Through The Eyes of the youngest Raider!!( Yamuna Expressway First day trip)

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  1. MrsJD666

    MrsJD666 Ruling the Devil Staff Member

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    Here lying in my mother’s lap, still in the car, I am on way back home with the family.
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    With nothing better to do, I was reflecting on how our trip was

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    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..?!

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    (passing by BIC on the way)

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    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,

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    to 150,
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    and to 180. Now that was more like it!

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    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.

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    Met this elegant birdie on the way.



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    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.

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    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.

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    Went past the exit for Mathura

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    Saw this English piece of property -

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    Reached Agra. Travel time was about 1 hour and 40 minutes on the highway, inclusive of the break time.

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    Boy, was I glad!!

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    Checked into the hotel. Ordered some food (man, I have to do everything around here by myself)

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    Left for Fatehpur Sikri.

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    On the way to Sikri, came across this - I think this is one of the most Indianised things I got to see.

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    In Sikri, went to the dargaah of Khwaja Saleem Chishti, the nephew of Khwaja Mohinudeein Chishti of Ajmer.

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    It was nice to be taken around the place.

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    Next day it was the time to see the wonder itself. The Taj Mahal.
    Noticed this 'aum'.

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    Time to relax in the hotel room.

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    And if you dont do it my way, let me tell you - I dont go down without a fight.

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    In the night, it rained all animals, not just cats and dogs.

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    We still decided to go out for Kebabs, anyway. Mama’s Franky was what the place was called, supposedly famous for its rolls.
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    I think I saw the owner roaming about with arms by his side.

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    Ah well, what a day! Good fun for sure.

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    Next morning was the time to relax, by the pool side.

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    Spent some time basking in the sun after the swim, scratching my nose.

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    And then, homeward bound.

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    I need a break now!!

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    Hope you like my travelogue... Actually my first one with my family!

    Don't forget to like and rep!!! :)
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Brilliantly written reema.
     
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  3. sumonpathak

    sumonpathak RAID Rookie

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    nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    made me remember the days my dad was posted in Delhi..."sniff"
    as for the national bird...took panga with it when i was 3:p
    don't know who was more scared...my mom or the bird..
     
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    MrsJD666 Ruling the Devil Staff Member

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    Actually its Jiju's wording, I just compiled and uploaded everything. Took me over an hour! Phew! But I knew it would come out really well. His story telling skills are superb!
     
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    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    '!!'

    :no:
     
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    nice .. .
     
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    MrsJD666 Ruling the Devil Staff Member

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    Thank you, already mentioned that I was only implementing someone else's idea.

    He he.. I have supposedly had a similar 'panga' encounter with a huge monkey when i was 2 years or something. I had managed to crawl up to the terrace somehow for the fight :p
    But as my mom says, I cried so hysterically that the poor monkey was beyond being scared! :cool:
    What?!!
    Thank you!
     
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    sumonpathak RAID Rookie

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    juu are my ideal bhabi.....
     
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  9. rpm

    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    you !! wait !! till !! tomorrow !!, be !! ready !! to !! get !! poked !!

    jd !! you !! stay !! out !! of !! this !!
     
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    MrsJD666 Ruling the Devil Staff Member

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    Thankoo.. :)
    You, sir, know how to jump to conclusions. One thing that most of you never seem to realise is that JD666 and I sometimes post from each other's account. Simply because its a long process to log out from one id, log in through the other and then post.

    I am a '..' person. Not '!!' person.
    "Boy, was I glad!!" and "I need a break now!!" were the only sentences where I used !!
    Because they were exclamatory sentences.
    The title and the line at the end were given by JD666.
    So go poke him, no point trying to scare me. You wont succeed :cool:
     
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    MohitGamer ActiveRAIDer

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    Amazing pictures and interesting story to go along !! Very Nice... :clap:
     
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    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    id kiski? mrs ki. to naam kiska? mrs ka. to poking kiski hogi? mrs ki. simple logic na '!!'
     
  13. MrsJD666

    MrsJD666 Ruling the Devil Staff Member

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    You think you can intimidate me? Ooo.. I am so scared :whew:

    You are not married, right? Thats why you use the concept of 'logic' with 'women' :p
     
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    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    Who said that i am expecting logic to work here? m just trolling. too happy a day you see!
     
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    Superb pics and amazing write up :bow:
     
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  16. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    The funny thing is that its a simple Point-and-shoot camera that we all gifted Mom for her Birthday! Its a canon IIRC. I was amazed by the picture quality!
     
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    sorry i had just the chillar rep to rep this awesome thread.. feeling embarassed.. great assortion of pics.. tells the whole story.. cudnt get my eyes off fr a second... hats off.. feeling short on words to express .. and this doesnt happen to me often...

    and u gt a wonderful boy
     
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