Friday, August 17, 2007

Dinner at Jack's Ridge overlooking Davao City

This post is out-of-order, being from our last evening in Davao City.

Jack's Ridge overlooks Davao City

Razel's Mom & family

Mom and Razel, half-sister Jennilyn in background

Razel's mother and five of her half-siblings arrived a day earlier than expected. Razel thought she spotted them just leaving the lobby while we were having a late lunch in the cafe. After a few quick SMS text messages, everyone was in one place.

Jennilyn, Razel, Joy and Marina

Rocky, Jennilyn (yes, a model), Ronald (back), Rustom (front), Marina, and Razel

Monsoon season in Manila ??

We'd planned to take it easy today anyway - good thing because it is a very rainy and overcast day. At times the rain belts down very heavily (hard to imagine it could possibly be any more intense). My mildly-sunburned arms and neck will certainly get a chance to recover with this kind of weather.

Joy is visiting the Canadian Embassy to attend to some business, and Razel has gone along for company. They're now on the way back.

The kids are pretty happy to have a day off (not travelling). They're busy with their Nintendo DSes. We picked up some cartridges with plenty of older/simpler GameBoy games on them.

Breakfast in this hotel is fairly nice - a 30-foot long buffet. It's included in the room rate for two of us, and it's only P200 ($5) for one kid and the other is young enough to be free. Having a nice breakfast is a great start to the day.