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Old 2nd April 2010, 17:30   #136
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Report Part One:

After weeks and weeks of planning and loads of mini-meets, finally the day arrived, Basic checking of the vehicle done; my little beast was ready to growl……
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A message at around 7:00 in the morning saying “ will be there in 10 mins” from “The dream catcher”; Me and my wife sipping coffee thought; oh ok, not again hopefully we won’t be the last ones!!. Started and reached through nice road was surprised to see a beamer greeting right at the turn.

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Pic. Courtsey : Rocky

Sadly it was there only to flag us off on second thought not bad a beamer to flag us.


We started from there and cruising along till I encountered sree70 in his I20 and Mr. S3va in his very neatly maintained Aveo. They were really hungry looking at the way they were driving!! Lol. So decided to flex some muscles of my beast too (my wife was hungry as well). We sped away from the rest till we got a call from Preetham saying only Lalu sirji knows the place of breakfast!! Called lalu to find out it was indradhanush behind Maddur CCD which is actually a pretty famous joint for the guys of the night drive.

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Place where we had breakfast

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One of the beautifully designed cars for looks;

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After Breakfast From l to r , Rocky, and his friend , Siva with his cute kid,
Hurrycane with hands on his head, preetham trying to be a good boy, aqualeo, Sree70 and condor walking after a light breakfast

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Siva with his kid

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Sree 70s i20 and Elantra


Frankly I was a little surprised at what 1.4 aveo was doing though I wasn’t pushing; it did keep up with elantra till 150km/hr. We promptly reached 10 to 15 minutes earlier than the rest and talking about filters, petes’ box etc.
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Aveo and the elantra


After breakfast we started and cruising along till we reached the deviation towards from Mysore road to Nagarhaole (in hindsight I would have preferred the main road from Mysore). We waited till Mr. Condor who was delayed in the morning to join us at the same junction in his Ford Ikon TDCi.

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Elantra waiting for the turn

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Blue boy getting down from a blue car

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i10 slowing down for the turn



Next impromptu meeting point around 12:00ish was near the deviation that led to nagarhole; where located was café coorg (have to accept that it was a replica of CCD) where my family and Siva family decided on a coffee while rest decided to wait for all to gather. From there we headed to Hunsur and people decided to bankrupt the ATM.
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Speedy racer ahead of me

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Decent roads

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Beautiful tree at the entry of Nagarahole


Myself, Lalu and Brandon decided that waiting was taking too long and our stomachs were growling so headed towards Jungle inn. The rooms were fine but the best part was that they had acres of space for parking 25 cars appro. And also open space for all of us for get-togethers
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The restuarent admist green

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The view from the entrance

Now we all head for lunch

Part 2 follows.....
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Old 2nd April 2010, 20:28   #137
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great log Raj. bring it on

While I was on the verge on coming out of the trip and resume the monotonies of life, here you go with the reminiscence taking me back to the chilled life !!! Now how do I ever beat the hangover ? The only probably solution would be another meet

And hey, Elantra too impressed me really well ! Diesel when it gets hot goes mad !
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Hi all , how are you doing ? was busy with work and so was unable to login ... Here are some random pics from my side..

and to preetams night
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It's always good to join the gang on a trip. Didnt want to miss my regular schedules, but the temptation of the trip got the better of me. As luck would have it, was able to hop in after some drop-outs happened towards the travel date.

And to add to the pics & narration done so far, here's some more pics :

One of the many paths that the forest deptt folks use to patrol the forest. (Also used for the safari's) :

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Post lunch, headed out for a drive through the NP. It was s3va's car, and Chikku was the other one in the car.

A stream near the Nagarahole hamlet :

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Looks like s3va was thirsty, and he went to check the water .. he didnt drink any- possibly didnt share the same taste as the deer

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On the way back :

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Another path into the jungle :

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s3va & Chikku :

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Was up early for a morning drive into the forest. Managed to spot some bison as soon as we headed into the park. There were 3 vehicles ahead of me, and one of them was running on high beam : a cardinally wrong thing to do if you want to spot wildlife. The bison was the onlything I saw through the rest of the drive, save some more deer, a peacock and some jungle hen.

A couple of more pics of the road through the jungle :

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Back at the resort, a quiet morning continues :

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s3va & family stretching a bit after breakfast :

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And finally, two more pics to sign off :

(Chikku, guess you were trying this one : you need a tripod, or keep the cam on something to take such shots)

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And one that I really liked :

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Old 3rd April 2010, 15:34   #140
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THE REPORT : PART 2.....



Hungry for sure we all were; we went to eat even before we could unpack and gobbling up chicken curry, chaps, and couple of veg dishes with some salads.
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The Bachelor party is on..

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Lalu and family

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Asdon with his wife

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sree70 with better half





Meanwhile out beauties were resting …..
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love the way Civic looks
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2 elantra sleeping
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booby xylo towers over the rest
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like Dream catcher car with that alloy looks nice




Then we all headed out to the forest and as soon as we got in we encountered a sober elephant crossing our paths and we were all excited to see a lot more but ended up seeing only some sambar/deers some pretty birds, and a peacock. The rods were decent actually but littered with humps at all corners which was quite absurd actually.

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roads in the forest
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Elephant sighting
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Sivas car
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Langurs on a date
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Peacock in the middle of the road
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Peacock in the bush told preetham not to scream but he couldn't hold back

Lalu and myself decided to go to kabini as we were disappointed not to have a safari, we were joined by Brandon’s family and little daughter of lalu with his cousin (hope I am not wrong)
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road towards Kabini
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Kabini reservoir archway
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My wife loves water (sorry capture through phone)
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Water was very clean indeed(sorry capture through phone)


WE came back to see all are ready to party; which all started with Tribal dance and some of us also became tribals joining them.

We had some good chicken tikka and charred barbeque chicken (how sad) and decided to go for a drive.

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The fire inside us said drive and drive


The rest of the night was party and party till one gets tired and sleeps Kudos to preetham for the setup and music; (There are snaps in the report i didnt have my camera). day ended with songs in the mind for me and my wife while for others it was time for staring at the moon...till morning

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Old 3rd April 2010, 16:33   #141
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Very nice write-up Shriraj!
And, thanks for the pic buddy!
I wanted a pic like it for long!
This is what I made out of it!

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Seems you did had a blast in those forest.

And condor, good you skipped the safari. I took it and it was just a expensive ticket just to travel in that bus We spoted more animals while driving across the forest than inside the forest.


Myself & lukeskywalker were there yesterday and heard about all your fun
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Report 3...

The next day all seem tired at least i was so nothing much happened other than getting ready and heading back where as some of us went to the safari and have seen Tiger (Speedy racer) too which was a good sign ...

The following images according to me epitomizes the trips true spirit..

Professional photographer in the making : Mrs Dreamcatcher
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Hats off to dream catcher and family, he had travelled all the way from hongkong the previous night (he reached at 3:00 in the morning) yet he made it for the trip
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Friends till death do us apart
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Young ones playing shuttle
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Junior dreamcatcher and Junior Hurrycane
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Junior dreamcatcher and Junior Hurrycane with Mrs Raj
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Fire in the night
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Siva cleaning his car and junior protecting both car and papa
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Hurrycane hope this doesn't happen everyday
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Please carry me mom you haven't carried me from morning
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People relaxing
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Preetam telling i am still hungry lets got to breakfast again
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Chikku posing
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I loved these photoshoot; it was awesome to watch them take pictures one after the other
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Deva and Advaith walking from breakfast junior BHPIANS
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All was fine and we came back to Mysore for A brilliant lunch what a platter it was. best on the trip

PS: Guys we all are there to make the event better please let ones egos at home and need to enjoy to the fullest
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Nice pics there. Truly captured the spirit of the event. Nice to re-live the memories.

The trip was so full of various events, that despite a hectic business trip and not having slept since thursday, reaching BLR in the morning, I ended up sleeping only at 0400 AM on sunday morning ;-).

Sriraj, post he pic of my daughter and your wife in mirror poses. The Black n white one you took of both of them with similar poses
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These i think my best pictures on this trip; i would love if people can suggest how to make it better

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Nice expression

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Photoshopped Hibiscus


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Original image


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Other flower

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Bird Image

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What a pose by my wife and Junior Brandon
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Nice snaps there guys
couldn't make it as i was in palani.
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Ha ha ha. The last one is a killer.
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@ raj.barcode , nice collection of pics buddy.

@asdon thanks for organizing the meet and making it a great success

When is the next one ??
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Watching Siva & Deva together was something special. But Brandon's daughter held her own

Here's my take on two of the pics above : just cropped them a bit. Hope you like these :

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Condor...slight correction Siva & Aadi, my son !

thanks for the comments and the snaps. So far I havent felt that I have missed taking snaps of the event !

The search for the lost something snap is awesome, what a capture ! It looks like Mrs. Raj is searching for her lost cosmetic and Junior Brandon for her lost doll ! . Contrast searches of varying magnitudes !
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