Essentially, the Colorado Trust sponsored the weeklong interdisciplinary rural immersion experience to convince medical care providers that rural life is for them. Xander seems convinced. He and Elodie were excited about going to Sterling for weeks, and it didn't disappoint. I wondered how staying in the junior college dorms would be for the whole family. I mean, college life isn't exactly designed to be kid friendly. But any apprehension melted away when the first thing we saw on the campus was a playground with a real broken-down pick-up truck and tractor for kids to climb on. What more could a boy want?How about getting up close and personal with a real combine harvester. These things are HUGE!The wheat farmer's daughter gave Xander a hands-on tour of all of the tractor attachments.And she let him sit in their grain-hauling 18-wheeler.The local museum had row after row of farm equipment from different eras. And the scavenger hunt took us for a brief visit of the fire station. Looking forward to that stop helped him endure sitting in the car on our wild goose chase through Sterling.