April 24, 2014

We Love Outdoors

I am an outdoor person.  I love to travel, explore new places and enjoy adventure moments.  Could this be genetic as everyone in the family is like me? Or this could probably be because we grew up travelling to the countryside often during long weekends and holidays to reunite with grandparents and relatives.  The excitement to see them starts from our city home and goes all the way to the province and up until we've grown up and discovered more places to go. In fact, each year wouldn't be complete without the entire family traveling, exploring new spaces.  We have done quite a lot already like discovering breathtaking waterfalls, fantastic lakes, marvelous rivers, spectacular hills, and amazing oceans and marine parks.  We all enjoy adventures: car touring, bike riding, camping, picnicking and even bush-walking.  All these we love to do after long weeks of hitting targets and accomplishing tasks.  We most love exploring when siblings come home from overseas.  We hook up and party with nature, enjoy each other’s company like we could recharge a brother’s vigor and top up a sister’s strength.



7-Day Scotland HikingBecause we love doing what we do, we certainly prepare for every season of the year. We plan ahead, lookout for discount flights and hotel promos, and gear up.  We arrange for outdoor adventure sports gears.  Like when we planned for touring the spectacular chocolate hills, we became like watchmen for clearance hiking shoes from Garmont, trousers, trekker mats and hydration packs.

We had just our waterfall escapade during the Easter break.  The Philippine’s Tinuy-an Falls is categorically breathtaking.  It was worth gearing up, both us (people) and our lovely car.  Nothing is more enjoyable than a very comfortable trip and for us comfort includes putting on the right suits and bringing the right packs. We did bring our swimming suits, rented life jackets and buoys, ensured our slippery-safe sandals, tees and sweatshirts, and shorts.  Hubby was ever ready with his tools, lights, emergency kits as well.

My family of course wished to explore the world further.  Although we have tried water rafting and kayaking already, still I wish to try the packages of The Clymb on rafting and kayaking.  Rafting in class IV-V rapids sounds really challenging and I could also imagine kayaking in between rising cliffs, peculiar geologic formations and captivating sea caves of Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja.  I also wish to try waterfall rappelling in New Hampshire.  Oh God, I have wished a lot now.  May I add on that wish list a reversible Mamala top and Sunamee bottoms from Patagonia?

I don’t want to sound religious here but God’s creation is really magnificent and awesome that I could only wish I have all the resources and energy to climb summits, cruise from continent to continent, discover creatures in Africa, see unique cultures in Asia, Pacific and Oceania, or at least behold the Seven Wonders of the World.
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