Here lying in my mother’s lap, still in the car, I am on way back home with the family. With nothing better to do, I was reflecting on how our trip was The whole family bundled up together in a Honda City, all set for the journey ahead. By the time we hit the highway it was almost a quarter past 8 in the morning. We timed our trip well to coincide with good weather. After all who wants to sweat it out or get frozen in the chill..?! (passing by BIC on the way) I think these people have done a decent job with this highway. I mean, not bad at all. Doing 100 (kmph) felt a little dull, to be honest. My dear uncle who was the one behind the steering wheel felt the same, I guess. So before I would actually doze off to sleep again, I told him that its time he started flooring the accelerator (Thank God, for that!). And there we went. From 100, to 120, to 150, and to 180. Now that was more like it! If you were to add to this equation the fact that there were 4 and three-quarters of adults (nani, mom, mausi, mausa, my cousin who amounts to half an adult and me a modest quarter, I am less than a year into this world after all) sitting in the car, we were right there! The city's 4 cylinders were doing their job well, no doubt. Beautiful - India’s first elevated - highway, though somewhat on the rough side owing to its concrete construction. Met this elegant birdie on the way. Its our national bird, so I have been told. That reminds me we dint pay any toll tax on the way. No, we aint any criminals, it was exempted owing to the proximity to the Indian Independence day. Otherwise it was a good 320 bucks per side of travel on this long stretch. It had been a couple of hours or so already into the highway part of the way, so it was time to take a break and straighten my back. And to allow the family some restroom time. A big disadvantage when travelling with the elderly, I tell you. Went past the exit for Mathura Saw this English piece of property - Reached Agra. Travel time was about 1 hour and 40 minutes on the highway, inclusive of the break time. Boy, was I glad!! Checked into the hotel. Ordered some food (man, I have to do everything around here by myself) Left for Fatehpur Sikri. On the way to Sikri, came across this - I think this is one of the most Indianised things I got to see. In Sikri, went to the dargaah of Khwaja Saleem Chishti, the nephew of Khwaja Mohinudeein Chishti of Ajmer. It was nice to be taken around the place. Next day it was the time to see the wonder itself. The Taj Mahal. Noticed this 'aum'. Time to relax in the hotel room. And if you dont do it my way, let me tell you - I dont go down without a fight. In the night, it rained all animals, not just cats and dogs. We still decided to go out for Kebabs, anyway. Mama’s Franky was what the place was called, supposedly famous for its rolls. I think I saw the owner roaming about with arms by his side. Ah well, what a day! Good fun for sure. Next morning was the time to relax, by the pool side. Spent some time basking in the sun after the swim, scratching my nose. And then, homeward bound. I need a break now!! Hope you like my travelogue... Actually my first one with my family! Don't forget to like and rep!!!