Sunday, October 12, 2008

Oct 1., Mama Tit's Birthday was spent at Loleng's Mountain Resort. Before clock struck eight in the morning, the Bueza clan was off to Toril. Here are some shots taken before reaching the resort:



Reaching Loleng's Mountain Spring Resort, my big li'l sister and I decided to be dropped off of the gate and walk our way into main resort area. We've been warned that it was along way to go but we insisted. We were welcomed by trees, trees and more tall trees flanking the paved dirt road. And further, though I have not yet been to Baguio, it was the first thought that came to me as we trekked along while pine trees towered over us .





Further still, a mini-plantation of what seemed to be thick snake-like leaves caught my attention. I was wondering why in the hell would the resort grow such unfashionable greens when my sis, Shirly, pointed out that those were actually cacti that bore edible fruits. According to her these were called 'dragon fruits' which looked somewhat like pineapples with insides like watermelon. Lucky me, by the end of the row, we caught sight of one. To me, it didn't resemble pineapples though. :) Amazing.





Halfway, kuya Jojo on motorcycle fetched us. Hehehe. The first photo taken was of moi (just arrived) joining 'te Nene and Nanay. Taken earlier was of the kids..



Still on motorcycle, the boating and fishing area already caught my eye. Though not as expansive, the atrtificial lake which was fed with water from a natural source still looked charming. Going down, small wooden boats can be seen tied to the elevated plank. Surrounding it was lovely railed walkways with some benches and tables situated in the farmost corners. Photos in the boating and fishing area with Lian sporting her new shades courtesy of Tita Geng:





We had a heart salo-salo at the picnic area which was conviniently near the playground. Soon, we had two tents and several hammocks set up. The kids with the kid at heart got busy.







After our fill of culinary delights, we headed to the swimming pool to soak up and have fun under the golden sun. The pools were beautifully set with lush greeneries of forest-like environment serving as backdrop. The kiddie pool was much colder, with the spring water directly flowing through, never-endingly filling it. The other pool, though not as wide is delightfully 7ft. deep. My Dylan had a fantabulous time jumping off and again into the pool.













After hours of drippin' fun, we were back to the picnic area to share the cake which did not last a minute. When gathered, joking around is common and often, we refer to ourselves as the 'hungry detergents'.

After a sweet indulgence, we spent the rest of the day exploring the resort, taking pictures and goofing around along the way.



Near the restaurant are elevated grounds where you can enjoy some sight-seeing to marvel at a portion of davao surrounded by the sparkling azure waters of the gulf.





Beyond the playing grounds is a vast area comprising of a basketball court, tennis court, a public bath, chapel and on higher land is a shrine crowned by a huge white cross. Soem areas of the shrine were covered with mini pine forests. I really enjoyed walking through them and watching up at the needle fineness of the leaves filtering sunlight. Just glorious.









Before haeading home, my Lian has again threw one of those tantraums. And Vessie had a good scratch. Not enjoyably at the back but on her...



Homeward..



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