January 20, 2012
I never had a chance to see personally a hanging bridge ever since. Although I have read in books and magazines and even heard from many people about it, their unforgettable experiences as first timers. I perceived hanging bridges to be dangerous to human due to the materials being used. I mean, comparing it to modern bridges which are strongly built and used solid materials that will last longer. As the years passed, I understand there are places that builds hanging bridges purposely for tourist or as a main attraction in the area to promote tourism.
Recently, after a busy Saturday morning hubby and I went to a place called D'Leonor Adventure Park and Mountain Resort located at Cabantian, Buhangin, Davao City. It took us more than an hour before we reached the place, certainly because the area was unfamiliar to us. We've never been there. We took the initiative of asking the neighborhood and passersby until we reach our destination.
Mainly our purpose in going there is to familiarize the place, learn about the fees, and to have an idea what to expect inside. I never thought that there was a hanging bridge inside. I excitedly posed for a souvenir picture on the above hanging bridge thrice, but, I don't really have the nerve to cross. I tried but after a few steps I remained standing. I could not understand the feeling it was mixed emotion. I hold both sides of it while trying to step forward slowly and when the bridge started to swing a bit, wow! I panicked... And then when I looked at below I realized I was afraid. Anyway, I am planning to get back there any time soon together with our three gentlemen. I hope they can convince me to cross and take away my fear.
There are many attractions inside the resort which you can enjoy such as: Zipline, wavepool, the so called 600 steps (which I missed), mini zoo, fishing pond, wall climbing, etc. There is also a basketball court and a tennis court if you want to sweat.