It is rare that my brothers and I get together on an out-of-town trip. When my brother called me on the wee hours of October 31st, telling me we are going to Pampanga in the afternoon, I just had to say yes, even when I know I’m going to have to take Mark with me on his post-dialysis state.
Because we couldn’t make it to the said meet up time, Mark and I decided to take the bus to Sta. Rita, Pampanga where one of my brothers promised to pick us up. The sudden trip turned out to be one of the best get togethers I had with my brothers.
Of course, no trip is ever complete without pictures!
This is the estate of my brother’s friend. I never realized how vast this place was (and how beautiful), until I got to “tour” the place the next morning. I was surprised to know that aside from 2 indoor pools and 1 outdoor pool, the place has a big pond, countless roosters, all sorts of birds, rabbits and a lot more. It feels like we have checked in at a private resort for free.
This is the fish pond where my brothers, nieces and nephews went fishing the next morning.
Walking in this part of the estate feels like having your own park.
I couldn’t help but play with my nieces and nephews in this playground.
There were roosters everywhere I looked!
These Flightless Birds
I wasn’t able to take notes of all the names of the birds I took photos of… but here are some of them.
Among all the birds I’ve seen, this one is my favorite. I got to hold Nigel! Although I’m a little scared, Nigel was very friendly and seemed to be used to people holding and petting him.
It was a very fun trip! Never mind that we had to cram ourselves into one car going home – at least no one farted. With boys like my brothers around, a random smelly fart is very possible.
On a closing note…
The family that plays
and swims together..