Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Weekend get away with close friends (Friday)

Oh, my favorite readers. I missed you too! Thanks to Prince Harry, strip billiards and LasVegas has now become very popular. People, he is only 27 years old. He is allowed to live a little. He is going to be so old by the time he gets a chance to become king. So let him be. Today was a good day for me my dear friends. My very best friend Anu, so lovingly and thoughtfully saved a piece of mango mousse cake (see below) that she had baked over the weekend. Now, I feel so blessed that I have at least one dear friend.
Talking of friends, we were away for the weekend having loads of fun with 5 families that we have now known for more than 10 years. This was our first outing with them in so many years. Slowly getting to know them too! It's so important to connect with people, as we are getting older. Need the social structure in place for future, mutual, dependence when kids are away in college. Anyway, we went to a place called Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County Maryland. With 65 miles of shoreline, Deep Creek Lake  is Maryland’s largest freshwater lake. This four-season resort area has abundance of activities to offer like fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, biking, Skiing, whitewater kayaking, camping, golfing, or simply curling up by the fire. It took us about 3.5 hrs. to reach our destination. Shekar drove us. The drive was pleasant as it was the evening time. 3 hours into the journey and the kids were screaming that they were hungry. At this time, I heard my cell phone ring. It was my friend who called to say that they key for the house that we had rented for all of us to stay over the weekend, was in a secret hiding place. Oh, how exciting. All of us in the car could feel a sudden adrenalin rush. The adventure had already started! In 10 minutes we heard from another family who was having dinner and wanted us to join them. Unfortunately, the kids were so hungry that we decided to stop at the first restaurant that we came across This was a typical American Barbeque joint called Archie's Barbeque. It reminded me of the recent dhaba experience I had in India. (See below)

The kids were overjoyed to eat the pulled chicken sandwiches and corn bread. I ate it just to fill my stomach. Did not relish it at all. However, unlike other times when the food was bad, this time, I was not disappointed at all, as I knew we were heading towards FUNVILLE. Finally, the GPS in the car said "you have arrived at your destination". Our joy knew no bounds as we pulled into the long driveway which led to 2 parking garages and the main entrance to the gorgeous house. Stay tuned for  pics. of the house and the exciting Day 2 (Saturday) in FUNVILLE. Alright my dear friends leaving you with the song of the day dedicated to ALL of you, from the movie Namak Haram. Beautiful Lyrics. I am sure all of you will agree.

Shub Ratri.


  1. Was actually missing your posts, so glad you posted one. :-)
    Waiting to read about Day2.

  2. I am so glad you are following and reading my posts Anon. Keep reading,it motivates me to write more. Hoep you enjoy Day 2 of our trip too!


  3. Do you know who this Anon is? :-)
    Hint: Pinged you on FB today.

    1. Yes. Now I know. Thanks. I will email you separately. Thanks for all your support.