July 30 – 31, 2014
The day after Kuya Oli and Hilda’s wedding, the family decided to leave for Baguio in the wee hours of the morning. Land tripping was no biggie for my siblings, they’re so used to long drives in and out of Houston, within Texas or even out of state. They might have enjoyed this more, considering the fact that when we drive out of Texas, they’re used to seeing flat lands, fields and the occasional deserts—the drive to Baguio was definitely more interesting. To us honeymooners, this trip was just another chance to travel and enjoy each other’s company as a newly married couple…as I said, we’re milking this “honeymoon thing”! Haha.
You know you’ve finally reached your destination when you see the famous Lion’s Head along Kennon Road. And here’s our obligatory photo with the lion.
Wood carvings they were selling at the side of the street during the “lion-head” stop over.
And we made it—Baguio Townhouse Condominium, nothing beats free accommodation.
The Ramas siblings (previous generation, haha)
Our home for the night.
After we settled in, we went to visit the little tiangges by Mines View Park for souvenirs and decided where to eat lunch.
Baguio souvenir shirts and a whole lot more…take your pick!
taking #ootd shots by the souvenir shops
My sister Pauline, going for the Kpop look. Haha, I’m kidding langga.
My sister Angelie and her “I’m-too-cool-to-care” look. Haha.
Foodstop #1: Zenz Bar and Restaurant
We googled this place up, they had nice reviews and they just happen to be close to the place we were staying at, so lunch at Zenz it was. Thank God the place was empty, it felt like it was entirely ours.
The kids love sisig so we went ahead and ordered one—very tasty, a must try!
One of their best sellers, Pork Sinigang with Strawberries (P190.00)
Chocolate Bibingcrisp — a must try especially the Strawberry one.
The patio outside Zenz, the view there is amazing!
Rhea and Marco with happy tummies. Scrumptious meal indeed, good choice sweetie!
The view from Mines View Park
Talked my siblings into taking the obligatory Igorot photo. It was no problem since all of them like to dress up in costumes just like their ate. Haha
Mmmm hmmm sweetie… True sentiments? Haha.
John and his B.I.L (Brother-in-law)…haha, he made that nickname for Marco at the entrance of Mines View Park. My dad and my aunts ended up going to the grocery, we brought the kiddies to Burnham Park for a bunch of recreational activities
Marco driving the girl who was “in pain”. I bet you just didn’t want to ride the bike.
Bicycle Maniacs stopped so I could take a photo of them
Sidecar-ing with my sweetie, it doesn’t get any sweeter than this 😀
These dorks were trying to race
Been ages since I last biked, I was going for “no-hands” but only managed to do “one-hand”
While they were busy biking around, I was busy taking pictures and trying out this Strawberry-flavored taho. In my 28 years of existence, this has to be my first.
Look at the faces of these happy campers, they really were willing to try anything. Well it’s not all the time they can come home to the Philippines so I’m guessing they’re making the best out of this trip
This reminds me of Swan Lake in Enchanted Kingdom, only difference is we had actual paddles instead of bicycle pedals
The Captain and his 1st mate 😀
And of course we were going in circles..haha! Marco was trying to teach the kids the concept of paddling and which way to move the oars to row to whichever direction
After a long day at the park we headed back to the condo and rested for awhile until the next meal
Foodstop #2: Sage
How quaint this little place in all its pastel glory….reminds me of candy. Yum!
Everything we tried for dinner was impressively good but of course I went gaga over the desserts posted above. Below is a copy of their sample menu. Good call again, Marco! 2 out of 2 so far.
Here’s a copy of the current menu of Sage.
The main agenda for today was to take the kids horseback riding. That has always been something my brother and I would look forward to every time we’d visit Baguio when we were younger. Our trip was never complete without this activity on our itinerary and my dad made sure of that, he’d tell us stories about his
Tres Marias—Me, Pauline and Marie
The only photo taken of all of us on horses and it had to be through an iPhone. #grrrblurr
The kids petting the horses at Wright Park.
We were ganging up on the “Korean looking” one (no racism intended)
Someone is clearly not in the mood for photos. It’s soooo easy to guess who….
We ❤ Baguio
Foodstop 3: Happy Tummy
This place is actually located inside what we call the Ketchup: The Food Community— a melting pot for all sorts of cuisine, perfect place to be if you’re a foodie.
The best place to eat since it’s located right across Wright Park where we went for our horseback riding, how convenient is that.
Wood furnishings filled up the rather small but cozy area of this restaurant. I’d say it was going for a Filipino rustic vibe
Clearly loving Baguio and the Thai food that we’re about to have. Bon Appetit!
Last stop—Philippine Military Academy
My dad wanted the kids to take a look at some tanks and artillery , mostly left overs from WWII
Korean War Memorial
Marco helping B.I.L up the tank
My hubby with the Ramas sisters (2nd generation)
Goofing around with the husband
Souvenir hoarding before driving back to Quezon City
Had a photo with some military men who happened to pass by