Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Roses and More Roses
It was a little chilly at our stop in Urbina, where we were treated to a presentation from the only remaining ice merchant in the region.
There are 26 people on our train, most are from the U.S., but a few other countries are represented. Well into day three, we have become a friendly group.
We had a lovely lunch in one of the only surviving structures from the earthquake of 1949 in Ambato. Then on to Navado Rose plantation for a fascinating presentation on the rose production process from seed to ship.
We returned to the train for the final push to Latacunga only to find a dozen roses at my seat. A sweet anniversary present from the Tren Crucero crew.
The tour guides also arranged for a spectacular upgrade on our room at Hacienda La Ciénega. A memorable anniversary indeed.
Posted by K.F.Rogers at 7:16 PM