This is Dawn's personal blog. The blog name Orchids in Formaldehyde hints of sweetness and darkness in her views. A paradox of perspective that is sometimes confusingly unpredictable.

Pool Party

On my previous post (My Sister's Wedding) I mentioned about an outing we planned the day after the event. This is where we went to - the RR Family Spring Resort in Maramag, Bukidnon. Around 2 hours travel I think from Malaybalay, and that's with a rented van. Might be longer if you travel by bus.

Anyway the resort boasts of pools filled with spring water. I don't know about you, but it made me think the water should be hot, and it is not! It was freaking freezing cold, even if the pool you've picked was one under the heat of the sun.

There was several pools in that resort, I counted 7 (but forgive my memory if I'm wrong- this was half a year ago). They have different depths and slides. The shallow ones have cutesy slides, animal themed or cartoons, while the deeper pools have longer and higher slides and looks plain.

Near the entrance. Those structures are the concessionaire. Looks to be some expensive stuff being sold. There is a small store selling inexpensive items on the other side.

Heading down to the pools and cottages. This is directly behind (180 degrees from when I took the photo above) so it's a pretty big place.

Look at the rice fields beyond the property. It's very peaceful here. You're surrounded by fields and trees and mountains.

That kiosk in the middle of the pond serves as their fishing hut. The pond is filled with fishes that you can try to catch with just a plain pole and string. I think this is free to use, including the bait the guy manning this hut will put on the hook for you. Catching a fish would require you to pay for it, and you get to keep the fish to put in your belly.

That's my brother trying his skill. He finally caught one after several failed attempts. My sister's father-in-law caught several, he's quite skilled.

My brother took care of cooking the fish. The resort has an area where you can cook your food over coals. The taste of that fish was quite delicious.

One of them pools. This was 2 feet deep (or shallow). This is one of the warmer pools since there were no big trees around to provide shade, but at 2 feet, this really wasn't an option. I tried okay? I looked stupid.

This one is at 3 feet. For the kids still. But this have been okay have it not been freezing cold.

Snack time to bring a little heat to a shivering body.

When we got a little tired of the pools, we checked out what the resort has more to offer. And we found a playground. :) It's near the cottages where I'm assuming you can rent if you want to stay overnight or for a longer period of time.

More posing and playing. It was a good idea to play after several hours of being in cold pools. It warmed us a bit, and dried up our hair. When we went back to our table, it was time to go home.

So all in all, it was a fun day. The place was nice and relaxing. What I really don't look forward to when I think about going back is the cold spring water. If that resort was somewhere else and not in Bukidnon, somewhere warmer, those pools under the shade of trees would have been awesome.

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Arei Sahi said...

The place looks nice! and ohh... i love cold waters!

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