Thursday, May 1, 2008

Kumara-palayam!!

1 May, 2008, just to be known as a labourer's day. I do not know, why we had a holiday today, but I rather not know!! Just the thought of a holiday in the middle of the week is so soothing to the ear. Just as the master-card advt says- (slightly degraded version) "Taking an off day in the middle of the week; loose your salary for a day"--"Falling sick in the middle of the week; pay the same to the doctors"---"Getting an off day; price-less!!

To be frank, this outing was planned for quiet some time, but I never got in terms with it. Taken care by my parents..My cousin had come from Chennai, the humid city of India!! We had planned a one day short trip to Lonavala...Been there done that....that is a kind of reaction one feels if he has stayed in Mumbai and travelled to lonavala often....

It started as just another trip. We had been to a resort called -"Kumar resort". Everything was booked; so no worries...I have a phobia for water from my childhood days; water is always knee deep for me. May be, that is a reason I have not mastered the art of swimming. Kumar Resort was a water theme park; which was the least I expected. Suddenly, I realised that I had not packed my trusted Bermuda's.(Got one from somewhere).

Finally, all of us got into the water!! The water was slightly cold, but as the day went on it started becoming warmer. Everybody was diving; swimming; teaching swimming; floating. We went overboard with boats falling from slides; going on zig-zag slides. Then it was the rain dance upstage. Never have seen my parents dance the way they did!! It was just amazing to just watch them from loosing their tension to loosing it out on the rain dance floor!! Getting back those child-hood passions......

I have to accept that this Advt holds true--"Booking for a one day picnic to a resort"--Rs.5000/---"Booking a car to travel"---Rs. 1000/----"Watching your parents turn children"--"Price-less".

1 comment:

pallu said...

hey...
a very nice article..
didn't know you could write so well..
enjoy your invaluable moments