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Aliciya’s Birthday

Aliciya knew exactly what she wanted to do for her birthday this year — she wanted a costume and swimming party. So we had it at the Embassy’s Seafront compound, and she invited her friends to wear their costumes and bring their swimsuits along. She had a great time, and I think they all did, […]

On Corregidor Island

We went to Corregidor to show them the ruins of the fortress island. I’d say she looks pretty dangerous here.

Grandma and Grandpa in Manila

We were so excited to have Grandma and Grandpa Memmott come to visit. We had a wonderful time. We spent the first week in Manila, and then traveled for the next ten days. I’ll put up several posts to cover their visit. At the end of the tour, we took the “fish pedicure” with little […]


We had a couple of Easter celebrations. First, we went to the Embassy Easter Party, and Aliciya looked for eggs there (with limited success). At home, she did a bit better. But at home was the real Easter egg hunt.

Pagsanjan Falls

Pagsanjan Falls is a fun day trip from Manila. It’s not exactly whitewater coming back down the river, but the scenery is beautiful, and it is exciting to go under the falls on the raft. Certainly worth doing.

Hundred Islands (Never Get Tired of 100 Islands!)

Since we were up that way, anyway, we just had to show Robert and Salee one of our favorite places in the Philippines, the Hundred Islands National Park.

At the Ambassador’s Residence

The nicest place in Baguio — really the reason we go — is the Ambassador’s Residence. It is soooo relaxing. The next day we hiked around the grounds, and I took the opportunity to shoot a few portrait shots.

Tam-awan Village

Tam-awan Village is one of our favorite places in Baguio. We go there about every time we go to Baguio. It’s fun to crawl into the indigenous houses and walk up the hill through the forest.

Strawberry Fields (Baguio Again)

After the Bell Church, we went to the strawberry fields. We had never gone there before, and I was skeptical about the idea, but it was great. It is not far from the Bell Church, just about 20 minutes from town center, and Aliciya loved picking the strawberries. And they are sure good strawberries. There’s […]

At the Bell Church in Baguio

We went to the mountains to show Robert and Salee the Ambassador’s residence and the “Summer Capital” of the Philippines. As usual, the weather in Baguio was cool and lovely. We took them to see the Chinese church, Bell Church, which we saw on our last trip to Baguio.