It’s been 7 months since this trip has happened and I know it also took me the months before I was able to publish it. But, here it is! Finally!!!
So Ilocos Trip happened last 4th of the May. we depart from our house at 10:00 in the evening, it was a long drive! it took us about 5-6 hours (including stopovers) on the road until we arrive in Ilocos proper at 4:30 in the morning.
(photos taken inside the car when we arrived)
(Quirino Bridge, Vigan)
So on our first stop we went to Bantay Belltower, where we had our brekky.
It was a nice place! on the entrance there’s a man who will take a picture of you and your family. kaaliw si manong! very energetic!! haha
After that we went to Baluarte Zoo. At the entrance there are lots of tarpaulin showing different kinds of animals, which you will never see at the Zoo’s in Manila!! so ako naman napaWOW!
When we are already inside the Zoo I was like “ah, okay. so may ducks, may snakes, oh! may butterfly! and hep, may naglalakad na kabayo” di pa ata ako nakakita nun sa Manila charot!well anyway, you know what’s the best thing na meron dun? yun ay yung amoy ng Lion. hahaha charot lang!
yun ay yung bagong ginagawang building for seals and water animals. the sad part is we weren’t able to see one kasi nga under construction pa. pero nag enjoy naman ako ng very light. hehe
(taray ng nanay ko haciendera LOL!)
And then we head out to a pottery house, where they make us see how to make vases and pots from clay-mud. And they do all of it manually! of course! haha they do pedal that big round of a fountain like hard stone.At first I thought it was just easy, but no! It was heavy and you need to be forceful to make the stone spin continuously.
And so ayun na nga, kuya manong let us see how to make one so he pour some mud and water.
it was just like he’s baking haha probably the spinning stone helps the mud to rise,
and yep it’s time for you to form your own pot!
I was amazed on how it is possibly done by kuya manong so I asked him if I could try it, then eventually he let me to do it. I feet lucky that time charot hehe!
And tada! My finished product with some help of kuya manong *wink*
After that awesome experience, we went to Crisologo Museum.Ayan siya! I have nothing to say haha
After the picture taking, we went to another museum…
The Luna Museum of Juan and Antonio.
The movie Heneral Luna was just fresh in my mind at that time so I can imagine everything I saw in the museum, and all I can say is, it has a beautiful structure and surroundings haha I love history but I am not fond of going to museums. sad? yep!
Then we went to Batac, at the Marcos Museum. Yep again another museum! but, but this time I was really excited! oo I was excited. it is just to see marcos’ remains kaso we have to tour pa the other building, so okayy *pissed off* My Kuya lolThen after all the kwentos of ateng tour guide, Finally! she let us see Marcos’ Musuleo!
Cellphones are not allowed inside so taking picture is not possible, it’s very cold inside and you can smell the formalin all over the room (for me, ewan ko sa iba) and you can only stay for about 5 minutes, basically you can have just a sight of him. At ayoko narin magstay sa loob not because I was scared but because I can’t take the smell. *wink*
aaaaaaaaaaaaand, not yet the end haha we went straight to Paoay Church! very historical and a wonderful place. I love the baroque style of the church, so amazing.
We also have another stop the Malacanang of the north but we didn’t go to it because we are too weary and tired of all we have done earlier that morning so the family decided to went straight to where we are going to check in. and wait, we will also try the Sand dunes kaso nga di na kaya ng mga katawan, sad but there are still next timessss hehe
It was 4:00 pm the troupes will now head out to PAGUDPUD!
Finally, I can smell the salty air, feel the fine sands and the cold water on my feet. *insert happy dance* And because of my excitement I grabbed the opportunity (lol) to take a nap along the ride so when we arrive at the resort I wouln’t feel the tiredness.
on exactly 5:15 we arrived at the resort, everyone was so busy arranging the things and their stuffs, some of my sisters are lying on the bed and I was asking the boys if they could accompany me at the shore.
and then bang…..
I cannot even wait to take some dip so the family rushed to change their swimming attire and then we spent our night playing, laughing and giggling at the beach.
There is also an incident where our treasured swimming baloons (yup treasured talaga because those are the ones we uses everytime we are having our family outing) has been washed by the waves and got lost that night!
Those water balls are very memorable haha since I was in grades school it is the swimming baloons/balls we are using so I can understand why my mother is very mad. *laughs*
Even my kuyas tried harder to catch it and bring it back kaso “that moment na kahit anong habol mo di mo na siya kayang kunin at ang magagawa mo nalang ay titigan siya habang lumalayo…” totoo to hindi ito pag-ibig, breaks my heart! especially my mother’s because she took good care of those tapos mawawala lang sa isang iglap? it’s okay mader!
Anyway, we took out of the water at 7pm and then had our dinner.
It was a wonderful start of our Ilocos tour!