After almost a month, here I am now, finding the time to blog about our instant trip to Pangasinan where we explored Bolinao and Alaminos.
So how did it all happen?
It was the morning of Ayex’s pre-nursery graduation. My sister-in-law who will be going back to the US in two weeks time still haven’t had a decent relaxation after two weeks of being here in Manila. I am affected for her and I want her to have a vacation because that’s why she came home after almost 3 years of being away.
Rewind. Sunday of that week, we saw CWC and Caramoan Islands featured in Rated K. Sister-in-law said she want to go there. The next Monday morning, I was inquiring about packages with travel dates on March 19-21. With less than a week of planning, our chances was very little. Wednesday, I got an email saying the Caramoan package is already full.
A few months back, hubby showed me Puerto del Sol. My initial reaction was it’s a bit pricey. Since we cannot go to Caramoan anymore, we are in a lookout for possible summer destination once again. I think hubby really likes this resort as by Wednesday evening hubby told Ate about it. It was late night and we just came home from work via commute. We didn’t find time to show her the web site any more.
Thursday morning, we showed Ate the web site and finally a decision was made. We are going to Puerto del Sol in Bolinao, Pangasinan. We booked for our accommodations through phone. Ms. Evelyn of Puerto del Sol is very accommodating. By 11am, we left the house. We went to BDO where we deposited the full payment of our 3 days and 2 nights stay at the resort. My poor memory forgot to take note of the total amount we should pay for so to avoid discussions with hubby (because I know I’m at fault), we just deposited PhP20000. Thanks to Ms. Lovely of BDO, West Avenue for helping us fax our deposit slip to Puerto del Sol’s office in Mandaluyong. After the bank errand, we’re off to Ayex’s graduation.
During the graduation rites, we’re still not done with booking because we have not confirmed if Ms. Evelyn already received our deposit slip. Around 4pm, we have confirmed our reservation. The graduation lasted until 7pm in the evening. By the time we came home, we are already full since the rites offered early dinner for the guests. At home, we announced that we are going to the Pangasinan the next day. The next thing we know, everyone’s busy preparing stuff for the trip. Hubby, Ayex and I still went to the nearby Hypermarket to buy some grocery. My little one is very excited as she saw me prepare her swimming stuff. By 11pm, we’re all prepared for bed.
I could not sleep very well, probably because I am excited as well and I am very pleased that we were able to pull off a vacation in an instant. My father-in-law is a bit anxious about my condition since I’m already at my 7th month of pregnancy. I’m pretty confident though that I will be fine.