|After a whole day at school, the kids march back home through the terraces|
I packed an hour before I left for the bus station, even going to the store to buy a new neck pillow and some stuff for the dogs. For the first time in many years, I took the Victory deluxe bus, foregoing the chance to taste my favorite Sison's barbecue. It was too quick a trip to Baguio for me, arriving at a little past 4am -- way way too early even if I was to catch the earliest GL bus to Sagada. It wasn't that chilly and if not for the drizzle, I wouldn't even consider donning a jacket. As if a sign of good things to come, by the time we stopped at Mountain View in Sabangan, I was greeted by Blackie and Whitey, the friendly dogs there at the gas station. The owner of the hardware may not remember me from two months back but the dogs surely did. If I have my own vehicle, I would have gladly lingered and bonded more with the dogs.