(I had struggled to pull myself out from the bed that morning, as I had an infected throat and fever at night . I was finding all excuses not to go, but something was pulling me .......
I wrapped myself completely with a woolen scarf, jacket and socks. It looked as if I am dressed for Simla. NC came to pick me and as soon as I reached the bus all of them roared out wow !!! They looked so happy that I made it . It was this force of love and bonding which was pulling me).
I was shocked at the way they all were screaming in the bus. One voice which stood louder than others was .... Any guesses ????
The voice of super cool "Vatika".....
I and Virat were literally waiting for them to get a little exhausted before we joined them.
Within few minutes of being with them I already was feeling better. The woolen scarf was gone now. Even Crocin couldn't have worked so effectively .
In the due course of our journey we were passing by some exceptionally beautiful scenery. Felt as if the earth had covered itself with a green blanket. Where ever I look it was Green....Green.......Green........
Nature to me never looked so ALIVE, I felt as though every particle was celebrating with joy. The rain water had filled new life in the plants, trees and flowers and they looked so very FRESH .
We were on the same route of the last year's picnic . And we were hoping to find the same stop for breakfast. The chances were dim, yet we were determined to find the place. Many times we reminded the driver to stop at different places as every one was extremely hungry. But there was no response from him as if he was hard of hearing. We were loosing patience now, and he decided to stop over at the next place that comes by.
And we stopped.YES! It was the same place we were looking for. Wow!! both Virat and I exclaimed.
For next few moments this is what happened
We were ready to move towards our final destination now, the Bhivpuri Water falls..
The road to the fall looked similar and the approach also. We were confused till the end.
Is it the same one ???
No,may be not, this was not there before !!
This was what we saw !!!!!
More about the falls and other adventure later !!!!
(photographs curtsy- Mihir)