I went to Tagaytay with family and friends over the weekend for a much, much needed vacation. Sometimes, a weekend getaway is just what one needs to recharge.
We spent Saturday afternoon at Sky Ranch, a small theme park overlooking Taal. The main attractions were a zipline, a really big ferris wheel, a Viking ride (it’s like a boat that swings back and forth like a pendulum, going higher and higher with every swing)… there were small rides for little kids, and of course there were horses for those who wanted to go horseback riding. But to me the best attraction of all was the breathtaking view of Taal volcano…
Take a look at this awesome sight!
If I am not mistaken, Taal Volcano is considered to be the smallest volcano in the world. According to Wikipedia, Taal Volcano is a complex volcano, and is the second most active volcano in the Philippines. Taal Volcano and Lake are located in the province of Batangas, a province south of Manila. It is best viewed from Tagaytay ridge, and Sky Ranch provides a really nice viewing deck.
Sharing a few more photos that I took while at Sky Ranch…
I just love watching the setting of the sun.
One can’t help but marvel at the beauty of God’s creations.
The next picture, on the other hand, shows something man-made. But it is awesome, just the same.
The light on this really big ferris wheel changes colors.
I didn’t try out any of the rides — I’m not into ferris wheels much… the zipline looked quite scary (I feel too old… and yes, I’m a chicken)… I didn’t like the Viking ride because I was afraid someone might puke while I’m up there — which will surely make me vomit, as well (unfortunately, someone does vomit at each turn).
I just strolled around, enjoyed the view, watched the sunset, chatted with friends, took pictures, savored the cool breeze… Ah, the simple joys of life.
And of course I can’t help but take this last picture….
It was a fun Saturday afternoon spent with friends and loved ones.
Life is good.
*****Sources: Notes on Taal from Wikipedia Photos from my iPhone 🙂