Another exciting activity Cebu Stamp Club came up with was the holding of the May 2010 stamp meetup in a beach resort in Alcoy, Cebu upon the invitation of CSCI's Edmund Gruenbaum from May 29 to 30.
The group converged yesterday at the Cebu South Bus Terminal at 7:30AM. Me and Jerald Kervin Uy arrived earlier than the rest. Soon afterwards, Kenneth Turner and wife Gina came followed by Sharee Ann Trapa, Janice Benolerao, Janus Bariñan and girlfriend Juliet. Dinah Potolin and her family decided to go ahead earlier.
After two hours, we arrived in Alcoy and were glad to see Edmund and Denden. In a few minutes, we were off to Edmund's summer hideaway which is just a short distance from where we got off.
As we arrived in Atabay, we were treated to a breathtaking view of the resort. The rest of us did not waste time and decided to take a dip in the cool water.
For lunch, Janus and Janice grilled beef, pork and fish for all of us. After a very hearty meal, we proceeded with the stamp meeting. Everyone got a lot of freebies from Edmund who earlier demonstrated how to use some philatelic gadgets.
I decided to cook a pork stew dish for dinner while Sharee Ann made a beef steak meal. After bonding with each other over a bottle of beer and red wine, we decided to call it a day.
This morning's breakfast was prepared by Janice and Gina. After lunch, we decided to go back to the city at 2:00PM. We all thanked Edmund for being a wonderful host then said our goodbyes.
The summer meetup in Alcoy was one of the rare meetups we at Cebu Stamp Club will surely cherish. It has made our bond stronger.