Travel With Ysabel: Mt. Laguna, CA, USA (Photo Diary + Video)

A winter escapade to the United States is deemed incomplete without frolicking in the snow.

The dropping temperatures has proved its strength up in the mountains where blankets of snow stretch out the plateaus, and has given the eminent opportunity of marveling at the minimalistic scenery of white capped cones, with the accompaniment of the soft, yet discreet howls of the wind. Suddenly, the childhood dreams of my brothers, cousins and I come to life while freely falling on our backs, creating snow angels and picking on playful, snowball fights. Back in the day, we’d never hear the end of it from Yaya Julie who would open the room of the door distraught at sight of heaps of talcum powder along with my cousins and I covered with it, from a session of make-believe of a scene of snow. Truly, this trip turned dreams into a reality, including a family Christmas reunion of 12 years in the making. And I am blessed. 🙂

Photo by DJ Magbanua

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Photo by DJ Magbanua

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Photo by DJ Magbanua

Watch me sing in the mountains like Elsa of Frozen (lol) over here: