Sunday, May 17, 2009

WG7: Shrine of Valor Visit

I’ve always wanted to revisit Dambana ng Kagitingan (Shrine of Valor) in Mt. Samat, Pilar, Bataan.

I’ve been there twice before when I was still single. Now that I have kids, I wanted Gabby and Sunday to visit it too and experience how it is like having a bird’s eye view of Bataan and its surrounding provinces, including the buildings in Roxas Boulevard and some parts of Cavite!

Saturday was a perfect day because it was sunny and the kids were in good health. (Thank God for the latter --or both!) So we went there and the kids were so excited and had so much fun while running around and learning a bit of our nation’s history.
This huge white cross also serves as view deck with an elevator that will lead you to the left and right wings/arms of the cross.
The view from the left wing. Very scenic!
Many foreign and local tourists were there that day but for reasons I don't know, I was able to take a pic of the shrine without any guests!
Gabby and Sunday having fun with their Dad!
This time, I made sure that I wasn't only the photographer, I was also
the subject! :) I was at the left wing of the cross here.
Eating time after viewing
Bye Mount Samat! Thanks for the fun and lessons in history! :)


For more pics, view Ate Beng's post on this!
Have a happy week everyone! :)

25 comments:

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

nice pics beth...
ang saya ng family bonding nyo ^_^

Tita Beng said...

Am so glad you found time to be back in Mt Samat again! Super relaxing ang view sa itaas ng cross 'no? I'm sure the kids enjoyed that day of family bonding on top of the mountain! The photo of the kids w/ their dad is so cute.. evidence of happy, loved and healthy kids! I can feel your contentment looking at your nice photo. So happy for you Beth!
Btw, thanks much for the link to my post. Hugs and mwah!

ROSSEL said...

great weekend and happy family. you're blessed beth.

Lucrecio Emerito said...

That was great. And a nice educational tour for the kids too!

niko said...

weeeee nice nice yan madam... naku pag mabilis na tumakbo si yena sana mapadaan kmi jan :)

love ur photos. kaw photographer noh?? heheh galing galing!!

Enchie said...

Hi Beth! Gutso ko rin pumunta dito. So far, hindi pa kami nakakalabas ng manila ng family for this year. ang ganda. Srap mag picture taking dito.

Raft3r said...

i have never been here
mukhang interesting place to visit

try nyo pala yun american cemetery sa fort
really nice
para syang di tahanan ng mga yumao
hehe

eden said...

very nice place, beth and looks like you had a great time..

SASSY MOM said...

I also wanted to go there. Kaya lang medyo tag-ulan na. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the weekend!

CHE-CHE said...

wow! gaganda ng pics. nakakainggit hehe have a great week! may tag ako for you http://mommychechemd.blogspot.com/2009/05/friendship-chain.html

payatot said...

ay mommy beth..narating ko rin yan dambana na yan kaya lang di ko sya inakyat dahil sa tingin ko pa lang sa itaas ay mamamatay na ata ako sa lunod ko...di ako pede sa taas...

amiable amy said...

wow galing ah...d pa ako naka punta dito...actually marami scenic spot sa atin ang dko napuntahan ....sana pagbalik ko i can bring my family there

Clarissa said...

I've never been there,Mommy Beth!!Ang ganda naman dyan!!Happy to hear that the family enjoyed there^_^

Cecile said...

very nice pictures, Beth :-) thanks for sharing :-). you looked slim here...did you lose weihgt?

Reena said...

mommy beth! :) nice. i want to go there. i haven't been to bataan yet, and i've seen a couple of other blogs featuring samat. it really looks like a good place to visit.

kala ko ba tumaba ka na? asan yung sinasabi mong fats? wala kaya!!!! tama lang katawan mo.:)

take care!

Kreez said...

Wow, great pics! I've been here once before during my auditing days and it was really fun. It was exciting to climb at the top of the shrine.

Hope to be back there with hubby soon.

nuts said...

Hi.. Hope to see the place someday.. Thanks ha for adding me in your blog lists.. :) I have added you too in my reading list.:)

Joops said...

There's a lot of hirstoric and beautiful places to visit in the Philippines.

ryliej said...

Hi Mommy Beth, wow ang saya saya namang family bonding!

Jona said...

at first i thought this is not in the philippines. i loved the photo where you captured the shadow of the cross, so nice.
thanks for the visit. kilig ka ba? e ano pa ko? hehe. may follow up post ako about our date. will post in a while.

Jacky said...

very nice pics sis. Yeah I am trying to feel better. The problem is still there. So pinagdadasal ko na lang na sana maayos pa rin namin. It is very to be away from the family. And I don't want them to worry about me also. Thanks for checking me always and for the prayers as well//

PinayWAHM said...

Hopping by here...musta?

Mommy J

amiable amy said...

Hi Beth, blog hopping here again....check mo lang yung mga tags ha...parang 4 na yata hahaha...in your own time okay? God bless

jojigirl said...

Musta, Beth. Cool pics. Kelan pa kaya ako makapagbyahe ulit sa Luzon. Mukhang very slim ung chance talaga. But who knows i will be visiting these historical places someday too?

Anney said...

Very nice place parang sobrang tahimik. Kaw sabi mo tumaba ka e di naman e. Seksi ka pa rin! hehehe!