Did we overdo it? Did the kids have enough fun? Was it too much work for them? Did they eat enough? Questions swam through the minds of overly but naturally concerned mothers. But we set them aside to have one last hurrah making sure the children have the holiday fun stuff down pat before they board the plane back to China.
The kids swam night and day at Vista Marina in Subic and on the last full day, we went on the Treetop Adventure. All kids rode the Canopy, Superman and Silver Surfer. But not everyone wanted to go on the Tree Drop so two moms and another kid went in place of the unwilling so the ticket was not wasted. Some kids started the ride with petrified faces but returned with giant grins signaling joyful satisfaction.
The rain enemy struck again and we had to postpone the Treetop Adventure for a bit and substitute an early lunch at the Kawayan restaurant nearby. While waiting for the rice and soup cooking in bamboo, the kids and moms visited the bird park beside and enjoyed the bird show despite a bawling incident.
The moms have a mini-shopping spree at SM Clark with the requisite pasalubong jaunt to Kultura. The kids dig into their Jollibee meals like they haven’t eaten in days.
Meanwhile so many ideas for improving the next Hero’s Journey plus other new concepts pile one on top of the other that I have to quiet my mind. Donna will be in the U.S. and we don’t know whether we’ll have a third journey usually slated on February. When the dust has settled, we’ll see what emerges.