Our Family holiday to Lavasa, Pune
|   Jul 29, 2016
Our Family holiday to Lavasa, Pune

One of the highlights of my summer holiday in India this year, was a short trip to a private planned city being built near Pune called Lavasa. This trip was more to do with whom I had gone with rather than the destination. I started writing about it as a narrative as usual but realised that there was so much to write and so many details to provide that only a rhyme might do it justice. Attempting to share my memories of this wonderful holiday with you.

It started with an idea

An intention to have fun,

The date was chosen and fixed

The preparations had begun.

A WhatsApp group was formed

Excitement shared, fears heard

What are you planning to carry?

Or shall we decide the destination first?

And so it went on and on

Discussions and suggestions galore,

The day was drawing closer

The packing piled up all the more.

It was a Saturday morning

Busy and bustling no doubt

The car boots over loaded

Like we were heading for a drought!

The men then took some time

To discuss the route in parts,

The kids were getting impatient

The holiday had to start!

And soon we were on our way

Leaving the city and grime,

One car leading the procession

5 cars following behind.

The drive was lovely but quite long

Filled with songs from yesteryear,

The route was so scenic and green

That we forgot to take the right turn!

Nevertheless we reached

All safe and sound at least,

Grabbing my room keys I ran

I needed a place to rest in peace.

Once all the cars trickled in

All peace and quiet was gone

Kids ran around helter-skelter

The hotel was now made home.

Meal times were the craziest

A quiet observer I had become,

For while my kids had grown up

The rest were just 3 or 2 or 1.

Hungry kids hard to manage

Mothering styles put to test,

Dads hovering near the kitchen

Grand dads longing for some rest

Oh and did I forget the grand mums?

‘Been there and done that’ types

Advice flowing out faster than a river

Why couldn’t these daughters get it right!

And when it was time to take a stroll

Just to get everyone together took a toll

A smile here and a pose there

It was a photographer’s nightmare!

Soon it was time to leave

And amidst all the confusion and grief

One thing we all agreed and shouted out

Family holidays are the very best, no doubt!

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