Going up to Baguio was an on and off plan weeks earlier. But when hubby informed me about his biking escapade with his biking buddies, we (the big kiddos and I) chose to push through our plan even only for a day. So last Sunday, all of us, together with daughter's friend, left our place at 1am and reached La Union by 4am. Daughter’s friend took over the wheel when hubby stepped down and took his bike off from it's rack at the rear of the car. He was fetched by two biking buddies to meet the 16 others. They biked their way up to Baguio via the zigzag Kennon Road. And we on the other hand, went our own way with daughter’s friend taking over the wheel.
Baguio is one place I never get tired of visiting. Although this so called City of Pines isn’t as attractive as it was when I was younger, it’s cool climate is extremely longed and wished for. We trekked the Marcos Highway at early dawn in zero visibility due to heavy fog. Our only guide was the white line on the road which was barely visible even with headlights on. Fortunately, we’ve pass through that dangerous driving condition without any glitch at all.
|Picturesque sunrise welcomed our arrival.|
|Daughter fighting off the chill to catch the beautiful sight with her lens!|
|The view from SM Baguio..|
|The beautiful panorama seen from Mines View Park|
|Lions Head: Baguio Icon located in Kennon Road.|
The sun hasn’t completely shone when we got to Burnham Park, our first destination. The place wasn’t active yet. Seemed like all the people in Baguio are all curled up in bed that time taking pleasure of the cold weather. We took a rest in the car for a while before we started roaming around. After being rejuvenated, it was a whole day of strollin’ and roamin’ for us.. Quite tiring but fun! There wasn’t much we did in Baguio but drive around and eat. We met hubby late in the afternoon after he was done with his biking itinerary. He sure was much happier because he was able to achieve his goal of biking his way from La Union to Baguio via Kennon Road. Baguio is no longer as attractive like before.(hmm.. being redundant!) It’s now like Manila for being overly populated. But I guess, I’ll keep coming back for it’s beautiful scenery, colorful flowers and awesome climate!
Have a wonderful day buddies! Keep smiling!