Inspired by a post from one of my favorite blogs, last Saturday the Jogurls went on a trio trip to Carmen. The trip was supposedly scheduled this weekend but since Charry and I's Osmena Peak trek was cancelled, we decided to replaced it with the Spring trip. It was lucky because Grace just had an early appointment.
Grace had to meet a friend at Urban Homes, Tipolo so we decided that Charry and I would rendezvous at SM then go to Urban Homes together. At 8:30 AM, Charry texted that she's on her way to SM. I panicked because I just finished my bath and still have to buy "Lechon Manok" at Snr. Pedro Lahug. I thought I miscalculated the time. Well, I didn't. Charry was just early. :P
I arrived at SM minutes before 9:30 AM, our agreed time. I texted Grace but there was no reply. We decided to just go to Urban Homes only if Grace texted us that she's already there. When SM opened at 10 AM, I remembered about my long overdue broadband sim block. While waiting, I processed the account. I didn't thought it would take too long. Grace had to wait almost an hour at north bus. Bad Sun service. Hmmmp!
We left North Bus Terminal aboard Ceres liner at 15 minutes to 12 noon. My bad for I didn't took notice of the time again. I think the ride to Carmen was just around an hour because Charry and I was chatting on the entire trip. Hmmm...
We told the conductor to drop us at Carmen public market. From there we hired habal-habal to Durano Ecofarm. We didn't know the fare beforehand. When we asked, the driver told us we had to pay 30 pesos each. Since we cannot be accommodated on a single ride, we had 2. Charry and Grace rode together. I took the lone ride making my pay 20 pesos higher. I had to pay for 2. Actually, the driver agreed to have me pay 45 pesos only but he was especially talkative so I allowed myself to pay him 5 peso more. :P
The pathway down!
|On the way...|
The walk down was a little exhausting.
|This is the biggest and the deepest pool (1st).|
A view seen from our table.
When I swam, I couldn't reach the bottom so maybe this is deeper than 6 feet.
|The 2nd pool.|
Just above the deepest.
We swam here.
It's just 4 feet I think.
And those kids are our playmates. :P
|Our pool (3rd).|
We got tired of playing so we decided to transfer in this pool.
Mindful of our things above the 1st pool,
we decided to transfer them at the table beside the pool.
We swam here till 4:00 PM.
|Above our pool.|
|The nice cottage!|
|Bamboo path to the nice cottage!|
|The nice cottage with the bamboo path!|
|A room, I think!|
|Our table above the 1st pool!|
|The line of tables!|
|And Charry find a spot where she could place the camera.|
|I can fly?|
|Pose at the Bamboo post!|
|Charry and Grace!|
|The sign board picture!|
We spent PHP 393 each for the trip. Next time, we target to spend just 300 each. Hmmm...and maybe, Mainit Spring in Catmon is next.
22 Hanging Rice
185 Lechon Manok, Chicharon
65 Junk Foods
45 Soft Drinks
200 Table at Ecofarm
Sub-total: 517/3 = PHP 173
100 Fare(back and fort) from North Bus.
60 Fare(back and fort) from Carmen Public Market.
60 Durano Ecofarm Entrance
TOTAL: PHP 393
Pics courtesy of Charry!