First Mini-family Vacation

23 Sep

Last week appa & amma (R’s parents) left for India. R and I trudged through the rest of the week feeling dull. Both our work were hectic. Ani baby whimpered a lot. She also had a cold. At the last minute we booked hotels to Lassen to escape the drudgery of life. And it was perfect.


1)      Crossing the bridge during our evening drive and taking in an amazing view of red sunset, being able to view the stars after a long time.

2)      Throwing stones into the water,making our lunch-to-go into a picnic by the lakeside.

3)      Staying in the pseudo rustic room, eating in a charming café, making up adventurous meals.

4)      Kickass hike to see hot springs despite having been thwarted out of parking the first time around.

5)      Surprisingly nice rest area.

6)      Oh it would be remiss if I didn’t mention Ani’s superb co-operation. I cannot believe that a baby can be content to be with ME of all people.


I have to mention that we had burgers(yes, as in the plural), pizzas( yep! Multiples again), Danish pastries(hehe, do we see a pattern?), icecream, French fries, 3 packets of lays chips, potato with butter, chocolate and sandwiches. I am so OVER tasty and unhealthy food.

Blah Moments:

1)      Stuck in traffic for well over an hour as soon as our vacation started.

2)      Having to explain vegetarianism  (its 2012 folks seriously!)

3)      Giving into Indian food craving on the way back and eating at Saroor Indian Cuisine. Yuck!


5 Responses to “First Mini-family Vacation”

  1. meenasehar September 23, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    Simply Awesome!!!!!!Many such happy returns to you guys!
    is it cold there?

    • balanceoriented September 24, 2012 at 10:56 am # forecast had low of 38 but it was quite warm.

  2. gomicrobes September 24, 2012 at 7:12 am #

    Great!! glad you had fun.

    • balanceoriented September 24, 2012 at 10:41 am #

      Thanks! 🙂

      • samakris September 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

        I like the note of happiness,harmony, peace,tolerance and appreciation of nature. It shows you- I mean Ananya- have achieved sufficient maturity of outlook!

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