US Roadtrip 2017 – San Francisco

I was asked once in this blog, why I have not included San Francisco yet in our itinerary. I replied that at that time, we already had other plans.

You know,ย  like in business, we plan ahead. And schedule things. It took us about two years. But this time, San Francisco it is! Nope, not Agusan.ย  But the one in America. ๐Ÿ™‚

Okay, I booked our flight through EVA Airways because it was possible for us to leave Davao in the morning and move on to our US flight in the evening. But as the time drew near, I realized that I needed to change our local flight.

We had to leave a day early from Davao because I had to close a real estate transaction in Manila. Lost money over the local ticket plus the one night cost of Remington Hotel but well, that’s nothing compared to the deal I made. So it was fine. And we got to eat again at the Marriott Buffet. ha! You just don’t know how much I look forward to that every time we are in Manila. I love their unlimited supply of prawns and curacha! ๐Ÿ™‚

Marriott Buffet’s grilled prawns and curacha. Love…. ๐Ÿ™‚

Moving on.ย  Eva Airways boarded on time. But we left late because of NAIA’s runway traffic. The pilot was apologetic about it. But you know, that’s beyond his control. When we finally took off, everybody was ready to leave. Really ready to leave. ha ha. Yep, that long a wait for us that night. The flight from the Philippines to Taiwan was just about 2 hours. And since we got an upgraded seat, it didn’t bother us that much. Oh why we had an upgrade? Our flight got affected when they made a cancellation to one of their trips . So they made sure that in all our bookings , we got the seats we wanted. Of course, not business class. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I made sure that the hubby got an aisle seat all the way and back. And we were seated near the front. I do not like sitting in the middle or at the back of the plane. So it was a win-win situation for us.

Taiwan Taoyuan Internationalย  Airportย  is very nice. But the restaurants in our Terminal were limited. And they close early. So make sure that you buy your coffee or any drink/foodย  as soon as you get settled.

The trip from Taipei to San Francisco was relaxing. There were bumps along the way but it wasn’t bad. Thank God! The food was just so-so and the movies were limited. So I mostly slept during the flight. And listened to old songs in between.

I have not heard the song “telefone” for a very long time. ha ha.

More songs I listened to on the plane. ๐Ÿ™‚ Does this tell you my age?! LOL

We arrived at San Francisco International Airport on time. But the immigration line was so long it took us almost 2 hours to get out of the airport. And to my surprise, I wasn’t interviewed anymore. You know with questions like, are you going to work in America Mrs. Walker? ๐Ÿ™‚ None of those lines of questioning anymore. The officer just stamped my passport after looking at me. I think the US finally understood that I really, really do not want to live here. ha ha I just want my road trip and my outlet mall fill until we reach mommy’s… That’s my mom-inlaw’s haven , surrounded by colorful trees on autumn and buttercups / wild flowers during spring. My second home.

Normally, we pick up our rental car at the airport upon arrival. But this time, we didn’t. Why? Because parking in San Francisco is expensive. The Holiday Inn San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf, where we will be staying forย  4 days,ย  charges $50 a night. Yes that much!

So I booked us with Super Shuttle through http://www.airportshuttle.comย  . I paid $34 for both the hubby and I . That comes with 4 luggage and a door to door delivery to our destination. No hassle and stress free. ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved it. If you don’t mind sharing a ride with other travelers, then this is the way to go. You don’t want to deal with traffic in San Francisco anyway right? Specially at night!

We finally checked in at the Holiday Inn past 9pm. Tired from the very long trip, it was such a nice surprise to talk to Filipinos at the counter who were very accommodating. Thank you very much for the assistance. ๐Ÿ™‚

After a late dinner at Denny’s (just at the corner of the hotel), we retired to our room.

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On our second day, we started late. We figured that we will just be on the tour bus , anyway.ย  So there’s no need to rush. When we got ready, we walked to the corner of the hotel where the bus stop is. And waited for Big Bus Tour to pick us up. I made an advance 2 day booking for us. So I just showed the voucher and the driver gave us 2 small earphones. By the way, this is why I booked us at Holiday Inn because the hop on – hopย  off bus stop is just around the corner. That’s a lot of time and money saved in moving from one place to the other. Plus of course, we can just walk towards the Fisherman’s Wharf which is my main reason for this SFO trip.

Big Bus Tour ( (https://www.bigbustours.com/en/san-francisco/san-francisco-bus-tours/) arrived on time. ๐Ÿ™‚ And off we went to the touristy stuff called City Tour.

Okay so ’nuff talk. Time to look at pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚

CITY HALL:ย 

Trivia – the tip of the dome is made of gold. Yes, pure gold. ๐Ÿ™‚

Called PAINTED LADIES , these Victorian and Edwardian houses and buildings are part of the bus tour. Built between 1849 to 1915, the colors were considered loud back then. But they’ve remained so beautiful until the present.

The Haight – Ashbury is the part of the tour that refers to both streets (Haight and Ashbury)ย and their hippie culture.

This wall mural has Jimi Hendrix’ authograph.

Sexy legs on the window can certainly catch more attention. ha ha

Imagine the stories behind this wall…

The Tenderloin. No one really knows why this portion of the City is called as such. But the nicest story among them all is that – a cop supposedly bought tenderloin for the people living here. The buildings in this neighborhood are rented to the poor. From what I understand, it costs $1000 per month. Geee.. that’s P50,000.00 in our country. A lot of money, just for rent. And according to the tour guide, each floor has 1 toilet/bathroom shared by all the tenants.

Yes guys, not all Americans are rich! Look at the homeless people below… Some of them sleep on the street. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

We passed by the Golden Gate Park. But I will go back to that later on.

There were other stops too but well, we weren’t really interested in them. So we just continued to ride in the bus until we reached the Golden Gate Bridge. Okay, we were wearing a wind breaker because it does not breathe. It keeps us warm when it’s cold. Plus I was wearing 3 layers of clothing. But I’d say, we weren’t prepared as to how cold the Golden Gate Bridge is when you’re on top of the bus! Cold is fine. Without wind. But when both are present, I froze. Took me a little while to recover. It’s a good thing the sun was out that day. It helped when we finally left the bus and took a walk beside the bridge.

Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. I never thought that I’d see this place. If someone told me this when I was younger, I probably would have just laughed and moved on. Thank you Lord for this chance.

 

Foggy view of the bay and the marina below.

Did our best to get a “twofie”. ha ha

From here, we hopped on to another bus and moved on. This time, our destination is the Fisherman’s Wharf. If you look at the map, FW is the No. 1 stop. The second stop is our hotel, so we’re basically just neighbors. We just had to walk about 10mins or so and we’re back where we started this morning.ย  If you want to be nearer,ย  book at the Sheraton Hotel. The wharf is just right across Sheraton. ๐Ÿ™‚

Finally we arrived at the main reason of our San Francisco trip. Pier 39 and the Sea Lions. ๐Ÿ™‚

A few steps away from Pier 39’s main entrance, past the restaurants and souvenir stores, are these noisy sea lions.ย  They took residence here after the 1989 earthquake. And never left. They sound very loud and cute. ha ha. I just never expected that they are THAT NOISY. ๐Ÿ™‚

I love them. And the fact that they are protected by the government. It is against the law to feed , harass or handle them.

Marina View.

The Alcatraz. Reminds me of The Rock and Sean Connery.

Beautiful day to go sailing huh?!

He looks cute when he smiles. He doesn’t believe me. ha ha.. What do you think?

Our second day ended here. We just had dinner nearby and walked back towards our hotel.

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We started early on our third day. Had breakfast at the hotel before walking to the corner again to wait for the bus. The driver did not ask for the voucher anymore. But asked us if we have earphones already. When we said yes, he told us to find a seat. This time, we decided to just sit inside the bus. Both of us didn’t want to freeze again. ๐Ÿ™‚

The earphones by the way are for listening to the Tour Guide. He is on top of the bus and the wind is noisy. Hence, he talks to the tourists via the earphones.

More Pictures:

Lombard St. –ย is an eastโ€“west street in San Francisco, California that is famous for a steep, one-block section with eight hairpin turns. (Wikipedia)

I just took this picture from the bottom. Sorry, did not want to walk up there. Then walk back down. Maybe next time. ๐Ÿ™‚

We reached the Golden Gate Park after fighting SFO’s traffic. The bus stop is infront of the California Academy of Sciences. You can visit this place but the entrance fee is $38 per person. That day, it was filled with students. So we didn’t go inside anymore.

Across the street, the huge building infront of C.A.S. is De Young Museum.

I got sidetracked though with the Cherry Blossoms in bloom. ha ha.

Past De Young Museum is the Japanese Tea Garden.

After the Japanese Tea Garden, we continued strolling at the park.

And found some more cherry blossoms. ๐Ÿ™‚ You know, I have always wanted to see them for years now. But other than going to Japan or Washington, D.C. on April I thought that there was no other chance to see them. Boy, was I wrong!

The Rose Garden hasn’t bloomed yet.ย  But that’s okay. We have roses in the Philippines. ๐Ÿ™‚

There are huge trees beside the rose garden. We saw some joggers use a trail there.

Found these beautiful flowers nearby.

As we continued, our walk brought us to STOW LAKE. This is a man made lake in the middle of the Golden Gate Park. Imagine a sand dune area from a long time ago. The people behind this were told that it cannot be done. But you know, Americans. They study and they implement. Hence, this very beautiful park in the middle of the city. Amazing right? If you were there, you would feel the same way I’m sure.

They have boat rentals here with the following rates:

Row Boats โ€“ $21.50/hour
Pedal Boats โ€“ $27.00/hour
Electric Boats โ€“ $37.00/hour
4-6 Passenger Pedal Boats โ€“ $37.00/hour

Strolling along the park will reward a nature lover with different emotions. The geese, ducks and birds are beautiful.

Sometimes you get lucky and will be able to get pictures of them together. Plus a nosy turtle. ha ha

So I just sat down there and watch them all.ย  Honestly, I envy the Americans and feel sad for some of them at the same time. The whole country is very beautiful. I am not referring to just one state, but all 50 of them.ย  With their busy schedule, not many get to enjoy the beauty that are there for the taking. I’ve met people who work 2 or 3 jobs because living in the city is expensive. So there’s no time anymore to enjoy nature and the parks. But I envy them because if and when they want to, they have these places to go to.

I dream that someday, the Filipinos will also have free parks that has lakes, wildlife and trees to enjoy and be awed with.

As we continued…ย  found these ducks near the bridge.

The lake opened up further along.

And this raccoon.

Look at the birds.. They come when there’s water.

How would you like to just sit there and take it all in?

I know I was amazed.

Past Stow Lake is the San Francisco Botanical Garden. There are supposedly 2 million plants here. So if you like to garden, you just might like this too. Honestly though, I loved Stow Lake more than this place.

The entrance fee here is $7 per person.

African plants. ๐Ÿ™‚

Squirrel enjoying the place. ๐Ÿ™‚

More squirrels…

Small pond with blooming cherry blossom again.

So beautiful… I love the green and the pink background. I called his attention and surprised him with a shot. ha ha Another memory that we will look back to when we get older. ๐Ÿ™‚

Strong wind blew. And the water fountain almost got me here. ha ha

Thanks to the hubby for this picture.

And this… ๐Ÿ™‚ And the rest of my photos in this entry.

By the way, is this a different breed of Cherry Blossoms?

So this is how we spent our 3rd day. Kinda boring I guess. But I so loved it… ๐Ÿ™‚

Our 4th day is when we will leave for Yosemite National Park. Please come back and travel with us. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog!

 

 

 

 

Lea C. Walker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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US Roadtrip 2017 – Celine Dion and Caesars Palace

FIRST DAY:

I have been wanting to watch Ms. Celine Dion’s concert for years. But our schedules don’t meet. Last year, I watched Rod Stewart’s concert at the Colosseum. That’s another story for next time though. I just remembered that I haven’t wrote about that yet.

So this year, since our Road Trip will start in San Francisco, the hubby said you should check what show to watch when we pass by Vegas. And oh my God, was I so happy when I saw that finally, Celine Dion has a scheduled show at the same time we are there.

I bought my ticket to the show immediately. And booked us at the Caesars Palace through http://www.agoda.com for two nights. The concert venue is at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace. So I found it convenient to just stay there as well. That way, we do not need to travel from one hotel to the other. Lesser stress that way. Plus of course, when we are in Vegas, we look forward to their Bacchanal Buffet. The crab legs are a must, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

We arrived at the hotel late in the afternoon. I booked for a King Room but upon check in I was told that the Forum Tower was overbooked and the available is just 2 Queen Bed room. The hubby didn’t like that. So they upgraded us to their Nobu Hotel, which I found weird but beautiful. I was expecting a classic Romanian interior but saw a Japanese finish instead. haha. The resort staff said, Nobu is newer than Forum, more modern and luxurious . Plus they have dedicated staff who will take care of your needs while you are there.

Okay so we got our King Room. Perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚ And thank you to all the staff who made the experience easy.

We have been traveling for at least 6 hours from Yosemite National Park in California. So we were beat. The sight of the bed was a welcome respite. But we had to eat first before going to bed. Hence, we went back down and looked for dinner. The good thing about Nobu Hotel, it’s in the middle of everything.ย  The restaurants are there, the colosseum where the concert will be is just a few steps away, the food court (yes Caesars Palace has a food court! It is “sosyal” of course, but still a food court… ) ๐Ÿ™‚ If you like to gamble, the casino is just right there. There are bars too if you like to socialize and drink. If you love Food Network,ย  you would want to visit Gordon Ramsay’s world famous restaurant. Ahhh Caesars Palace is so huge you would hurt your feet walking it. It’s a good thing that we walked through this hotel before. So we spared ourselves the tiring “touristy stuff”. ๐Ÿ™‚

Okay so after dinner, we headed back to our room and slept like a log.

SECOND DAY:

Didn’t do much. Other than visiting Las Vegas Outlet Mall, that is.ย  I stopped shopping for clothes in our country because I find them cheaper here. Have you ever tried rummaging through their clearance area? haha… I know I am cheap. But well, it works for me. And I find some really good stuff at a bargain here. So yes, I will continue to be a fan of the outlet mallsย  in America.

From there we went back to our room to rest. And went down again after several hours to have an early dinner at the Bacchanal Buffet. Early I say,ย  because tonight is the night. When I finally get to see Celine Dion in her world famous Vegas performance.

My favorite – crab legs. ๐Ÿ™‚ Delicious!

The dessert buffet looked so inviting. But I had to control myself. haha

At 6:30pm, I proceeded to the Colosseum. The guard assisted me to my seat. When I got there, I saw an advertisement on the screen asking the viewers to write Ms. Celine Dion. Whoever wins will get a special prize. And so I did.

Which they replied with a question,ย  a few seconds later –

I promptly replied and told them where I was. And my mind was racing with questions like – did I win? Will I get to see Ms. Celine. hahaha… Oh my God, crazy me huh?

Before the show started, one of Ms. Celine’s team, stood infront of me and asked – is there a Lea Walker here?ย  Which I immediately said – Yes, I’m here. haha

The people around me looked as shock as I was when I was told that I won. And I was given an authographed magazine of Ms. Celine Dion! Awesome right? ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Ms. Oprah ( I hope I heard her right,ย  when she told me her name) , took my picture and said that they will be posting my photo in Ms. Celine’s twitter page.

Imagine the look of amazement on my face when all these were happening. How is that even possible? Of the thousands of people in the colosseum, I got picked. If that isn’t God’s miracle, I don’t know what is. You know, people say it’s a cliche when someone says, things happen in God’s time. But I say it’s not. A lot of things have happenedย  to me in God’s time. I waited for years and I was granted a prayer beyond my comprehension. Thank you Lord.

CONCERT TIME:

We already know how powerful and moving her voice is. The show was fantastic! Different descriptions such as outstanding, excellent and superb can be applied to it as well. It was worth the trip and more.

But what struck me the most was how wrong I was. I have always thought of Ms. Celine as a serious individual.ย  I don’t know why, when I don’t even know her. But she is actually very funny. And she likes to talk to her fans. There was one time when the backstage staff told her through her earplug to stop talking. haha.. And start singing. She said I will, but continued to talk to the people anyway. She talked about her childhood and her family. The death of her husband, her children. And jokingly said, she doesn’t have a phone because she has a life! Which made everyone laugh. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are some photos of the concert:

While singing Beauty and the Beast.

Medley with her back up singers.

Singing the “forever favorite” My Heart Will Go On.ย  This is one heart wrenching moment. Started with the lights off. Then we heard a very sad and powerful hum of the song. Lights on. Then came out Celine. I think all of us held our breath. And burst into a loud applause by the time it was over.

With fast beat songs here.

She sangย  her famous songs like – Because You Loved Me. All By Myself. That’s The Way It Is. It’s All Coming Back To Me and a lot more… From start to finish, I was in awe.

As if I wasn’t amazed enough, I saw a few days later that I made it to Ms. Celine Dion’s twitter page. ๐Ÿ™‚

So before I end this post, I would like to thank God for this wonderful experience.ย  And thank you to Celine Dion and Team Celine for making my vacation very memorable. Of course, this would not have been possible if not for my amazing husband who understands and supports my “craziness” … I love you. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

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Roadtrip 2016 – Roswell, New Mexico

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Carlsbad Caverns National Parks

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RR Spring Resort Revisited

The family and I visited RR Spring Resort during the Christmas holidays.

As usual, the trip from Davao to Maramag, Bukidnon is a treat to the senses. Despite the on-going road repairs, the cool weather and the view made up for the inconveniences brought by the bumpy ride in some places.

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Check in was at 3pm. But we arrived earlier than expected. So we proceeded to their nature park overlooking Lake Pulangi, rented a table and had a late lunch there.

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Yes, we brought our own food, specifically to have a picnic under the pine trees. More importantly, RR Spring Resort management allows their clients to bring food. Perfect for a large group who prefer to bring “baon” or cook their own food.

An hour or so later, we were informed that our cottages were ready. The hubby and I stayed in a bungalow type cottage which can accommodate 2 to 4 people. While the family stayed in a van type accommodation which can sleep 10 people. And comes with its own lawn , picnic table and dining area. For Php2,800.00 per night, we found that cheap.

And oh, the bungalow cottage comes with breakfast for 2.

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Things to do at RR Spring Resort:

A) The main attraction of this resort is their 8 swimming pools. We like to stay overnight because we prefer to use the pools early in the morning when the water’s been changed and very few people have used it yet. Day trip users don’t arrive until 10 a.m. Hence, from 5 to 9:45am , the pools are ours. Not crowded, not dirty yet. Perfect!

With my sister here. At their 3 ft deep swimming pool. Oh please, do not laugh. ๐Ÿ™‚ In our defense, we do not know how to swim. ha ha

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The large kiddie pool.

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B) As mentioned above, picnicking at the Pine Tree Park. Why not? ๐Ÿ™‚ It is cool. It has beautiful views. It is shaded. It is breezy. And again it is cool. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’re from the Philippines, then you know how humid the weather can get. So a cooler temperature is such a welcome get-away from our daily 34’c weather.

 

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As a playground too…

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Tambayan. ๐Ÿ™‚img_9608

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C) The place is perfect for those who love photography.ย  Lake Pulangi is the resort’s backyard. It is to me, a very interesting subject because it has so many things to offer. Varying from the animals thriving there, the fishermen, the ever changing cloud formation that’s reflected on it, the colorful sky during sunset or sunrise, the birds, the trees….

I love lakes and this is so far the only lake that’s easy to get to in the Philippines. To me, that is.

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O di ba, parang hindi sa Pinas?! ๐Ÿ™‚

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This picture reminds me of the lakes in Florida, where birds and other animals abound.

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D) Party with the family. It doesn’t have to be grand. With simple and ordinary food, a family dinner or breakfast becomes a great party when you are in good company. That’s the essence of a family get – away. Doing simple things. Together.

Dinner:ย ย  Marinated grilled pork chop. Grilled bangus, buttered chicken lollipop, watermelon, mangoes and pineapple. Yum!

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Breakfast:

Bacon. Hotdog. Scrambled eggs. Porkchop. Bulad bolinao and salmoniete. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I mentioned earlier that our cottage came with free breakfast for 2 right? Here it is…

For the hubby, it came with bread. With jam and butter. Mine came with garlic rice. That’s typical Filipino breakfast – bacon and egg with fruit.

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E) Ponds.ย  Other than the pine tree park and the lake, they have fish ponds where one enjoys watching a school ofย  gold fish play.ย  Then a hito (catfish) and tilapia pond for fishing.

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Gentle reminder – please do not litter. I’ve seen the workers pick up soft drink bottles or cans. And other plastic wrappers. Let us be responsible travelers guys. Leave nothing but footprints please. It will be very sad if said plastic materials reach the lake. It will poison the fish and other living things thriving there. So please tell your kids , your nephews and nieces at this early stage to love our environment and protect them. How? By cleaning up and throwing away the garbage in the designated bins. You will find many of them all over the place.

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RR Spring Resort is located in Maramag, Bukidnon, Philippines.

Google map says it is 128 kms. only from Davao City. And travel time should only take 2 hours and 28 minutes. But with repair works and the bumpy roads in some areas, not to mention the winding road – give an additional 1 hour allowance to the trip.

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Road tripping is fun. So don’t worry. ๐Ÿ™‚ There are so many things on the road that will catch your interest.

Locally known as “skylab”, this passenger motorcycle is used in the provinces to carry people from one point to another.

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Toploading. Yes, it is dangerous. But when you do not have a choice, this is most Filipinos do. Some of us, do it for fun. I can’t relate. But then again, I am lame. Sometimes. ๐Ÿ™‚img_5086

 

For information purposes.ย  La Toscana can be found also in Buda. Before reaching Quezon, Bukidnon. This is an Italian restaurant which happens to be a favorite. Their food is good. So if you are hungry, try visiting this place. Coming from Davao it is on the left sideimg_5097

Look at the winding road. That’s where we just came from. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Our highway sometimes become a drying area for cocoa seeds. he he

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And of course, stop to buy vegetables. I bought a lot of vegetables and root crops for P400.00 . At the market in Davao, that’s probably P1,000.00 already. ๐Ÿ™‚

Okay, so if your feet are itching to go somewhere, try Bukidnon. And stay at RR Family Spring Resort.

Before I forget, sometimes there are guests who do not think. They sing at their heart’s content even late at nights. So just tell the guards about it and they will do something about it. Karaoke is allowed until 9pm only.

 

 

Lea C. Walker

 

 

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Lorelie Beach Resort

Lorelie Beach is a relatively new resort in Samal Island, Philippines. According to the staff that I talked to while we were there, they opened sometime in February of 2016. I haven’t heard of it. So it came as a surprise when I found it through agoda.com as I was searching for a beach resort in Samal.

Coming from Sasa Port, we took the Bangayan Ferry. Said trip only took 10 minutes. But prior to that, we had to wait in line for about 20 minutes. Visiting Samal Island these days can be tiring, specially over the weekend where an hour’s wait is pretty normal. It can be longer than that during holidays.

Upon reaching Babak Port, we took the Mambago B route. Check the map below for directions.

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There are signages along the way, so it is easy to find actually.

Lorelie Beach Resort is a small place. There are less than 10 rooms in a two storey building/house. So it is perfect for a family gathering. They only have about 50 meters of beach frontage. But it was more than enough for us. The place has an outdoor restaurant which serves good food. They also have a swimming pool.

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But the white sand beach looked more inviting,ย  so we never used their pool.

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We arrived past check in time. So our rooms were ready upon arrival. We decided to hide in our rooms while waiting for the scorching sun to fade a little. As I grow older, I noticed that I cannot stand the heat anymore.ย  I get burned easily too, even with sunscreen. So yes, better be safe than sorry. Hence, we started swimming around 4 in the afternoon already. In the meantime, some photo ops were in order. ha ha

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The Beach. Was not crowded. ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s one of the good things about the place. It’s as if you own the place. We got lucky that day because there were only two groups in the resort. And they were about to leave as we started swimming. The water was clean. It was so clear we could see our feet at the bottom. I didn’t have many pictures though because the sky looked dark. But what we got was more than enough for family memories….

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The Food. We ordered Garlic Chicken. Chopsuey. Inihaw na Pork Liempo. And Bihon Guisado for dinner. All of them were good. We discussed of eating at Farmer’s V in Penaplata because we like their food there. But as it turned out, we realized that we made the right decision in ordering from their kitchen than going out.

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More Photo Ops while waiting for dinner. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The place was so quiet during night time. I’m glad there was no videoke in the resort. And did not hear from the neighboring resorts as well. What gets to me sometimes are people from neighboring properties singing to their heart’s content late at night. It is irritating when you want to sleep already. Specially when they shout at the top of their voice and well, they cannot sing. It sounds like someone’s being killed while everybody’s listening. ha ha

We finally called it a night around 9pm.

DAY 2:ย 

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And when the sun finally came out , it just felt glorious. Specially with the birds chirping. What an awesome way to start the day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Before breakfast, we decided to take a dip again while the sun isn’t that hot yet. ๐Ÿ™‚

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FREE BREAKFAST:

Our booking came with breakfast. It consisted of either Fried Marinated Bangus or Corned Beef with fried rice. Fresh Fruit and Juice. For P2500 to 3,000.00 /night for a family room that can accommodate 4 people, I think it is cheap considering that it came with breakfast.

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The Resort.

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Papa,ย  enjoying the early morning view. ๐Ÿ™‚20161201_060307

We left the resort around 10:00 am.ย  Time to go to work. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yep, I was just waiting for the hubby to arrive so we can look at some properties. As you know, he is not a beach person. So he just stayed home and met us the next day.

Thank you Lord for the opportunity to mix our work with pleasure….

And oh, would I come back here in the future? You bet, I would. Hopefully, it will still be the same as I remember it. And no loud videoke please….. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

Lea C. Walker

 

 

 

 

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Merry Christmas!

May this season be filled with so much love and joy.

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas…

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List Of Places To See In Banff National Park

My thought of this place is that when God showered natural beauty, he gave it all to Canada. Seriously!!! From glaciers to snow- cappedย  jagged rocky mountains, crystal clear blue lakes and waterfaโ€ฆ

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Road Trip 2016 – Podunk, Kentucky

Wikipedia describes Podunk as โ€“ ย  a term used in the United States to represent an insignificant place. While Merriam-Webster defined it as โ€“ a small, unimportant, and isolated town. Anโ€ฆ

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Road Trip 2016 – Indiana to Mammoth Cave , Kentucky

The drive from Edinburgh , Indiana toย  Cave City ,ย  Kentucky is a short one. Itโ€™s only about 3 hours via I-65 . We checked out early from Best Western Hotel because we went back to the nearbyโ€ฆ

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