Sunday, June 28, 2009

What's not to love?

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.
On the farm, there was plenty of room to play baseball. And football with the big guys.
And the junior college was right next to a train track, affording the excitement of hearing the train whistle and seeing the diesel engines puff by town. Sign Xander up for rural living!

6 comments:

Define Heather said...

i love you all

Nicole said...

How fun!! It is always nice to have a little adventure.

Mirien said...

It's fun to look at the world through a child's eye. I can see why Xander fell in love with country life. I can just picture how excited he must have been! How about you?

merathon said...

yeah, so how do YOU feel about rural life after your brief stint in sterling? were you as mesmerized by all the farm equipment? :)

jessica said...

That is our yearly experience, every time we take the kids to see their nana and papa in Winnemucca. Their Labor Day parade is mostly era tractors - very fun!

Marliese said...

Reminds me a little of Camby, IN...with the John Deere retail site on the corner of our cornfield-lined street. So fun for little kids who love some room to roam. Hmmm...we could use some of that ourselves.