While constructing the addition to the Badger building we discovered a long-forgotten chest buried deep in the earth. When we opened it we found a treasure trove of letters from our traveling Navigator Badger. There were postmarks from all over the world! Here we share one of the letters we found*.
It is nearly Father’s Day and I’m camped on the banks of the Beaulieu River. Crossing the Channel in the biplane was rough. And this next mission will be tougher. It’s nice to have a moment of calm to tell you that I am thinking of you, and excited for our reunion.
This leg of the trip had me touring an organic extra virgin olive oil estate in southern Spain, then on to the bergamot farm in Calabria, Italy. Though the exotic Citrus Aurantium Bergamia was beautiful – rows and rows of sunny yellow and orange, basking in the sun – my heart remains stolen by the olive groves. The trees are 150 years old, and have been nurtured and cared for by the same family for seven generations. Rolling hills of organic, ancient trees and the most wonderful olive oil I have ever tasted! I cannot wait to bring you there to see for yourself.
All of this traveling certainly has taken its toll – I hardly recognize my travel weary face in the mirror! So since it is Father’s Day and I’m with you in spirit, I shaved for the first time in weeks. It felt really good! I ran out of After Shave, so I tapped into my flask of Beard Oil you cleverly slipped into my duffel (thank you!) and applied to my whole face. My skin has seen hours of sun, gale, and storm, and was really needing some TLC.
After a day or two of rest, I’ll be continuing my expedition south in search of the prized Argan tree in Morocco. I am hoping to be able to stay in a small cooperative village and work for room and board, while I learn the art of extracting the precious seeds from the center of the argan pod. Wish me luck, as I’ve heard that it’s hot and there are goats in the trees.
I will write you again as soon as I am able. Until then, all my love –
Your dad, the Navigator
* This is fictitious and written with the sole intent of entertainment. We hope you enjoyed!