Tuesday, June 02, 2009


There are many types of vacations, some travel for fun, adventure, honey moon, visiting family, taking a break, stay at home vacations, etc. I decided to take one for myself. The last one we did was visiting G's family in CA and this time I told G that I wanted to visit my parents in TN. G said he could not make it because I was planning to be away for a week and so it was me and Babs who packed our bags. I don't think Babs knew what was going on at all, I am not asking her consent about such things as yet :P

So off we went to Chattanooga on an hour and half flight. Babs was kept entertained by our fellow passenger, an 8 year old girl who was happy to play with Babs. It was smooth. I reached home and then a friend of ours drove down from Ohio to join us for a couple of days. It was fun. We went and rode the incline railway and ate out and then relaxed by the pool and kiddie play areas with Babs. I realxed.

My body also agreed that I relaxed. I could feel that I was not stressed, I was not on a time run. I did not have to wake up at a certain time, clean the house, cook dinner, cut veggies, or any of those things. Mom and dad took care of all that for me. They cooked all my favorite dishes and Babs too. They let me sleep in and have long showers. I even got my eyebrows done and hands waxed on time for a change. I saw Sun TV, Vijay TV and K TV. Babs and I got to spend so much time together. I was happy.

This is what I call a perfect vacation. Where I am right now, all I want is a couple of hours of uninterrupted sleep. Not beautiful hills or sweeping valleys, although I got to see both of them :) (bonus), but peace. I don't want stress when I am vacationing. The stress which shows on your face when you return from a vacation and say, "I want a vacation from a vacation."

There is a sugam (happiness) when you are at your parents house. The same sense of security that you had as a kid. Familiar smells, food, pace, love, attention, care and best of all no sense of guilt.

I realized that such vacation should be taken at least twice a year and I am sure it will do me a world of good. I want to thanks Dad and mom for doing this for me, indulging my kid, making her rotten and making me more spoilt. I love the two of you for the kind of unconditional love I get. I am not sure that I can ever repay it but I will try my best to do the same for Babs.


PS: While I was out in TN relaxing, Mr. G here partied. Ore kallula rendu manga (one stone two mangoes). He got a break too and was relaxed when I got back. Isn't that brilliant? What more can I ask for?


vimmuuu said...

Hmmmm...gotta learn a few ideas from Mr.G !!! :D

Anu Russell said...

hehehe Vimmuuu,

Talk to G once u r hitched and then talk to him again once u have a baby :) he is full of advices to avoid chores :)

Kavita said...

have you read this book ?
When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It's Time to Go Home,
by Erma Bombeck ?

She is hilarious in bits.. so if you havent read her yet.. try her out in bits instead of one big bite...

sid said...

Nice , Vacations , the world itself gives so much joy. I am looking forward for the next vacation :-)

sid said...

Nice , Vacations , the world itself gives so much joy. I am looking forward for the next vacation :-)

Anu Russell said...

Kavita, nope but I will try and get my hands on it.

how are you?

The world is more beautiful if you are with your family...i think... :)