I started my day by sleeping in till an ungodly hour, Randy said that was his present to me. I think he just likes the quiet and is able to "futz" around without me getting in the way or talk at him during his chill time when he listens to music. Well, for whatever reason I was a happy camper to take a leisurely approach to the day.
At 1:00 we loaded up at the El Nomad office and headed out to our cooking class being held at Ida's family country home in Paute, just 40 min. outside of Cuenca. Ida had offered to have us all over, and the 7 of us "students" were all up for a trip to see this place that Arturo & Becca had raved about. We were not dissapointed. Its a 90 year old farmhouse that is HUGE, and with terraces that have a great view of the valley and the Paute river. There are flowers, trees, ducks, turkeys, geese, and we also saw a cute white rabbit.
|Air plant, they grow everywhere here|
|Brennie found the perfect rock|
|Bougainvillea grows wild here!|
|rock wall made with pieces of petrified wood!|
We did enjoy eating the food, and we fell upon it so fast that I did not even take one picture of what we ate! I did get a few of the cute baby Kesha sleeping while we worked.
|Canna's, leaves for tamales and ground root flour for cake!|
If you have not noticed I added two new links to my favorite blogs list. They are the El Nomad Suggests and the Facilitators Cuenca Ecuador. These are Arturo and Beccas other services that they offer. I am totally endorsing them as go to people. They have assisted us several times and now I am happy to say they are looking to offer that service to others. Give them a try, you wont be disappointed!