Two For the Road
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March 30th, 2008 – by: JeAr
We've been planning to trek Mt. Pinatubo for over a month. We've read some blogs about it, and all of them say positive things about the place. As for me, since I saw a feature on it through a TV program, it's always been on my list of local sites to visit.
Finally, we've agreed upon a date when we could do it: March 29, Saturday. We're supposed to be five in the group - me, Jen, Sheena, Leslie, and her boyfriend, the same group of people who went with me to Potipot Island (minus a few). However, since our work-week ends on a Saturday morning, we decided to just move it to Sunday so that we could get rest and be well-energized for the trek ahead.
Then, the day before the big day, lots of changes happened.
So, I woke up at 2AM Sunday and called Crystal to make sure if she's coming with us. She said she's on her way home from a party and she'd just change and pack her stuff and she'd be meeting us at the bus station in Cubao, Quezon City. Then, Jen and I met at the office in Makati at around 3AM to buy some snacks and two big bottles of water each (no plans of getting dehydrated during the trek), hailed a cab to Cubao, and waited for Crystal to arrive.
Finally, at quarter-to-five, she answered the phone and told us she fell asleep from exhaustion and that she didn't think she can still make it to the station, let alone trek. So, one more down. Jen and I looked at each other and wondered if we should go on. If we do, it could mean spending more money, and less people means less fun. But then, we're already there, and our minds were already set for the challenge ahead, so the answer was pretty clear. We bought our tickets (P150 each) and boarded our bus, and at exactly 5AM, off we went!
It was another opportunity for us to see the countryside which is very different from Manila.
So from then, it was 'smooth-sailing' to Capas, Tarlac...
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