It was a Good Friday, day 2 of the 2009 Baguio summer escapade. The weather is good (not because it's a good friday) but amidst of the sun's heat, one can feel the cold Baguio breeze. We even have to wear jackets when we went outside. The itinerary for the day is a visit to the Grotto and the Philippine Military Academy and a mini-shopping spree to the Baguio Central Market.
Since we are expecting large mass of people visiting Grotto for that day, Kuya RT showed us a shortcut to Grotto. The path is an uphill climb. The ground is probably elevated close to 80 degrees. When we arrived to Grotto, I am already gasping for oxygen.The other consolation aside from less travel time are the flower-filled sceneries and an overlooking view of the whole Baguio city.
As expected, many devotees are having their usual Good Friday pilgrimage. Folks of different age and status quo have trooped to climb the 300+ steps of Grotto. Upon reaching the peak, the altar is jampacked with people who are offering prayers, lighting up candles, taking picture and enjoying the view of Baguio from Grotto.
After descending from Grotto, we've decided to proceed to the Philippine Military Academy (PMA). PMA is the premier military school in the Philippines. PMA ground typifies a Good Friday... so solemn that one can hear the rustling of the leaves. The solid steel emblem bearing PMA's motto of Courage, Integrity and Loyalty stand proud amidst the mighty heat of the sun
The morning field trip session ended with a visit to the Baguio Central Market to buy food stuffs for lunch.