Baguio 2014 || Ketchup Food Community + Horseback riding at Wright Park

One of the things C and I tend to do at least once a week is meet up in Alabang. We’re usually both coming from work, and I get dropped off by the shuttle at Town and he drives by to wherever I’m waiting to pick me up. We proceed to a coffee shop or a cafe, sit down and just talk about our day (or our week).

On our way home, we were both singing to an Eraserheads song, when we decided to go on a road trip for the weekend! Since we were stuck in traffic, I started looking for a place to stay and a few days later, settled on Ridgewood Residence. I wouldn’t recommend it to my friends, though. The staff may be super nice, and the location quite favorable (for me, I don’t like staying within the vicinity of busy Session Road) – but for Php 3,100 – the room we stayed in have seen better days (it was quite worn out as evidenced by the peeling paint on the walls and the rusty balcony) and the breakfast buffet literally left a lot to be desired (it’s not really a buffet if you only serve garlic rice, longanisa, egg, Koko Krunch + milk, marshmallows and coffee on a Sunday morning during peak season).

After driving all night (and staying awake in my case while C drives) and arriving early Saturday morning, we arrived at the hotel/apartelle. Unfortunately for us, our room is not yet ready and we were advised to check in around noon. Hence, we decided to explore the nearby Ketchup Food Community.

I was told that Happy Tummy will certainly make my tummy happy (hehehe), so I insisted we eat our breakfast there. I had the Frankfurter meal (doesn’t look like a Frankfurter but okay) and coffee.. nothing spectacular. C had the bacon meal and went meh.

We crossed the road to get to Wright Park – and to where you can go horseback riding! C and I have had this inside joke about riding horses and horse-drawn carriages (it is so not dirty!) for years so we did not pass up on the chance to rent a horse. We rented a horse for an hour and a guide. Instead of riding down the usual track, we went for the scenic ride. The guide (we honestly forgot his name) had my camera the entire ride and he took about a hundred shots of C and me. Most of those shots were candid and very teleserye-ish. Haha! It was C’s first time to ride a horse, while I have had enough experience to know how to make the one I was on run and handle it (my parents let me ride a horse without a guide whenever we were in Baguio since I was a kid.. which used to be often since my grandparents lived in Pangasinan and dad went to school in Baguio). I kept having to stop and wait for C and the guide. C was seated on a rather stubborn horse that refused to budge at times.

When we got back to Wright Park, it was already noon so we went back to the hotel to rest for a few hours. What we did for the rest of the day on my next post! How have you guys been spending your holidays? 🙂

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