Weekend

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Dawn outside the Grano del Oro
We took a weekend. Friday night we went to Rancho Macho, which is the place on our walk to school where we have to watch out for the geese. It is also a bar/restaurant with a beautiful view of the valley. Macho in this case means mule. We found out that some of the Conversa "adults" were going there for dinner and dancing and we decided to join them. We stopped a cab and he being busy, radiod for another and we were there in about ten minutes. We found them finishing their meal.

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.
Our own walled garden
The band was great. Thry played a somewhat soft Latin that was exceedingly fun to dance to. I danced with all the girls at my table and by the end we were all dancing together. We met Gata there. She was hanging out because she was waiting to pick up another student at the airport. All in black, wearing a tailored coat, she showed a different side of herself. We got ourselves home in a cab about one in the morning.

January 11

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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Dawn outside the Grano del Oro
Dawn outside the Grano del Oro
Our own walled garden
Our own walled garden
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photo by: Isoinspira