Friday, May 6, 2011

Good Friday in Tagaytay and Caleruega

Last year, we visited 7 churches within the metro for our “Visita Iglesia”.  On Good Friday (April 22), I told hubby that we should try visiting other church/es that we haven’t been to.

And so, we had an impromptu plan of going to Tagaytay to visit Caleruega. We left the house before 10 am, and since it was a holiday, the road was clear particularly at SLEX. We only experienced traffic at Tagaytay itself. Obviously, a lot of people had the idea to visit the same place that day.

We arrived at past 11:30 am and had lunch at Pamana. Reese, as usual was not in the mood to eat but I was able to feed her with rice and sneaked in bits of “sinigang na sugpo sa santol”.

After lunch, we headed to Sonya’s Garden for hubby and Reese to witness its beautiful garden. As for me, my agenda was to buy few packs of my favorite “cheese hopia” for our merienda, and my stock of honey mint shampoo by Ilog Maria. Another favorite from that place (believe it or not) is their nicely-scented traditional rest room with capiz sliding door. If only I can have something like that at home. (Forgot to take picture of it, but will do next time I come back)

Then a little bit past 3pm, we’re finally able to reach Caleruega. I didn’t expect that the way to go to the chapel would be such a climb. Fortunately, we didn’t miss the most important part of our itinerary and we were able to hear mass. It was all our first time, and now I understand why people are admiring the place and I hope to visit it again when it is less crowded.

On our way home this time, I didn't forget to try Loumar's buko tarts.  It was quite good and hoping to try also their pie.  We also passed by Nuvali as hubby made an earlier promise to the little girl that she'll be feeding the hungry fish again.  But too bad that we were caught in traffic at Tagaytay and missed it.  So instead, we just had dinner at Claw Daddy (seafood pasta and pizza, just average).

Finally were home at 9:30 pm.

So far, I like visiting Tagaytay. It’s not quite far from Manila and it has so many things to explore and food to try. Maybe, I’ll target the next trip for my birthday this year. Now I’m excited! :)

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