Date: 07 November 2009
Location: House (Bacoor), Tagaytay Picnic Grove
The day before, we were already preparing the food and things we will be needing in our little get together. We cooked and baked. Marinated and packed.
Then I cooked Kare-Kare in the morning, so it’s freshly cooked.
We were a bit late on schedule as we originally planned to leave the house around 0800H, so we should be there by 0930H. We ended up living the house at 1030H. Hahaha! I know.
We didn’t drive in Emilio Aguinaldo Highway (what?! highway? yes, it’s a highway, traffic infested highway) as it would take us hours to get to Tagaytay because from our house, the traffic zones are a lot. To mention a few, Puregold in Imus Palengke, Robinson’s Imus, Kostal Wet Market, Salitran, Waltermart and Robinson’s Dasma. So we headed to the village’s back gate, to Molino. Molino straight to Paliparan in
Dasma then we exit to Emilio Aguinaldo Highway close to Robinson’s Dasma. There! That’s a tip for others going to Tagaytay from Bacoor and Manila area.
When we reached Silang, Cavite the clouds are so dark we were worried there’s heavy rain in Tagaytay.
When we got there it was obvious it rained there. So it was so cold. When we stopped by 7 Eleven to buy something, I can’t move at all, that cold.
We got to Picnic Grove around 1200 noon, too late from original plan, I was worried there’s no hut available left. Parking was not easy to find. Specially one close to the huts. We searched for a hut and found one. It was so far from where we were parked we had to pay some guys to carry our stuff to the hut.
So after the guys brought our stuff to the hut, we started to settle in. We fixed our grill and started grilling. We were getting so hungry.
It was also raining a bit…. With winds so strong…..
Grilled Bangus there! And chicken wings!
This surprisingly is the hit! I was the one surprised the most as this turned out so well when I didn’t even have a recipe to follow, I just mixed in a little bit of everything to the marinade.
So yummy even my cutie niece can’t get enough of it…
Pia’s another cutie photo….
Kare-Kare. I forgot to bring the Bagoong, left it in the car. It was good we didn’t need the Bagoong.
Perfect with tutong. Btw, I loooove tutong. The brown and chewy type.
We loved the chicken wings and Kare-Kare so much, we forgot the Grilled Bangus hehehheh…..
And our dessert…..
Mocha Chiffon Cake with No-Melt Butter Icing….
After the hearty meal, we rested for some minutes then took photos of ourselves. Good thing I brought our tripod, all of us are in the frame.
Here’s my beautiful Mommy.
Myself not included.
All of us here…. Great view!
Then three of us…..
Then we decided to pack our stuff as it’s getting late…. After we went around in the site’s Eco Trail…
On our way up, we saw these beautiful flowers for sale on the side… So many of these in Tagaytay…
Pia got sleepy while I was holding her. She’s unbelievably heavy for her size! She’s really heavy…
Thanks Mommy for taking this photo.. Then we started the EcoTrail…. We passed by Zipline’s station? It’s the newest attraction in Picnic Grove together with Cable Car.
Hindi ko to kaya talaga, lalo na mag-isa….
It’s so high. Just looking at it, lumalambot ang tuhod ko hehehhe…..
Looks like she’s touching the rainbow here.
So sweet! Or so scared? Hehehhe….
And the cable car…..
It’s so high so for someone like me who’s scared of heights, then this ain’t easy to do….
Then we passed through the wooden hanging bridge, I got nervous because it doesn’t look strong enough for the people passing through it. It’s starting to rot too, due to frequent rains…. they should have built a much stronger one. The wood looked like it’s gonna break anytime. No photos of the bridge as I was out of my mind from being nervous.
It’s raining lightly too.
Then we reached the part wherein we have to go up again and pass our hut. It’s high reason why when we reached the middle part, everybody needed a rest hehehheh….. So we had more time for photos…..
And Mommy in hut….
Then my turn…..
Since it’s getting dark already, we decided to continue going up in the tiring stairs….
The we passed by this area where a few hours ago, lots of kids and their dads were flying their kites….
Nice area for families to set up their mats in and eat there….
All in all, it was a very nice day…. Fun and I we truly enjoyed the day…. Yummy food, nice cool weather, family’s company, great view, not so expensive so it doesn’t hurt the pocket so much so nice very nice!
I could totally recommend this to others.
This is what Filipino families need to be doing again…. Most families are so used to going to the mall and not in touched with nature anymore.
People should do this again, for a change.