Sunday, April 26, 2009
This picture was taken in front of the Municipal building in Mainit. From the left: Uncle Marshall Beltran, Aunt Lydia Beltran, me, four people that work at the municipality and are part of the family, the last person on the right is my cousin Marlene Basil. I'm proud of all of them.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
A couple of days after we arrived, my cousin Mayor Franklin Lim had a party for us and invited a lot relatives and friends. Good food, music, dancing, conversation. I got to see a lot of people I hadn't seen in a long, long time. It was great fun.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
We stopped at the Almont Resort on Lake Mainit and they had a party boat that takes people out on the lake for cruises. We decided to give it a try and had a great time. Not a fast boat, but large enough for a party. I would recommend trying this if you are ever there.
We took a trip to Carmen outside of Butuan, on the opposite side of Butuan from Santiago. We went to an area above the ocean and beach that has a cave you can enter than will take you from the top of the cliff to the beach. We didn't go into the cave. Fear or common sense, not sure which, but one of them kept us from going into the cave.
When we visited Cagayan we made a side trip to Ilegan to Maria Christina Falls and a resort. These falls generate electricity through 7 hydro-electric power plants then the river runs into the Philippine Sea. These pictures were taken at station 7, the one closest to the falls.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
We recently visited Mindanao to visit my family. I'm posting some video below from our digital camera. We still have a lot of VHS-C video to process (3 hours) and will try to convert some of it to post later. We had a great time. We stayed with my Cousin Frank in Santiago, Agusan Del Norte. He has a really nice place and he and his wife, Baby, took really good care of us and made us very comfortable. So much so we really didn't want to leave and can't wait to get back. Thanks to everyone we visited in Santiago, Mainit, Alegria, Butuan, Surigao, Davao, Cagayan, Ilegan, Tubay, Carmen, and all the rest. It was a great vacation that we will always remember. We also posted some photos on Flickr, the link is on the right side of this page.