Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mountain Holiday

We're back from a wonderful stay in the mountains. We were billeted at the Baguio Country Club, courtesy of our friend Emy. It was hard climbing down from the lap of luxury to face the long drive back to Manila. I remember when long drives were romantic. Now they usually mean keeping a little girl entertained and being armed with foresight and contingency measures for potential bathroom-related accidents. We did have a fabulous time and I'm happy to share some of the gazillion pictures we took:

Marguerite standing by the balcony door. I took the pic so it was on automatic, hence the lackluster colors.

We stayed in a penthouse suite with interesting nooks and crannies and hidden hallways. Here's one leading to somewhere (never opened that door).

ready to leave for a day of touring

in the club coffee shop while the rest placed orders for the bestselling raisin bread

 Marguerite loved the strawberry taho (this one came with sago; we were actually looking for something that came with strawberries)

posing in Igorot regalia

waiting to be seated at the popular '50s Diner (huge portions of great food for very reasonable prices)

one of the too few pics of my husband (he's usually the one taking pics) and he had to do this. sigh, husbands...

Love Marguerite's pose here
waiting for the others to emerge with designer coffee; in the interim, pic with Tita Cha

letting Marguerite loose on the side yard of Starbucks

Marguerite finds the first of many dandelions (I've converted her into another weed nut; you should see her with shy grass); trying to tell the time via dandelion clock

posing with Tita Emy

a little family pic (little is right since Husband resized all of them before uploading them in Picasa)

posing with Ate Sam and Tita Emy

just the females of our group

Marguerite in a patch of pine wood; finding dandelions and throwing needles at Daddy

walking to the Commissary; tired from the walk


Anonymous said...

You all look wonderful! I especially love the you in the Igorot outfut. hehehe

spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, Nikka. Thanks. Is it very authentic-looking, lol?

swirlyagelessmind said...

my niece looked fab as usual. anyway, cool weather is always great for dressing up. so cute!

Lalab said...

nice pics! i like midge's pose by that sliding doors.. :) thanks for sharing them! ;)

Silvergirl said...

beautiful pics! You look stunning with your outfit :) and your lil girl too in igorot dress

The Darkest Night said...

wonderful photos!!

Whats a taho? and what's sago?? Yes I'm curious.. ;-)

spinninglovelydays said...

@Chip: Do you miss your UP Baguio days? hehe
@Lalab and Silvergirl: : Thanks :)
@Annika: Taho is a concoction made of tofu, brown sugar, vanilla and sago (like a bigger version of tapioca). Strawberry taho is made with strawberry syrup instead of the sugar and vanilla one. :)

The Darkest Night said...

sounds yummy!

yme said...

til the next vacation ivy =D

spinninglovelydays said...

@Annika: Come over here and try some :)
@Emy: This one was definitely fab. Thanks again! :)

Vera said...

Great photos! I haven't been to Baguio in years, parang sarap pumunta ngayon :)

How was the Baguio Country Club?

spinninglovelydays said...

It was a posh change for our grungy selves, lol

I've always preferred Baguio in the off-season. :)