Summer or the dry and hot season seems to be coming early this year with temperatures hanging around the mid-30’s in Metro Manila even as early as the last week of February. While that is the signal for most people to hit the beach or head for the cool highlands of the Cordilleras in Northern Luzon, we took Nina’s uncle and aunt, in town from the U.S. for a few weeks, to the hilly towns of Tanay and Pililla.
First order of the day was lunch at our fave restaurant in Tanay: the Kainan sa Tabing Lawa. From there we drove on to Pililla and had coffee at the Daily Beans Coffee Shop, another favorite stopover for coffee and dessert. We were supposed to take them first to the Pililla Wiind Farm nested among the rolling hills of the town and then drive back to Tanay for a sightseeing tour of its hills.
We’ve visited the windmills at Pililla twice before but this time we got to view them from an elevated point near the visitors’ center – for an entrance fee of P10. We got so engrossed by the views here that before we noticed it was almost 4 PM.
A bit wary of the traffic driving back to Metro Manila we decided to skip the hills at Tanay and hightail it back to the metropolis. But not before promising Nina’s uncle and aunt that we would take them again somewhere else where we won’t be pressed for time.