For those of you who faithfully follow our blog here, I’m sure you’ve noticed our absence over the past 5-plus weeks. The absence was with good reason though: we took a much-needed vacation which lasted for an entire month. Lynndee returned with a post a couple of days ago sharing a good portion of our trip to her home country, the Philippines, which was very special to her for she had not seen her family or country since I brought her to the US almost 7-years ago so we could get married. But I had a fantastic time as well for I truly love the country of her birth.
One thing that has so fascinated me about her hometown of General Santos City since my first visit there almost 8-years ago is the fact that it reminds me so much of my hometown. The main similarity is that it sits in a basin surrounded by mountains on three sides, as well as having a nearby volcano. There is, however, a huge bay on the southern edge of the city, the largest salt-water bay in the Philippines, Sarangani Bay, which leads to the Celebes Sea, something which my landlocked city of Asheville, NC., lacks. Still, just flying into the city and viewing all the surrounding mountains made me feel right at home.
A view of Sarangani Bay with the majestic mountains surrounding it.