I'm leaving for my India trip today and (I guess I should have expected it, but) I'm a wee bit nervous. After tutoring my dad about how to take care of The Boys (no, he won't have to make cat food, but he knows how to now), I'm sure they are in good hands. I've also left someone competant in charge of my project, so that'll be fine too.
I came up with a good bag strategy. I don't know how much lugging stuff around we'll be doing, so I'm taking a backpack as my bag. However, with the straps and all, it wouldn't travel well through the baggage handling, so I bought a very large, but compactable bag that will provide the necessary protection during plane travel. I also am taking an extra bag for stuff bought along the way. That sounds like a lot, but all of the extra bags fit handily in the bottom of the backpack, which, when packed, ended up being a little over half full.
I'll be flying into Newark, and from there to New Delhi. My friends, Bret and Cheryl, have promised to meet me at the airport, but gave me the name and address of a lady they know in Delhi, just in case. In a few days, we'll be travelling via bus or train to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. After that, I believe we'll be going into Northern India, where the Himalayas touch India.
I hope to be able to get online and post updates, but I'm not sure. It'll depend on two things: availability of internet and the habits of my travelling companions.
I will miss you all and will come back with lots of pictures and stories to entertain you. Behave in the comments section. Janiece and Nathan are authorized to use the Shovel of Doom and Grill of Retribution respectively.
Bye for now...
Anne, it would be nice to get an occasional update or two, but I think we would all prefer that you really enjoy the heck out of your trip, and not worry about updating up. Based on your previous trip recaps, I know you'll be sharing a lot once you get back.
You enjoy yourself a whole bunch, and we'll be here waiting for you when you get back.
Have a wonderful time! I'm with Tom, we can entertain ourselves for a few weeks. No really, we can. I think. Maybe.
Anne, if you post an update while you're still in India, I'll have to consider using the Shovel of Doom™ on you.
Have a fabu time, and like stacey says, we'll limp along without you...
Don't mind me, I'll just sit here quietly. On the sofa. Eating cookies. And maybe some ice cream.
Have fun Anne! Look forward to tons of stories and pictures.
Hey Anne, Have a great time.
And you're only gonna be one country away from Saqib. Can you say International UCF Luncheon?
Have a good time. :)
Mere billi bahoot sunder hey.
Don't listen to them, Anne. Updates, and pictures, we wants 'em, we do, Precious.
Have a great time.
Nobody tell Anne I spilled chocolate milk on the sofa!
Hee! You guys are too funny. I'll risk Janiece's shovel of doom and post a short update.
Michelle, the couch is a nice medium shade of lavender, to hide stains well. ;)
Wow, you managed to make your way to the internet already?! Nice!
(sweeping cookie crumbs under the rug)
Hi Anne! Glad you're enjoying your trip!
Everything's great around here! No need to check up on things! Everything fine!
Pay no attention to the party going on in the background! Your stuff is in exactly the same place and shape as where you left it! Everything is under control! :D
(putting a quick hand over MWT's mouth)
Here! Have a cookie!
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