On our final stretch, with just one day to spare for re-packing our bags, we spent 2 nights in Tagaytay. This time we were with family friends. My mom and her friends planned this trip over a month, finally it pushed through. It’s funny that the whole time we were there, I would constantly hear them say that they already went all over the world with all the plans they made. From a US trip, to a European tour, to Hongkong, Singapore, Vietnam, a Mediterraean Cruise, an Asian Cruise, other destinations in the Philippines like Aman Pulo, Balesin, Bohol, Boracay, name it they thought of it. To this day, only Tagaytay pushed through. You see, my mom has been friends with them for over 30 years now, and having trips together is a big thing, or at least planning it! They try their best to make time for each other but with their busy schedules it doesn’t seem to happen as frequent as they hoped for. Nonetheless, even if they do not see each other all the time, when they do, its like they were just together the day before. They treat each other like family and now that all of them have children, we are all good friends too. I could only wish I will have the same kind of friends.
We spent our weekend at Tagaytay Highlands. My family and I shared a 4 bedroom condo with 2 other families while the others stayed in different units. As usual, we all went swimming and fishing. The younger ones with so much energy to spare also went horseback riding and bowling while me and my friend Bea who’s also a tween did what we do best, get hooked on our iPhones and iPads, being anti-social together! Our moms hate it but we still get away with it, sometimes 🙂 I suppose we do get some perks too especially when we are left with responsibilities like taking care of the younger ones while our parents leave for an adult-only dinner.
Anyways, what people love about Tagaytay is the numerous eating places that sprout like mushroom. From areas were one wouldn’t think it was possible to put up a business like Marcia Adams and Antonio’s to main street restaurants like Tootsies and Breakfast at Antonio’s, there’s really so many to choose from. It’s no surprise that Tagaytay is now a popular destination for scrumptious restaurants. A perfect destination for our group since everyone loves to eat.
So, as we end our ‘Amazing Race’ Easter break series having gone to 4 destinations in 16 days with less than 24 hours interval, having rode all modes of transportation, air, land and sea, I can definitely say this was an incredible vacation. With friends and family to spend it with makes it unforgettable. Until my next adventure…