Ever had those moments where you suddenly had the desire to go on an unplanned trip? Then you end up talking yourself out of it because you don’t do things that randomly, so you revert back to your normal planned out existence. *long deep sigh.
Back in October, (Yep, still working on my backlog. Haha.) I was on Facebook chat with a couple of college buddies, we haven’t seen each other for quite some time and was throwing ideas back and forth as to how and when will we have a session. I jokingly suggested they come over to my place and we’ll have our session here. Next thing I knew, my off hand invite was taken seriously and three people were on their way here and I was not prepared for it. As I have mentioned on my previous posts, one of the perks of living in the mountains is when I invite people over they come up with excuses not accept the invite. Clearly this was not one of those times. Lol. Lucky for me, my buddies are not “maarte” and can make do with what was available.
Long story short, they were able to reach my place, no thanks to me because apparently I was no good in giving directions. Haha. Good thing they had decent navigation skills or they would have been lost. After buying session supplies, one of my buddies and I started talking about our long overdue trip to Morong, Bataan to visit our good friend who currently works there. He suggested we go ahead with that visit that night, an unplanned road trip. My first reaction was to ask him if he was serious, he was and I was up for it. The one who owns our ride agreed to the plan, the other one was passed out in the back seat, drunk from a prior drinking session, so he did not have much say on the matter. Lol. So we informed our friend that we were on our way to visit and we were off.
It was 10:30 in the evening, with our meager supplies we began our road trip. One of the good things about a late night road trip is that there is zero traffic. The downside though is you could easily get lost which almost happened to us several times. Hehe. The trip was uneventful until we reached Subic and was pulled over for swerving. We caught a lucky break though and was just given a warning. After a couple of wrong turns, one even leading us inside the Zoobic Safari, we finally reached our destination, Phi Phi Beach Resort. It was 2:30 am then.
Our drunk buddy chose that time to wake and throw up. After that he got the pleasant surprise of finding that he woke up in Bataan. Haha. After a couple of miles and few hours we were finally able start our session. I noticed how mature we have become compared to when we were in college. Our session lasted till sunrise with us talking about work, misadventures, love, politics, and life in general.
After a power nap, though still a bit groggy, I decided to explore. The resort was huge. Its was October so there only few guests, the place was quite peaceful. The blogger in me kicked in. I knew I had to write about this adventure. I walked around, took some pictures with my trusty smart phone then went back to our room.
We ate cup noodles and bread for breakfast then slept again. We woke up to brunch given to us by our sweet friend who we were not able to bond with because when we arrived she had to sleep for her work the next day. If you are reading this, big thanks to you not for the food but for the friendship, Thank you.
We slept again after eating. (#batugan) Woke up wanting to swim. A quick dip and it was time to leave as one of my buddies had to go to work.The trip home was a chill drive broken only by a quick stop at a fastfood for late lunch.
I was home by 6:00 pm with great memories of an unplanned adventure.
I look forward to more unplanned and unexpected adventures this coming 2015. Sabi nga ni Sheyee at Sam Pinto, “Pinakamasaya ung di pinlano..”
more adventure coming..