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Old 28th August 2012, 13:30   #406
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Now, for the question hour:

1. How did you post the pic in frames?

2. Did you really drive out to find a chocolate factory? I suspect MJothi was correct!

3. Were the adventure activities, spa all included in your club membership or you pay seperate?

4. What is the story behind the swan and fruit in your room? freebies from Resort?

Ahh, the adventure activities. I love the ladder climb and rope walking. Was trained during my NCC days and the first time I had a pretty bad fall, not from the rope but while doing slithering (Fast-roping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) had cut the skin between thumb and palms badly and on both the hands. But, once I learned the trick to do it the correct way, it was real fun.

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1. Frame - I used the border feature of Picasa Tool.
2. Yes I did drive out to find the chocolate factory. All I remembered was it was in a hairpin curve. I tried all hairpin curves except the one on the Dodabeta/Kothagiri route
3. As part of the membership the stay is not charged. Some games, Gym etc are also not charged. Activities which involve manual labour like spa, activities, food etc are charged, but members get 25% off the rates.
4. Swan was our house keeping fellow's creativity. The fruit was from their Ayurveda garden.
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4. Swan was our house keeping fellow's creativity. The fruit was from their Ayurveda garden.
Just FYI - Swan or any such shapes using towels is a regular club mahindra feature and you will see it in any of their resorts.
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Just FYI - Swan or any such shapes using towels is a regular club mahindra feature and you will see it in any of their resorts.
Its a regular feature in almost all 3 star plus resorts
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Its a regular feature in almost all 3 star plus resorts
hmmmm. Could be, i have not seen this in any of the resorts that i have been other than club mahindra ones. But then - i usually only goto jungle resorts, so...
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Day 03
19th August 2012

This day is special. This is my birthday .

I woke up early, took a nice hot shower and am ready for the action. PPGs wished me and were ready to go for the food war at the restaurant. It was so amazing that educated people can be so restless and impatient over food items which any ways get replenished through out the buffet. Some were hell bent on creating a scene at the counter

We walk in to the restaurant. Rajat spots us immediately. He eyes the table that was getting vacant, and held the fort for us. He immediately got us the required cutleries and we were in action. We had a nice heavy breakfast and returned back to the room by 10:00AM

By now I got a call from Starvegabond that he is in Ooty and in front of the reception of Club Mahindra. We met up and families exchanged pleasantries. I was so happy to meet his parents, meeting elders on my birthday is really a nice feeling. They also showered their birthday greetings for me.

It was our first meeting after our trip to Rajasthan. We never got the time and space to meet in Bangalore and it has to be in Ooty. WoW!!

I called up mjothi and updated that we have Starvegabond in Ooty. We decided to meet at Lovedale at 11:40AM, so that we could also see a train too.

So, day looked good. Friends and Family for my birthday in Ooty!

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19th August 2012

one Horse Power vs 135
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Felt nice to see a horsey near the Civvy. By 11:00AM we left towards LoveDale, with Starvegabond and Family following me. He had the Aria for the drive

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The Aria meets me again at Lovedale
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I had a wonderful drive in this very same Aria to Dudh Sagar Falls on 11th and 12th of August, the previous week. You can read about it here http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...bangalore.html (Dudh Sagar Falls, Goa - A Weekend Getaway from Bangalore)

We get ready to see the approaching train

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The Ooty train arrives!
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We get ourselves clicked with the train

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Ooty Train at LoveDale


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I found this gentleman walking on the tracks
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Kiddies started to play on the tracks, much to the amusement of the station guards!
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They were waiting for long to meet up
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Information about Nilgiri Mountain Railways

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Lovedale station was constructed in 1907
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Niligiri Mountain Railways is acknowledged by UNESCO as a world heritage site
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mjothi has not yet arrived. It was already 12:00PM

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Kiddies on the tree

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Mrs. Starvegabond, Sr. Starvegabond and Starvegabond
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Got a call from mjothi that he is nearby.

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mjothi arrives finally. mjothi and Starvegabond
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Jr, mjothi climbs the tree already
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Our steeds at LoveDale
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The Team Seniors are missing
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mjothi and family gets some pictures for their family album
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The sun was really harsh this day!

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It was 12:26PM, time for the next train
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There it is
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It was time for us to move on, Kiddies did a running race
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By 12:40PM we rolled on from Lovedale. I wanted them to visit Ketti next.

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On the way to Ketti I was happy to see this sight
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In 2009 this place had a massive landslide

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Starvegabond collecting some flowers

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An interesting wild flower
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One of the many Nanos we saw in Ooty - they fly here
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We walked on the tracks some 500 meters from Ketti
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With the camera too

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His Wifey too leaves him
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