I'm trying to catch up a little on our blog. Clancey had to show me how to export my pics so that I could change the size of them down to something that could actually be uploaded. Our internet isn't always fast so I would write a post and then try to upload some pics. They would still be uploading the next morning! So, here we are......starting back in March! If you look back in our blog you'll find one about my parents visit here, too.
On March 3rd we were invited to go for a group hike. Some of the friends that we've made here organized a bunch of us to get together and hike back into the Janson Lakes. The Janson coffee farm has been here for 3 generations and they grow regular and geisha style coffee. The lakes are private but they opened them up to the public so that families will go and use them.
We met up at our friends house then gathered our snacks and waterbottles to hike down the road to the lakes. The road into the lakes is definitely easier walked than driven but we did pass people who had driven in. They keep the lakes stocked so that people can fish in there. The kids are itching to go back and try fishing.
After snacks, repeated attempts to fall in the lake by the little ones and calling the older kids back from halfway around the lake we started the hike back out. The kids found a cool vine on the way in so they decided to try some of their Tarzan moves on it on the way back out. It's been really neat to see their creativity and play here since they don't have the devices, internet and toys that they have at home.
We didn't have a vehicle at this point in our trip here so our friend kindly drove us home. On the way she thought we needed to check out the Janson Cafe since we hadn't been there yet. They had coffee berries laid out in the sun to dry. We watched as a man turned them all to dry on the other side. Grandpa treated the kids to drinks and brownies. Not a bad way to end a hike!
The bathroom at the farm is tucked away under the deck. The girls thought it was so cool and wanted me to take pics of them in there because it felt like a tunnel. It's not every day you get to use a washroom in a cave!