Imagine traveling without any plans. No itineraries just drive and get to nowhere, all in 24-hours. That’s what happened to us last weekend a day full of fun and exploration as the family gets crazy with food and joyride.
How did we end up in Manila-Baguio City-Tuba, Benguet-Baguio City-Manila? Oh, well, we had our family dinner at Rack’s SM North, Friday night. After our sumptuous meal, we headed home to rest, but the boys still managed to have a quick drink.
Because we were not yet sleepy and the kids were still awake by midnight, we talked about planning to have rest and relaxation next long weekend after a relative just came home from abroad. But the small conversation turned into jesting and teasing until it heated into a persuasive argument to travel that night.
By 1:30 a.m. Saturday, the elders agreed to go on with the ride and so we packed light and by 2:05 a.m. we went to a relative’s home so they can get some belongings.
By 2:30 a.m. we were heading north. We reached Dau by 3:30 a.m, had early breakfast at Jollibee Dau Terminal before the long ride start.
Because we don’t have a definite place to go, and we don’t have hotel accommodations plus, we don’t want to be stuck in traffic in Baguio City, the captain of the ship decided to take us in Baguio suburb, Tuba, Benguet.
I didn’t know that there are resorts in the mountain side, just 16 kilometers away from Baguio City. We passed by Ben Cab Museum which is located almost near the boundary of Baguio City and Bgy. Nangalisan, Tuba, Benguet.
Along the way, we passed by 3 tunnels called The Asin Tunnels, located in Asin Road.
It headed to several resorts but we chose to stay in Palm Grove Hot Spring and Resort. For 100.00 per person, we were able to rest for a while and take a bath of course.
After three hours at the resort, we headed back to Baguio City. Because we were alone on Asin Road we took the chance to have some memories at the tunnel.
The view from outside the second tunnel.
At noontime, we were back to Baguio City where we have our late lunch at Solibao Restaurant and window shopped at Burnham Park, where different kinds of flowers were on exhibit.
After, strolling in the park, we found ourselves walking in the streets going to Session Road.
We went to the market to buy some pasalubong.
The kids were really exhausted that day from walking, biking then strolling again until we decided to drove back home by 9:00 p.m. At exactly 2:15 a.m., we reached Manila and ended our tiring, but fun 24-hour weekend joyride.