May 1, 2018. 3am.
I know, but I decided to start my day early so I won’t be late for my reservation. It was scheduled for 8am but excited as I was, left home at 4:30am after a full breakfast with a full-packed small knapsack.
Arrived in Cubao at around 5am and rode a Cogeo 2 jeepney (25php) right along Aurora Boulevard. The ride was quicker than taking the same ride later that morning; so, I got to Cogeo before 6am. The jeepney to Paenaan (16php) was right across the road from the drop-off. Told the jeepney boys to drop me off in Cabading at the Upper Marikina River Arc. Then, the final commute — a tricycle ride (60php) to Sapinit, where the ATV Center was located.
I wasn’t planning on blogging, really; I went there for the adventure. To just enjoy it and have fun – the best way to celebrate a non-labor day! Wait, what? Was it not labor day?
But the moment I look at the wonderful shots of Marlon, our tour guide, I felt compelled to share it with you guys. Just in case you want to experience the same adventure as I had.
What is exciting about the ride is me being able to control the direction of the vehicle. Are you a control freak as I am? Haha! There are a lot of things in life that’s just hard to maneuver and, being a teacher for some time now, I had my fair share of rough roads. I have kids that I love, whom I know they have that potential but they are not trying their hardest. And there are these kids who don’t really care at all – and it’s so frustrating! The lesson is – as perfectly said by my co-teacher – there is only so much we can do as mentors; it all depends on the kid.
So, to get my hands on this monster’s stirring wheel released all my stress away!
By the way, I registered for the Marikina River tour. It’s a 3-4 hrs adventure from San Mateo down to Marikina then back up in rough roads, river, bridge, mountain views with some detours, a lot of adventure and awesome adrenaline rush (3,500php). So, worth it, I promise!
This is your kind of adventure if you are looking for a memorable, fun and exciting way to spend a holiday, whether you are alone, a couple or group of friends.
I have posted more pictures on this page ATV Adventure in Rizal.