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Poor van... your rearview mirror is useless 🙂

Have a safe trip!
Sometimes it's better to not see what's behind you. :)
 

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Levy, location, please? :)
I think LEVY is deep into Mexico, at a McDonalds :) in Puerto Vallarta. 🍺 🥩🍳🍳
 

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I think LEVY is deep into Mexico, at a McDonalds :) in Puerto Vallarta. 🍺 🥩🍳🍳
Oh... the restaurant looks much better than a McDonald's... no beer at McDonald's 😎

Is that the Pacific ocean in the background? :) Most likely is the Gulf of Mexico...
 

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Look at this West Texas Oil Boom :)

Levy must be in heaven 😊 I am happy that soon they are going to be free of Middle East oil... is Canada next? Finger crossed... I am looking forward to election day ;)
 

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It's a mirage Miron, look at those lines on the beach and the red trunks on the trees. :)
 

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It's a mirage Miron, look at those lines on the beach and the red trunks on the trees. :)
I don't see anything strange... the lines are probably from the beach cleaners... those trees are going through the roof :)
 

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Irish Moss that far up the beach?? Maybe those palm trees are lipstick palms. 💄
 

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I have no clue what Irish Moss is... now I understand it is a tree :)
Oh no, not a tree. It's Chondrus Crispus. So now you know. I can tell it was on the tip of your tongue. :)

Uses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chondrus_crispus#Uses

The lifecycle of C. crispus: Below the life stages are indicated if the life stage is haploid(n) or diploid (2n) and the type of carrageenan present.

How the lifecycles of C. crispusmight look in nature: The gametophytes show blue iridescence and the fertile sporophytes exhibit a spotty pattern.
C. crispus is an industrial source of carrageenan, which is commonly used as a thickener and stabilizer[9] in milk products such as ice cream[10] and processed foods, including lunch meat. In Europe, it is indicated as E407 or E407b. It may also be used as a thickener in calico printing and paper marbling, and for fining beer or wine. Irish moss is frequently used with Mastocarpus stellatus (Gigartina mamillosa), Chondracanthus acicularis (G. acicularis), and other seaweeds, which are all commonly found growing together. Carragheen and agar-agarare also used in Asia for gelatin-like desserts, such as almond jelly. Presently, the major source of carrageenan is tropical seaweeds of the genera Kappaphycus and Eucheuma.[11]

In Ireland and parts of Scotland (where it is also known as (An) Cairgean in Scottish Gaelic), it is boiled in milk and strained, before sugar and other flavourings such as vanilla, cinnamon, brandy, or whiskey are added.[12] The end product is a kind of jelly similar to pannacotta, tapioca, or blancmange.[13] Similarly, in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, Gracilaria spp. are boiled with cinnamon and milk to make a thick drink called Irish moss that is believed to be an aphrodisiac.[14] In Venezuela it has been used for generations as a home remedy for sore throat and chest congestion, boiled in milk and served with honey before bed.[citation needed]

Irish moss is commonly used as a clarifying agent or finings in the process of brewing (beer), particularly in homebrewing. A small amount is added to the kettle or "copper", where it is boiled with the wort, attracting proteins and other solids, which are then removed from the mixture after cooling along with the copper finings.
You are closer to Irish Moss than you think. I use to pick it off the rocks, dry it and sell it to a processing plant. Use to eat some of it too. Sort of like dulse but different. Great brain food, along with sardines, eel and lobster. :)
 

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So interesting :)

boiled with cinnamon and milk to make a thick drink called Irish moss that is believed to be an aphrodisiac.[14] In Venezuela it has been used for generations as a home remedy for sore throat and chest congestion, boiled in milk and served with honey before bed
 

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Chondrus crispus is found growing on rock from the middle intertidal zone into the subtidal zone,[6] all the way to the ocean floor.
So, Levy picture might be correct :p
 
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