Family Fun with the Banogon Clan

Published: 08/27/13 3:27 AM in Asia, Travel.
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The day after the official Banogon Family Reunion, we spent the day at the Lalimar Beach Resort enjoying the water and the sunshine. The entire family stayed at Lalimar the night before so we got to continue eating and getting to know Kevin’s family as we enjoyed the scenic qualities of The Philippines.

The Banogon Clan at Lalimar

It was a great treat to be able to finally get to know Kevin’s extended family! Since I have such a large family in the states, I was eager to become acquainted with Kevin’s background. The similarities between our families were staggering! The entire first week we spent with the large Banogon clan made me feel slightly homesick as I was strongly reminded of my own family trips to Pensacola.

The day spent relaxing at the Lalimar Beach Resort was a ton of fun. We ate until we couldn’t handle any more, we swam until our fingers pruned over, and we ended the night drinking in a circle as we got acquainted. It was a great time spent with great people!

Canoes on the shore of La Libertad waiting to be brought out by the Banogon Clan.

Members of the Banogon Clan get ready to spend the day canoeing at the Lalimar Beach Resort.

Canoeing in The Philippines off the shore of La Libertad is a beautiful experience.

The Banogon clan getting geared up for an outing on the waters of La Libertad.

Meredith Lambert and Kevin Banogon canoe out from the shores of La Libertad during the reunion of the Banogon Clan.


We started the day off with a bit of canoeing off the shore. Somehow, despite the weight on either side of the canoe, we managed to capsize leaving Kevin, Sean, and I to swim back to shore. Luckily the water wasn’t deep where we flipped and it was easy to make it to the shore.


Banogon Family members work hard to keep their boat afloat.

Kevin Banogon bonds with a canoe with the same name in the Philippines.


Ironically one of the canoes was named ‘Kevin’ so naturally Kevin had to commemorate the moment with his boat in the Philippines. The entire canoeing experience was a lot of fun and set the tone for the rest of the day.


The Banogon Clan gathers to eat together and enjoy the company of family.

The Banogon clan enjoys the infinity edge pool at the Lalimar Beach Resort.


Check out the video below to see a snippets from our entire trip to The Philippines!



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