Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Travel Buddies Part 2

Year 2008 was different. We've been kicked out of the callroom and the members of the good old Five O'clock Club had to find novel ways of getting together.

Nevertheless, it's been a good year for my wonderings and wanderings. I have weekends off! (At least on paper. Weekends-off-to-catch-up-on-backlogs is more like it.) Those undergoing fellowship training in PGH can now haggle for at least one weekend off in a month (if they had the gumption). So despite the busy schedules and the heavier responsibilities, the Fellowship of the Itching Feet has had several conventions in several of the loveliest areas of the country.

The Rainmakers - with Haydee, Gerome and Vicvic (Claire taking the pic).

(Daet, Camarines Norte, Feb 2008)

Time out with the residents: Karla, Donny and bro, Day and hubby (Cagayan de Oro and Camiguin, April 2008)

With Queenie, Omar, VicVic, Claire, and Jojit before the ordeal (Caramoan, Camarines Sur, April 2008)

Invading Roy's peace with the usual suspects. "Kala ko joke lang..." (Iloilo/Guimaras, August 2008)

I've read somewhere that we should "travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone." I have never blurted this out loud to my reliable and endearingly quirky travel buddies, so I might as well put it on record while I can: From the depths of my being, I am grateful for your company.

Until the next adventures...

Some photos courtesy of: Pau, Claire, VicVic, Fe, Queenie, etc. Thanks!


dr_clairebear said...

hands down, it is definitely so much better traveling with you than exploring on my own. i love the places, and oftentime i even get energized by the solitude - but then after a long while, it sort of just degenerates to alone.

let's make a pact - if by 40 we're both still unmarried, we HAVE TO use one year to save up enough money to travel somewhere exotic we've never been before... how does South America sound? ;P

miss you, mother! next picture natin sa beach, dapat kaya na natin mag-bathing suit with impunity! ;)

Walking on Water said...

by all means, claire. let's go around south america. dream destination ko yun. and then let's do africa, new zealand, and the usual europe. but my greatest dream is eastern europe and the old byzatine empire. let's find old dracula...=)
but, uhmmm, di ko yata kaya mag slinky swimsuit ever...

dr_clairebear said...

mother, it's all in the mind. nakaka-amaze mga babae dito thrice my original size pero kering-keri mag-two piece na walang board shorts! it boggles the mind. hahaha. sige, pili tayo ng destination. i have a friend from serbia now, so eastern europe may be a possibility, hehehe.