Wow! I just have to say that I have the best host mom on the face of the planet. She knows that I like cattle and everything agriculture. She likes to take little day trips to see things with her daughter and grandson, so she took me along. But, she decided to take me to a small university that specializes in livestock. She is a sweet-talker, and got us into the school, and asked enough questions until she finally found someone to give us a short little tour. She then traded contact info with him, and he invited us to a rodeo that they will have sometime this spring. Before it was all said and done, I walked away with two magazines that the university publishes and a calendar! Check out the pics below for an overview of the day!
Last weekend on our trip to the volcano we saw a lot of coffee plants. Today, since we were in a hotter climate (probably close to 90 degrees), we saw sugar cane.
Buena Vista (Good view) - One of sugar cane, the other of coffee and these cool trees with orange flowers.
One of the Jersey cows they have there. They have a small dairy herd. Obvious highlight of my day!
Picnic at the university with
Mom Mabel on the right, her
daughter Rebekah on the left,
and grandson Alejandro center.
We wrapped it up at a big festival about an hour from home. I found this treat and had to have it. Pineapple with pineapple and banana in the bottom, ice cream on top. It was as glorious as it looks.
Class field trip to San Jose tomorrow...check back to see what adventures arise!