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July 27, 2010

The vacation is still going strong.

We are so busy having so much fun here that I dont have a minute to sit and think about anything. And I realize there are only 5 more days before we leave back for Zurich. Sigh! Last weekend was fantastic. It was the first time I went camping. Ashu has been wanting to go camping for the past 2 years and she was excited about the whole idea of sleeping in a tent in the middle of nowhere. We carried a truck load of stuff for an one night koothu. Utbt and Co also joined us with another truck load of stuff and we cooked, we ate, we played, we chatted, we slept looking at the stars. It was awesome. The campsite was quite rough and thorny. While Ashu would gingerly put one foot out of the tent, wear her shoe and then the other one, Antu would just run around barefoot taking a break to pluck out thorns from her feet. Chalk and cheese, I tell ya!

As if all the shopping and eating out and the camping was nt fun enough, we decided to sneak in a girls only trip to Las Vegas. Sis, a friend and I left for Vegas on Saturday morning. A very dear friend (who just happens to be my sisters SIL) from the Mid West joined us there and we four had a blast à la Sex and the City. Only replace sex with food and gambling! :D It was so liberating to do a trip sans kids. No diaper bags and strollers. No kids menu and high chairs. No tantrums and whining. Ah! Bliss! Giggling like crazy for every thing under the sun. Checking out dudes and dudettes in the poolside. Margaritas and Wine. (water in my case.) Coming back to the hotel room way past midnight and getting up in time for lunch! It was a dream come true. We also watched the show Kà by Cirque du Soleil at MGM Grand and it was brilliant. I loved the sets, the moving platforms and the special effects. Especially the one scene where one of the twins is drowning in the ocean. It was just amazing. Worth the money for just that one scene.

Got back on Monday morning and it seemed Ashu had grown taller in 2 days! Antu blessed me with a smile and then yelled, "Perimmaaa" and ran to my sister and hugged her. The little imp! At least I have one child who missed me. Hmph! While my mom is thrilled that her little girls had a blast, my dad is all "ellam all kali kaalam!" I agree that the statement "leaving your kids/husband and going for a weekend away to drink/gamble" would nt sound like a good idea to most of the previous generation especially when translated in Tamil (kuzhandhaigala vittuttu kudi, koothu, soodhaatam!) but they better get used to it! Hd went "You went for a break and now you are taking a break from the break?" Well, what can I say? I swear by the quote - "Live life to the fullest... think of all the people on the Titanic who passed up chocolate dessert." :)

16 comments:

utbtkids said...

Ppl on Titanic passing up choc dessert :) ROFL :)

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

WOW !! Sounds so much fun ... Best part of any vacation like minded people spending time together ... the girls only vacation I want to go on one like right NOW !!

Anna said...

LOL at "think of all the people on the Titanic who passed up chocolate dessert." :)
Enjoy the rest of the hols..

Kookaburra said...

I was going to comment that I am jealous in many ways, and especially since I always wanted to watch that cirque de s. show and always missed it ... but then connected to the link here about Ka and I see that the story is something I should watch with Daya and Divya ! :) ... Never read such a story before, now I guess I can build it up for them for nighttime stories! :)

ChoxBox said...

Wow. Wower. Wowest @ Cirque Du Soleil.

Sachita said...

ok, you can change your blog to living it up:)

i dont like vegas much with all that smoke but luv cirque de soleil and vegas show are definitely a notch up from others.

The Print Lover said...

The drowning scene was my fave from the KA show too! esp. as the child goes down the ocean, the bubbles that float up - awesome!

So did you come back positive or negative after the gambling? Or are you gonna say "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" ? :-)

MLC said...

i thnk all moms & dads SHD take a break like this frm fmly life to do something fun (or relaxing) so that their "batteries" can be re-charged!! Good fr u!!

Sue said...

*sigh*

I would love to watch Cirque du Soleil... been wanting to catch them for years and years. Just my luck, they performed in Singapore right after we returned from our trip there.

Anonymous said...

have a good time...

ashok

The Inquisitive Akka said...

Wow, that sounded like a lot of fun!
I want some info pa. My bro is going to Zuerich for a week and I want him to get me some baby stuff. Can you tell me the names of some good shope there?

Seena said...

Waw sounds very interesting..

monisha mehta said...

hey , nice blog , like it ,
won't be nice if i u can clickover to my blog page too ,
& post some suggestion

B o o said...

Utbt - read that quote somewhere and it stuck. any excuse to not diet! ;)

CA - Next time?

Anna - I did. Thank you. :)

Madura - Great minds. My sis told Ashu that story for bed time the day we returned! :)

Chox - I would rate Mystere a little better than Ka though. May be because it was my first time, Mystere blew my mind.

Sachita - With 4 women, the place does nt matter! Though Im not a Vegas person, it does have a pull! ;)

TPL - you said it. my lips are sealed! :D

MLC - I am charged alright! For my next getaway! ;)

Sue - Next blog meet in Vegas then? :)

Ashok - Thank you.

Inquisitive Akka - Can you mail me at boobabytalk at gmail dot com please?

Seena - :)

Monisha - thanks for dropping by. clicking your link right away. :)

Sue said...

LOL

I wish!

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