That’s not a helicopter, although I wish it was – the trips with my parents would be so much more comfortable for them. Sitting on your ass for 12 hours is not ideal when you’re over 60 years old.
We bid an early morning goodbye to Ranikhet for 2016. We will be back, of course. It was a relaxing trip and we got a lot done as well but we still wanted to do more! We drove back the same route we’d taken while driving to Ranikhet. Via Nainital and Kaladhungi. ( Nainital’s Naini lake’s water level is quite low – there’s even an island that’s popped up in the middle. We drove past very early morning, hence the roads were quiet and empty and I got a clearer view of the lake then the one I’d gotten when we were driving from Delhi to Ranikhet. )
There was more car trouble as we drove downhill – the rear brakes were making a strange noise – so we stopped over at Nainital Motors, as we almost always do and got it checked out. The service center told us that there could’ve been something stuck in the brake contact area but it wasn’t making the noise anymore and everything was good to go.
We stopped over at a friend’s farmhouse at Amroha to pick up mangoes and stuff ourselves with lunch. ( There was warm, fresh, cow milk butter and there was shakkar – I might have eaten for a 2-3 people instead of just for myself. ) Thanks Arjun! All the stuff was GREAT!
This wraps all the blog posts from this time’s #NAINAxRanikhet trip. It was FUN! We will be back again next year.