The last time we went to Planters Haven was over 5 years ago. That time we concluded that we couldn't possibly live so far away since we would have to travel to work daily. Hubby's friend who did buy some land invited us this time as his durian trees were fruiting.
I thought it would be great for the kids to see the trees. And maybe help pick some fruit from the ground. In reality....
The moment we got out of the car: Do we HAVE to go there? Can we stay in the car?
As I was dragging them to the trees: OWWW!! This grass is so poky! This is the WORST durian place! We want to go home!!
Gahh city kids.
Ow ow ow!
Turned out picking durians wasn't a walk in the park. The trees WERE located pretty far back and it wasn't easy walking on uneven ground through the dry grass, fallen branches and whatnot.
Gave up and left the durian-hunting. We just spread out our picnic mat. I brought snacks for SE since she hates durian.
Ahhh a nice place to si... eh what's that? Ant??
And because of the presence of an ant or two, the kiddo decided to boycott the picnic mat. Luckily hubby was well-prepared.
Ahh now this is the life
All right, this picnic isn't so bad
Many plots were still vacant. We found some fruit trees nearby. Ciku and longan fruits were not ready, but rambutan was. Made JE get off her chair and participate in fruit plucking. To the same tune of: OW! Something scratched my foot! Look got blood. Are there ants here? Can I go now? I don't want to pluck rambutans anymore)
I have rambutans. Now can I go?
If we weren't with the others, I'd have liked to scout around to find more treasures. Maybe another rambutan tree or other kinds of edibles. As it was, we called it a day. A good trip by my standards and a day out for the kids.
Yayy! Finally can go home!