The Layos family was very good to me. We had a homemade surf and turf dinner and I woke up to a full breakfast. Dez’s aunt and uncle, Tita Jocelyn and Uncle Joey (not Dave Coullier), told me they would have made Filipino breakfast, but they weren’t sure what I liked. So instead, we just had a full eggs, bacon and chocolate chip pancake breakfast. Not bad at all. I could get used to that kind of hospitality!
Even better, we had great company. The Layos kids are smart, outgoing and tons of fun. Dahlia is 12, tall for her age and interested in everything from serious math to One Direction. Jordan is 9, loves basketball and literally spends his free time planning cities in a game called Minecraft. And JJ is 4 and the irrepressible star of whatever show he’s in.
All of them are beyond their years and easy to be around.
Here they are teaching me how to play Minecraft:
Please note that they have the coolest PJs ever.
Also, please note that they have a sweet game room including arcade hoops:
For the record, Dahlia wrecked me. Badly.
And here’s Mr. Show himself doing the JJ Dance, which he insists he didn’t make up:
Once again it was a reluctant goodbye, but we had a stop to make in Brooklyn.
Off we went.
After a quick bite at a Filipino restaurant called The Purple Yam, where we had a special soup, adobo, lumpia, and halo halo for dessert…
…we dropped in to see my friends Cailin and Ezra to meet their beautiful 6 week old daughter, Olivia:
Little Olivia is such a sweetheart. After a little fussing, she fell right asleep in my arms:
That was during the fussing part.
Anyway, meeting Olivia was a wonderful way to punctuate the last stop on the Walkabout. The future is bright, my peeps!
From Brooklyn, all that was left was to drive home to Cambridge for a Tasty Burger and a good, long, satisfied sleep:
What a trip!
Thanks for reading, my friends. I loved sharing all my adventures with you.