Packed lunch of cold sandwiches with different kinds of spreads (pesto, mayo, butter, roasted garlic, chocolate peanut, green chutney), cheese (cheddar, american, pepper jack, fresh mozzarella) , bread (white, 8 grain, baggette), veggies (tomatoes, onions, basil), phel puri mix to be made on location.
Dinner of chicken biryani, veg pullao, dahi wada, papdi chat, pineapple + suji halwa.
Fireworks of all shapes and sizes.
Ending the trip with breakfast of potato sandwiches, waffles, fruits and anything and everything leftover.
Trips to snow covered mountains.
Hiking in the snow
Kids snow sledging their way up and down a small slope with parents for company
Impromptu stops at lakes to sit, talk and relax
3 days of not knowing where your kids were.
Bigger kids taking care of younger ones.
All adults keeping a general eye on all the little people.
Buzz becoming a tail of a 8 year old didi.
Didi’s little sister and Buzz arguing over didi where ‘My didi’, ‘No my didi’ were heard about 100 times a day.
‘This one cries anytime she is hit’ (as in even lightly touched) heard from the mouth of a 6 year old. Buzz sweetheart, very true that.
Buzz just as she is about to sleep, ‘Star, mere tim tim star?’, as she remembers the glow stars glued to the ceiling of her room.
Kids laughing out loud while watching Mickey Mouse on VCR while Buzz, the lone ranger, hording all the colors and scribbling non-stop on a paper, carpet, her t-shirt, hands, mouth.
No cable TV, cell phone reception, internet connection.
Good friends, drool worthy food, calm of the woods, gorgeous vistas, happy kids, laughs all around.