There And Back

We’re back home from our travels and are more or less or settled in.  With the start of a fresh new year; like most everyone; I’ve embraced the idea of a clean slate providing a launchpad for brand new ideas and a renewed focus.

Kabini SunriseOver the next few days, I will share the projects I have finished but didn’t get a chance to blog about before 2013 drew to a close.  But today, some snapshots of our recent holiday to India (some of these pictures have been pinched off Vineet’s Facebook page, I’m sure he won’t mind, lol!) 

Wild Gaur

It was exciting and adventuresome and a whirlwind of travel to so many places all squeezed into 3 short weeks.  We always seem to do vacations this way… at breakneck speed!

So Many Choices

Transatlantic winter travel always poses a threat for delays and our flight was no exception.  We didn’t make our connection in Frankfurt and as a result we ended up having to do two stops instead of one before we reached our destination.  With all of the re-routing, our luggage was lost in transit.  Hah!  We did get our stuff after a couple days but it was a strange feeling to have to go shopping straight from the airport!

Terracotta

Vineet’s sister and her husband flew in from Tennessee too and so we had ourselves a mini family reunion over the holidays.  We went to Chennai, Cochin, Bangalore, Mysore and Kabini and enjoyed Christmas with family in India during this trip.  See, I told you it was a whirlwind!

Flatbread How I Heart You

I have to share this sight… these men hard at work on that unsafe looking fishing boat, no life vests, no navigation system, I think there was a motor but I didn’t hear it running!

Bringing home the bacon

They were on that boat in the middle of this

IMG_4655

Here’s the amazing part, they hauled out two huge nets bursting with fish!  Bravo, three men whom I do not know!

We took a few days to unwind before we headed back home and we picked the middle of the jungle to relax and rejuvenate.

I Can Get Used To This

It was definitely a great choice because we were spoiled by the beauty of our surroundings and majestic wildlife.

Snooze Fest

I will never tire of seeing elephants and we saw a whole lot of them this time.

So Lovable

We would have loved to have spotted one of the big cats but they were quite elusive.  We heard one of them calling though and that sound was so thrilling and so heart-stopping at the same time.  The deer were on high alert too.

MissSpotsAlot

The kids looked everywhere for fallen peacock feathers but there were none to be found even though there were peacocks everywhere.  Wrong season maybe?

Jungle Peacock

All holidays must come to an end and now we’re back.  It does feel great to be home 🙂

Aww The Babies

I’m excited to share the plans I’ve envisioned for my creative focus for the year ahead. Watch this space!

Gentle Giant

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6 Responses to There And Back

  1. Kelly says:

    Beautiful pictures and sounds like a wonderful way to spend Christmas. I must ask what is on the “I’m assuming Naan bread”? It looks delicious!

  2. Nicky says:

    Glad you had a great vacation. Good to have you back.

  3. Thanks for sharing your vacation and pics with us. It is like being there with you. So very very stunning.
    Happy new Year 2014 to you and all.
    Happy Knitting. 🙂

  4. Angela says:

    Glad you’re back, missed you at knit night. Thanks for sharing the pics – wow the wildlife would be the best part for me. See you soon.

  5. Alice says:

    Wow, such great pictures… You really get a feeling of the place :).

  6. Leslie says:

    Glad to have you back blogging. Your vacation photos are beautiful.

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