Friday, September 29, 2006

Your sore? What about Mysore?

Hey, kids! Just a quick update today. Brad has mentioned that my blogs are becoming a tad long for easy reading. Sorry about that! So this one will be quick, with little to no personal reflection. Enjoy!

Tomorrow morning, we're going to get in our new car (well, our 1999 Hyundai Santro, electric blue) and drive to Mysore for a quick week-end break. We had a little bit of trouble finding a hotel, as there is a huge holiday there this weekend. It's called Dussehra, which celebrates the 10th day of the waxing moon. (I know that there are many 10th days of waxing moons in the year, but this is the only one that's celebrated: September-October.) To celebrate, people wash the tools of their profession and polish and put in order their work place. Neither of us were certain why Mysore is the center of this festival, but it meant that hotel rooms were hard to come by. Thankfully, one of the priests at Brad's school found us a family room in a parish just outside of the city limits.

We should have lots of fun. We're hoping to buy a bed cover while we're there and also find some dosa and samosa, both of which have been hard to come by. We'll tell you all about it on the flip-side.

Oh, and Kathrin? Yes, we'll take pictures.

And as an additional extra special offer, if you come to visit us, we'll take you there. Now that's temptation!


Penelope said...

I like the long blogs. It feel almost (although not quite) like you are not so far away. What fun are the facts regarding your activities without the additional words of personal reflection?

E(Liz)a(Beth) said...

Well, thanks, Miss Penelope. I think a healthy blend of deep and meaningful with short and trite is probably the best way to go. Mix it up!

Anonymous said...

Ok mixin' it up is good. I think I mix a little too much on the short & trite and my deep gets stuck sometimes. As long as that doesn't happen! HA!
I've not read your blog in so long - there's a lot to catch up on - it's all sooooo gooooooooooooood!
Thank you for sharing it!
Mrs. H
Andy says hi - he is growing a new beard.

Kathrin Biemann-Monfette said...

Well so how was the trip? You're keeping me in suspense, and I want a nice long story too. I prefer those when you're far away having adventures, you don't have to listen to your husband you know! Ha.