10 days after school started this year there was a holiday on a Wednesday and then the following Monday. We decided to pull Kalani out of school for 2 days and go on another vacation! We headed up north to Baguio where there were trees that resembled pine trees and reminded us of Tahoe in California. The only down side to our trip was that there was a monsoon…good thing we have a driver who took care of us and all of the driving.
Since we had our own car and driver we created our own itinerary of things to see on our first day in Baguio. Thanks to the hotel for their recommendations and TripAdivsor for other people’s experiences, we put together a nice day of activities.
The next day we decided to drive from Baguio to Banaue to see the 2000 year old rice terraces. It was a beautiful drive that took 6 hours to reach our destination. We only looked at the rice terraces for about 10 minutes because of a downpour. So we took a longer, safer way home that took 8 hours. The kids and adults did very well on that 14 hour car ride!
We stayed at The Manor at Camp John Hay and had a wonderful time. Matt and I worked out every day and then got a massage. The kids loved exploring the place (when it wasn’t raining) and they also had art classes at the hotel. We met up with a co-worker/basketball teammate of Matt’s for dinner on Saturday night. Also on Saturday, 4 families from our church arrived in Baguio but stayed at another hotel. We actually didn’t get to see any of our church friends until church on Sunday…before we headed back to Manila.
Before we return home to the states, I want to go back to Baguio when it isn’t raining and we can pick local strawberries! More Baguio photos here.