Fam Pics: Luijoe’s Meadow

luijoe's MeadowFor the month of October, the Pinoy Moms Network Fam Pics Theme is Green. I’d like to share this green meadow called “Luijoe’s Meadow” located at my husband’s family vacation spot in Benguet. Butch’s parents own a lovely mountain retreat 5 hours away from Baguio City. You can imagine the distance it takes to get there. But whoa, the long travel time is worth it. Once you arrive at their hamlet (the girls call it hamlet), you are greeted with a super cool mountain breeze, lovely pine scent from the dense Benguet pine trees and lots of space to romp around. There’s nothing like clean mountain fresh air. It doesn’t feel like you live in the tropics.

Luijoe’s grandparents named this spot “Luijoe’s meadow” just like they named the town’s spring waters “Lamar Spring” after Lauren and Marielle. Fortunately, Luijoe got to enjoy his meadow before he died. The girls and Luijoe played badminton and kickball without having to worry about heat stroke.


Surrounding Luijoe’s meadow are mini-hills that are thick with pine trees. Butch parents said that the meadow used to be a ranch owned by a Spaniard before the Americans took over the land.
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The surrounding hills can easily be converted to a natural slide. Look at Lauren go….and go..
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Looking at these photos make me smile as I remember the squeals and peals of laughter of my Luijoe and the girls as they frolicked amidst the greenery of the hills.

There’s nothing like a clean and Green place for the kids to play.

I will update this post soon to include the round-up list.

Photos taken in 2002

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1346 Posts)

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.


About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

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  • http://feistymomma.com/ dexie

    Weeeeeee. that looks so much fun. This made me miss Baguio. It’s one of my favorite places in PI.

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @dexie- this place is way colder than Baguio. In extreme cold weather, there is a frost.

  • http://teacherjulie.com julie

    Yes, the place looks so relaxing, so almost untouched by human existence. Must be very nice to stay there and do a lot of reflection.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories, 🙂

    Have a great week Noemi.

  • http://atheista.net benj

    Is this still in Benguet? 5 hours from Baguio… I’m thinking Sagada. hehe. Im sure Northern Benguet has a lot to offer as well.

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @Julie- no internet . sob.

    @Benj- when driving up north, Sagada is to the right while this hamlet is to the left .

  • http://360.yahoo.com/aradualan MegaMom

    Looks very nice Noemi. It appears to be serene and breathtaking, perfect for your reminiscences.

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  • http://mysoulfulthoughts.blogspot.com/ Rach (Heart of Rachel)

    Hi Noemi. Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of green haven. Looks like a wonderful place to bond with the family and commune with nature.

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  • http://plantshomesgardens.blogspot.com vicky

    benguet is really beautiful- i’ve lived there! LOLs..i enjoyed reading your post and sharing those great memories, Noemi. thanks…

  • http://www.homeworked.blogspot.com raqgold

    i used to do those mountain slides with sako or karton, too – weeeeee — enjoy!

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