Saturday, January 25, 2003

Heringer's in the Philippines, Day 13

This was our last day on Boracay. We packed everything in the morning. Sharon, Jack and I walked up to the beach to Pier One where we had drinks on Thursday night. We had to stop and get a picture of Sharon and Jack in front of the Boracay "Land Bank!"

We had a long leisurely breakfast. Jack had a continental breakfast, while Sharon and I had American Breakfasts. We caught a tricycle from there back to the Red Coconut. Near the Red Coconut was a law office sign that we had seen during the week for another photo op.

After that we ran into Pat on the beach, the hotel had told Pat that awe needed to leave at 11 a.m. rather than 12 p.m. because of another regilious festival along the way. We caught a larger banca back to Catilin and then a large air-coniditioned bus to Kalibo. Unlike the little minivan that we were stuffed into on the way to Boracay, this was a modern greyhound sized bus. The end result was a much smoother, faster and cooler ride than the previous week.

We did not run into any regilous festivals. As a result, we got to the airport very early. Unlike the previous week when the airport was packed, this time the airport was absolutely empty. After checking in, we herded the kids across the street to a very funky bar that looked out over the rice paddies.

Sitting in this rundown establishment, trying to keep the kids from impale themselves on rusty nails and looking out on the rice paddies, it was one of the times on the trip that it felt like we were in Asia.

After a quick flight back to Manila, we were back at the Funks. Pat's cook made Chinese food for dinner.

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