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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Celebrating Valentine's Day at PUGAD Pugo Adventure

It was Valentine's Day yesterday when we went to PUGAD Pugo Adventure. Hubby and I went there with my 2 siblings and their families using the van of my brother-in-law because our car can't accommodate us all . It was an hour drive from where we live. It is situated in Sitio Kagaling, Palina, Pugo, La Union. When we reached the place we went to the information area and learned that that's where we gonna pay the entrance fee. At first I thought that my 2 nieces will be charged free because they're shorty 3 and 4 year old kids but they exceeded the allowed measurement height which is 2 feet below. Kids who are three feet and above are charged Php100 each. The entrance fee for adults is Php150 each. Their nipa hut cottage cost Php500 which is good for 10 people. The attendant gave us a cottage located beyond the hanging bridge because she said the view their is a lot better.

After paying, my 2 brothers went back to the van to get our foods that we brought. I cooked beef adobo and pinakbet. We brought ripe mangoes too for our desert and we bought two 1.5 liters C2 drinks at the grocery store which we passed by on our way. When we were inside, we decided to stay in a cottage before the hanging bridge because my brothers said it's not easy to haul our foods crossing the hanging bridge. So we let the attendant know the cottage we chose and we stayed there and ate our foods. The foods that I cooked were so yummy or maybe we were just hungry, lol! In fairness, my sis-in-law said my pinakbet was very good. We ate to our hearts' delight and we were inspired by the scenic view around us.

While we were eating, a lot of adventurers riding the zip line passed by above us. I wish I'm still young and have their courage to do it. I bet it would be fun. A lot of thrill seekers go to Pugad just to avail their zip line, rapelling and wall climbing. But for us, we went there to see the scenic view, have a picnic and swim in their pool. After we ate, we decided to go across the hanging bridge and see what was in there. It has more cottages there and 3 swimming pools. Their function room is located their and also their aviary. The kiddie pool there is bigger than the one in front. We decided to swim there at the kiddie pool with my 2 nieces. I asked my brothers to go back to our cottage to get our swimming clothes.

Then we went to change in the shower room and after that, off we went to the kiddie pool. At first I was hesitant to go to the water because it was cold to me but slowly I went in and after a few minutes my body got used to the water and started to enjoy. I admit, I don't know how to swim, I just wade in the pool and made a big splash with my hands once in a while, lol! Hubby knows how to swim with dog paddle style. My 2 sis-in-law didn't swim because they don't feel like it. Vivian has her monthly period and Marlyn had a headache. So they were the ones taking our photos. The 2 kids were having a good time in the pool especially when the fountain showers around the pool were all turned on. Even hubby and I enjoyed it. Vernice asked her dad if it's raining, lol! One thing I like about their swimming pool is that it's either has a little chlorine or no chlorine at all. All their pools were very clean and life guards were present. When we got tired swimming, we got out of the pool and went to the shower room to wash and changed our wet clothes.

Then hubby and I went to roam around and took pics at the aviary. Then we crossed the hanging bridge again and went back to our cottage. We ate some again and after that I went around with my 2 nieces and had our pics taken by my youngest brother. Hubby stayed in the cottage. I really love the view in Pugad, so serene, calm and relaxing. If you love nature and adventure at the same time, then Pugad is the place to go.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Lunch At Chic-Boy Restaurant

I asked my brother yesterday to drive us to the EENT doctor to have hubby's ears checked. He was complaining that he can't hear that good. My neighbor had recommended his doctor so that's where we went. My brother and his daughter waited inside the car while we were in the doctor's office. Vernice was not with us this time because she's in her grandparents' house. The doctor found out that both of hubby's ears have built up wax in it so he gave him ear drops and after 3 days we will go back to him. Hubby also asked him to check his eyes because he has cataracts and the doctor said both of hubby's eyes don't have cataracts. The doctor in Texas told hubby otherwise. The doctor said hubby must have eye infection because he always felt a burning sensation in both eyes. So he gave hubby an eye drop. We were thankful that hubby have no cataracts, praise God! We paid the doctor a total of Php1,000 equivalent to $25 only.

We then went to eat lunch at Chic-Boy just beside Magic Mall. It's a newly opened restaurant in the city. It was our first time to dine in that restaurant. I noticed that there were lots of people dining there. They must have been tired eating in the same food court inside the mall wherein they have the same foods and their rice were so pricey, P20 per serving compared to Chic-Boy's P10 per serving. I ordered sinigang na salmon with rice, hubby got chicken lechon with rice. pork barbeque for my brother and breaded chicken for my niece. They serve free bowl of soup to all their customers and on top of that, they serve unlimited rice to the customers if they order value meals. Hubby tasted faith's breaded chicken and he said he like it better than his chicken lechon. I told him next time I will get 2 orders of the same meal for him, lol!

The sinigang na salmon had too much soup and it's sour to me. I like my sinigang better. They can't even beat my brother Celso's sinigang. Next time I would like to taste their sinigang na bangus.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Lunch at Point and Grill

Yesterday, hubby and I asked my youngest brother to drive for us to SM Rosales. It's been a while since we went there. I also have to pay our internet bill which I forgot to do when we went to CB Mall last time. So off we went with Vernice in tow. We stopped by in Wesleyan, Urdaneta because my brother had to settle something first. We had the chance to talk to our pastor friends there which we haven't visited in a long time.

Then we proceeded to our destination. First thing we did is to have some photos printed to be sent to my sis-in-law in Texas. Then we went to pay our internet bill. It took me a while to wait because there were a few customers who were paying. After I paid we went to eat lunch at Point and Grill restaurant. That restaurant had many customers. It's a good thing we found a vacant table. We dined there before and it was our third time to dine there. I ordered pinakbet with fried bangus, hubby got roasted beef with veggies, fried tuna fillets with veggies for Vernice and my brother got pork barbeque and veggies. For drinks we ordered iced tea and I a strawberry shake for me.

While waiting on the foods to be served, we took some photos. When they served our foods, we ate with our hearts' delight. The foods were great. Vernice love the pork barbeque which he asked from my brother. He didn't eat her foods so we ate it. No wonder the restaurant got lots of customers. Their foods were delicious and the price is very affordable. They got lots of selections too. For the four of us, I only paid Php550.00. Not bad. For sure we will dine there again next time.

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