I grew up in the province where cabs are nonexistent. Plus my family does not own a car. Hence, air conditioned vehicles were foreign to me for the most part of my life. Heck, I remember feeling nauseated and vomiting every time I rode buses or taxis when I was a kid. For my first 15 years, there were only three places under my belt, my home province Isabela, Metro Manila, and my maternal grandparent’s province Batangas. Now you have some sort of idea as to the root of my desire to go places, I was deprived my friend. I’ve been on road trips with relatives before but I was too young to appreciate them. Besides, like what I just said, I was either too busy vomiting or sleeping. In Pagadian, I had my fill. This time with friends.
We went on a weekday so the place was not jam packed. I like this resort. No pretensions. Just a great pool and cottages. Just like what Dams promised, we were safe from the rays of the sun even though it was 1 PM thanks to the shade from all the trees!
The water was flowing in the main pool unlike in other resorts where the chlorinated water is stagnant. I could attest to the cleanliness of the water because I tasted it and by far, it’s the best tasting pool water I’ve had in my life. Yeah, I don’t know how to swim and I have this bad luck of always accidentally swallowing water. Gross but what can I do?
The pool was not that crowded so I loved it even more. As usual, I stayed in my comfort zone, the less-than-my-height deep. I have no plan on drowning. We played pool cat fight. Dai held Dams while I carried Bry.
On a different day, our plans to go to yet another Zipline was jeopardized by the heavy rain. Hence, we just drove into the wild in search for a certain beach. The idea stirred something in me since I was reminded of The Beach by Alex Garland. haha.
Some roads were concrete, most weren’t. Close to an hour into our search for the beach, we gave up and decided to go back because the rain didn’t stop. My father later called saying there was low pressure area in the region. That’s why.
We just stayed at home and influenced Shai and Bry into playing cards. We taught them pusoy dos, go fish and one other game introduced by Dai which involved saying the codename of the person whose card is the same as yours. I had a lot of laughs off Rafflesia.
Now I dream of going through the whole 3,517 km of Pan Philippine Highway (otherwise known as Maharlika highway) starting from Luzon to Samar and Leyte and ending in Zamboanga City Mindanao!