Our home in the Philippines is actually just 30 minutes from Tagaytay. But clearly, it has been quite a while since we returned because Tagaytay now has Sky Ranch. And unfortunately, it was the wrong time of the year to go to this place with the long queues everywhere!
Sky Ranch is an amusement park overlooking the famous smallest volcano in the whole world, Taal.
Despite the crowds, it was a perfect day for visiting with the lovely cool weather.
I’m really just not fond of crowds and queuing having my fill studying at the University of the Philippines during the early 90s when queuing is a norm <insert deep breath> when enrolling for each class and the fact that I used to work in QC and Manila when I lived in Cavite (2-3 hours commute one way). I know I am ranting!
Aside from lining up to get entrance tickets, you still have to line up to pay for each of the rides you want to get on. Okay so you pay for all the rides you want go first — but the line was loooong. Check out the line along at the Nessi Coaster. I just wished that they had a ride all you can ticket you can pay out front or a ticket for all the kiddie rides. That would have saved us a lot of time. My sister had to queue for an hour.
While my sister patiently lined up, all we could do is take in the surroundings and wish we were on one of the rides. 😛 Yes, Grinch in the Ranch.After consuming cotton candy and popcorn, the kids finally got to ride! And finally, there were some side shows happening.
Saw this guy walking home along the road after his gig. 😛
Thankfully, the weather was great for I can’t imagine these 2 guys baking under the hot sun.
Our Vietnamese nanny, wanted to go horseback riding so she got on one. 😀 After one round though, she wanted to go down!! This one roughly costs 5 USD!
I on the other hand wanted to get on this one:But I balked at the price.
The kids had fun though so I couldn’t really complain all that much. My 2 year old Rafa was such a trooper and would automatically say, “Next!” after getting off a ride!
He just got disappointed when they wouldn’t let him ride a horse with his dad because he was too young. But he did get to ride an ostrich in Mui Ne when he was much younger so…
All’s well that ends well I guess. What matters is that the kids had fun and the adults enjoyed watching the kids.
I snapped a photo of that “Horses May… Fart” sign as well. LOL.
How can you not, di ba? Hahahaha!