30 March 2006

Back to Taytay Falls in Majayjay!

Time to visit the great outdoors! Last weekend, my office colleagues, good neighbor Roger and daughter, and my wife (yipee!) took to the road and headed straight for Taytay Falls in Majayjay, Laguna!

We left Manila on Saturday morning at 8 and arrived at around 10:30. As expected, there was already quite a number of campers, some of which were there since Friday. So getting a campsite was quite a challenge especially in our case, where there are three tents between us. The bank nearest us was fully occupied, so we had to wade across the river to search some more. Thank goodness we came across this relatively flat and wide camping ground! We set-up tent and enjoyed the rest of this weekend retreat.

[L-R] Harry, Gay, Lorrie, Gen, Sarah, my wife Tina, and me! Not in photo is Roger (who took this) and daughter Nica.
Me and my wife!
Cross the river we go! Some campers helpd out when they heard the shrieks of the ladies. :-)
This is our campsite, photo taken by the river.
Lunch time! We brought along banana leaves to use as plates and we used our hands in eating. Of course food was served with spoon and fork. :-) This is chicken-pork adobo, a concoction made by simmering meat in soy sauce, laurel leaves, black pepper, garlic, and vinegar. Yum yum!
A funny thing happened at lunchtime. We ran out of rice! But we were still so hungry! What to do? Stay put, stare at each other, and wait for the second batch of rice to cook!
Ok! Ok! I admit it! We love to eat!
We visited the falls later in the afternoon.
Evening dinner was sumptious! I had at least four servings of rice! Diet, diet... where art thou, diet?
Later in the night, we had our socials where we cooked hotdogs and marshmallows over biodegradable charcoals.
Later on, we had night visitors. Fireflies hovered about, and -- surprise, surprise -- a walking stick dropped by! I haven't seen one in ages. These harmless creatures were once abundant in Camp John Hay when I was younger.
The next day, we took a dip in the cold river ...
... while the sun occasionally peeked amongst the clouds and trees.
Alas. Time flies when you're having fun. Time to go!
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