It's been a long while since my cousins and I went on an outing. The last time was around 14 years ago? Haha. You see, our families aren't fond of reunions. :p
I am the oldest but with only a few months difference in our first glimpses of the world. Reyna, Erlie, and I grew up together in the city, while Lara grew up in Bicol (Remember my entry about pili nuts? :) ).
Erlie suggested we try at Flamingoes, since it is nearest to our homes. It offers overnight swimming, and I actually insisted on that part because I didn't want to get sunburned again! The rates are affordable too - only 150Php/person for staying overnight. There are also a wide variety of cottages to choose from. You can even rent a mango tree (with arc benches below it) for two persons! =)) Seeing as we didn't have any plans about sleeping anyway, we chose a nipa hut for 4-5 persons amounting to 400Php. v^^ Bringing of food is also allowed.
|Our bountiful dinner! Spaghetti, pininyahan, hotdogs, chicken, rice, french fries. Reyna and Erlie did the cooking, so my only contribution here was the juice. Hihi.|
After eating to our heart's content, we headed for the pool! Only Erlie knew how to swim, so she took the responsibility (and the oh-so-amazing patience) to become our instructor. After five hours, I was finally swimming! =)) I noticed that the first step was conquering my fear of 'lying down' on the water.
|I am the one in the middle. =)|
|Erlie, Lara, and I|
|Reyna, Lara, and Erlie|
Hopefully, this will be the start of more bonding moments with them. And our next target is Puerto Galera. Haha. v^^