Friday, August 23, 2019

LA Trip - Day 2


We left Keswick at 9am. We had lunch at In-n-Out Burger (Basrtow branch). Totoo ang chismis, masarap ang burger nila :)

There was an outlet along the way, but we didn't have time to stop and shop.

Outlet stores
Mostly desert views along the way
We arrived around 2pm. There were a lot of people at the lobby, luckily, my relatives are VIP members and we went to the VIP lounge. There's coffee, soda, fruits, cookies and chocolates. No complains here :)
MGM Grand VIP Lounge
We can see Hooters and the airport from our room.

LA trip 2018

It's our family's first trip to the US (all of us together).

We arrived at the airport around 2pm at the Terminal 3. Cathay Pacific was overbooked so they offered us a deal to ride PAL instead. It will be a direct flight (no more HK stop over which was supposed to be 4 hours) and we will be compensated. It was a really good deal for us. The only drawback was we had to wait for a long time at Terminal 2. There's not a lot of good food choices there.

We left 9pm (Manila time) and arrived in LA at 820pm (LA Time). Flight was more than 14 hours. The kids did good. They enjoyed the ride. They would watch a movie and sometimes sleep. The food was okay and the staff were friendly. The only issue I had was that the monitor panel on my seat was not working. Over all, it was a good flight for us.

The IOs were kinda scary. Maybe because we're with kids, there were not a lot of questions asked. I was holding my breath the entire time he was asking questions. After the IO gave us our passports, that's the only time I was able to breathe properly.

The moment we exited, Tito Nong and Tita Alice were there to greet us. It was probably around 10pm when we arrived at their house. Their house is huge! Few moments after, Tito Cel and Tita Alice as well as Richard arrived to greet us.

We couldn't sleep and Alec asked to go to the kitchen around 2am.

It's 2019

Hello world. It's been ages since I last posted. I won't be able to write all about what I've been doing since then, but maybe some highlights.

Last month (July) is our favourite month and we've had 2 staycations.

It was our first time at Seda Nuvali and the kids loved their stay there. A must of course is a bath tub :) The best part which is a first for them was the game room. It's the first hotel we've stayed wherein there's a game room. Guess where we stayed most of the time?

The staff were all friendly. They even went to our room and surprised Alec with a cake and a birthday song which I really appreciated because I saw how happy Alec was.
The game room

Bath tub

birthday girl