I am so excited to say that I am back in India! I had the trip of a lifetime two years ago and I must have sailed under a lucky star to have ANOTHER trip of a lifetime!
So far all I have done is travel. I arrived at O’Hare two hours before flight time and was glad for it since I needed to see a ticket agent and there was only one and he was busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest (I think that phrase was learned from my dad). The flight from O’Hare to Newark was uneventful, I assume, since once we were wheels up, I fell asleep. I woke up when the captain was announcing that we were landing in 25 minutes.
I spent a nice long layover in Newark. Grabbed myself a banana and a bottle of water ($4.00, please!). Lots of New York Rangers stuff being sold there. Should have work my Blackhawks jersey!
Brenda’s plane arrived and we boarded. We left Newark late but had fun talking and getting caught up. The mimosas were fun, too!
Overate ate dinner. But it was yummy! Fell asleep watching Clueless. Woke up about 5 hours later.
The I decided to watch American Sniper which I have wanted to see but was hesitant. I have such a hard time with torture and viciousness so I was worried. This version said it was edited for content, so I am assuming some of the worst gore was removed because it wasn’t edited for language. Regardless, I was impressed. Powerful movie. Bradley Cooper was very impressive.
I also decided to watch my first Bollywood film, so I started watching Bang Bang. Sadly, I didn’t get to finish it since we landed. I’ll finish it on my return flight. What a fun movie so far, though!
It was so cute seeing my dad and Ahmed waving excitedly at us when we came out of the airport. Once we got in the car, everything became familiar again. The noise, the traffic, the people everywhere, the dogs, the heat, the humidity. In general, just the hustle and bustle of Mumbai that made me find the place so enjoyable the last time I was here. It’s always so alive.
I enjoyed a Kingfisher while I unpacked,
and now, at 1:16 AM I am writing this. Afterward, I will go to bed, still able to hear the cars 27 floors below me.