All to­gether

Sun.Star Baguio - - OPINION -

BYnow most would know how ad­ven­tur­ous a fam­ily we are. We have trav­elled to­gether in more ways than one. Mom and dad in their seven­ties never seem to slow down, be it with the Jaycees or Scout­ing. A trip here and there and ev­ery­where.

A trip is al­ways planned ahead. Never is it where some trip will be sud­den. It is al­ways planned. Ev­ery Sun­day the fam­ily will meet for ni­la­gang baka. This is where all the ideas come from. Where to go and what to do. Nor­mally it is a year be­fore any trip.

Plan­ning ahead for any trip may get the most out of any trip. A pro­mo­tion, a dis­count, a spe­cial of­fer and most of all a time to ad­just or change for any­thing that might come along. The last though hardly hap­pens. The trip will hap­pen.

Yes it is al­ways the year be­fore when we hatch for an ad­ven­ture. It is the sil­li­est ideas that come to fore. Mom and Dad al­ways take on any chal­lenge. Al­though we tend to slow down a lit­tle bit for Dad, not for Mom. But Dad will join ev­ery time. It must be for the food, I would.

Last year we re­al­ized that while we had made our fam­ily plans on our own, we were re­minded of Mom and Dad cel­e­brat­ing their 50th to­gether this year. We just had to can­cel all our pre­vi­ous plans. Mine was for my fam­ily to head to the North­west Amer­i­cas up Canada. It has been an im­pend­ing plan for many years now. Last was a decade ago.

Friends and fam­ily have of­ten won­dered when again can we visit them. It has changed ev­ery time. And changes made are be­cause of th­ese big fam­ily trips. Only for this, if not then we con­tinue on. And in some oc­ca­sions this small fam­ily trips be­come the big fam­ily trip. The very rea­son why we plan ear­lier. Some­times the small fam­ily trips seem to be the one for the big fam­ily. Then we go.

But for this small fam­ily trip we are made aware of Mom and Dad on their 50th. No small trips for this def­i­nitely. Only lo­cal trips if ever for this year for the small fam­ily trips. The big fam­ily trip has to be a big trip, and big it was.

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