Sunday, 17 March 2013 – After working hard for the proposal seminar and plant design exam, we took a trip to the tea plantation at Wonosari, Lawang and the Jambu Luwuk Resort and Hotel at Batu. We left from ITS at 07.00 a.m. by bus. This trip was aimed to make us closer, like a family, so that we can work well as a team in laboratory.
The traffic in that sunday morning was crowded but the bus still could run although slowly. The route to the Wonosari tea plantation was very narrow and uphill. We arrived at about 09.30 a.m. Then, we took a tour and hike around the tea plantation. The air was very fresh that made us relax. This place is a good place for contemplation. After dhuhur prayer, we continued our trip to Batu.
Batu is about 40 kms from Wonosari. When we arrived at Batu, it was a hard rain. But the bus driver was very skilfull so that we could arrived at Jambu Luwuk safely. By using umbrella we got off from the bus to Hotel. We had lunch at the hotel. After lunch, we were escorted by the shuttle bus of the hotel to go around. The scene was very beautiful.
At 05.00 p.m., we left for Surabaya and arrived ITS safely at about 08.00 p.m. This trip will be a good memory for all of us.
10-11 March 2012. After working hard preparing proposal for the research project for graduation, we went to Sarangan lake together for refreshing. We left from Surabaya Saturday morning, about seven o’clock, using a bus. It took about 5 hours to get there. After lodging at villa, it was free time. We could do whatever we liked around the lake.
At 7 p.m., we got together to have dinner at a restaurant in front of the villa. Then, we prepared charcoal for barbeque, but we only had corn. But, It did not matter, we proceeded to grill the corn and ate together. We sang a song, joking, playing, etc. It’s time to go to bed for tomorrow morning. Hiking to water fall, about 2.5 km.
It’s 5.30 am. Come out, it’s time to go! Let’s start hiking in the fresh morning air. All members walked together to go to a beautiful water fall.
Here we came. A beautiful water fall. The water was cold but it removed all tired by entering it. Water also splashed from above. That made us very happy. All problems seemed to disappear immediately. Try it.
After the adventure, we had a delicious breakfast, chicken satay and rabbit satay. Then we went around the lake, took boat, went shopping for beautiful souvenir, etc. Time to go home. See you on the next journey.