Monday, July 11, 2016
The Journey Begins
I'm sure there will be some who disagree, but in my limited experience, Filipinos are all about instant gratification which makes it hard for them to kick jet lag. When I fly halfway across the world, as tired as I am, I force myself to stay away during daylight hours and sleep at night. Usually it only takes a few days to acclimatize my body to the new reality and I'm good to go. The Filipinos that I hang out with will fall asleep whenever the urge to strikes and it generally takes them two to three weeks to acclimatize to the new time zone at their pace. So I combat this by giving them one day free and then plan an action packed day where they have neither the time or the place to nap and force them into our time zone. Thus on the second day my brother-in-law's family were here, we set out in the van above which we rented so we could all ride together where ever we may go.
The key to curing jet lag is to not give them a time or place to sleep so we took them to nearby sites where I grew up. First we went to an old river town along the river, the first of a couple we stopped at.
I've shown this one before but this is an old mill that is now probably one of the only fine dining options in our county. Their smoked and brined pork chops are heavenly along with all their food. We didn't stop to eat there on this day but I did take a picture.
It was a fine day and while we adults were walking around taking pictures and stretching our legs, the kids were having a ball in the nearby playground.