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... didn't want her to go alone.
Anyway, Taxco is the place in Mexico to buy silver because it's mined right there (though, according to a tour guide in the museum we went to, the miners have been on strike for 7 years!). So, we took a taxi to a museum type place that explained some things about silver and, of course, then you could buy things made out of silver. Nothing caught our attention so we moved on. We walked a bit to take a vernacular up ...
... furnaces. If they have to shut down an oven it takes 4 days to shut it down and 4 to 5 days to get it going again.
The company has been in business for 53 years and have had the bigger production facility for about 30 years. While it is family owned only about 5% of the workforce is family, mainly in management areas of the facility. The future goals of the company are to install more ovens and gluing machines to increase their retail products.
Today we took a bus ride to a sugar mill. The operation is very similar to paper making in the first steps. The cane is dumped into a grinder and then passed under a magnet that pulls out any metal. It is then moved though a process that turns it into a brown liquid that is evaporated into the sugar we know.
The plant is mostly automated with workers monitoring the operation to ensure all is functioning properly. The sugar ...
... and experience the culture versus sitting in class so much. But, tomorrow we are supposed to be going to two different schools and I'm super excited!
This evening for la comida we had spaghetti and meatballs. It was so delicious! The meatballs were definitely different from the ones we make at home. Here, when they make them, they put a hard boiled egg inside of them. It was surprisingly really good!
The rest of ...
... by spending time with the many friends I've made here including the other YAGM. I think this is my last blog from Mexico, though I might write something when I get back to Florida and settled.
I'll be seeing Miami Airport on July 12th. Then off to the Keys for a few days of relaxation aka fishing. The road doesn't stop there, as I'll be happily returning to my post at Grace Lutheran to go on a service trip with the youth ...