Wowww is all I can say about last year’s India trip. It is one of the memorable trip that I will cherish forever. M and I took turns, had an overlap of one week and kept kids at India for 7 weeks last summer.
There were are lot of firsts in this trip. We landed at Trichy airport and went straight to my hometown Thanjavur. Sneaked out to chennai for 3 days in the first week with parents in tow and spent the rest of the 3.5 weeks at Thanjavur. It was the first time I got to spend extended time with my brother at parent’s home after about 15 years!!! We roamed around the city with 4 kids every other evening, watched Kabali night show with my father (he dozed off even before the title was over and promptly woke up for the climax!!). Driving in the small town at 1am after the movie was a different experience.
Visited my native village (it was a painful trip with most of my previous generation not there anymore) , toggled between the parents and in-laws constantly, went to a book fair in local, read Jayakanthan’s tamil novel “Sila nerangalil sila manidhargal”, spent most evening chatting with neighbors/relatives sitting in easy chair at front porch, visited local temples numerous times to attend all that pooja arranged by Amma. At some point Adi wakes up to ask “Are we eating non vegetarian for lunch today?” and gets very excited if we reply with “yes”. Her theory is then it means we are not going to any temple today!!! I warned Amma clearly to take it easy during future visits.
I travelled back alone and the next 3 weeks of living alone in US seemed like a year. WhatsApp and Skype kept me closer to kids though.
Beautiful pics !!
thank you 🙂
You make me homesick.. as if I am not already! Super pics yaa. That too periya kovil ❤
oops sorry ma!! periya kovil is mesmerizing no?
Wow! Pictures make me want to go home…right now!
are you planning for this summer?
Yes. 😆 cant wait!
Me too 🙂
All pictures are so cute…
thank you 🙂
Wow. Super pics. Loved it
Aww aww and more aww is all that I was doing going through the pictures. The yummy food, fun with cousins, the temple visits, old memories – seems like your trip had it all!
yup it was a navarasa trip 🙂
I want to go to periya koil like now.
indha summer vareengala? I will be there mostly..
Unga summer a? Enga summer a? Rendu time layum I will visit TN but will be there in Srirangam. Thanjavur konjam kashtam than.
Enga summer ma.. Ippo that is also doubt. I will let you know once we finalize the plan..
Lovely pics !! So glad the kids got to experience it all through their long stay there. Our last trip was 11 days and that too in two cities – Bombay and Madras.Abd divided between two families . So imagine how packed it was. No time to take it all in like this.
this was the first vacation I took it easy and loved it, otherwise ours will also be always super packed!!
I loved the idea of you and your hubby taking turns to stay in India with an overlapping week to extend kid’s stay. Those pictures speak volumes of the fun everyone had and your childhood pictures are the cherries on the cake 🙂
So glad this year’s trip left you feeling content and enjoying every moment to the fullest!
Thanks ME.. But you know what I said no to this plan for this year. It was very tough to stay without kids for 3 weeks!!!
Super pics Ani 🙂
Homework with eyes closed 🙂
🙂 🙂 I yam super talented ya 🙂