Last September hubby and I turned 30 years old. My birthday was Sept.6 and hubby's birthday was Sept. 4. We celebrated our birthdays during our family vacation in Mindanao. We're so blessed because we are able to celebrate our birthdays together with my family. Mindanao is one of our gateways for our family bonding and after 16 years, finally, we're bound to my homeland.
Before hubby's birthday, my parents planned to celebrate in one of the famous Hot Springs in their place which was located in Esperanza, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat near a mountain.
Dawn of Sept 4th, hubby and I woke up with the beautiful birthday serenade rendered by my family. It's our tradition in our church that every time someone celebrates his/her birthday, we organize a serenade for the celebrant. After the serenade, we had our morning coffee fellowship with our family.
From the home of my parents, we drove about 2 hours and a little bit of walking. While on our way, the clouds turned dark and it seemed like the weather was cold. There was a little rain pero buti nalang at di naman lumakas.
Here are some views while we're going to the resort.
|Rain rain go away!|
|Finally, we're on the top|
|ZD boy and lola|
The entrance fee for this resort is only 25.00PHP per head.
The resort has three swimming pools, the first pool has cold water, the second pool has hot water and the third one is for kids. The citizens here said that the hot water in these pool come from the active volcano that's flowing from the top and the spring contain a water with a safe temperature and good for bathing.
|Choose your pool: the right side has cold water, the left side has hot water|
Aside from the good environment, there are also wild monkeys from the forest that you can feed.
|Bro & the wild monkey|
The residents there said that every time they have a costumer and if it seems like the crowd has lots of foods, the monkeys would come down and ask for something to much from the people. When the monkey is full, it returns to the forest.
Indeed our birthday celebration for my hubby was worth it and happy because it was my first time also to experience a hot spring. It's really good for our body - the warm water. It's relaxing and soothing.