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10 Wheeler Truck Mindanao Road Trip: Day 2 and 3

10 Wheeler Truck Mindanao Roadtrip: Day 2 and 3
After a semi-sleepless night (Due to the fact that I feel like I was on guard for the group), we packed up at around 5AM then drove a few kilometers to one of the nearest food stalls in Gingoog City for our breakfast. All I can say is - "Nothing beats a warm cup of coffee and a sandwich in a cold morning."
Early morning coffee!
Road to Cagayan De Oro
Talisayan Beach
That's my father-in-law and my brother-in-law skinny dipping
the rocky part of the beach
Time's up!
Our next stop was in Talisayan, Misamis Oriental were my father-in-law and brother-in-law enjoyed their early morning dip in Talisayan's brown sand beach. I was so engrossed documenting the trip, that I skipped the chance of joining them. Aside from the mentioned reasons, it also dawned on me (just recently) that I had no guts swimming on my undies in front of the local folks. (Yup my father-in-law and brother-in-law swam wearing nothing but undies.)
Evergreen Sea Foods
After the side trip in Talisayan, we hopped on our truck and proceeded to head towards Cagayan De Oro City (CDO). However, my father-in-law promised to take us first to one of his usual stop over venues whenever he's craving for a freshly cooked fish. Also located in Talisayan, Misamis Oriental, we were treated to a tasty seafood dish in Evergreen Sea Foods. We stayed for a while and chatted about anything under the sun. After burping out the extra air from the soda that we drank, we finally headed straight to CDO to deliver the logs.
The bridge before Cagayan De Oro City.
The lumberyard... Step 1: Drop off the logs
Step 2: Cutting station
Step 3: The lumber will be cut to planks
Final product
When we reached CDO and delivered the logs to the lumber yard, we were finally able to rest on a bed (not a comfy type though but still feels great) and take a hot shower but our adventure didn't end there. Just after an hour of resting my brother-in-law and I decided to head to the heart of the city to buy something that I collect.
This is what I'm collecting
Finally my Cagayan De Oro City Tumbler
We headed to a place called Limketkai Center to look for a branch of Starbucks to buy the Cagayan De Oro City tumbler (My 5th Starbucks city tumbler!). I missed out buying one during my honeymoon trip because my wife and I only had a few hours of stay in CDO. After sipping a cup of coffee and accomplishing my objective, we headed back to the lumberyard. When we arrived, it was actually time for us to head back to Prosperidad (Finally!)
The truck without the logs

Our trip was faster this time because there were no hassles (crocodiles who stop trucks asking for money) and of course the fact that the truck was lighter already. We spent the night on the same place that we stopped over during our trip to Cagayan de Oro City.
I'm happy to see the saplings of the Falcata trees being sold to replace the ones cut down for the lumber business
Finally! Home sweet home!
We left very early in the morning and headed straight to Prosperidad in Agusan Del Sur to wrap up our 3 day adventure. This was one of the most memorable roadtrip that I had in my life.

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  1. Great photos Neil, I collect Starbucks mugs around the world as well.

    1. Hello Lina! It's a pleasure to hear from you again!
      Really you're also collecting those? Well you should really visit the Philippines. There are atleast 15 different city tumblers available in the country.


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