My fun, excitement and thrilling discoveries on this unbelievably popular day started with my prince taking the driver’s seat from his office at Global City. I’m sure my driver Mario was so delighted at that chance! Because my prince was driving, I have to take the front seat and read through the map, in case he couldn’t find his way (all-new experience for me!). But oh that didn’t become necessary. My prince is such a great driver and is very good at directions!
We traversed the entire Pan-Philippine Highway for four hours before we get to Lucena, passing through the four provinces of Laguna (Calamba), Batangas (Sto. Tomas, Alaminos), San Pablo City, and Quezon (Tiaong, Candelaria and Sariaya). As we drove through the loop, I enjoyed the rare experience of sitting side by side with my prince and holding hands with him from time to time! (For awhile I wondered why I was holding hands with my driver!!!). It was really a smooth drive and I was treated to genuine warmth and love from my luckiest find – my prince!
The province of Quezon is known for its tapestry of mountains and beaches, as well as the Pahiyas festival in May 15.
Kamayan sa Palaisdaan in Lucban, Quezon
We attended the sacrament service of Tayabas ward. It was my first area during my mission and so I was asked to give my testimony.