Saturday, January 15, 2011

Looking Forward to Warmer Weather

We are a week away from our trip to the Philippines, and the snow of last Sunday, which is still on the ground—unheard of in Atlanta—and the subsequent three days of being housebound has certainly added to my excitement and anticipation. I have some last minute shopping to do and managed to get out yesterday as the temperature was above freezing for the first time in a week.

The roads were still icy, but the interstate was clear for the most part; although there were areas of Northbound 400 were whole lanes were iced over.  Luckily, most were driving at lower speeds than usual for Atlanta and being careful.  There were several occasions when I watched whole sheets of ice covered snow fly off the roofs of vehicles, remaining whole until they hit the road in an explosion of ice and snow—I gave any vehicle with snow still on the roof lots of space, fearful of having one of those sheets land on my windshield.

There couldn't be a better time for a trip to a warm climate.  We leave next Saturday, flying from Atlanta to Detroit, from there it is 21 hours direct to Manila. Thankfully we had enough Delta Skymiles to upgrade to first class; I don’t think I could do 21 hours in coach. Upstairs cabin with fully reclining seats!

We will be visiting our very good friends Bob and Mari who have been living in Manila for the last two-and-a-half years. They have planned a couple of trips for us over the two weeks we’ll be there—Palawan, volcano climbing, snorkeling, and a visit to the rice terraces—and there are numerous things close to Manila to do while they attend to work and children.

Watch for pictures of blue water and white-sand beaches.

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