We seldom go out of the house on weekends because of the horrendous traffic conditions in Metro Manila but on rare occasions that we do, we opt for something more natural than the mall. It’s not that malls are a bad thing, my daughter misses the mall so much that she did a happy dance last Monday when I told her we will be going. It’s just that weekends in malls are so busy and constricting. A few months ago, we headed to Zambales to enjoy the waves. Julia, as usual went swimming as soon as we arrived. She loves the beach and making sand castles. Jansen, as usual went for the food hahaha! Here are our pics from that day.
This is what our typical day trip schedule looks like:
5:00 am – 7:00 am Travel time
7:00 am – 7:30 am Breakfast
7:30 am – 11:30 am Swimming
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Swimming or Side trip
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Travel time
6:00 pm Arrive Home
I was never a fan of day trips before because I thought that you can not possibly have fun without staying in a hotel overnight. But the problem with this mindset is that it takes more physical and financial planning. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law introduced us to this type of enjoyment by letting us tag along in their adventures. They are business owners from Mondays to Saturdays so they look forward to Sundays to hike or trek or go to the beach.
Now I am a fan of day trips! It’s so easy to just put swimming clothes (Both Jansen and I only have one set while Iya has two to chose from), change of clothes, towels, and snacks. We don’t even bring lunch because after swimming in the morning, we head out to a nearby local restaurant and do some side trips (e.g. for this trip it’s Puregold in Subic). We are home between 6pm to 7pm to eat dinner and rest for work the following day.
This is what I told my auntie from the Flores side of the family so we can finally have our own outing!