It’s a small town. Something like Hannibal MO. Has a population of 12 thousand people. The people are very kind, charming and friendly. The alumni from my medical school met up there last week. Shanti who was the hostess, is a retired pathologist like me. Her husband is a part time Surgeon now. He works two or three days a week.
We were fifteen of us who decided to meet there, and believe me, I had such a lovely time. All of us were contemporaries, and knew each other so well. Shanti had me stay at her home along with another dear friend. The others stayed in a hotel near by. They would saunter over after their breakfast at the hotel and spend the whole day in her home or her gardens. Speaking of which, the gardens were eye candy. I couldn’t stop taking pictures and videos. Unbelievable beauty of flowers and foliage. She has three green houses, which she fills up during winter. It is like a quasi jungle . SO many different birds and it felt as if we were away in some far away country side.
I am going to paste some pictures from my trip. I hope I am successful in doing that.
One of the surprising things I found there, was the MANGOES!! OMG! Shanti had got the best mangoes from somewhere and had them waiting for me. I ate one or two every single day! Can you believe the size on them fruits!?
The flowers were amazing. Tall phlox and naked ladies and everything in between. Feast your eyes. The host, Dr. Samuel is third from left, and Shanti is third from right. My friend next to me and I wore the Christian Medical College t-shirts that were brought for all of us by the surgeon who is standing to the far left.
This is the view from the deck. Couldn’t get enough of the beauty that surrounded us.
Naked Ladies below. I want them in my yard.
In the picture above, there is a waterfall in the background. The water is pumped up from a huge tank below the ground, and all you see, is the water cascading between the slabs of stone. Beautiful.
This was the group photo we took outside a train depot, which is converted into a restaurant. A few of the guys are missing. Wonder where they went.
They have two horses. OMG! They were so gorgeous. Ate the carrots right out of our hands.
We missed Eunice so much. I was sending her pictures of the group every day. She sent the most elegant arrangement of 18 roses.
The garden with the flowers wrapped itself around the homestead. Everywhere I looked, I saw colors.
Hope you have enjoyed viewing this vista as much as I did.