Around the World in an RV is Your Project Too!
Apr. 10, 2010 8:21 am
Updated: Apr. 17, 2010 7:00 pm
Hi, everyone! Bob and I have been talking it over and since he is set to start radiation in less than 2 weeks, he'll be out of commission for a while. So we mulled it over and decided to let you all be involved in this project to an extent.
There is going to come a time, after a few weeks of treatments, that Bob won't be able to eat the food. He wanted me to just pick the countries myself, but I didn't think that would be fair to all the supporters out there, so we've decided to turn the choices over to all of the readers.
This is what we want to do...if you want to be in the weekly drawing to be able to pick a country to be put up for vote, just leave me a message on this blog and every Friday we will randomly pick 2 names and I notify you on Saturday if it's your turn. If you are picked, let me know on Saturday what country you would like to see up for vote and I'll post the threads on the Recipe Exchange every Sunday, like I've done all along. Tomorrow, Maggi and Band Mom Becky have chosen the countries up for voting and I really appreciate the help from both of them.
The countries that are still on the list are:
French Polynesia (Tahiti)
When I started this, it was with the best of intentions, no claim to the authenticity of the dishes. I just wanted to show people what you could actually accomplish in a small space in an RV and taste different cuisines from around the world. This is probably the most economical way for me to travel, to actually go would cost more money than Bob or I have to spend. The town here where I live does not have a wide variety of ethnic restaurants, so in order to taste all the foods I want to try, I have to make them myself. So these blogs are done in the spirit of that particular country, not for the sake of being authentic. Let's face it, a lot of authentic ingredients are not available to me. So, I reserve the right to make reasonable substitutions when needed.
I appreciate all the support I have gotten from all of you and when I felt like giving up, you all had some say in that, along with Bob, so the project will live on. I have 37 out of 52 countries left and I'm looking forward to a lot of them and some of them, to be perfectly honest, I'm dreading! But I figure that anything that is worth doing can't be all wine and roses...there has to be thorns along the way. So, for now, I need your help with choosing the countries. If you want to be included, please leave me a message. Thanks again for all of your support in this project and also, please accept our heart-felt thanks for all the prayers and positive thoughts you have been sending us in, so far, what has been one of our lowest points. Bob will beat this cancer, I know this, and you all have a hand in that as well. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! YOU ALL ROCK!!
Our wedding picture
Puppa--my blue-eyed dog!
Pretty Girl Sasha!
Super Dave the Girl Cat thinking she's all that!
4-10-10 Sunrise...I took this as a sign this morning that we have made the right choice!