March 30, 2014 – It was our last tour in Baguio City, our friend tour us inside Camp John Hay, I remember that the last time I visited Camp John Hay was in the 90’s with my family and then for my first time it was in the 80’s for a Boys Scout of the Philippine Jamboree for 3 days, it was my first ever outdoor camping and this was held in the forest area of Camp John Hay.
Its great to be back here, I even forgot what to see inside Camp John Hay, all I know there’s log cabin style structures and some playground for kids. But its sad to know that those old log cabins are already gone. Some parts of Camp John Hay are being occupied by Ayala for their techno hub and mini malls.
Meanwhile back in Azalea Residence Baguio hotel, my family are enjoying the cold breeze by the terrace and mild rays of the sun, it was a great morning in Baguio, got a bit cooler after a short downpour last evening. Our day is to prepare for another adventure in Strawberry farm and in Camp John Hay.
It was a short ride from the hotel going to Camp John Hay. It’s a lot more easier if you have your own car and the driver knows where the exact location of this sites.
Our friend brought us here at the Historical Core of Camp John Hay
The Histrorical Core have some important sites like the Bell House and amphitheater, the History Trail and secret garden, the cemetery of Negativism, The Bell House libraray and the Totem Pole.
Also they have the Tree Top adventure, you can enjoy a tree top ride, zipline and tree top drop.
take note of the entrance fee.
You can visit this camp site for your picnics and play time with the kiddies.
Camp John Hay seal
The Bell House Amphitheater
The giant sunflower monument…. Panagbenga Festival was born here in Camp John Hay
The Bell House Library
Some macro photography shots..using my old macro lens filter.
My lens filter is bit bigger for my mirror lens camera. I think I need to do more DIY to mount this in my camera with no hassle.
We are now at the Bell House
wow!!! nice living room.
High rank American officers stayed here during the American occupation.
Donya Lace and unico hijo Ashton at the Bell House hahaha
lots of guest arriving to check out the Bell House
Ohh…that’s the guy John Hay
Outside the Bell House
Nice view here
then…my son goes hyper mode hahahah.
Lots of room to play and run
Team of bloggers from Manila
Now its time to explore the whole complex
Let’s check out the Amphitheater
with the Villagonzalo boys
Nice backdrop for Ron of Team Wahpinas
Finally..we are now alone..we can do momol stuff here at the amphitheater hahahah
ang nog nog ko na dito…kasi mainit na.
Photo op with the boys.
I heard that these 4 boys will beat Chicser and make them wet their pants when they see these 4 boys singing..este.. play Plants vs. Zombies 2.
Panoramic view of the Amphitheater
er.. Team Converse
Urban explorer wannabe!!
yeah..I will become one soon! watch out for it.
On top of a ruins
Team Vivamanilena by the ruins.
Awesome Totem Pole carved by Ernesto Dul-ang, these are the head sculpts of historical figures from the 1st half of 20th century.
1. Admiral George Dewey
2. Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo
3. President William Howard Taft
4. Sec. John Milton Hay
5. William Cameron Forbes
6. President Theodore Roosevelt
7. Major General Franklin Bell
8. Lt. Col. Lyman Kennon
9. Mayor James Halsema
10. General Douglas McArthur
we’re now at the history trail..
actually we lost some of the members of our group hahaha. but we just followed the trail and we found the other team waiting at the end of the trail.
Tree top adventure
We just arrived in front of the Secret Garden
Tree top adventure ride.
I heard that the fee is a bit expensive.
At the end of the history trail.
oh lookie..we have a new friend who followed us
hello tiny spider!
pine cones are every where, kids loves to collect this dried pine cones.
Another seal of Camp John Hay.
At the cemetery of negativism
Mini statue of Liberty
Feels like we are in the big apple ahahaha
Playground time in Camp John Hay!
yeahh.kids and adults love to hang out here
see saw…up and down!
Awesome trees giving shade to us and protecting us from the heat of the sun
hahaaha. Marj and Cristelle
aha!!! caught you guys dating ha! lol Isabelle and Ashton
Team Lifestylebucket just chilaxing
Ashton doing the Tarzan thing!
w00t!! some Koreans!
photo op with Ate Bianca
Suddenly.. a load of Magnum ice cream bar appears infront of us hahahaha Our joke with Jonel did some good charm for our friend Vincent to buy these at a nearby store hhahhaah.
Kids loves Magnum ice cream bar.
(not sponsored! lol )
Okay.. here’s my part!!! yum yum yum!!
After the tour in Camp John Hay, we’re back again in Azalea Residences Baguio hotel to freshen up and rest for the next activity.
I’m glad that the weather is fine here in Baguio.
Oh lookie…Ashton and Bianca running to each other..gaaa awwww!!!
Watch out for my next post about our last day stay in Baguio City!
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