Unbirthday Adventures


November 2016

Roadtrip: Philadelphia

Betsy Ross Bridge to Central Phila.

The drive wasn’t all too bad, about 1 1/2 to 2 hour drive from NYC to Central Philadelphia. 

Now of course unbirthday adventures are all about the cheesy so here comes my rendition of the famous Rocky Run.

How’s that for some fine entertainment! Can’t go to Philly without getting a cheesesteak! For that we went to Pat’s…

Pat’s King of steaks – philly cheesesteak with marinara sauce

“You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” ~ Rocky Balboa
Stay curious adventurers!


Rice fields, Community Settlements, Callao Caves, Boating and Kayaking on the Mororan River

Back to our regularly scheduled program before life was rudely interrupted by breaking phones, exploding phones, and confiscated phones. Where were we… oh yes the most exciting parts of our Philippines journey!!!

The first leg of the journey brought us to the “settlements” (at least thats what my mom told me). It looked like a community of people with their own learning center.

Next up is the mororan river. Mororan meaning continuous rain showers in Ybanag. You can see a mini water fall at the top right picture. The top left is the bat cave where every evening theres the flight of the bats. Like clockwork they fly out for…. I suppose their breakfast? Since they sleep all day… anywho we also went kayaking… fun fact (possible old wives tale -ala mom) – in the depths of this river is an underwater cave big enough to comfortably fit an airplane.  I was told to be very careful because the current is strong enough to drag me in… over-protective mom or true story?  Who knows. At least we got to go kayaking… with life vests of course.

Final destination is the 184 steps to the Callao caves.  Close to the entrance is the excavation site of callao man,  more specifically a 67,000 year old fossil of a man.  We also saw beautiful rock formations and a cave chapel. And in typical mommy dearest fashion,  we used the pews as a resting spot to sit and snack on Filipino sweet bread. 

It was a pretty sweet adventure!

Until next time, stay curious unbirthday adventurers!

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