After a fun afternoon of Go Kart racing in Tarlac’s Kart City, we spent the night in Microtel Inn & Suites Luisita. It was an adrenaline-packed day, like all the other days of our Lakbay Norte 3 familiarization tour. I immediately hit the sack which made me wake up early the next day.
Shooting Trees at Microtel Inn & Suites Luisita in Tarlac
January 28, 2012
trees outside Microtel
I’ve been to a Microtel property before. It was where we stayed when I won a blog contest about Boracay. True enough when I checked our room, the chiropractic “healthy for the back” beds were there and they’ve always been consistent about this feature.
Finishing my morning meal early, I was able to check out the surroundings outside the hotel. This was what I discovered – a pond surrounded by trees; tall ones at that!
I immediately took my Sony DSC-TX10 camera out and played with its panoramic settings. Thanks to Christian of LakadPilipinas.com for educating me about that camera feature! I was able to test it out in this location.
trees outside Microtel Luisita
blue and green
Aside from sunsets, I’m a sucker for tall trees. Seeing them reminds me of UP Diliman’s sunken garden or Silliman University’s amphitheater. There’s something about them. I guess they remind me of school days where students sit under a shade after a tiring day of classes. Others are playing frisbee, some are just chatting with friends. Overall, it’s the fact that you have a place to relax while waiting for the sky to turn dark that make places like this special.
wanted to stay longer
I only noticed the beautiful trees that morning. I wanted to stay a little longer, but the organizers were already calling me for our next activity. We were headed to SBMA for the Jungle Survival training.
I still managed to take a few more panoramas despite panicking that the bus would leave without me.
edited to black and white
vertical panoramic view
I remember showing my shots to Christian while inside the bus hoping for his approval, which he gladly returned with a smile. In reality though, I wanted him to step off the bus to take pictures so I can learn a few more pointers from him. Probably next time. 🙂
Check out my other Lakbay Norte 3 adventures here:
- Lakbay Norte 3: Rediscover the North
- Surfing at Blue Lagoon in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
- Quick Stop at Suba Sand Dunes in Paoay, Ilocos Norte
- Dawel River Cruise & Bangus Harvest in Dagupan, Pangasinan
- White Water Rafting at Chico River in Kalinga
- Paddleboarding in Paoay Lake, Ilocos Norte
- Off-Road 4×4 Adventure to Puning Hot Springs in Angeles, Pampanga
- Sand Spa & Mudpack at Puning Hot Springs in Angeles, Pampanga
- Sport Fishing at Pantabangan Dam in Nueva Ecija
- Shooting Trees at Microtel Inn & Suites in Tarlac
Food & Accommodation:
- The Manor Hotel in Baguio City
- Lunch at Kapuluan Vista Resort, Pagudpud
- Widus Resort and Casino Hotel in Clark, Pampanga
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