Monday, April 24, 2017

Road Trippin California 2017 Edition

Photo Snippets of another awesome vacation with the family
Korean Air's Kiddie Meal is Pororo themed. Cute.

The little boy was mesmerized by the airplanes

Incheon is one of our favorite airports. There is a play area in almost all corners to help keep the little ones entertained

When flying long-haul with an infant, request a bassinet to make your life easier. Although, the little boy was too big for his bassinet. haha.

Airplane food again for the little boy

Zeke had a really fun time with his cousins, this is Josiah, Jay's son.

He loved the studio tour ride in Universal Studios (although got scared at some parts)

Tita Maria Fe's backyard was conducive to running around

And was close to the park.

Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles

Stayed at the Embassy Suites Anaheim for our Disneyland days. Watch out for this lion, he actually roars

Hollywood

Again

Disneyland rides. The little boy was able to ride in most rides as long as an adult rides with him

San Diego Zoo

Legoland. Too bad he was still too small for most of the rides. Usual minimum height required was 34"

Playtime!

You can buy wands in the Harry Potter area in Universal Studios

There is a map that comes with the wand and you can go around to look for spots where you can do your spells. Like this window, if you do the correct motion, the bulbs light up

San Francisco

Viewpoint at the Golden Gate Bridge

Which is actually Orange and not Gold

Lombard Street

There is a nice experience in the Aquariums at the Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. You can touch the starfishes

Winery at Napa Valley



Riding the cable car up to the Sterling Vineyard


6 Flags!!! Loved the thrill rides

And there are also animals for the little boy

We conquered

If you are driving from Los Angeles to San Francisco, you can do the scenic route and check out Monterey

Back to Hollywood, look what we found.

Bonding time with cousins! That's Danielle, Kaitlin, Ate Jeng, Jay, Ate Gladys and Brett at the back

I have the exact same picture here 6 years ago

Disney!

We met Minnie Mouse

And got to attend Eliz's beautiful wedding
More adventures and trips to come!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Zeke Travels: Baler Part 1

     
Costa Pacifica Suite
Celebrated our 8th month anniversary in Baler. From Manila in a private vehicle it took us almost 6 hours with very minimal stops. But there are also public buses that we saw going there specifically genesis and joybus. The road going there is very zigzag, even more than Baguio's so drivers have to be extra careful specially at night.

I think it was our first long drive with Zeke just the 3 of us. And I proved that my son is really a travel bug because he was a very good baby despite the long drive. He never cried once during the trip.


We stayed at Costa Pacifica. The only 3 star hotel in the area. I think for the price this place is overrated given their level of service. The only advantage they have is that they have a  big pool so this is a must specially if you are traveling with kids since they won't really be swimming in the beach because of the waves 

Costa Pacifica Lobby

We rented a tricycle for P800.00 to tour us around Baler since we didn't want to get lost. This is Ermita Hill which offers a view of the Beach

The only thing I like about Costa Pacifica that is worth the payment is their breakfast spread.

Zeke's first tricycle ride


Rock Formation. There is also a pool here. You pay P30.00 for entrance fee and you can already use the pool



This hanging bridge is actually being used by locals as a short cut to the market but its very scenic so it became part of the tourist spot

Manuel L. Quezon's footsteps from the church to their house which is just across



The customary Baler shot

The Millenium (Balete) Tree. There are guys here that can take very creative pictures of you if you want

We did not go to the mother falls because there will be a 40 minute hike and I wasn't confident enough if I can balance with Zeke. So we settled with Caunayan Falls which is smaller but also still beautiful

The water was so clear but so cold



Here is the route that the tricycle takes.

Since we loved Baler so much, and 2 days were not enough to go around, we are coming back and this time will be staying at Aliya Surf Resort.