Day 3: It was Ayudha pooja day. We did a simple pooja at home and then went to visit a relative.

A girl with her treasures…

Clicked this pic on our way back… πŸ™‚

Day 4: A leisurely day again πŸ™‚ Ammu was happily playing with D’s daughter, while I quickly planned to meet my friends. We met after almost 2 years…in one of the friend’s home. And, as happens when old friends meet, hours just went by in a jiffy!!

After returning home, I took Ammu to the nearby park. She played for a while and then we went collecting flowers πŸ™‚

Akasha mallige .. Botanical – Millingtonia hortensis

Day 5: After having breakfast, Ammu and me went to the nearby park. The mission was to click pictures of the different flowers that we’d seen there on the previous day. Will post those pics in a separate post some other day ..

Later, in the evening we went to the Cheluvamba park. We have many fond memories of this park, of the times spent there during our student days in Mysore. During Dasara, the park is full of different kinds of blooms. In fact, all the parks in Mysore are lush with colourful blooms around this time. And, I was hoping to go click click πŸ™‚ Β It is quite another thing though, that Ammu chose to spend her time in the kids play area rather than look at the flowers around 😐 Β So, I ended up being with Ammu and taking pics of her while she played πŸ™‚

In the park..
Scaling new heights… literally !!

Day 6: Post lunch, we visited the Jaganmohan Art Gallery. It had been dad’s desire to take Ammu there as she’s so interested in the arty stuff. Loved looking at the arifacts there, especially the paintings by different artistes of those times. Notably Raja Ravi Verma, Roerich. And a lot of other stuff that belonged to that era!No pics though, as photography is prohibited there.

As for Ammu, the initially excitement soon gave way to impatience πŸ™‚ esp since she wanted t go and play in the park again!

Another challenge!

She had not been confident enough to climb this one the previous day… but was determined to do it the next day!!

Day 7 – Sis 2 and BIL joined us in Mysore. Evening was spent at the Dasara exhibition, with the amusement rides area being the first destination πŸ™‚

Twilight… as seen from the parking space opposite the exhibition grounds.
The Mysore palace main entrance… sometime before the lights were lit..
Hand in hand πŸ™‚
Tora tora.. after a really long time.. a first for Ammu… she was giggling all the while and thoroughly enjoyed the ride..

Ammu took a ride in the giant wheel too, accompanied by sis2. I’m really not for the giant wheel or even most other amusement rides… was really happy n thankful that sis2 was with us on that day πŸ™‚

After the rides, we enjoyed our ice cream scoops πŸ™‚ and then did a lil bit of shopping. Finally, had something to eat also, so that we could go home and just plop onto the bed πŸ™‚

Next day, it was back to B’lore. We started after lunch and reached comfortably by evening.

All in all it was a relaxed and fun vacation!!

How have you all been? Hope you all enjoyed Diwali! Wish you a happy and relaxed weekend πŸ™‚

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