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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Resting in Lemoore

I am now in Lemoore, California visiting a cousin and her family. It's a little more laid-back here, just enough for me to get rest from the hectic sked I had in Reno.


This is what official website says about the place I'm in now:

"Lemoore is a rapidly growing community, with a current population of 22,000+ and is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, equidistant between San Francisco and Los Angeles. It is home to the Lemoore Naval Air Station, a modern Master Jet Base. Major employers in Lemoore include SK Foods and Leprino Foods processing plants. Lemoore is also home to a new community college campus-West Hills College at Lemoore. Lemoore offers six parks, numerous youth activities including a teen center and skatepark, an 18-hole golf courses, and many other recreational opportunities. Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks, as well as the scenic Central Coast are all within a two-hour drive."
What inescapably attracts attention here are the large plantations they got. One simply senses that farming here is one big business and the owners are everything but poor.

My late Father, whose passion is agriculture, would have loved seeing this place. What I see here now, I've seen in the books he used to read and would discuss with us in class - vast tracts of irrigated flat land, mechanized farming, hundreds of livestock. This is what he says farming ought to be. I agree.

4 comments:

aCey said...

hmmm. where did my comment go?

anyway, i hope you enjoy your stay there. your blog is fun to read, btw. :)

Keitaro Hanazawa said...

That's one nice farm. Sorry ngayon lang ako naka-visit. Ano po ginagawa niyo sa Calif., aside from visiting your relatives? Diyan ka ba magki-Christmas?

aryo said...

Acey: thanks for the visit.

Kei: it's nice to see you back. i will be coming back soon. there for christmas.

carlotta said...

siguro nadaanan ko yan when i rode the amtrak from merced to bakersfield. naalala ko andaming plantations na dinaanan yung train e. =)