Went to Baguio with The Clan (a.k.a. The Superfriends) for holy week. It was CRAZEE!!! @_@ Left home at 5AM. Arrived in Baguio at 5:30 -PM!!! More than 12 hours on the road, I was going ape$hit in the car! Was everyone in sync on going up the mountains for the holy week???
|Bumper to bumper traffic.|
|The crowd watching the penitensya didn’t help ease the traffic congestion. That’s for sure.|
Our itinerary said lunch in Baguio by 11:30 -at 2:30P.M. we were still in Urdaneta! CRAP! All the restaurants were jam-packed. Except for Max’s.. I don’t know why. So Max’s fried chicken it was for our late lunch. 4 families totaling 24 pax trudged wearily & hungrily up the steps for good old fried chicken.
|You wouldn’t think we were all tired, sticky & cranky, looking at these happy photos hahaha!
We are well trained for the camera! ;))
After having been assigned our rooms at the Suarez mansion, we hurriedly ate our baon for dinner after unpacking, and eagerly went to The Filling Station for cold mountain air & ice cream! <3
|Hulk greeted us by the entrance! ;)|
|The cold mountain air & fresh ice cream does wonders for the spirits! ;)|
|My strawberry delight! <3|
|Rambulan na!!! ;))|
|What is Baguio without horseback riding at Camp John Hay? ;)|
|Buying local trinkets.|
|Waiting for refreshments.|
|Paintball. 450 php for 50 bullets.
Naunahan ng takot due to the preemptive warning of the marshall,
so everyone was hiding & shooting aimlessly haha!
Nobody emerged victorious! :P
|G.I. Joe and…|
|To each his own tree! ;))|
|The wussies! ;))|
|Had dinner at Forest House Bistro cafe.
This is one of our Baguio favorites.
We never go home without dining here at least once.
|And this time, we brought the whole clan! <3|
|Seating 24 pax is no small feat.|
|Bouillabaisse 110 php|
|Australian Salpicado (525 php) was the choice food of the night.|
|Coming in close second was the Bagnet (195 php)|
|Seafood Binagoongan (Lenten Special) 315 php|
|Porterhouse 595 php|
Had a nightcap at the Chocolate de Batirol after dinner to savor the cool Baguio Air…
|The famous Chocolate de Batirol.. with marshmallows.
The children didn’t like it though. Too tabang for their taste.
They prefer the belgian kind.. such spoiled brats! ;))
|Puto bumbong & Bibingka|
|Spent the rest of the morning in Mines View|
|Crazee boys! ;))|
|My Igorot kids! <3|
|All together now… :)|
|And what is Mines View without the wishing well?
Wish well, my loves! ;)
|and the MAIS! m/|
|Lunch buffet back home.|
|Lovingly prepared by ate Marita! <3|
It rained the rest of the day, so we thought of hiring Delfin, the henna tattoo artist my hunny befriended the other day (note: hiningian ng malaking discount). He came to the house & drew on everybody. He certainly had a profitable rainy day! :)
|And just look at how much my Hunny loves me!!! <3|
|As I, him! <3
(Love in Ink!)
|The boys. Don’t you think my babyson’s wing tat looks soooo cool??? ;)|
|Ang mga barako! ;))|
|Ate thought of an ingenious design!
She is just so clever & original! <3
|While my baby got a unicorn. She is really the sugar to my spice! <3
All fairytale-y goodness! :-*
|Then the teens all posed for a group caricature.|
|This is Delfin. Do look for him when you go to Baguio.|
|His version of the kids as he saw them. Cool, right?|
|Then we roasted some marshmallows..|
|My baby Lavinia’s warm toasty feet! <3|
|Spent our last night eating (still)..|
|and cuddling bears as we told ghost stories & scared each other silly! ;))|
Celebrated easter, our last day together, at Mario’s…
|650 php/person. Not bad.|
|Cochinilla, Turkey & Roast beef|
|Cheers to super friendships! ;)|
|Caesar Salad -simply the best at Mario’s! <3|
|My appetizer! ;)|
|and my main meal.|
|Easter egg surprise! Ate got a free mango jubilee for 2. Yippee! m/|
Many thanks to Jojo & Judith for accommodating all of us in their vacation home. We were so spoiled & pampered! <3
|Buying crispy fish & pusit. Yum!|
And guess what? Left Baguio at 2PM. Got home at 1AM. Only in the Philippines, folks, will it take you 11-12 hours going on a supposed 5-6 hour trip. Hayyyzzzzz!!! @_@
|But seeing happy smiling faces like these in spite of traffic & leg cramps make it all worth while! <3|
‘Til our next summer adventure! :-*