Travelling with pets is hard for both the pet and the human most specially when taking public transportation. We wanted to celebrate our 5th year anniversary with Charlie and after 10 frustrating phone calls to all provincial bus companies along EDSA, we learned that they do not accept pets not unless they will placed in the bus' compartment area along with the luggage and packages. That includes pets in kennels and diapers. Are you kidding me? No way Jose!
So even if we knew that our trip will be long and uncomfortable, we settled to take an ordinary bus to Olongapo City and to Sta. Cruz. We were in the Victory Liner terminal in Caloocan around 10pm. We chose to travel during the night because the temperature is cooler. Good thing the bus conductor was kind enough to animals and even if I wanted to pay for Charlie's seat, he declined, smiled and said that he will just add him to the headcount and just tell incoming passengers that the seat is already paid (I love you kuya!). Charlie only slept through the night and we had the bus all to ourselves after we dropped the majority of them in Calumpit exit. The driver was even surprised that there was a dog on board because he said that he's so behaved (yeeee!). We arrived at Alta Niña Beach Resort before dawn and Charlie sprang to life when he saw the beach. This is his first beach trip and below are a lot of pictures.(sorry, I was in mommy mode the whole day and wanted to capture everything).