25 May 2010

Day of Travel

We woke up at about 4am, and we left at 5:30. Karuna's driver drove us. It was about 3 and 1/2 hours car ride to Chennai. Then we had to wait for over an hour at the airport in Chennai becuase our plane was delayed. I really didn't want to fly becasue on our flight to Tamil Nadu, I got really sick on the plane. Ew. The flight was ok though. It took a few hours, I'm not sure exactly how long it was. Then we had to figure out luggage and a taxi in Kolkata. We offered to pay the driver extra to get us to the train station fast, but it still took 4o minutes. Mom refused to tip us though, because he dropped us at the opposite end of the train station from where we needed to be becasue he said that you can't drive up to the gate, which you can, we've done it before. Then, we were in the wrong area, so we ended up missing our train and had to get another one. Pooey. We finally got on the next train and tried to enjoy the AC. When we got to the train station in Boulpur, it was a total mob as usual. All the rickshaw drivers trying to get us to come with them because we're foreners. We finally got two rickshaws to take us and all our bags to the house. At that point, we were already melting. We had pasta for dinner, and had alot of trouble falling asleep because of the heat and the bug bites and the power going out. I miss AC.


Steve Ford said...

Oh man, not the best of days. Frustration, heat, AND bug bites!

I knew it was a bit ago, so you're already recovered. I hope you have few bad days and many good days.

Love you.

ARLENE said...

wow, the brave and happy faces you gals manage to put on...I have to say I laughed thinking of you Celia trying to eat chalk. Celia, so so good to go along get up at 4am, etc .That's really a nice girl. You and your mom are having a very very meaningful time that will change your perspective on everything for the better. I'm so impressed. If this is going to steve, you are one great guy to watch the homefront. I'm supposed to keep an eye on you. Am I doing a great job??? I'll try to be better.
Take care all of you, Love, Cooky