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.