We just returned from a lovely and much needed vacation from Darjeeling, Gangtok and Kalimpong. Before going, I was very anxious about the trip, but thankfully it turned out to be a nice and memorable vacation. I was worried because Cheebu has travel sickness while travelling by road for long time. She has this problem since she was 2 years old. On long road journeys she is uncomfortable and has strong vomiting tendency. And this holiday involved travelling on steep hilly roads which can sometimes make even a normal person sick. But I was happy to see that in spite of some problems she enjoyed the trip thoroughly, probably from the love to travel genes that she has inherited from me 🙂 Apart from this I was worried because the weather forecast before we started for the trip predicted heavy rains. In fact just a week before we were there, heavy rains caused landslides in Sikkim that left thousands of tourists stranded and cut off. Not very encouraging to hear such news before you start on a trip. But thankfully the weather was good, if not at its best during our stay there and we had a good time.
This was a trip of many firsts … For Cheebu, seeing snow for the first time, first yak ride…. For us river rafting for the first time. Yay! Yes, we did river rafting on river Teesta … one more of my dreams fulfilled 🙂 River rafting is the second adventure sport I have tried after para sailing and we enjoyed it completely. Hubby wanted to do para gliding too, but we really didn’t have any time for it. I plan to do a travelogue of the trip. So more details coming up soon..
Back home, it is very hot here and we are slowly getting back to routine. I have been trying to catch up all your posts that I missed during our vacation for the past couple of days and geting back to blogging regularly.
Leaving you with some Cheebu stories 🙂
Cheebu still sleeps with us in our room and now I have started preparing her to sleep on her own in another room.
Me: We will get you a bunk bed, then you can sleep in your own room.
Cheebu: (very enthusiastically) Ok, I will sleep up on the bunk bed and you can sleep down (on the lower bunk)
During the trip, we bought a balloon for Cheebu which surprisingly lasted throughout the trip. Since we hadn’t taken any toy for her, that was the only thing she had for playing. During our day trips she would leave it in the hotel room with great assurances to the balloon that we will be back soon urging it not to cry. During journeys from one city to the other she would be so worried about its position, whether it is comfortable or not… Hubby was so amused to see this that he named the balloon “Balloonwati” (Remember “Bagwati” in the movie “ZNMD”) 🙂 🙂
Cheebu loves to draw. She is imaginative and likes to use any color for anything… like green for the flowers. I keep telling her that flowers are not green. So during our recent trip, when we saw these…
Cheebu looked at me triumphantly “Dekha maine kaha tha na flowers green bhi ho sakte hain” (See, I told you flowers can be green also). And I had to take back my words 🙂