Monday, March 31, 2014

Chennai, Shatabdi and Marina...

After a very very long time we went in for a weekend holiday.
We went to Chennai to catch some beach and my sister,bro-in-law and their daughter.

Aadu liked his stay at the hotel and on Sunday morning he liked the marina beach.

This was the first time Aadu was exposed to the swimming pool. He enjoyed being at the pool immensely and was all throughout like "Row, row, row your boat"

Aadu enjoyed Shatabdi immensely, playing pranks with passengers.

Finally some small mini holiday for all of us !

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Aadu at Chennai and 2014 season

We had a quick dash to chennai to attend Ani's cousin's wedding. It was for just one night.
This was Aadu's longest travel by road. Though we wanted to show him the beach but our schedule was just too tight.... Ani's dad also accompanied us!

We had a great accommodation arranged for us at the Greenpark @ Vadapalani by Ani's mama. Thanks to him !

We started by 7.45AM and reached by 2PM. Thankfully the venue was very close Sriperambattur highway. Also we used Google Maps to its fullest to reach to our destination perfectly within the city.

After the marriage and lunch we started back by 1.30PM and reached Bangalore by 7.30PM

Hope to have more updates by year end.

Run Updates:
On the running front, I'll be starting of training for the 2014 season. This will be after 5 years. Hope to get back in shape by year end. Plan to do two marathons (41KM) and two halfs (21KM) in 2014. Aurovile Half in February will be the first one to start with, one full in Hyd, Kaveri (half/full) and hope to end with Mumbai 2015.

I'll be finally buying cycle for my cross training. Hope to cycle to office twice a week.

The idea is to be back to 2009 fitness levels :) and hope to add more running/cycling posts soon.

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Mottai Boss

Last Sunday Aadu gave his hair offerings at our family temple, in Paingandu (near Manargudi).

We were expecting a little resistance but he did not move an inch. He was already prepared by his patti so in fact he actually expecting and was waiting for it to happen.

Since it was a long weekend we left for Trichy (My granny's hometown) on Friday noon and checked into Hotel Sangam. Pretty good place and some good deals from Agoda. We just lazed that evening and shopped some at the nearby Max store. Then we ate "Vattakoimba" Rice with "Potato" for the night and it was a refreshing change (do try this at Hotel Sangam).

Next day (saturday) we had our breakfast (Pongal and Vada in Tamil Nadu is the best ever) and left for Rock Fort Ganesha and Srirangam. While Rockfort we had darshan at the base for Srirangam it was too crowded so we just went around the temple and had Tiger-Rice (Pulli-Sadam) and Shakara Rice Pongal. Then we headed for Kumbakonam. Its around 2 hours from trichy. We hired a taxi from Jovil Travels, I guess they are the only ones in the Trichy airport and we decided to take their services.

We soon checked into Quality Inn Viha by 3.30PM. This Hotel was a little more newer and the staff was wishing us Good Evening some several times. I guess they wanted to make sure we get the best of their hospitality. There were some welcome cookies when we checked-in. We took some break and went in for shopping at Kumbakonam.

Our quest for Mami-Mess (eatery) was short-lived. Many either did not have an idea about it or were not sure were it has been moved. We then just had some tiffins.

Next day morning after a wonderful breakfast spread at Viha we left for Manargudi.
This stretch of road is more scenic and then finally into Tulsaindrapuram Dharmashastha temple. Our family temple. All the arrangements were already made.

The Mottai Boss was very cool. Until next time....

Adios !

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Aadu - Two Years On..

Last Friday we celebrated Adarsh's second brithday.
Aadu chose his Mickey Cake this time. Awaiting his big cake...

Ready.. offff..

Cut cut...

And a family Pic :)

Hope to blog more as time permits !