Yesterday our Spanish teacher, Martin, (maestro de espanol) took us on an adventure to an organic farm nearby. It was amazing!! The owner was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. He was very patient with us as we trudged all over his land and asked questions. As was Martin The views were spectacular – you could see way out on the horizon. There was so much humidity in the air that we could not get a clear view of the ocean but on less humid days I could see that the view would be even more spectacular. The owner grows the food for his family and there was everything you could imagine. Bananas, breadfruit, mangoes, a variety of limes, ducks (and babies), soursop, avocadoes, mamon chino, corn, starfruit, lettuce, tomatoes, just to name a few items. I ended up coming home with a huge squash that the owner picked and gave to me so Tom can be expecting to eat a lot of squash soup! The flowers were just gorgeous and we saw some amazing grasshoppers – I have never seen them in the variety of colors we saw yesterday.
We ended our day sitting by the pool at a restaurant and hotel owned by one of Martin’s friend. After a couple of beers and bocas I was ready to come home and go to bed. What a great day!!