Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Ok, so when you've reached my age...what do you do for party entertainment? Well, my sweet hubby took me out for a nice dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants, Thorn Tree. The owner is the best, Lowell Douglas. The restaurant is full of taxidermy from the many hunts Lowell has been on. He even used to work for National Geographic. Ok, so where is this going, you might ask? When we were just about finished up with dinner, Lowell stopped by our table. My hubby mentioned it was my birthday. Lowell immediately said, we have to celebrate! He brought each of us a glass of Amarulo (I liken it to an amaretto liquor or Baileys). He then asked us if we were familiar with the story of the Marulo tree. To which we replied we were not. Well, the Marulo tree produces this glorious fruit, and when a bit over ripe, it falls to the ground and the animals in Africa gorge themselves on it. Apparently, once the animals drink the fruit then begins to ferment in their tummies...let's just say...it ain't a pretty sight...
Lowell said, "go ahead, google drunken elephants when you get home." I have never laughed so hard in my life. True or not, thanks Lowell for the chuckle on my birthday!!