La Union Snapshots

Monday, February 21, 2011

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Province of La Union
28 February - 05 March 2010

Since daddy died, I would always travel to La Union in time for his death anniversary to light a candle for him. In 2009, I went to attend my first Panagbenga Festival Grand Street Parade, and I realized I just added something to the "routine" - traveling to Baguio City in time for the grand street parade, then traveling to our house in La Union to stay until the 5th of March.

I have shared some places I went to, and since my albums had "loose" pictures, thought I'd just share them in one post. Here are some of the pictures I took day by day:


One Town, One Product Trade Fair (28 February). As soon as I reached our house from Baguio City, my Aunt Julie told me right away that there was a trade fair in San Fernando City, the capital city of the province. The province of La Union was celebrating its Founding Anniversary, and part of the celebration was having a street lined with different stalls from each of the towns and municipalities. Each stall showcases different products, and I found myself buying some fruits that afternoon.

Quezon Avenue at Night (01 March). Also known as the national highway in San Fernando City, I took this picture just before I went to find my place for the La Union Electric Parade.

Euphorbia (02 March). My Aunt asked me to stay at home for today because I needed to take a rest, to entertain myself, I went to my Aunt's garden to take pictures of the flowers. This euphorbia became my instant favorite because it looked like candles.

Grilled Porkchops at Midway Grill (03 March). Food tripping wasn't really part of my vacation because I was more focused in going places than eating food, but there was this one food place that I was so interested to eat at, so on this day, in between church hopping, I went to try their foods. To read more about this food trip, please click HERE.

Bauang Town Marker (03 March). My last stop for this day was the Sts. Peter and Paul Church in the town of Bauang. It was my first time to go there, and when the bus stopped by the town market, I decided to get off and walk to the church. I saw this marker at the intersection, so I took a picture. Quite risky because it was in the middle of the road, but it was a great experience.

Market Day (04 Mar). Thursdays and Sundays are the market days in the town of Bacnotan, so I went with my Aunt to help her shop as well as take pictures for my files. I knew people in the provinces weren't used to seeing a person holding a camera and I didn't want them to think I was invading their privacy, so I used my cell phone to take this picture.

St. Michael the Archangel Parish (05 March). After eating breakfast, I went to the cemetery to visit my dad's grave as today was his death anniversary (3rd year). I went home in time for lunch, but I just walked from the highway to our house, and before going home, I passed by the church to take some pictures. Sadly, I wasn't able to take pictures inside as the office was closed, but because this church was just a few steps away from our house, I knew I always have time to visit it. This was my last day in La Union, so I had to wait for my next vacation for a much extensive share about it.

Even if I was alone in checking out the places during my vacation, I was a happy traveler. The fifth of February may be my last day in La Union, but it wasn't the end of my vacation. I still have a day, and it's time to travel to another province. :)

*** Jenn ***

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