It was a regular lousy Saturday morning. The sun rose a little later this morning for us; approx at 10 AM. The morning started with the regular dose of grumping, screaming & thrashing from Priya. The reasons were numerous & all well known to me; news paper lying in toilet, clothes not put for a wash, wallet & laptop left in the drawing room, etc. Within an hour’s time, we put everything in its place & assembled at the breakfast table with a big question in mind, “What to do next?” Nothing much to do, we decided to drive down for the umpteenth time to Mysore.
We packed & left the house by noon. With Namma metro construction in progress, traffic sucked & it was about 2’o clock by the time we hit the state highway SH17. We halted at around 2.30 PM @ KADU MANE to grab a quick lunch. It was 4.30 PM by the time we reached the hotel. Sehwag & Kohli had already completed their centuries & India was nicely positioned to smell its first victory of the 10th ICC world cup. Damn, I had missed it all!!
With 375 runs on board, I decided to give a miss to the second innings & drive down to the Mysore palace, illuminated with more than 96,000 lights. Nothing can ever supersede the magnificent images of the illuminated palace. We spent the night at the Hotel Park Lane enjoying cold beer and listening to soothing Indian classical music.
Next morning, I rose early to catch up with the highlights of yesterday’s game. The highlights & Priya’s sleep concluded at the same time. Having caught up with a good sleep, Priya was all excited to go for a morning walk at 10AM to get some breakfast & also to shop. Luckily, the weather was pleasant & we enjoyed our walk till the DevRaj market. We checked out at 12.00 & started our journey back to Bangalore.
Mysore continues to charm us each time we visit it. The old architecture; the deserted streets; disciplined traffic; the green cover; the majestic palace; the famous Mysore market; the not so famous clock tower, etc, keeps beckoning us for yet another visit. We hope the city never changes & continues to amuse us each time we decide to sneak in a Kit Kat break…… :)