Summer vacation for the school kids here in the Philippines is well underway now, and the challenge for parents like Feyma and I is to keep the kids busy! You know how kids are, if you don’t keep them busy with something, they will spend their time playing video games and watching TV. Doing that for 3 solid months will lead to boredom and also laziness!
So, we are always keeping an eye out for something for the kids to do.
If you have been reading my site for very long, you undoubtedly know that I enjoy swimming. The kids must take after their Dad, because they enjoy it too. Well, the other day the kids asked to go swimming, and we said “of course” – as it is a good activity for them. Good exercise, good fun… nothing wrong with that!
The kids went swimming at Bryan’s Grill – a favorite restaurant of ours which also has a Bed & Breakfast and a swimming pool. They charge P80/day for swimming per person. That is cheaper than any other place in town that I am aware of. Most pools in town charge P100, some even charge P150 per day, so P80 is a pretty good price. However, I got thinking about it and remember that Bryan’s also offers longer term memberships, which are quite a bit cheaper. When we inquired, we found that they have a package deal for 5 people. Five people can swim any time they want for 3 months for just P2,500! That’s cheap! We have 4 kids, and our Nephew will bring the kids, so that makes 5. So, we bought a 3 month membership for everybody to swim. By the time that the membership ends, they will be back in school again.
One thing I like about the pool at Bryan’s is that it is deep! The shallow end is 4 feet deep, and it is 8 feet in the deep end. I know of no other pools in Davao that deep. Most pools that I am aware of here are only 5 feet in the deep end. Personally, I like it deeper than 5 feet, because I don’t want to be able to touch the bottom – I want to tread water and burn more calories that way!
So, the kids are in for a summer of swimming fun! I know they will enjoy having the pool membership, and I am betting that they will swim at least 5 days per week. I might even join them from time to time msyelf!