Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Year's Eve

The day after the wedding we drove a few hours down to the ferry dock and caught a boat going over the Mindoro Island. The trip was delayed and we ended up landing in a different port after dark and taking two motorcycles with side cars to get to our hotel.

Since we only had one full day at the beach we decided to do as much as possible. The first item was snorkeling. We took a small boat out to the coral reef.

James and Jonathan

Heidi and Thomas

Katrina and Carrie

It was a beautiful trip and the snorkeling was nice too.

After lunch we took a hike up to a waterfall. Along the way we saw some interesting flowers and enjoyed walking through the jungle.

At the waterfall we enjoyed drinking and eating some young coconuts which the locals were selling.

On the way back we stopped at a ministry center that some friends of ours have set up to help the folks living in that area. In the evening we hiked down the beach to an Italian restaurant and ate our pizza while watching people lite fireworks on the beach.... and at the table next to ours. This made for a bit of excitement because some of the fireworks malfunctioned and blew up or went off the wrong way.

New Years Day we ate breakfast on the beach. Heidi and the kids surprised me with some birthday gifts and then we headed for home to prepare for our annual conference.

No comments: