PILOT MOUNTAIN STATE PARK OF NORTH CAROLINA

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It was Around this time last year , when we saw this beautiful peak located in Surry County, North Carolina. This peak is Called Pilot mountain it has two distinctive features called Big and Little Pinacle, this mountain has an elevation of 2, 421 feet or 738 miles above sea level.

Even though we werent able to stop by and enjoy what pilot mountain has to offer, i still enjoyed the view that i saw along the highway , it was indeed a beautiful highway drive seeing a glimpse of this beautiful Mountain view and made sure to take a picture of what’s infront of me .

Who wouldn’t love this view

HOW TO COOK: SHRIMP WITH SPRITE ( Quick & Easy Recipe )

One of the most viewed recipe video i have ever uploaded on my YouTube channel was my recipe video on how to cook shrimp with sprite. Aside from being so simple it is very flavorful as well , and everything about shrimp is just delicious.

Watch the Recipe video. https://youtu.be/t61E5jwi5MU

INGREDIENTS :

* 1/4 kgs. Of shrimp

* 300 ml / 1 can of Sprite

* 2 tbsp. Of Cooking Oil

* 4 cloves of garlic minced

* 1 small onion chopped

* 1 tspn. of salt ( adjust to your preferred taste ).

* 1 tspn. Of ground black pepper.

* Magic Sarap Mix ( Optional )

DIRECTIONS:

* Heat oil in a pan

* Saute Garlic & Onion till it turns slightly brown.

* Add the shrimp saute it for about 5 minutes till it turns orange.

* Add the sprite, bring it to a boil and add the seasonings, salt & pepper.

* Cover and simmer for 5 minutes

* Transfer to a serving bowl and eat it with rice.

As you can see i use a shrimp that has it’s head and scales in it , it is very common in my country philippines for us to cook a shrimp this way which makes it more unique from other versions . Keeping it’s head and scales also add more flavor to our dish just make sure you wash it. You can also use a shrimp without head and scales it all depends on your preference.

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A CORMORANT CHILLING IN MY BACKYARD

Just a Cormorant bird drying its wings in my backyard, built this bird stand for all the birds in my backyard.

Cormorant are amphibious they live on land, and fly like a regular bird. When they are not in the water they are just like a regular bird flying but they spent 90% of their day to go underwater and catch fish, they are an excellent swimmer sometimes they can outswim other fishes.

Once they are done catching fishes they go find a place where they can dry their wings.

THE BEAUTY OF BLANCA PEAK, COLORADO

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The mountains are calling and i must go! It was an amazing drive especially if you have a great company while enjoying this beautiful colorful state of Colorado.

Blanca,Colorado is a neighbouring town of Alamosa and Antonito Colorado. Distance from Alamosa to Blanca,CO. Is 21 miles or 20 minutes drive and from Antonito to Blanca ,Colorado is 49 miles or 49 minutes drive.

This was the very first peak i was able to see in the state of Colorado and it absolutely dominates the sorrounding terrain. Too bad i wasnt able to go hiking because i was only there for a couple of hours it was a work related trip. But that doesnt stop me to capture this beautiful view.

I know i dont look that cute in this picture but what matters is the view behind me.

I was in a hurry to take this picture because the clouds are starting to cover the mountain top.

In my opinion, this is by far the most beautiful mountain in the entire state of Colorado, it is beautiful from a distance but Majestic up close. And i can really say this , my trip might be short but it was worth it.

About Blanca, Colorado

* Blanca Peak is the Fourth Highest Summit of the Rocky Mountains in North America.

*14, 351 foot ( 4, 374 miles ).

* Blanca Peak is known to the Navajo People as the “SACRED MOUNTAIN OF THE EAST”.

SAN ANTONIO MOUNTAIN in NEW MEXICO

Behind me is the San Antonio Mountain in New Mexico.

It was April, 23 , 2020 when this beautiful mountain captured my heart, yes it did. I was inlove the landscape , breathtaking view and the beauty of nature that sorrounds it. San Antonio Mountain is located in Rio Arriba County ,Ne Mexico with an elevation of 10, 909 feet. It is also the highest peak in the Taos Volcanic Plateau on the New Mexico and Colorado Border.

Driving through this magnifecent view via Highway 285

Being out in this area gives me the feel of big open space, remoteness, and wild high elevation prairies. Travelling in the rocky part of United States was definitely a dream come true to me. Seeing this kind of view just gives me the relaxation i want and peace of mind.

I have a vlog during my landtrip click the link to watch : https://youtu.be/rKc2lAkS_gI
San Antonio Mountain Winter Wildlife Viewing Area

If you are trying to get away from the big cities and just wanna relax , unwind , soul searching then this place is definitely one of the best place to visit.

ALAMOSA, COLORADO ” Gateway to the Great Sand Dunes”.

Driving through highway 285

Another Historical place in america that i was able to visit , i was able to pass through this beautiful town during my colorado trip.

The place is rooted in the heart of the Majestic San Luis Valley, Overflowing with natural wonders, outdoor activities, culture and many more. It is an ideal spot for travellers and weekenders like me.

This town is perfect for people who wanna breath that fresh mountain air or just simply trying to get away from the chaotic , crowded big cities.

Welcome to Alamosa , Colorado

About Alamosa, Colorado & Places to Visit here.

* Known as the gateway to great san dunes national park.

* They have the tallest Sand Dunes in North America.

* Beautiful Zapata Falls.

* Alamosa National Wildlife refuge.

*Cumbres and Toltic Scenic Railroad.

* Luther Bean Museum

* They also have the Colorado Gators Reptile Park.

Visit my vlog during my trip to Colorado if you are interested click the link here.

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PICTURES I WAS ABLE TO CAPTURE DURING MY VISIT

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ANTONITO , COLORADO ( The Beautiful Historical Downtown )

1911 Hotel & Shops one of the Oldest building in the town. Check out my Vlog during my visit . https://youtu.be/rKc2lAkS_gI

Welcome to the beautiful historical downtown of Antonito, Colorado . The downtown area was built back in the day due to travelers passing by this area and that’s how business slowly emerges in the town.

Church

Their small historic downtown has several shops, restaurants, hotels, bar and park. The place is very quite not crowded they have less than 1,000 population, and the town has a 7,890 feet elevation which means your up their in the mountain area.

The very first time i laid my eyes on this historic town i was amaze by how beautiful it is. no traffic, and people are busy doing their farm works, you will also see a lot of wild animals along the way such as bear, elks, & many more.

If you are planning to get away from the busy streets of big cities and just wanna enjoy the beauty of earth, Appreciate the things that was built in the past , then Antonito Colorado is definitely one of the best town to visit too in the state of colorado, the place has a very mountainous , evergreen view and let me tell you , it never disappoints.

Park

THINGS TO DO IN ANTONITO, COLORADO

* Cano’s Castle

* Cumbres Pass

* Cumbres Adventure Tour

* Cumbres Scenic Railroad

* Conejos Museum

Old School District Building

ABOUT ANTONITO, COLORADO

– Distance between Antonito and Denver , Colorado is approximately 193 miles.

– it is one of San Luis Valley’s oldest towns.

– the town was incorporated in 1889.

– It is Previously known as the Sheep Herding Camp

– Was renamed from San Antonio Junction to Antonito .

– the town is also known for its murals painted by Fred Haberlein.

– In recent years they opened library, tire repair shop and new medical clinics.

CHECK OUT THE BEAUTIFUL PICTURES I WAS ABLE TO CAPTURE DURING MY VISIT.

Downtown Antonito Colorado
Old train trails in the downtown area
Golden Nugget Nite Club
Old School District Building
One of the old buildings
Membris Rabbit , One of the Murals in Antonito, Colorado
Downtown View
Beautiful old Car
Palace Hotel in Downtown was built in 1890.
Golden Nugget Nite Club
One of the Murals by Fred Hamberlein ”
Church
Library

More Pictures of the Downtown Antonito

Check out my Vlog during my visit here https://youtu.be/rKc2lAkS_gI

MONTANA THE “BIG SKY COUNTRY”

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Watch my other vlogs in montana https://youtu.be/oZoQKDiGSEY

The state of Montana is one of the most beautiful states in United States of America. Wherever you look at the stunning scenery is right there hugging and facing you.

Montana is also called as the”BIG SKY COUNTRY”. why? Well if you’ve been here you will understand why, but for those who doesnt yet let me tell you. if youre driving around the state you will face this view of the sky that seems so big.

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Here are some of the photos i took of the place
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Big sky with beautiful mountain views

The sky goes on forever uninterrupted by big structures like tall buildings that you see from the big cities.

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I forgot what part of montana this was
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But look how gorgeous this view is

That’s why Montana is nicknamed as the “BIG SKY COUNTRY ” and “THE TREASURE STATE” the state is a whole treasure due to what it has to offer.

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Beautiful view of this tall pine tress during summer
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One of the small towns i pass through during my visit

Helena Montana is the states Capital City and Billings,Montana is the biggest city in the state which is nicknamed as the “Magic City”. I have a vlog during my trip to montana so if you guy’s are interested to see it click the link below

https://youtu.be/oZoQKDiGSEY

During my visit i instantly fell inlove , i wasnt expecting the picturisque view of mountains, rivers, small towns, zigzag roads, up & down hills, wild animals and more importantly no traffic, and wherever you look at the view never disappoints.

Being a trucker is sometimes amazing because i get to see the different beauty that this country has to offer.

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HOW TO COOK: PORK HUMBA WITH PINEAPPLE ( Humbang Bisaya )

Click the link for my video on how to cook this dish https://youtu.be/LwEbSqWGPl0

Pork humba is a well known recipe in my hometown province of Mindanao, Philippines. I grew up eating this delicious dish since it is one of our specialty dish in my hometown, by adding pineapple tidbits or slice of pineapple it will give it a sweeter taste,making our dish more tastier.

This is my 75 years old fathers version of Pork Humbang Bisaya with Pineapple.

DIRECTION:

* Saute Garlic & Onion till golden brown

* Add 2 cups of water in a pan and then add the pork belly wait for it to boil.

*make sure the pork is tender before adding the other ingredients

Add laurel leaves and whole black pepper
Add 2 tbsp. Of Soy sauce
After 5 mins. Add the pineapple tidbits
2 min. After adding pineapple tidbits add the 1 tbsp. Of brown sugar
This is how the dish look’s like

*add salt and any other seasoning you use for flavoring ( estimate according to your taste ).

* Add 2 tbsp of Soy Sauce ( Adjust according to your preference ).

*After 5-10 min. add the pineapple tidbits

*Last step add a tsp. of brown sugar and wait for 5 min. before serving it

HUMBA  is a highly spiced dish of pork or chicken from the Visayas region of the Philippines.

INGREDIENTS:

* Black pepper (whole/powder)
* 1 tbs. brown sugar
* Pineapple tidbits
* Pork Belly cut in chuncks
* Laurel leaves
* Soy sauce
* 1 tsp. of Salt
* Ajinomoto/magic sarap ( any flavoring powder you use )
* Onion
* 5 cloves Garlic minced

Perfect to add on your Christmas or Holiday Recipe as well or any special events.

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