8.23.2006

just like that and it's over

it's been three days since my flight back to new jersey, i have attended two parties, worked one 12 hour shift at the hospital and i still can't get my mind off the fun i had in massachusetts. we did a lot of fun stuff that i don't even know where to begin.



do i begin with the night we walked "the adorable" max at the park by the charles river?




or the day we spent inside the harvard university campus to take pictures...



and more pictures


loads of them


on the same freakin steps!


until we got tired of it?



or do i tell you of the supposedly one night only camping trip that turned to two nights just because we were suckers for body aches and pains? too bad i don't have the pictures yet of the 9 mile kayak trip that would now make me think twice about thinking that kayaking is an easy sport.



yep, the camping trip turned out to be fun.


it was so much fun that it turned out to be a photo shoot of sorts.


and as they say...it's all fun and games until someone from the neighboring cabin yells out "hey guys! would you mind keeping it down?" which totally shut us up and sent us sleeping early inside our tent.


but i guess i am digressing from the main thing that we came to massachusetts for. i should be telling you about the whitewater rafting that we did for the first time (at least for dichi, dennis and i). i should tell you about how we impressed people at how sync we are with our paddling. i should tell you about how our guide (jack) felt so lucky for having such a wonderful crew to paddle with. i just felt sorry for the old man for getting stuck with a bunch of hard headed, adrenalin powered crew who wouldn't ease down on the paddling on his orders. you should've heard senen ask: "jack, can we go there?"..."jack, can we surf that rock?"... "jack, is this the gap?" several times like a kid with ADHD who hasn't had his dose of ritalin for the day...he he he (ing-ana siya kakulit!)






the pictures tell it all. i never regreted having called in "sick" just to go on this vacation. it was one of those things that you just had to do no matter what the odds are. just like going through "the gap" and finishing the 9 mile kayak route by yourself (even if the idea of giving up in the middle of the river was too damn tempting), you just had to plunge in it head on... conquering your fears and pushing yourself to the limits in the process.


in the end, amidst achy limbs and backs...despite the sleepless nights...after the rush to the airport to catch flights...the five of us reluctantly go back to work. waaah! i'm already missing you guys! thank you for the good times. until the next trip!


for more pictures please go to my multiply.


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to senen: you were a wonderful host. thank you for letting us raid your room and for making us smoothies for breakfast. i will always remember you everytime i see "silky-silky" bedsheets and duvets.

2 comments:

jae said...

White water rafting! Am so envious. Argh.

Will experience that soon. ;)

nerie said...

ay sus! there's nothing like it.

i hope you get to have so much fun when you go rafting. i'll wait for you to blog about it.

:)