We went to our first (and at the rate summer is coming and going) and only summer trip as a family last weekend. It was a promise we made to our eldest that we go on a swimming trip to the beach after he wanted to go to Boracay. It was also our first time to go on a trip as a family exclusively.
My kids were so excited that the night before the trip, Matthew, as expected, could not sleep. He was tossing and turning and soon his allergies acted up. He was so excited the morning of our trip that he barely touched his breakfast (Martha had milk) that during our looooong drive to Laiya, Batangas he barfed. Yes, he did!
We took the Talisay road as it was shorter than going the SLEX way and it’s a long and winding (and very steep and curvy) road. Our trip took three hours and the kids were famished.
And no joke, this was at the end of Batangas. It was my first time and even if we live nearer than Manila, it was still faaaar. Nevertheless, the kids got so excited upon seeing the Acuatico sign. (I would not need a oximeter to know that they were so excited – I can tell from their OOHs and AAAHs and the way they ran into the pool looking as if they wanted to dive with their clothes on).