It was a fun day, but I would have been a happier trooper had it not been soooo hot! Even with the dense trees protecting us from the direct heat of the sun, I was still sweating like a pig! I was frustrated by many of my photos too, I just couldn’t make it work. Alfred says it’s because I lacked sleep (I came straight from work, and with only two hours of sleep from the night before because that was the day after the BDP class) and was already irritable. I think he was just trying not to make me feel bad.
We started later than we had planned so we decided to have Liempo Boy for lunch first, before finally heading to our final destination for the afternoon.
Upon entering the park grounds, we were welcomed by this rubber tree. We told Esban what it was, and encouraged him to go ahead and pose in front of it. Little did I know that this tree’s brothers and sisters were going to have an even bigger role for the day!
Can you see him? Right there in the middle… Here’s a closer look at his wacky face:
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I’ve always been fascinated by root systems, so these did not escape me:
Now, Alfred told E that Lastikman got his powers from a rubber tree . Now, I preferred the alien version myself, but Esban’s imagination was definitely stirred by what he was hearing. Here he was looking for a cozy nook to simulate how Lastikman must have been trapped inside a rubber tree!
Fine, he doesn’t look trapped, he’s really just enjoying himself. But you know what he really wanted to try? Swing from tree to tree a la Tarzan! We were laughing so hard the whole time. We were sweating, not because it was hot, but because we were having so much fun already!
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He enjoyed swinging so much that he refused to go home without stopping by another tree and have another go at it. Problem was, we couldn’t find the one that had vines that would suit his purpose! In the end, he agreed to leave because he was tired, and he had somewhere else that he needed to be at.
We took photos of the birds and monkeys too. I’ll share those at a later post, this took way loooonger than I had anticipated. Thanks for sticking it out till the end 🙂
It’s day 1 of our 15 day trial with Sky Broadband. It’s hi-speed Internet cable. I was subscribed to this maybe two years ago but we decided to switch to PLDT DSL because of the savings we’d get for it (since it’s bundled with the phone service). But their service has been so disappointing, so in two weeks or less we’ll make a decision to finally get rid of it or else just endure the inconsistent service we’ve received.
So far – I love it! My downloads are done in two or three minutes at a time. Sweet! 🙂
I thought I’d be at the mall today, shopping for slippers and some supplies for our Baler trip. I guess it’s a blessing too that we didn’t go, or else I would have had to practice a lot of self restraint while passing through the section for women’s shoes. I certainly do not need a new pair, but when I see beautiful comfy footwear, I just can’t help it sometimes 🙂