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January 11th, 1997 – by: jsbuck1
Rancho Macho is the same place where the geese molest us every morning. It is farm where they exercise horses and there always a couple of pickup trucks around, but on Friday night it was a magical place with the lights of the valley stretching out before it. We drank beers and then a couple of tequila shots.
We got up early on Saturday to go to the optional tutorial but the cab never showed up because Gata forgot to arrange it. We are beginning to see the structure of the school and she is definitely the workhorse of the place in terms of making it run. We came back and hung out and began to really get to know our family. Another son, Mamfred, came by. He sells medical instruments. His English is quite good, so he spoke English and we spoke Spanish. Dawn spoke Spanish and I spoke something that was not English. We are beginning to have adult conversations. In short, we have decided not to move up the casone on campus. We have just gotten back from a night at one of the best hotels in San Jose and our need for luxurious surroundings has been satiated.
The Grano de Oro has 33 rooms. We were in the new part and it was beautifully designed with a private patio for our room, a Jacuzzi on the roof and a restaurant that was half inside, where we ate dinner and half outside where we had breakfast in a garden muy estupendo. It was small but its use of the walls that surrounded the garden was exquisite. The bed was great; the water was hot; the privacy was appreciated.
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