Summer Vacation 2018 Begins Now

Here we go.

We are back at Red Roof Inn in Irving.  My family and I, together with my brother-in-law, are going on a holiday a.k.a summer vacation.  We are going to the Philippines again. This time my brother-in-law is going with us.  He had been to Asia three years ago but not yet to the Philippines. So this is going to be his first time visiting my country.  I lived in one of the islands in the Visayas Region called Leyte.  We will be taking a domestic flight going there from Manila.

We leave tomorrow morning via Korean Air this time because we are building up our mileage points again.  Gladly I was able to update our Skypass membership accounts before getting our tickets issued.  Our passports are recent, hotel and resort bookings are paid and confirmed, and my Naturalization Certificate is attached inside my passport. Copies of the travel documents, itinerary and contacts are distributed in all of our check in baggage.  Now we are all set.  We’re very excited to see family and friends again.

Bags are packed and ready to go.

This vacation is a celebration of my 10th wedding anniversary.  And part of this celebration, we are all going to Coco Beach Resort in Oriental Mindoro.  DH and I have been considering this getaway to Coco Beach for our anniversary.  I am sure it is going to be great.

After this post, and some online tasks, I am going to relax and prepare myself for a long a**-burning flight tomorrow.

Thank you all for safe travel wishes. *heart*

Booking With A Travel Consultant

I am getting more and more anxious for our vacation to the Philippines.  As the departure gets closer, I could not help but over think about the preparation and the travel plans. Although all the hotel accommodations and air tickets are fully-paid, still I need to go through all of them to make sure I did not miss a booking invoice.

All booking, except the international airline tickets, were booked online.  For the international airline tickets, I contacted our travel usual travel consultant for it.  They have been very helpful to us so far.  If you want assistance on your travel plans, you may contact them at Emerald Travel and Tours on Facebook.  Their website is under construction so it is better to contact them thru phone.

I can’t wait to see my family again.  My darling daughter and I were just there but two years feels like a long time. 🙂

 

Lesson Learned – Weekend Getaway In Broken Bow, OK Part One

Beaver’s Bend State Park

As part of our wedding anniversary celebration, my dear husband and I were talking about going to the Beavers Bend State Park in Broken Bow, Oklahoma.  It has become a tradition for us to visit the park and have a relaxing time even if it’s only a few days whenever we are celebrating a special occasion, holiday, or a school break.

We always stay at Hi-Way Inn along Hwy 259 in Broken Bow.  The hotel is very close to the main stores and restaurants.  Also, a casino is right across it.  When my DH and I agree on a schedule, we take turns to go to the casino.

We had a long weekend last month so we went on a road trip to Broken Bow. It was a beautiful day on our way there on a Friday but the next day was rainy.  Even though it was a wet day, it didn’t stop us from having fun.

After checking in the hotel, we drove around Beavers Bend State Park like we always do. Our darling daughter enjoys looking around.  We were looking forward to seeing some deer but no luck.  As we go along, a patrolling sheriff pulled us over.  Why? He saw DD was standing and her head was out the roof of the car.  We did not see where he came from but he suddenly showed up behind us with his patrol lights on. He didn’t give us a ticket (thank goodness!).  He just reminded us about child’s safety and the child should be on the car seat and buckled.  Lesson learned.  On our way back to the hotel, we stopped at Pizza Hut Broken Bow for dinner.

Travel Tip:  When traveling with kids, keep them on seat belts. It is for their safety. 

To be continued…