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My kids love horseback riding in Baguio

Horseback riding is THE one thing that they definitely would not miss doing in all our trips to Baguio.

Horseback riding in Baguio Camp John Hay

They love horseback riding so much that they even have favorite horses at the riding trail in John Hay. V’s fave is a horse named Rainbow, while Pat’s is Tanduay (yeah, yeah, it’s named after one of Baguio folks’ favorite beverages).

They love horseback riding so much that hub, at one point, considered buying a horse! Eh. Not gonna happen. Where are we gonna park it? Out in front of the house, tied to the gate? 😀

Camp John Hay horseback riding

Update, 29 December 2015: Our favorite horseback riding spot is Shalan di Kabadjo at Camp John Hay, because there’s a trail through a wooded area that leads to a riding circle on a flat area. Last year (2014), an hour of horseback riding cost P370.00. We realize the prices go up almost every year. The horseback ride area is near The Filling Station; it’s on the right if you’re coming from the main gate on from Loakan Road.

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Dream Pet

My kids (and hub) have a dream pet…

Though my kids have been asking for a pet dog, I know it is really not their “dream” pet. Fish? Definitely not, because it seems like the excitement over the aquarium has faded. The aquarium was hub’s idea, but guess who ended up taking care of it?? (So yeah, fish seem like low-maintenance pets. But not when they live in a 50-gallon tank.)

I know this one ‘pet’ that will stir excitement in them (the hub included) to no end…

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Hello from Baguio!

Hi, friends!

i’m just dropping a few lines. My family and I are still on vacation in my hometown, Baguio City. We’re going to stay here for a week. As always, I look forward to spending time with my parents and family and some old friends I grew up with.

My kids enjoy horseback-riding, so it’s the first thing we did on Day 1. They prefer riding at Camp John Hay, although on the day we went, it was quite crowded.

I like the forest here. I hope the city government has the will to protect these rare forests, instead of handing them over to the rich developers. Baguio is innately beautiful; it doesn’t need to be concretized (or uglified) anymore than it already is.

I am thankful that there are areas such as this one that are still forested –

Incidentally, I posted about Baguio at the FilipinoMomBlog (FMB). It’s a two-part series, and Part 1 is now posted. Check out the FMB post here.

Saturday Photo Hunt: Shadow(s)

Today’s theme is shadow(s)

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El Kabayo Riding Stables, Subic, Zambales, Philippines

Two weeks ago, my family went to Subic for some much needed rest and relaxation. El Kabayo is one of my favorite places in Subic because of the lush sceneries, beautiful wide-open spaces and because my family loves to ride horses. I love this photo. I love how those big acacia trees created some sort of a tunnel of shadows where horses and tired riders alike can retreat from the heat.

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See more photos of our Subic weekend here and here.

Missing My Baguio

I’ve been bloghopping over to Baguio Insider and surfing several other Baguio websites.

I yearn for my dear City.

I yearn to go see the annual Panagbenga Flower Festival.

I yearn to join my sisters as they prepare for the opening of our first business venture.

I yearn for Benguet coffee sipped with kamote bread at Cafe by the Ruins, or the lovely hot chocolate and mountain view at the Forest House terrace.

Heck, I yearn for Yellow Cab (or Don Henrico’s) pizza eaten al fresco on the verandah of SM!

I yearn to go watch the kids horseback-riding in John Hay or chasing butterflies in Burnham Park.

I yearn for pine trees with the bluest-blue Baguio sky as backdrop.

The fact that I’m sweating as I write this doesn’t help.Two weeks ago, Manila, along with the rest of the country, experienced some cool weather brought about by cold winds blowing from the North Pole. The cold spell was forecasted to last two weeks. Could you imagine my joy?

But short-lived was my joy. True enough, Manila heat has become sweltering two weeks later. According to Weather.com, it’s 31 degrees Celsius this afternoon, but feels like 36! Oh yes, summer is officially here. The heat is expected to intensify even more due to the El Nino Phenomenon.

Up in my highland home, it is probably more than 10 degrees cooler. During summer, it does get hot, but still way cooler than in the lowlands.

Thank goodness, school will be out early for my kids this year. That means our annual Baguio summer vacation is barely four weeks away. Can’t wait!