Last Sunday, we had a family outing trip to Punta Fuego in Batangas. We were 50 plus in the group including the yayas and kids. The last time we had this kind of trip was in 2002, when Julia was just a baby. From 2002 up to 2008, there had been a significant increase in our family's population. (New babies come along each year, with 5 baby boys in 2004 alone). Our group was so big that we had the staff at Punta Fuego arrange an exclusive tent and buffet tables for our party of 50 something. When we occupied the jacuzzis at the club, there was literally no room for the others. They had to wait until we decided to leave before they could use the facilities.
We were quite lucky the weather cooperated with us. It was cloudy and it occasionally drizzled but no big rain that would have ruined our trip. The beach was nothing spectacular - especially if one's idea of beaches are those of Boracay. Despite this, the kids had a lot of fun. It was a good break from just being in the metro with practically nowhere to go except the malls. This is one of those trips that that wouldn't be worth it if you go alone as it was really the company that made it worthwhile.