Here are the first set of pictures taken way back early 1990s. The site then (which is now named Balben Family Cove) is very much bare! No huts, no warm water, no concrete roads and no electricity.The place is so peaceful.
2 YEARS AND 3 NIPA HUTS LATER...
The following pics were taken during our first Grand Reunion in 1996. The family's site is located at the very end of the highway, hidden among the greens...
Before we could reach the site, we were separated into two groups...one took the bumpy road trail while others like us from Manila took a wonderful boat ride.
At home at last! Our first visit at the would be Balben Family Cove
the Ultimate Lake Experience
At 12 years old that year was my very first "bumpy" banca ride experience. I must admit, I was freaking scared back then. While look at my cutie sister Hannah, enjoying the grass and the view...and of course the whole clan's attention. She's now 15!
years ahead...early 2000
Today, the site is known as the "Balben Family Cove". It can now accomodate up to 60 guests. For those who wish to stay at our humble "home away from home" feel free to contact my dearest aunt Ms. Marilyn Suedad at +639165126256.