It was a beautiful Sunday. Bright and sunny. I was at home in Mvpa. It was my dad who suggested we go for a drive. Mvpa and some of the nearby places are really blessed with natural beauty. So we have plenty of great choices for a drive. We decided we would drive to Pala via Tdpa.
In an hour we were ready. We took some grub to keep us going. We all loved cheese, so we had a variety of cheese like Gouda, Edam and Gruyere with us.
Mummy made cheese and pineapple sticks with cherries on the top.Cheese and pineapple is such a yummy combo, dont you think? Actually feel like having some now while I write. We also made some sandwiches, chicken and ham, bacon and tomato with thousand island dressing. There was also some Banoffee pudding in the fridge which we took along. Some plates and glasses, tissues, towels, sanitizer, forks, knives, spoons, some water all went into our picnic basket. And also a big sheet for us to sit down on. No fun without music right? So we picked Shreya ghosal, Black Eyed Peas, tamil melodies by Ilayaraja and AR.Rahman and also some hit songs by Madonna, Seal, Aerosmith etc. Then we all packed ourselves into the Porsche.
And off we went. Needless to say we were really comfy in the plush interiors of the car. Conversation flowed. We spoke randomly of this and that. Laughed for no reason. And Shreya sang softly in the background. We left Mvpa and passed through Tdpa with its lush natural beauty. Then we left Tdpa and was close to Pala with it's lovely Rubber plantations. Everything was green. Here and there, there were crystal rivulets of water flowing down. Suddenly we saw a leafy spot where we could park the car. There was lots of shade with all the branches overhead. Out came the sheet. We sat in a circle and gorged on the sandwiches and nibbled on the cheese. The pudding was soo yummy too!! After which we all climbed back into the car and kept the roof open. No sun. Just the trees and leaves. It was awesome. In 10 mts or so we fell fast asleep. I don't know how long we slept but after what seemed like eternity I woke up. I felt something soft on my face. It was a white flower. White flowers were falling from above. Thousands of them. In fact our car was full of them. On our laps. On us. Outside the car too. It was like a floral carpet. Slowly one by one everyone woke up. There was also a refreshing fragrance. Subtle and fresh. It reminded me of the pleasant Ambi Pur scent we had in the car.
We got out of the car and walked in a daze looking at the falling white flowers. It was my nephew who saw it first. He was excited. He said he saw sparkling water. How true he was. The water was shining and glittering. Ethereal. We took it in our hands. Glittering as though light was radiating out of it. Just like the light which comes out of diamonds...I splashed it on my face. My nephew started to wade in. We all followed. We were in a trance. We started splashing water on each other, laughing and having fun. It was my mom who finally reminded us that we had to leave. We reluctantly walked back. Joyful. Ecstatic!! We had almost reached the car when my dad looked at me and said that I had lost weight. He smiled and gave me a hug. He had become ten years younger. Everybody was looking at me. I looked around and noticed that everyone was looking more youthful . Everyone was looking their best. We were all happy and smiled. We all packed ourselves into the Porsche and drove back. Blissful and contented. Everyone was in a daze. We relaxed and enjoyed the return trip. Everyone was silent and thoughtful.
This was the most amazing and fantastic road trip I have ever had. Now each time I get the Ambi Pur smell, I think of this beautiful experience I had.
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