July 27 – 28, 2015
When in Manila and you want to plan a last minute out-of-town getaway people usually settle for the usual Tagaytay, Subic and Bataan to name a few, depends on what activities you’re interested in doing. Tito Tommy, Rachel, Sophia and Eva being here on vacation from Florida was a perfect excuse to go out of town with the (Ruiz de Luzuriaga) family and mami being the super mom that she is secured us a few rooms at Anvaya Cove in Morong, Bataan (see, what did I tell you…Bataan, haha). For a last minute trip with top of the line accommodations, of course we were beyond ecstatic. The Luzuriagas only had a few more days before flying back to the US and as much as I wanted Marco to come with us so we could spend time with his family, he also just had a few more days before his USMLE Step 1 exam so he stayed behind.
Usually the travel time from Manila, or specifically Alabang (since that’s where we were coming from) to Bataan takes around 3-4 hours but we totally forgot about the Iglesia ni Cristo Centennial celebration that was happening that day so traffic caught us by surprise and it was not in anyway funny. Buses, cars, jeepneys, trucks…all sorts of vehicles were parked along NLEX leaving the 4-lane express way into a one-lane traffic jam. NLEX in an instant just became their own private parking space, How is that legal?!? Anyway that totally messed up the plans for the day and we had to improvise, our 3-hour drive became a crazy 6-hour one.
Anyway here are a few photos of our short trip:
To make up for that crappy traffic jam was an enjoyable lunch at Meat Plus, when in Subic it is a must to stop by and enjoy their reasonably priced Baby back ribs, steak and whatever else they’re known for.
We finally made it to Anvaya and this baby was the happiest, haha. Awww, Eva you’re too cute!!!
Here are photos of our room accommodation including the bath area
The pools were inviting but we wasted no time and headed straight for the beach.
Rach and Eva. I love this mommy and baby photo.
Negotiating with Abu if she could get a chocolate milk shake.
And Sophia’s wish came true.. Haha. 😀
Sophia feeding the fishies after our breakfast 😀
It’s a beautiful day for a sun tan.
With my partner in crime, Pilica. Thanks for assisting the “pregnant lady”, lic!
Pretty much a summary of what we had for lunch- comfort food, need I say more?
Bye, Anvaya. It was good while it lasted.
Btw, I’m ending this blog post with a fun fact…I did one of the first TVCs for Anvaya Cove ages ago when Ayala was still trying to market the resort. I played a teenage daughter for one of the families, try to spot me..haha. Enjoy!