I decided it's time to grow up. So I travelled solo going up to Baguio. For the very first time in my life, I travelled alone. A sacred rite of passage I gladly went through.
In my Hideaway Room at PNKY Home
My travel buddy and roommate, Teddy!
50's Diner for dinner! A stone's throw away from PNKY.
Stuffed squid! Yumyum!
Cheska & her ginormous Chilicon Burger!
Teddy & I posing with a statue-replica of FVR on the Igorot stairs going to SM Baguio. Oh it was a long flight of stairs! It will leave you breathless... literally!
Beautiful birthday morning :)
Good morning Teddy!
(Background music: It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas...)
Empty chair... :)
I had the place all to myself. Sweet!
My birthday breakfast - Baguio longganisa & the works!
Perfect with a cup of Benguet coffee!
My Hideaway Room... :)
Bench outside my room
PNKY Home. Indeed a home away from home.
Midnight.. er, daylight musing mode. :)
And thus began a heart-warming time with the Lord...
Song of Ascents. :)
Psalm 131 spoke to my heart that morning.
Unearthed from long time ago. It still moved me to tears. :')
Found my way to UP Baguio to meet Cheska for lunch. I almost got lost walking from the Victory Liner Terminal after buying my ticket home later in the evening. Good thing, when I noticed I was going nowhere, I took the easy way out by taking a cab. ;p I found out I was a long way off! Geeesh! Me and my navigation skills!
Delighted to bump into Chriza :)
Lunch at Cordillera Cafe. The Spicy Ilocano Pasta is to-die for! A real must-try! It's hot hot hot!
Another alone time at OMG - Oh My Gulay! :)
You just got to love the view.
I asked the Lord to paint a beautiful sunset for me that afternoon as a gift. But it wasn't to be. He had something grander in mind.
With my Cheska's prodding, I decided to go back to UP to see the Christmas lights all lit up. This time, I didn't get lost. :)
Met Cheska's twin, Lara. :)
And just when my birthday was about to end, I was serenaded with Christmas carols. It was heavenly as I listened, feeling the cold breeze and looking over the city from where I was seated. A pleasant gift. :)
My constant companions - Teddy & My backpack.
My confidante - my journal.
A divine appointment - Aling Lina. :)
(But this is another story...)
And so I travel back home... Deluxe Bus with its own Comfort Room. :)
Baguio is and will always be a respite for my heart and soul. It was a happy and blessed 28th birthday indeed. An answered prayer. :)