The Bantay Bimmaboy of our childhood grows with age. But better. In August 2, 2009, a new culture was born. This sandy part of Sunshine City Laoag blossomed into the first ever playground for Ilocos’s indigenous sandboarding and offroading adventure. I think writer Eleanor Leyco of View Travel and Lifestyle magazine October 2013 edition got her geography all wrong when she wrote “Paoay [a town south of Laoag] is the only place where this kind of natural sand formation exists.” In the spirit of fairness, Ilocos sand adventure was born in the Laoag La Paz Sand Dunes.
I had a blast with local kids last Sunday. My dear Raine Calucag brought along Norman Cualteros to enjoy sunshine before he gets swamped at his post in the Senate this week.
Brought Alexa for her first 4×4 adventure. I never even noticed she hasn’t rode the toughest FJ40 on earth (hahah, still hunky after 4 years of continuous service). Eugene and his elementary friends were also there. Nina Luis helped me relive memories of our first 4×4 rides in La Paz pre-sandboarding era.
Norman, the hardcore sandboarder:)
Raine’s photos of us are cool. You might want to check out her glossy blog named Soveraine. We are planning on our next adventure with Marianne Pasion, another talented young photographer in Ilocos.
Miss you, Raine!