Sunday, June 13, 2010
Back to the Beach
School was just about out and Nate had a long Memorial Day weekend so headed back to Boracay just a short 50 minute flight out of the city. After a long hiatus from our favorite place, it was a welcome return. The new Shangrila hotel was massive and amazing. We spent every day lounging around the pool and the beach. Holden was in his element and Finnley even took to the sand this time. Warm white beaches and crystal blue waters kept us in a state of relaxation even without the yayas in tow! In between the cat naps in the hammocks and reading on the chaise at the beach, many mango shakes were consumed, Nate and Holden made a go at parasailing and on rainy days or when the beach and pool got to be too much, we sent the boys to the kids club area fully stocked with indoor basketball, airhockey, wii and massive slides and swings.
On our final day there (June 1) we received a text from the airline telling us our flight had been cancelled due to wind and to call for re-booking. After quite some time of the phone they tell us that the earliest we can fly out is June 8th. Seriously. I laughed. They had to be kidding. Surely I would love to stay but really, that was out of the realm of reasonable. We decided to stay an extra night and fly out of a different airport. We left the hotel at 8:30am and pulled into our driveway at 3:00pm. So much for close, next time I will stay the extra 7 days! Holden made it back for his last (half-day) of school. We now have a first grader on our hands!
Right now, Nate is in Dublin for work but coming up is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in June, celebrating the 4th of July in Vietnam and Kota Kinabalu, Borneo in August. Truth be told, I'm a little exhausted just thinking about them but I am sure they will result in more tales of humor and adventure for our blog!