December was a fun filled month for me. My cousin Fae went home for a vacation and what we mostly do is travel, eat, chat and eat. That’s why I haven’t posted much here on my blog. I have been so busy with life. It’s a great feeling not stressing out on my blog but I admit I miss writing on here and I miss you guys! Here’s what you’ve been missing.
Our first stop was The Garin Farm at San Joaquin, Iloilo. It was quite far from the city. Our land travel is almost 3 hours. It was tiring and so hot but it was so worth it. Most of us slept while I listened to music using my headphones and chatting with my cousins.
I enjoy this simple moments with them because often times, we would just talk via Facebook or Skype. It has always been a long distance relationship between us. We used to sleep under one roof every summer but as we grow old, things have to change to. It’s bittersweet seeing each other succeed and having their own life but at the same time, you get to miss your childhood together. So seeing one of them in flesh after a year is a great feeling.
There’s a tall flight of stairs called Pilgrimage. We went up the hill by riding a golf cart though to see the surroundings. It was so fun! Our golf cart ran out of gas so we had to walk to the top. Glad it wasn’t that long.
Once you get to the top, you would see a cave where you have to go through. It was a tunnel like path and it was very dark. You would later find a small area there with benches and a colored 3D stained glass window image of Jesus where you can pray. Then at the end of the tunnel, you would see the path getting brighter and brighter. Then you would be greeted by angels. You’re now entering the gates of heaven.
When you go down that stairs, you would see these statues as if you are literally seeing everything in the bible. There’s Noah’s ark with lots of animals on it, Adam and Eve, The Ten Commandments and others.
This has really been a nice outing with my cousins. Not only we had fun exploring the huge garden but it was also a place of solitude, a place where you get to connect spiritually with your faith. It was a long ride but we had a nice dinner by the beach after this day. All’s well that ends well.