It is customary here in the Philippines that companies, provide a summer getaway for its employees. (i think, it may be mandated by law even). For hubby's annual "summer fun vacation", his company prepared a fun-filled weekend under the sun at White Rock Resort in Subic.
Here's the view from our hotel room..... we were caught right in the middle of a typhoon. We couldn't use umbrellas for fear of being swept away by the wind. I know because I tried my very best to hang on to the thing amidst the delubyo that assailed Subic and most of Northern Luzon that day.
We had the best real estate in terms of beach accessibility. See, the jet skis are just in front of our porch.
Despite the rains, I had so much fun. Hubby's peers and bosses were very nice, funny and down to earth.
The most fun was cuddling up to hubby :-)
Sunday was more promising. It was mostly overcast but that's the way I like it. It wasn't too hot. Hubby and I went jet skiing and it was so much fun! Hubby and I are thinking of coming back with my niece and my nephew so that they can try it too.
The food at White Rock is mighty awful. Well, bland, blah and absolutely tasteless. If you're staying here, try to smuggle in some food.
The beach is not white sand, so don't expect picture perfect photographs :-)
After checking out at White Rock, we had lunch at the Boardawalk Inn within the Freeport Zone, the food was ok but the service was very slow. It's the good thing that we had pleasant company.
Since our companions had their kids with them, we decided to take a quick trip to Zoobic, a tiger safari. They have ten attractions there. My favorite of course is the Tiger Safari and the Tiger close encounter. I love tigers! Too bad we couldn't have a picture with them because it was already late when we arrived. Picture taking with the tigers is from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Don't miss it!
(Tiger image from mysubic.blogspot.com)
For a detailed description of their attractions, visit www.zoobic.com.ph
Here are some pics of our Zoobic Adventure:
Kudos to the staff of Zoobic, from an initial 10 tigers in 2004, the 50 plus hectare Zoobic facility now has 36 of them. I hope that breeding facilities like it will help the tigers get off the endangered species list soon.
There are more attractions to see in Subic and we hope to come back soon with my brother's family for a weekend of jet skiing, Ocean Adventure, Zoobic (again), Go Carting and Duty Free Shopping.
In the words of The Terminator, "I'll be back!"