A Taste of the Santorini Life on our 4th Wedding Anniversary

My husband and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary out of town. This is our first time to celebrate outside Metro Manila. Lagi nalang kasi na po postponed eh due to several reasons but now this is it! Finally, out of town exactly on the day of our anniversary. Woohoooo.. it’s actually double celebration, our 4th wedding anniversary and 10th year anniversary as couple or should I say togetherness (we’ve been couple since July 24, 2006). Yes! Isang dekada na kaming magkarelasyon. We arrived at Thunderbird Resort (Poro-Point) past 2pm, after settling-in we roamed around the place and rode in a 4-seater golf cart for the tour.

We then decided to availed the dinner buffet at Vegas Café for Php 330/net, since there is a van ride going to Fiesta Casino and Vegas Café, we opted to try it instead of driving our own car. Isa pa hindi kami familiar sa place baka maligaw pa kami lalo na gabi na and umuulan pa. Yes! During our stay here, every late in the afternoon until midnight umuulan kaya pati yung car show held at the resort for 2 days is unsuccessful dahil sa ulan.

Anyway, there is no special thing about the food, it’s just so-so. Dumating pa sa point na halos ubos na lahat yung food and waiting pa for the refill which takes 10-15 minutes. E pano kung gutom na gutom ka na, e di nahimatay ka na sa gutom. Haha.  Here are the photos of the Vegas Café.
Since we have 3 minors with us, including our yaya we were not able to visit the casino just behind the café. Sayang gusto pa naman namin magliwaliw kahit papano, palubag loob nalang yung nakita namin si Ronaldo Valdez, father of Janno Gibbs that time, kasi may concern si Janno at the Casino at 9pm, unfortunately our kids are sleepy kaya nagpahatid nalang ulit kami sa hotel.

The following day, we woke up a little bit late. Napasarap ang tulog namin pare-pareho dahil sa pagod, we had our buffet breakfast at Olives Restaurant, the food was average like in Vegas Café, there no special thing about the food but still I’m so happy that the management gave us complimentary chocolate cake on our anniversary plus they upgrade our yaya’s meal into buffet. Iba na daw kc yung lasa nung bacon nila (our yaya ordered for plated meal with bacon), we waited for about 20 minutes with several follow-ups and still hindi pa nadating order ni yaya kaya the manager told us na she can get what she wants at the buffet area paying only the price of her original order so we save at least Php 150. Not bad right?

Now the fun part - SWIMMING! The kids were so excited that they wanted to go swimming right away after we were all settled in. This was at about 2pm which would explain why they were only few ones at the pool during that time.  Unfortunate may bisita ako during our stay kaya ingit ako sa kanila. Imagine, 4 years kong inantay na mag out of town kami, na makapag enjoy ako sa pool pero bigla boom! Huhu. Since di ako pwede mag swimming, ako nalang ang nag take ng pictures sa kanila.

 This is life! 

Since it’s our anniversary that day, we opted to explore the city or what they call “Bayan”. We had our lunch at Max Restaurant and decided to take some dessert at one of the must-try restaurant in La Union, Halo Halo de Iloko. (I will make separate post on where to eat in La Union)

The rain started to pour when we were about to go out so we have no choice but to stay in the room. Sayang, di pa namin nalilibot yung buong place eh. Huhu.  So to make our last night at the resort, nag picture picture nalang kami sa lobby.

It seems like the rain won’t stop, we decided to have our dinner at Olives Restaurant. Dapat actually 2 lang kami ni Ian para naman meron kaming quality time together, but since we have a toddler in tow na ayaw humiwalay sa amin, ayan kasama namin sya mag dinner kahit na antok na antok na. (Rhaine is with her yaya na sa room)

And for our last day at the resort, we woke up early for breakfast and to maximize our time. Kaya for 2 hours, nag swimming lang sila ng nagswimming habang ako naman nag eenjoy sa kakapanood sa kanila. Okay, honestly naingit talaga ako sa kanila kasi I really want to swim pero since may biglang bisita ako, hindi talaga uubra. Huhu.

We left Thunderbird Resort by 1pm and got home at Makati around 9pm. We had our late lunch on the way and another stopover in NLEX. Overall, we really enjoyed our 3days/2nights at Thunderbird Resort – Poro Point. This is one of the memorable place for us as this is our first out-of-town as family of four. 

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