Sky Ranch is one of the new attractions of Tagaytay. The main attraction, the Sky Eye (yes, not very original), is already running as well as some other rides. But there are no restaurants and the only food available was from food stalls. The entrance fee is at an introductory price of P50.
In addition to the entrance fee, you have to pay for each ride at a another ticket booth inside the complex. The queue can get long so you should already get tickets for all the rides you plan on getting:
Michelle, Jeanne, and I, along with my in-laws headed out of town for the long Holy Weekend. We decided on it rather late so I had a hard time looking for accommodations. I tried the hotels but they were all fully booked. I learned about transient houses and didn’t like them. Nor the idea. I figured, since you’re at the ocean, might as well stay near it.
So I looked around for a beach resort and finally found one that looked promising: Bamboo Paraiso. It has a pretty informative website and I found a good blog review. I called the resort and talked to the manager, Gerry Lacuata. Initially there was no availability but he promised to check and get back to me. After a few hours, he informed me that there’s been an availability. I called and we quickly sealed the deal.
In preparation for the Hundred Island trip, I got a JBL Micro Wireless mobile speaker. It’s a small UFO-shaped speaker. The speaker grille is black and body is silver which makes it, from an aesthetic perspective, compatible with most mobile devices. It looks great whether beside my MacBook Pro, my black iPhone 4S, or even Jeanne’s iPad mini rugged OtterBox armor and all. Under the speaker grille is a status LED which glows blue when powered on, blinks blue during pairing, and glows red when low on power.
Along the silver body you will find a power/Bluetooth pairing button, volume dial, a micro USB port, and a 3.5mm audio output port. A short cable for a 3.5mm plug is discreetly wrapped around the body and the 3.5mm plug itself is nestled in cutouts at the bottom. Very elegant as you can see in the photo.
A few weeks ago, Leslie told me about paragliding at Carmona, Cavite. I was interested so I looked it up which led me to Our Awesome Planet’s paragliding article which in turn led me to Buko, the paragliding instructor. I got in touch with him and yesterday was able to scheduled a tandem flight. For today.
Around lunch time, I drove to Petron NLEX and waited for Buko. I grabbed a quick lunch and coffee. A bit later, Buko arrived along with two others doing the tandem flight. We drove off in a convoy to the site in Carmona.
Jeanne, Michelle, and I joined Leslie, Raine, Joset, Karen, and JB for a quick Baguio getaway. We left home past midnight. We hitched a ride with James who dropped us off where Leslie was waiting. We transferred our bags, picked up JB, and met up with the rest of the group at Shell NLEX.
After buying coffee and some necessities, we started off. Leslie and I took turns driving. During his turn, I was napping at the back when he woke me up and asked me if I know how to open a car. We were at a gas station for a restroom break. And Karen’s car had autolocked with the key inside!