Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The first the beach!

We had left the island thursday morning, 09 of July and arrived saturday morning(10 July) at our province, Ifugao. Quite a long travel, especially the drive from Manila to Ifugao took us about 12 hours because of traffic along the way and partly passing through the mountains. Was the same amount of time from Amsterdam to Singapore which was also 12 hours. Then singapore to Manila, 3 and a half hours.

After a couple of days at home in Ifugao we packed again and off to La Union for the beach. Three of my brothers with their family came with us, and mother with the daughter of my youngest brother. With two cars, we had travelled at night and took us six hours. We had booked in at Sea Park beach resort for 4 days. Two brothers with their family only stayed for one day as the children has to go to school and one of my sister-in-law, a nurse, has to work too. During our first day, my sister and her family came down from Baguio city, about 1 and a half hour drive, and joined us for a day. They can't stay longer too because of school and work. Oh well, here are a few pictures taken:

((you can click on all pictures to enlarge if you want))

Taken at around 7 o'clock in the morning, water temperature is really good for swimming!

My nephews and nieces are a bit afraid to go farther, just looking at Grace, Chris and hubby but later in the day, they weren't afraid anymore.
Here's me with my three sister-in-laws and the kids.

Now, i regret i haven't taken pictures with the whole family together, just snapshots here and there...

...except these one. The only brother who stayed behind with his wife and little girl. Was taken the next day when most of the company left for home.

i love these picture of my two nieces!!

After two days of lovely weather, typhoon "Isang" reached us so the third and fourth days spent inside as the winds too strong to go out.
This taken the third day infront of the restaurant of the park. A pity the picture is dark.

These our first week of our vacation, the last two weeks were spent with the family.

Thank you all so much for stopping by and hope you are all having a good week.


Doris said...

lovely memories in the photos Mylene.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Mylene
Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures from the beach. You all look to be having a fun time. It must have been wonderful to see all your family and spend time with them there. I hope you have more pictures from your trip to share.

Annette said...

What a lovely photo's, thanks for sharing.
It looks like you had a rgreat vacation with your family.

Thanks for the birthyday wishes..

Hugs Annette

Olenka's Stitches said...

Welcome back home, Mylene!
What lovely pictures! The sea looks so inviting. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.
Have a great day!

Jeanie said...

Welcome home, Mylene !
It must have been wonderful to see all your family and spend time with them :)
Lovely pictures.

Lisa S said...

Great pictures Mylene! Thank You for sharing them with us :) Looks like everyone was having a wonderful time! Glad you got to spend some time with your family :)


Lillie said...

Lovely photos, beautiful beach day.
Thank you for sharing.

Karan said...

Lovely family pics Mylene - it looks a beautiful place. :0)

Siobhan said...

Welcome back, Mylene! Thanks for sharing the lovely photos. It looks like you had a blast!

Ranae said...

It sounds and looks like you had a wonderful time with family.
Thanks for sharing

Debra said...

Great pictures, thanks for sharing. Sounds like you had a great time. Love the picture of your nieces.

Shari said...

it looks like you had a wonderful time. I can see why it was so hard to go back home. Hugs!!!!

Maureen said...

Oh that beach looks so inviting - glad you had a good time at home

Edna Melo said...

Olá Mylene!
Que lindas fotos! Obrigada por partilhar conosco esses momentos tão agradávéis!

Margaret said...

Welcome home Mylene. What a wonderful vacation you and your family had. Lovely pictures.

anna s. said...

So glad to see you're back! Loved the pictures, of course I'd LOVE to see more! How are your parents?

Meari said...

Nice photos of your vacation, Mylene.

Christine said...

Welcome back. The beach looks beautiful

Brigitte said...

Welcome back, Mylene. And thanks for sharing all those lovely pictures of your vacation.

Natalija said...

Welcome back! It seems you had a fantastic time :)

Jackie said...

thanks for sharing the pics.

Sharon said...

Great beach photo's!