|Ready to hit the waves :)|
After a tiring yet exhilarating stay on the water with 4 successful rides (11seconds being my longest) and over a dozen wipeouts, I am done and back to the shores.
|Love triangle, LOL!|
Paulo was sort of against me wearing two-piece, teasing me that if I really wanted to wear it I should get rid of my love handles first. But I thought that it may take me years to get rid of those, if at all. So better now or never. @_@
Let's just hide that belly, ok?
More group shots..
|Their jumphot and my skipshot|
|And of course.. shadow shot.|
|with our host, Kuya George a.k.a. Tisoy :)|
|A good snack to fight the heat was our 10-peso ice cream stick!|
Great lunch at Angel & Marie's Surfer's Retreat
While we plan to be within our budget, we searched for a carinderia we've read in some blog, but unfortunately (or should I say.. fortunately) we weren't able to find it. I myself wanted to know what La Union still has to offer in terms of gastronomic experience, and we found Angel & Marie's Surfer's Retreat (just across La Union Surf Club and Billabong Surf School). I planned to get a vacay from an everyday 'styro-lunch' and/or Jollijeep (in Makati), and so I thought that a Php140 to Php180 price range from their menu wouldn't actually hurt.. it was so affordable and worth it!
|Wall photo collage :)|
I spotted Jericho Rosales in one of the photos, hehe. It reminded me of R&J Bulalohan in Mandaluyong where there is also a photo collage of celebrities who went there, but here it was surfers instead of celebs. With Marie manning the resto and her better half Angel in charge with the food, I can say that the feel and vibe inside made it more personal. This little place is really worth a visit, plus the food was REALLY GREAT!
|Chicken Adobo for Paulo|
|Steamed Dorado for George|
|Pancit canton for me|
|and Pinakbet for Thea|
|We still have a lot of activities ahead so might as well have extra caffeine, right?|
|Full and happy! :D|
Sunset at La Union
It was a wonderful experience to practically do nothing but to wait and observe the sunset. Woah, sunset plus the waves, such a stress relief! :)
Though, it was so frustrating to manually set my camera to produce nice output, all we got was underexposed and overexposed photos. At least we tried, right? :)
|The sun on my palm|
|Cloud wings of an angel..|
|♥ Happy 3rd! ♥|
And because there's a Halloween beach party, where all attendees were requested to wear black.. we wore WHITE! LOL!
At that time, bonfire was not allowed at the beach (well maybe just because there's an event), but my friends didn't want to break my heart as they know I am so excited to have marshmallow roast, and with the help of Kuya George, they set up the grill and then we enjoyed a little sugar rush!
We weren't thrilled with the Halloween beach party, and so we decided to just stay at Surfer's Inn and have a great time with other visitors/surfers from other rooms and have a drink with some locals. The experience was just great with lots of laughs and full of memories to keep. And for Thea, a painting as well.
It was as if we did not want to leave the place nor say goodbye to Kuya George. I guess it is best to say.. until we meet again.
|'Ang Magmamani' (Peanut vendor)|
A local surfer/artist gave this painting to Thea
Until we meet again La Union! It's been 2 weeks and I still have some withdrawal symptoms haha.. We really had an awesome experience, we'll be back soon.
For reservations at Surfer's Inn, call or text Kuya George at 09267195369 or 09238043501.