Hi sweeties! Happy Easter! How was your long weekend? For Catholics like me, hope you were able to reflect on the passion of Christ with your family. For others, I hope you enjoy and were able to rest well.
With me, I was able to take that long vacation as an opportunity to enjoy with my family and also go to church to celebrate our faith. Part of this is our visit to some places in Tagaytay.
Anyway, in this post I will share to you my OOTD last Maundy Thursday as well as a mini travel post about our trip at the city of Retirement Haven, Tagaytay.
My mom’s cousins decided to have a simple get together during this year’s Holy week and we end up having a road trip along the South. With some kiddos, we visit places that they will surely enjoy.
Just to be comfortable in our whole day activity, I pick out an attire that will make me last through walking, and unpredictable temperature of the city. I brought with me a cardigan and a nice piece of shawl to accentuate my look and to be my company in the cold temperature we are actually expecting during the road trip.
In this look:
White Cardigan- Lhot’s Fashion House
Blue Bohemian Top- 2K, Glorietta
Floral Printed leggings- Rvmped ByNikkimanas
Black Bow Sandals- c/o my sisters officemate🙂
shawl- a gift many years ago🙂
gold watch- Casio
Our first stop was Palace in the Sky. The breath-taking scenery on top of the big stones on the mountainous area which is overlooking the places nearby is awesome. We also climb up a tower where I was able to see a huge size statue of Jesus which I think was the best of the views I’ve seen at Tagaytay. Touching the statue was a unique experience. It seems to be moving because of the gentle breeze and cold air. As I look up into it, the blue sky made the view more solemn that will surely lead you to reflect and pray about that magnificent experience.
Next stop was Picnic Groove. I remember being in that place when I was in high school and having our field trip along the green grass with our lunch boxes. Lol! But the place seems to change and became commercialized. More activities are available to people to enjoy just like horseback riding, zip line, photo opts, foot spas and of course, picnic courses.
Our family, decided to have horseback riding and walking along the place. The kids enjoyed the horseback riding and the 350php fee for an hour was really used up to its last minute. Their eyes were sparkling after that experience. Some of them even try it out for three times which I think, an authentic proof that they really enjoy the activity.
Lastly, we went to Sky Ranch, a mini-amusement park at Tagaytay. The place was so nice and colorful! A perfect get-away for those who love carousels, ferris wheels, vikings and more amusement rides! Food concessionaires also offer reasonable prices at this place. That’s why, if you don’t really like to take the rides, you can just enjoy their sumptuous food with less guilt for your pockets.
But since this was our last stop, we seemed to be “low-bat” already and just decide to sit down at a side and watch the mascots at the place doing their dance moves. (Sorry, I don’t really know what to call them.) And we just end up there until it’s time to go.
Though the places are not as grant as its name suggested I feel happy to reach those. I just hope that the government will take the necessary actions that will lead to its restoration. Those tourist spots are nice to go to. If only the city government will be able to do something to improve those, I am sure that more tourists will come and see its goodness.
The activity we had with our family was amazing! We seldom gather for this kind of event. Seeing everyone smiling and having a good time despite of the raging heat of the sun and long walks was really rewarding. Truly, a bonding time is a must for a family. But of course, during this season, let us also remember the true essence of the long vacation; it is not just to have a bonding, trip or a party but to strengthen our faith to our savior, Jesus Crist.
How about you sweeties, how did you spend your Holy Week? Hope to read from you. You just have to hit the comment box below. Have a great week ahead!