Around ten in the morning, we were already at Mendiola residence as our meet up point. Because I was not really sure of the travel time, I prepared a heavy breakfast for my two daughters just in case we caught ourselves on the road for a few hours.
The road to Liliw is very relaxing with mountainous view on both sides but I don't recommend traveling there by night. You could find the houses kilometers away in between and there were no lamp posts along the road. I could imagine how scary it is traveling by night time. I have no exact idea on how many hours it would take us to reach Liliw as I forgot to google the road map, until I saw few road signs on how many kilometers away and towns to pass by.
As we got into the place, the kids couldn't wait to explore the resort. I knew that we're already far from the city because my daughter couldn't get a signal from any network.
Staying in a nipa hut makes me feel nostalgic. There's no Wifi and no TV set but to be away from gadget is something that I really wanted to happen for my children to experience how life is it to be away from the internet. The only place and time where they could feel the nature with no interruptions even for a while.
The nipa hut where we stayed during the short trip has three rooms but not comfortable enough for children to stay overnight, for barkadas or group who want adventure, yes.
We were already starving when we reached the place and that made the Adobo turned to be the best dish to our taste bud. We forgot to bring utensils but our survival instinct just worked out right and use disposable cups as a serving spoon and ate by hands. What's more exciting than that?
The happy meal for happy eaters. Eating with the sound of water and cool ambiance was so relaxing and became more fun eating with no utensils.
The kids couldn't wait to dip into a cold water. The water was chillin cold but you would only feel it in your first dip. Once you're into the deep, you wouldn't feel cold anymore but you'll be relaxed otherwise.
Summer is cool if you spend it in a natural spring. Other people are rushing to beach and do some activity under the sun. Don't they know that a spring or stream is exactly the place meant for summer?
The water that runs through the river turned crystal-like as it splashed into the big rocks. Although, a bit slippery, walking slowly is manageable. Just don't be clumsy. You couldn't dive either because there are big rocks all along the river.
It was my first time to see a real stream and my kids too. We have a little stream in our province but the deepest is just below the ankle and I don't really know what to call that, a spring with only a pail of water and sometimes even dried up. I envy the lucky folks who live here as they experience the real beauty of nature.
Moms enjoyed the water too. The red and yellow outfit made them stood out from greenery surrounding.
After few hours of stay, we concluded not to stay overnight and decided to move to another resort instead. We headed to Splash Mountain and continue with our short trip.
Up next.. Splash Mountain get away