We didn’t throw Emma a party this year but when we asked her what she wanted to do for her birthday, she said she’d like to “go to the woods” and see her cousins at the beach. By the woods, she really meant Baguio, and the beach where her cousins live is at San Juan, La Union.
The last time we went up north was three months ago so it was just about time we visited again. We spent a day in Baguio and instead of staying there for the night, headed down to LU where we stayed for three more days.
The trip turned out to be really great! The weather was perfect. We got to catch up with friends. The kids got to spend a lot of play time with their cousins. We walked in the woods. We breathed in the earthy scent of pine. We ate well. We soaked in the sun, enjoyed the salty sea air, played in the water and marvelled at the ever-changing colors of the open skies. As you will see in the photos that follow (from my camera phone), I tried to capture as much of the magic and beauty as I could…
CAMP JOHN HAY, BAGUIO CITY
SAN JUAN, LA UNION
Emma made a really good call asking us to take her outdoors for her birthday. And I’m so glad we did cause she absolutely enjoyed every moment of it.