First solo long drive in India

After so many years of driving in India, this is the first time I did a solo long journey. Last Saturday I drove from Bangalore to Coimbatore on my own, non-stop for a total of 6 hours averaging at 70kmph.

I was a little apprehensive about it when I had planned it , because I haven’t done something like that before and I wasn’t sure how to handle any problems in my car, if that happens. But then I did not find an alternative option to leave my​ car with my sister, now that I ain’t using it anymore. 

I started at around 8.45 am after a couple of eggs as breakfast. I decided to stop somewhere if I felt hungry. But then I just kept driving on and on and when I felt hunger I was close to my home town. So decided to just get there and have my lunch. 

I have always enjoyed driving. But driving on my own with just me and my thoughts and my songs, and sometimes the lack of it,  it’s like a meditative process. I loved it. I had a good old playlist which has always helped me with my driving and I used it this time too. I thought that after a non stop drive like that I would be sore. Thankfully a couple of stretches helped me with my stiffness. Now that I have done that I am a little bit more confident about my  driving. And my good old car supported me like a champ that it is. 

Just Feel

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.-Albert Schweitzer

I am sure every one of us had felt that. I am grateful to a lot of people who have always helped me out every time I needed a word,or a gesture, with or without their knowledge. I think this song could be appropriate for my current situation because I have waited for this change that is going to come. It does bring a lot of mixed feelings but I am looking forward to it (will tell you all about it later), let myself feel whatever I want to feel and let Picasso to take the wheel 😉

Here is, Bulletproof Picasso by Train, for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday.

Lyrics from A-Z Lyrics

Am I made of paper?
Cause I tear so easily
Am I made of vapor?
Because I disappear
Do I have to have a reason
For anything I feel
Just be glad I’m real
Glad I’m real
Am I real?

Are you made of lead paint?
A bulletproof Picasso
All the virgin saints
Put you here to care for me
I don’t need a reason
For anything I feel
Just be glad I say what I mean
And mean what I say to you

We don’t need a reason
For anything we feel
We don’t need a reason
Picasso’s at the wheel
So roll that top down, hell with this town
Leave our bags behind
We don’t need a reason
Cause I got you, and you got me tonight

(Cause I got you, and you got me tonight)

Did you ever see the waves break
Into a million pieces
Or stay awake
With someone who was dying
You don’t need to tell me
Anything at all
I’m just glad you’re here
Glad you’re real
Are you real?

Am I made of timber?
Cause I’m on fire
Will you remember
Tonight for very long
You don’t need to sell me
On anything at all
Just say what you mean
And mean what you say to me

We don’t need a reason
For anything we feel
We don’t need a reason
Picasso’s at the wheel
So roll that top down, hell with this town
Leave our bags behind
We don’t need a reason
Cause I got you, and you got me tonight

Amber waves of grain
Fly by highway lanes
Waited for this change
Seems like my entire life
If only the good die young
We’ll outlast everyone
For some of the things we’ve done
And we’ve just begun

We don’t need a reason
For anything we feel
We don’t need a reason
Picasso’s at the wheel
So roll that top down, hell with this town
Leave our bags behind
We don’t need a reason
Cause I got you, and you got me tonight

Woah-oh oh
Oh-oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh

You got me tonight
You got me tonight
You got me
Tonight


Posting it for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday.
So, our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song about gratitude.

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All aboard the Titanic

My next stop was Cobh. This is the place famous for being the last port call for the ship RMS Titanic. They have a heritage center dedicated for the same along with the history of Cobh.
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This is Annie Moore and her two sons who boarded the ship from Cove / Cobh/ Queenstown (as it was called in 1920’s)1-IMG_35051-IMG_3438

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Booked my baggage and went aboard.1-IMG_3459

It was fun to see the inside story and the history of not just the Titanic but other ships which sailed past and their histories.1-IMG_3470

The tickets will belong to real people who traveled in the given ship. You will figure out their fates once you are done with the tour.

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Looks like Margaret Rice and her children didn’t survive the journey 😦

 

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Cobh Heritage Center

After that journey, we went on for a walk around the town for some photographs. 1-IMG_35121-IMG_3520

 

SoCS – Going away

I will take this opportunity to let you all know that I will be away for almost a month in May because I will be doing my yearly vacationing that time. This time my journey is to a place I have already been on official visits. Yup, I am going to USA, specifically to San Francisco. 3 weeks of relaxing and probably some small trips (I hope I do Vegas this time again, with friends 😉 ) Usually, I will be planning like mad but this time I am not. I am just gonna take the day as it comes and since I am going to be staying with friends, there will be no dearth of fun. I have a wedding to attend to too.

Things that I would love to do are a) eat a BIG icecream at Ghirardelli square b) do an adventure sport (skydiving or paragliding anything that is thrilling) c) Go to Drake’s beach and Point Reyes again, at least to show that wonderful place to my friends (who are travelling with me and who even though have been in SFO, haven’t gone there yet) and there is one more thing I need to do, but will let you know once I do it… (I know if I do it, my mom is gonna freak out on me 😉 )

But before that, I am eagerly waiting for my nieces and nephew who are gonna come down to my town for their vacation and spend some time with me before I leave for my vacation. Some fun times coming up.


Post for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “-jour-“: add a prefix or suffix to complete it or use it as the French word for “day.” Have fun!

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