Saturday, August 13, 2011

Reminiscing the past: Enchanting in the Kingdom

The last time I was in Enchanted Kingdom was in 2007 when my hubby (who was my back-then boyfriend) took me for a date there (you can read my blog about it at Reminiscing the Past: Enchanting Trip).  This year, it was a nice thing for me to once again experience the thrill and excitement of the carnival...and this time, I was with my own family.

The company where my brother works had its family outing last summer at Enchanted Kingdom.  Since he and his family couldn't make it because his daughter had a ballet recital on the day of the outing, he decided to give his complimentary tickets to my parents and brothers.  Of course, my parents wanted to take my daughter Rian with them so we let her join the pack, with my hubby Jeff and me tagging along.  It's good that  my daughter was free to enter because she was 1 year old back then, so I just bought 2 tickets for Jeff and me.

The trip had been a very tiring one for me and Jeff because of the heat, crowd, and super  likot Rian.  Jeff really looked like he was not having fun, and hey, neither do I!  But despite of it, I just thought that we were there not actually to enjoy, but to accompany Rian. I felt satisfied and happy just to see her surprise on her face when she saw the Space Shuttle ride go somersault and when we rode the rides in the Boulderville.  And hey, it was also my parents' first time to enter the carnival so I was also happy for them and I wanted them to enjoy.

My husband and I got to also ride Space Shuttle, Rialto, and Flying Fiesta.  We also got to play in the game booths.  I won a crab stuff toy at a booth where I got to shoot a ball into a milk can!  Hmm...did I say I didn't enjoy the trip?  I take that back.  I did!  

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Reminiscing the Past: Puerto Princesa Tour - Day 3

Have you already read my previous blogs on my Puerto Princesa Tour with my hubby (Day 1 and Day 2)?  If not, I hope you can have time to read them and I'm sure you'll be amazed with all the tourists spots we had visited, such as the Crocodile Farm, Iwahig Prison, Bakers Hill, Sabang Beach and the Wonder of Nature finalist, Underground River.

Now I will blog about the Day 3 of our 5-day tour in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines.  The 3rd day of the tour is composed of an island hoping and snorkling activities at Honda Bay (or Hunda Bay).  The tour van stopped by the hotel to fetch us at around 7:00 am.  We also fetched a group of kind and cool middle aged women.  We traveled for a few minutes until we reached the bay wherein we have to register our names and take a boat ride to our destinations.  While waiting for our boat, my husband rented an underwater casing with digicam so that we could take pictures under the sea. 

Our first stop was the Pambato Reef.  With our rented snorkling gears and with manong boatman as a guide, he pointed to us different kinds of corals under water.  I was very impressed by the boatman's memory because he knew all the names of the corals in there!

At Pambato Reef, after the coral tour

We also island hopped at nearby beaches such as Snake Island and Pandan Island Resort.  Our lunch at Snake Island was great because our tour guide served us a delicious meal--- shrimp, eggplant with bagoong, pork, fruits, etc.  Supper yummy!  Aside from the big lunch, we also get to snorkle underwater.

A nice shot of Nemo underwater--- by my hubby Jeff

Look what we had written on the sands of Pandan Island Resort!

After the tiring yet educational and exciting island hopping experience, we got in the hotel and rested for a while.  Then my husband and I went to Badjao Seafront Restaurant for dinner.  We ordered crab--- the cause of my after tour allergy!!!!  I knew that I was allergic to crabs...but I couldn't help was so delicious!

The crab that caused my after tour allergy!

So that's it, my blogger friends-- the Day 3 of our Palawan trip.  I super apologize if it took my months to finish this blog.  I was so busy with my work.  I am glad that I finally found time to blog again.

Next time, I'll share with you our Day 4 and 5 trip in Palawan. :)

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