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Old 29th August 2012, 01:32   #436
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Day 03
19th August 2012

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Watched some TV and retired for the day.

What an amazing day. Thank you mjothi and Starvegabond for the nice drive
Thats the way I know Ooty train! with the steam loco and the YDP loco spoils the fun. But I love the diesel clutter that is makes while running. Never a fan of A/C locos(except for the new WAP 7 monsters).

Being an amazing team - its all a part of being in this community. A family of petrol heads.
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Old 29th August 2012, 09:34   #437
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What an amazing day. Thank you mjothi and Starvegabond for the nice drive
seriously... And are you sure? I think we should thank you for the wonderful day and drive. Without you, we could not have had all these fun. Kids really loved it. I am sure Arvind would say so too.

Its after years that I have gone for such a drive with family, and some times I think - its worth the wait
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seriously... And are you sure? I think we should thank you for the wonderful day and drive. Without you, we could not have had all these fun. Kids really loved it. I am sure Arvind would say so too.

Its after years that I have gone for such a drive with family, and some times I think - its worth the wait
I had gone there with some books to read and had absolutely no intentions to get out from the resort in that amazing weather. Since you and Starvegabond had not been to Emerald the plan was made, and yes we love to drive. A place which was just 20km from Ooty was reached after we traveled 50Kms.
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Day 04
20th August 2012

Woke up early, packed up the bags, dumped them on the boot and was ready for the last fight for food from the restaurant. Luckily this day saw less of the warriors and life was a bit easy. Finished breakfast and settled the bills and waited for Starvegabond to join us for the plans for the day.

Took some pictures of the beautiful flowers at the resort
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Jr. PPG tried her hand at some games
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Race course view
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20th August 2012

Starvegabond arrived sharply at 10:30AM
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We were also ready to leave

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Bid bye to Club Mahindra and left towards the drive for the day

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Day 04
20th August 2012

Our first destination was Doddabeta
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Some information for you
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Kiddies at Doddabeta

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Street vendors with hot ground nuts
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Looked Yummy
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I think she will be most photographed mermaid in the world
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Crowd queuing up at the telescope house
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20th August 2012

Ladies and kiddies
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It was Ice cream time
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Guys catching up on some points
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20th August 2012

Some views from Doddbetta
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20th August 2012

While we were returning back this couple caught my attention.

Extensive use of technology I say
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Gas Powder
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20th August 2012

We went to Tea Factory and Chocolate factory which was on the hairpin bend in search of some chocolates.

Some pictures from the tea factory
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20th August 2012

Some views of Ooty from the tea factory
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It was almost 13:00 hours when we exited tea factory.



Called up mjothi and asked him to meet us at Fern Hill Palace for lunch.


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20th August 2012

I waited in front of Fern Hill Palace for everybody to catch up
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Last day we were been to Kundah, Avalanch and Emerald.
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By 13:30 hours everybody came
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We were so hungry that we rushed to the restaurant
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Jr. PPG managed to get herself clicked

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And the entire team at lunch, the buffet was so amazing

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I finished with a liberal dose of many of these

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After lunch sat down in the palace garden and relaxed a bit

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Some pictures from the Palace Garden
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Some vintage cars were seen from the garden
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Some views from the balcony
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PPGs checking out the lamp post
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Lovely

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Swans

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Beautiful chair

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mjothi was impressed with this canon
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