Last Saturday, one of my bestest friends in the world, Trency, and I finally went on our much-awaited day trip to Laiya, San Juan, Batangas. We had the trip planned since last week, and we were just thrilled to have our much-deserved R&R! I'll post the pictures in a later blog because I just want to write about it today..despite not having pictures to support it! :)
I think our little mis-ADVENTURE (notice the small mis, but all caps on the ADVENTURE ;P) started out Friday night. It was raining cats and dogs, and little did we know we'd both be having our "monthly visit" that same night. So we were both saying little prayers, inasmuch as we love the rains, because we wanted to soak under the last rays of the summer sun!
Anyway the next day seemed to be ok! It was gloomy when I woke up at 6.15am. Nonetheless we knew it was going to be sunny down south. So I got up, called up Trency to make sure she was awake, got dressed, and drove to Katipunan. This was where the mis-ADVENTURES officially started and to make it quick, bullet points shall be used:
--> Trency fell asleep after I called her, so instead of leaving at 7am, we left at around 8am++.
--> We took C-5 hence a quick and smooth ride. But when we got to the flyover which merges C-5 to South Super Highway, that's when the traffic woes began. It took us an hour to get to the Petron gas station for our breakfast.
--> Petron was filled with weekend warriors! We almost didn't find a parking spot. The lines to the bathrooms were really, really loooong. The line for the ATM was LONG. The line to get beakfast at McDo was long. The line in Petron Treats to buy our stash for the trip was LONG. Uhm...so you guys get the idea. It was like everyone was mass evacuating I swear!
--> This was where Trency found out she left her wallet at home. Like a Momma, I gave her allowance for the trip. :)
--> Traffic yet again from Turbina, Laguna all the way to the entrance of the Star Tollway in Sto. Tomas, Batangas which is a pretty far stretch! UGH!!
--> When we got to San Juan, we really didn't have a resort in mind. We didn't make reservations since it was just a day trip. We checked out Kabayan Beach Resort, Virgin Beach Resort, Balai, and Blue Coral. All were fully-booked.
--> Also had a little altercation with the very BASTOS guard at Blue Coral. What a BIATCH! *Which reminds me, I have to write them a letter to them and tell the management about that!!!!*
Since Trency and I were on a tight budget, we looked for a resort that was cheaper than Virgin Beach Resort. We then found our DAY TRIP HAVEN at Taramindu Garden Beach Inn. I guess I'm just gonna blog on this later because it's just too good to include here. But Taramindu saved our beach trip!
All-in-all this was the best beach trip for 2010. Yes, I have to say this was better than our Bohol trip. We still got sloshed by the beach, thanks to San Mig and our chicharon pulutan! So ultimate sloshness by the beach, the sun, the sand, the surf, the great resort that saved our asses, great MUSICAL roadtrip, and a great FRIEND to be with, makes for one PERFECT SPONTANEOUS SUMMER TRIP!!! :) That's despite Trency leaving her wallet, and us squeezing our budget, and the traffic! It was a very relaxing day, and we left Batangas contented and slightly tanned!! :D
Reminder to those who would want to get on a beach trip: MAKE A RESERVATION! Save yourselves the trouble of "resort-hopping". It saves time and gas!
Bez! We have got to do this AGAIN!! :)