Well, we've been up since 6 am and we haven't stopped all day. I met our guests (two couples from San Jose... one of the couples is actually Roberto's (dairy farmer/friend) second cousin. I was introduced to him and his wife through a fundraising project. They wanted to come and see the Copey Learning Center and our one-room school in Rio Blanco to see if there is any help they might be able to offer. I brought them to the Center and the school where they met the volunteers and teachers, and observed a class in session.
Then I drove them to Hush Valley Lodge where they enjoyed some lunch (Squash and Carrot soup, salad and fresh homemade bread and butter). Later, I prepared dinner (fresh trout filets marinated in olive oil, lemon, lime, white wine, rosemary and a pinch of salt), carrots sautéed in maple syrup and orange juice, potatoes mixed with a dash of, well, Mrs. Dash and Parmesan cheese... baked in the oven and some green beans. I cooked most of the day. One of the couples was supposed to sleep at another hotel in Copey, but they decided to all share the guesthouse. They appear happy, which is all that matters.
It's 7:30 pm and we've just sat down. We're enjoying a nice cup of tea and some lemon/cranberry cake. Yum!
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