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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

How to Save at Enchanted Kingdom..

So this should have been the post before the hot air balloon since we went the saturday before the hot air balloon event but well, let's not nitpick. Or me not.

Our youngest sis Bing and her friends were the ones going and we didn't have any plans of going along with them there since the husband has a training to go to. He said that we should and that i should be the one to take the vehicle since he was going to be stucked in training the whole day anyway. I was both excited and apprehensive. Excited because I am finally going to be able to drive on the Slex on my own!!!

So we actually went early around 8am and Slex was a breeze to drive through in the early morning, no traffic at all southbound.

My realizations inside Enchanted Kingdom: it's way too expensive not to bring your own food. I mean, if we had planned it ahead of time i will certaily bring lunch and coolers and leave it at the car. If it's time to eat we could just go out and eat inside the car. Water bottles are allowed inside so that at least is enough savings. Really, for a budget conscious family to have fun at enchanted i say bring your own food and eat at your car. I saw lots doing it.

17th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Yeah, we we're among the throngs of people who went to Airport City, Clark, Pampanga to witness more than 20 hot air balloons flying. In reality though, we saw only around 3 or 4 in actual flight from a far even. We decided to watch Saturday but another thing came up and the husband couldn't come with us so we went on Sunday. We woke up around 4 am and left the house at 4:30 in order to catch heating up the balloons and the much-touted flag ceremony but we were stucked at NLrx due to heavy traffic. Thanks to husband's expert maneuvering, we were able to get out of the mess enough to still get some. Anyway, we passed about 3 cases of vehicle collission and one was so bad because it involved 9 vehicles on the overtaking lane. Whew!

Regardless, we still enjoyed going over there. We especially had fun kite-flying. The man seems to me was expert in everything even in kite flying. Many actually bought kites but failed to make it fly but the hubby flown 3! Much can be said about not giving up and the husband's will and perseverance is definitely up there.

So it's dubbed a weekend of everything that flies so there were infact many things to see aside from hot air balloons, so i think it's going to get bigger and bigger every year. The only thing that's a drawback was the Portalets. I'm grossed out even by the memory of it. Hopefully, the event organizer will be able to find a solution for it in the future.