The clouds were grey and a storm was coming. It was my day off from a busy graveyard shift so I haven’t slept all night at all. Those two were enough reasons to cancel the trip to the countryside but we didn’t. I missed having quality time with my cousins who I rarely get to hang out with and it was my niece’s 5th month-day. We couldn’t afford to miss it so despite the rain, we went on with our trip.
I was mostly asleep during the car ride. I cuddled with my fuzzy blanket and went off to dreamland. An hour after, I find myself surrounded with greens everywhere as I look at the car window. We were almost there and I couldn’t contain my excitement. I couldn’t wait for the food that my cousin cooked, even my stomach grumbled at the thought of it; I couldn’t wait to see the place cuz I haven’t really roamed around their neighborhood, and most of all I couldn’t wait to see my cousins and my niece.
The place was a breath of fresh air. Everything was so peaceful, it’s far from the city but not that far from their town plaza. The houses are far away from each other. And even though it’s in the countryside, I like that there’s internet connection in the area but not that fast though. Still, as a nature lover, I love places like this.
Me and my cousins chatted like we haven’t seen each other for years. One of them is just here for vacation so we were making the most of our one day of hanging out together. After two cakes and belly laughs and sharing of memories, we went outside to go to the hanging bridge which is just a few walks from their house. The bridge was old, it was already there during World War II. You can see that the wooden steps are broken, it’s nice that they made a walking pathway so that people can cross the river. Sometimes you can feel the bridge swaying, but only a little. I wonder what it looks like across that bridge but it started raining hard again so we went home.
I saw a Mulberry tree on the way home and there were berries on it! I took some and ate it. It’s kind of sour and sweet at the same time. My cousin and her mother in law bake cupcakes out of these sometimes. Funny how they make your tongue really red.
Arabella, my niece has grown so much. How time flies! The last time I saw her, she was so tiny and all she did was sleep but now, she responds at you and socially smiles at people. There’s my cousin meeting her for the first time. I already miss this bundle of adorableness. I wonder when will I see her again soon.
The day was ending and we knew we had to go. I’m glad I went with them instead of spending my day off catching some sleep. Even though I still have work the next day, this day was so so worth it. I slept on the car ride home again with memories stored in my mind, my heart and my phone camera.