Monthly Archives: November 2011

Camping in the woods

On our third day in Chamba, we were dropped off a place to hike in for about 4 hours in the hills, to our tent spot. Before leaving, they gave a backpack to each student, a sleeping bag and a … Continue reading

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Turning 6

The youngest in our family is turning six today.  I remember as if it was yesterday the day he was born.  As moms know, the months prior to the day our babies are born, we have so many thoughts.  So … Continue reading

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Diwali

Diwali, the Holiday of Lights, is one of the biggest holidays for Hindu families.  It is celebrated on the new moon between October and November and this year was on Wednesday, October 26. We were in Chamba and part of … Continue reading

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Surkanda Devi Temple

After a long hike and 1 km up a steep hill we reached Surkanda Devi Temple.  We take our shoes off and walk around. We get to see the temple inside.     Taking the offerings. And trying fresh coconut … Continue reading

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Hiking to the sky

After our first night at camp, we got up early and had breakfast. It was the most beautiful morning.  The sun just coming up, the Himalayas snow capped mountains right across from our tent… just beautiful.  A dream come true. … Continue reading

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Camping : The Nights

Evenings were so pretty.  The most amazing thing for me was to see the sunset in those huge tall mountains in front of us.   These were not even the tall peaks, these were ‘just’ the Himalayas foothills.  Amazing. We would … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in India

Today is Thanksgiving.  As we complete our Thursday evening right now, here in India, it’s just the beginning of Thanksgiving in the US.  (We like to think we are living in the future.) At home we celebrate Thanksgiving usually with … Continue reading

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The Ropes : a lesson in letting go

The first activity after settling in our tents, was the ‘ropes course’.  First was crossing the “Burma Bridge’ and then going on the ‘flying fox’ (in India) –or ‘flying squirrel’ as they call it in the US. I’ve never done … Continue reading

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::: thankful :::

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the US and lots of people are celebrating this day.  I hope is a beautiful day for all. There’s not much we have found here in India that we can make Thanksgiving a real celebration this … Continue reading

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Camping : The Food

THe food was incredibly delicious.  I know you are usually tired when camping, after hiking and all the fresh air, but this was by far, the best food I’ve had while here.  The cook was amazing. Here he is on … Continue reading

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