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Old 1st June 2013, 20:58   #1711
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Hey Guys,

Hope Anoop will enjoy a long drive to Arthunkal from Allepey .
I am not driving Jacs,

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. Moreover, you are taking Anoop along who is the local guy so guess he might know the route better.
I have never been to Arthungal before though I am from this place. But I will help any one on the direction from my little knowledge about this place. As far as I know you can turn from Shertallai ( Cherthala) signal to reach Arthungal. ( nearly 10 kms ). If anyone wants to know anything more, please msg me in my new number.

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Guys, I've been following this thread and I'm all excited to see this happen.

I have a doubt though. From Cherthala, Google Map tells me to take a right turn from NH-47 and proceed around 7kms to reach Arthunkal. Does anyone know where this turn is

Here's the link: http://goo.gl/maps/pMDMi
There will be a lot of sign boards showing route. I don't think finding route is a big problem. Please don't worry about finding the route.

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See you guys at BOT bridge at 1000 !!

@Naveen: Will msg u regarding the time of meetup at Vyttila.
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A few guys have not yet confirmed their status for tomorrow's drive. We should've confirmed attendance by this evening 1800 hrs.
1) Amalji
2) Deetjohn
3) mallumowgli
4) coolclouds
5) recallers

Kindly update your status in the list.
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Roger, I'll be joining from thoppumpady at 10 o'clock.
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A few guys have not yet confirmed their status for tomorrow's drive. We should've confirmed attendance by this evening 1800 hrs.
1) Amalji
2) Deetjohn
3) mallumowgli
4) coolclouds
5) recallers

Kindly update your status in the list.
I am still held up in Bangalore and couldn't make it. Kindly remove me and Recallers from the list.

Wish you all a wonderful meet. Please do post pics.
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In case there is any confusion, This is the route to follow.

there are alternate routes (more or less parallel to this but this is the one we will take)

https://www.google.com/maps?saddr=Vy...via=1&t=m&z=18


Really excited and looking forward to see you all.

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Sorry for the late confirmation guys. I will join the drive, but most probably wont stay for the resort thingy as I need to get back.

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Cochin BHPians can join me to the meeting spot if they are not familiar. I will driving from Vytilla->Kundanoor->Meeting spot. Text me and I will wait for anyone along this route.
Naveen, what time are you starting from Vytilla. I can join you guys near the Kundanoor bridge.
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Sorry for the late confirmation guys. I will join the drive, but most probably wont stay for the resort thingy as I need to get back.



Naveen, what time are you starting from Vytilla. I can join you guys near the Kundanoor bridge.
Say around 9.45 at Vytilla. 10 is the time to reach Bot bridge. Will wait in front of Renault showroom at 9.45.
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Here is wishing all the Kochi Team Bhpians a very happy drive. I wished to be amongst this team but some other commitment forced me to miss it but was still trying to be part of this drive, perhaps the first of this magnitude, but a sudden bereavement in the family further pulled down shutters.
Drive safe and enjoy to the hilt.
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but a sudden bereavement in the family further pulled down shutters.
Drive safe and enjoy to the hilt.
Heartfelt condolences from all of us. Your family needs you there more than us. Shall meet up on the next meet.
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An epic turnout! Pics to follow soon.
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Those who clicked the pics, upload them quickly please! :P
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Old 2nd June 2013, 19:53   #1723
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This was one of the best outings that I have had in recent times.

Everything including the convoy drive, the rain, the resort, the celebration, the beach, the photoshoot in front of the church was super fun.

And I found a new best friend - Dhanush's son. I just loved him, and I am sure everyone else would agree with me.

Naveen, Dhanush, BigBrad, Demon, Jacs: Waiting for the pictures.
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One Liner - The best meet till date!!!

Here's the complete picture.

As always, I kept everyone waiting in the heavy rain. Arrived around 20 min late. Saw Prashob(figo_mba) and Deepak (Deetjohn) at Vytilla and went to Maradu to join Abhijith(mistakenguy) who skipped his breakfast so that he could catch me on the way. Really sorry for that!
Moved ahead and went straight to BOT bridge where others were waiting for us. After a quick 'HI' we started our drive to Arthunkal beach. Rajoy and his wife joined midway. After some 30-45min we reached Arthunkal beach. Anoop(voyageur), Jacob(jacs) and family, Arun(revintup) and wife joined us from there.
We had a small photo shoot of our rides here, 13 cars in total of which one came directly to the resort.

Total head count - 26

Pics of the photoshoot:

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12 cars lined up
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Roxy, wannabe BHPian?
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Cars on the left
Red Swift - Deetjohn (Deepak)
Xylo - Jacs (Jacob)
City - Revintup (Arun)
Red Figo - dhanushmenon (Dhanush)
i20 - rajoy123 (Rajoy)
Passat - EagleEye (Amal)

Cars on the right
Red Figo - figo_mba (Prashob)
Ritz - Sree83 (Sreekumar)
White Swift - naveen.raju (Naveen)
Alto K10 - Mistakenguy (Abhijith)
WagonR - Speed.Demon (Vineeth)
White Swift (New Gen) - vaisakhr (Vaisakh)

Quick mini-meet(s) in Kochi (Cochin)-car4.jpg

After the photo shoot, we drove straight to the resort. Parked our rides and went to the banquet hall for one huge surprise. It was Vaisakh's B'day, so we had arranged a cake for him. The expression on his face was priceless (and also after cutting the cake - think dhanush or romy captured that pic?)

B'day cake - TeamBHP inspired? Live to Drive and Driven By stickers? (Credit goes to my wife for the captions)

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Hai, Free facial
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After that went to have lunch. Poor Rajoy was begging us to start with the lunch. Met mallu mowgli (Praveen) and his wife near the reception. Joined them and had lunch. Quick bite and chat later, all were eager to head to the beach. Went straight to the beach. Abhi, who had decided not to take bath yesterday was the first person to jump along with Prashob. Since few guys had to push off we decided to take a group snap. Here's one that I took (Obviously, I will be missing in this)

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Jacob (jacs), EagleEye's Mom, Dhanush's wife, revintup's wife, mallu mowgli's wife, Praveen (mallu mowgli), Romy (BigBrad), Sree's Bro, Deepak (deetjohn), Anoop (Voyageur), EagleEye bro 1, EagleEye bro 2, Amal (EagleEye), Arun (Revintup), Vineeth (Speed.Demon), Rajoy (rajoy123), Vaisakh (vaisakhr), Sreekumar (Sree83), My wife, Rajoy's Wife and of course Roxy.
Couple of guys missing here. Busy taking snaps, Abhi and Prashob decided to stay in the water.
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Abhi and Prashob then dragged me to the water. Then Dhanush joined us and spent some 30-45 mins in water. When it was getting late, we decided to get ready to drive back home. Took a quick shower and got ready to depart. Finally, met everyone and started deciding the next meet. After a while, we decided to push off from the resort.

A special thanks to many non BHPians who joined us for the meet (Amal's Mom, bro's, Abhi, Sree's Bro and Roxy ) and also Anoop who took the local transport to reach the resort.

BTW, next meet will be a weekend drive with stay after monsoons.

Thanks a lot guys for making it a success!

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A special thanks to many non BHPians who joined us for the meet (Amal's Mom, bro's, Abhi, Sree's Bro and Roxy ) and also Anoop who took the local transport to reach the resort.
When did I become a non BHPIan ? I wouldn't mind the thanks though
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