My Christmas Dream

I Want to Spend Christmas in the Philippines!

I’ve been here in the United States for almost two years, I celebrated Christmas Season twice since I came last December of 2016 in California. So this year im planning to celebrate Christmas in my Hometown.

In the Philippines, Christmas is the longest season, we started celebrating Christmas by the month of September, we called it “Ber Months,” until 3 Kings Christmas or Feast of the Three Kings. Filipinos started decorating to their homes and offices during Christmas Season. Christmas decors you can see everywhere on the street and especially in the malls, where you can see the big colorful Christmas trees and bright lights.

People go from house to house singing Christmas carols. I remembered during my childhood days we went caroling with my friends. My most unforgettable experienced those days we are very excited to visit our neighborhood houses with different Christmas decorations.

10 Reasons Why I Should Spend Christmas in the Philippines:

1. Simbang Gabi

2. Family Gatherings

3. Christmas Caroling

4. Gift- Giving Tradition

5. Christmas Celebrations with family and friends

6. Christmas Songs

7 . Giving Christmas gifts for my God children

8. Christmas Party

9. Delicious Filipinos Serve on Christmas Noche Buena

10. Christ Mass Day Celebration in my Hometown.

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Visiting Zion National Park

Zion National Park in Springdale, Utah 84767-1099

Contact no. 435 772 3256

This is my 32nd State I visited in U.S.

We started travelling in our Motorhome last year of November after the Halloween we left California November of 2017. So one year later, we’re here in Utah!

Sharing some of the photos during our hike in Temple of Sinawava, which also has some Weeping Rocks.

We rode on Zion shuttle bus at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

Visiting the Park

Zion Canyon Visitor Center is open year-round. Spring through fall, Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is open to shuttle buses only. Check the park websites for dates and times.

Zion is one of over 390 parks in the National Park System. To learn more about parks and National Park Service programs in America’s communities, visit http://www.nps.gov.

Take a Pose in the shuttle bus

Touching one of the weeping rocks

Overall Rating: ♡♡♡♡♡

Mount Rubidoux, Riverside California

Mount Rubidoux is a mountain just west of downtown in the city of Riverside, California, that has been designated a city park and landmark.

I enjoyed walking up and enjoying the amazing view. Good for friends and family bonding. I highly recommend this mountain in California.

Reaching the top is so good and worth it to see the big cross.

Overall Rating:♡♡♡♡♡

Hiking at Queen’s/Navajo in Bryce Canyon, Utah!

Bryce Canyon National Park

National Park in Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park, a sprawling reserve in southern Utah, is known for crimson-colored hoodoos, which are spire-shaped rock formations.

Overall Rating ♡♡♡♡♡

Queen’s/Navajo Combination Loop

Sunset/Sunrise Point

Most Popular Trail

Distance: 2.9 miles, 2 -3 hours

Description: Combine Queen’s Garden and Navajo Loop to form a 2.9 mile loop.

Clockwise direction is recommended, use two bridges in winter.

Enjoy the scenic while hiking, I really appreciate the scenic view. Very beautiful and majestic!

MY VISIT TO DEVILS TOWER

DEVILS TOWER IN WYOMING

National monument in Crook County, Wyoming

Devils Tower is a laccolithic butte composed of igneous rock in the Bear Lodge Mountains near Hulett and Sundance in Crook County, northeastern Wyoming.

Address: WY-110, Devils Tower, WY 82714

 

Wednesday afternoon around 5 pm, my husband and I went to Devils Tower. This is my second time around in Wyoming. The first time were here last August. Where the total solar eclipse took place.

The surrounding was very peaceful. We’re just walking for one hour they have the trail that goes around the Devils Tower.

I’m sharing some of the photos and the regulations of the Devils Tower.

Directions below as you enter The Devils Tower

SELF -PAY DIRECTIONS

NO REFUNDS OR UPGRADES FROM SELF-PAY STUB

  1. Fill out fee envelope
  2. Place fee in envelope (U.S. Cash or check only) $20 per vehicle, $15 per Motorcycle $10 per individual on bicycle or foot
  3. Retain envelope stub for your pass
  4. Deposit envelope into slot
  5. No entry fee with one of theses passes: Senior Pass or Golden Age Passport, Access Pass or Golden Access Passport, 4th Grade Annual Pass, Military Annual Pass and Devils Tower Annual Pass.

SELF PAY STATION – COMMERCIAL TOURS

Commercial Tour fees are based upon the seating capacity of the vehicle- not the actual number of passengers.

Seating capacity 26 or more – $100

Seating capacity 7-25 – $40

Seating capacity 1-6 $25 plus $5/ person, no$40

NOTE: Only U.S. currency and U.S. checks accepted, No refunds will be given from self-pay.

NO DRONE ZONE

ATTENTION CLIMBERS

REGULATONS

ALL CLIMBERS MUST REGISTER

You can register at the Kiosk, visitor center, or the climbing office (north end of parking area)

LEAVE NO TRACE

  • Remove all gear after use
  • No camping or bivouacking on the Tower
  • No installing new bolts or pitons
  • No chipping or gluing holds
  • Pack out all waste

NOTE: Climbing access depends on your compliance!

Climbing Facts:

Over 230 climbing routes on the tower. It takes about 5 hours to reach the summit. Free climbing, climbers use their body for climbing and equipment for safety.

HOW DID THE TOWER FORM?

The process began about 50 million years ago. Magma (molten rock) was injected into layers of sedimentary rock, forming the Tower one and one half miles below the earth’s surface. It has since taken millions of years to erode away the surrounding sedimentary rock to expose the Tower we see today.

Geologists agree the Tower is an igneous (hardened magma) intrusion, but have three different interpretations of the Tower’s original size and shape. Because of erosion we may never know which interpretation is correct.

Three Possible Interpretations

  1. Igneous Stock: The Tower is an irregularly shaped, igneous intrusion called a stock. It was formed when magma cooled and crystallized before reaching the earth’s surface.
  2. Laccolith: The Tower is the remnant of a mushroom-shaped, igneous intrusion. As with the igneous stock, the magma solidified before reaching the earth’s surface.
  3. Volcanic Plug: The Tower is a cylinder- shaped igneous intrusion, part of the plumbing system that fed a volcano. The pipe feeding the volcano became plugged when the magma solidified underground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Catholic Churches that I visited on my Trip in U.S.A

St. Thomas The Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Georgia

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St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church in Boston, Massachusetts
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Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Put-In-Bay, Ohio
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The Cathedral of Saint John The Evangelist in Cleveland, Ohio
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St. Kieran Catholic Church, El Cajon, California
St. Stephen’s Church Cleveland, Ohio
Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut