Last weekend I took a road trip to Opelousas, La to see the famous fig man, Mr. Robin. Saturday morning I left Birmingham around 7:30 am and arrived at Mr. Robin's house at 3:15 pm. I was lost for few miles, my car's GPS started taking me to the wrong direction when I had only 2 miles left to his house (one way trip was 490 miles). Had to call him and ask him where his house was?
Finally arrived there and knocked on his door, he came out and greeted and then his dog (Bob) came outside and started playing with me. We all then went towards back to his greenhouse and orchard, his friend and I walked there while Mr. Robin took off with his riding lawn mower towards back driving 80 miles/hr.
There he showed me his fig trees. He also has many other types of fruit trees like, Lemon, Orange, Mulberry, grape, Pecan and pomegranate trees. we walked around his Orchard and he showed me all his trees, meanwhile Bob was catching Snakes, lizards and barking at the Wasp's nest. We walked up front where he propagates his cuttings and taught me few good points in propagation. By then Miss Betty had came outside and I said hello and introduced myself to her. Mr. Robin was being very sweet to her, you could tell he loves her so dearly.
We talked about his older fig trees that he got in ground and ate some mulberries, picked fresh from the tree. Then I looked at my watch and it was getting late so I told him I had to get on the road, he insisted to stay for dinner, but I told him that I was going back to Birmingham tonight. I felt his house around 6:30 pm.
Mr. Robin is so hospitable that it makes you feel like you know him for years. He takes care of his sick wife with no hesitation and sell trees on the side, when he is 74 years old. I don't think I've ever met someone with this caliber before.
I took many pictures that I can't download here, it says, the size is too large. Even when I want to download only one. Does anyone know how can I post the pics.?
Thank you for reading this.