary and saving things in scrapbooks and then the photos. That way—those stories really do come to life!
      We worked hard and intens but the satisfaction of our input has been equally great.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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