Last June 20 to 21, we had another family bonding moment in Canyon Cove in Nasugbu, Batangas. This vacation could have been cancelled just a day before if things weren't ironed out by our agent. On June 18th, I received a phone call from Canyon Cove itself asking us if we can have a late check in. And how late is this late check-in? 7pm! ! ! Hello! We are going there to relax and have a good rest with the kids. So, I told them we are not availing of this late check-in. I asked them to call my husband cause I don't want to mediate on these matters. And these were followed by numerous texts and phone calls. It was already Friday evening when we were able to finalize that we are finally pushing through with our short vacation.
We were planning to leave as early as 6am but luckily we were able to leave the house at almost 8am already. We didn't even bother to wake up the kids cause it'll take some time before we could fix them. You'll see in the pictures that the kids are still in their pajamas when we checked-in. We were fortunate enough cause there was no traffic on the way to Nasugbu. We were there past 10am. I was keeping my fingers crossed that we could check in immediately so that hubby won't get mad with my agent cause he promised that he was able to get us a new room not affected by the late check in. True enough we got our room readily available unlike those who checked in earlier than me cause they'll be waiting for the standard check in at 3pm.
We immediately went to our room so that I could unpack our things and get ourselves ready for the swim. Since it was almost noon, we decided to go out first to have our lunch. We just ate in a nearby Andok's restaurant then bought a box of munchkins which we were able to slipped in our room. As soon as we got back, we fixed ourselves for our beach and swimming escapade. The kids were excited to play in the playground so we allowed them to play for a while. Then, we went to the beach and the kids had their first beach experience. The daddy enjoyed the waves as well and Kaila was trying to build her sand castle. JM got scared when a boy released a cupful of hermit crabs so we just decided to just go back to the pool. We all enjoyed the pool until the kids got hungry and we went back to our room to eat first. We then, went to the basketball court and played some shooting first. After a while, we went back to the pool until 6pm. We went back to our room and prepared ourselves for our buffet dinner.
The buffet dinner which costs P600 per head is not satisfying at all. There's nothing special with the food. It was not worth the price. Anyway, we won't eat there again when we go back there. After dinner, we went for a stroll and played badminton in the basketball area. It was really a bonding experience and I was able to do things which I haven't done for quite sometime already. We called it a night at around 10pm. We just stayed in the room and the kids watched a Mr. Bean marathon in the Disney Channel.
The next morning, hubby and I had our breakfast buffet while the kids are still asleep. We just opened the tv and tuned it in to Disney channel so that when the kids wake up they won't go elsewhere. True enough, when we got back Kaila was already awaked and was watching Disney Channel already. When both kids were awake, we fixed ourselves to have our final swim in the beach and in the pool. We stayed there until 11am and got back to our hotel room to fix ourselves so that we could check out already. Since it was a Sunday, we can avail of a late check out though we were ready by 1pm already.
I can say that this was another bonding moment for our family since it was only the four of us. We enjoyed the time we spent with each other and we enjoyed the whole experience. We are looking forward for our next visit to Canyon Cove already. Please see some of our pictures :
The kids still in their pajamas . . .
View from our room . . .
Kaila in her favorite pose . . .
Mommy, dirty feet ko!
Kaila loves to pose . . .
JM enjoying his mini boat . . .
Kaila nakaproject pa rin . . .
Father's Day portrait . . .
Kaila & JM's first beach experience . . .
JM still enjoying the waves . . .
Still complaining with his dirty feet . . .
Kaila enjoying the swing this time . . .
JM knows how to keep the swing moving . . .
The daddy enjoying his moments with the kids . . .
JM's turn this time . . .