Saturday, January 19, 2013

Driving a Mini to Punta Fuego for a regatta weekend



Today we drove a Mini Countryman to Punta Fuego from Manila on a Travelife.

Funnily enough, the last time I rode a Mini for a weekend trip, it was also to Punta Fuego. It was really enjoyable, and I couldn’t get over all the whimsical designs on the dashboard and all over the car.



We played nice music and so the time to Batangas went very quickly, both to and fro. I wasn't driving, but I liked the Mini enough to muse out aloud: "I could happily drive this car..."

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EVERYTHING FALLS INTO PLACE

This time, I had the same feeling about the Mini.

This was a weekend for lots of things falling into place.

I wanted to get out of town for the weekend, there was a regatta event and a couple of other things going on around Punta Fuego and Nasugbu, and then there was this Mini that needed to go on a Travelife to Batangas.



We left Makati mid-morning. It was actually about to rain when we left the city, and by the time we got to Tagaytay, it had started drizzling. But as soon as we hit Batangas, the sun came out and the rest of the day turned out to be absolutely perfect.

The perfect view from our terrace
HOW TODAY ENDED



I ended today sitting on this beach above. The water and the sand were warm, but there was a cool wind blowing.

Then, from the terrace of the villa, I enjoyed a most beautiful sunset that made me really happy to be in Batangas.



Then the evening started. There was a lively cocktail party for the regatta competition by the pool; and then everyone had dinner on the terrace. Coincidentally, there are so many people in Batangas this weekend. Just tonight alone, I bumped into three ambassadors also having dinner at Punta Fuego.


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SERENDIPITY FOR LUNCH

Earlier too, I’d texted a friend with a beach house nearby as I’d remembered her as we drove by the Tali area.

We ended up getting invited for lunch tomorrow at her house. I haven’t seen her for a while and it’s the perfect opportunity to catch up, in Batangas on a beautiful weekend, living a never-ending and never-endingly eventful Travelife.





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