On the road again

On the road again

This photograph was taken in 2011 when my husband (Rakesh) and I decided to go on a trip with our friends Sajin and Divya.  We both share the same wedding anniversary date and ever since we remember we have always spent it together. The four of us usually plan a trip and head out to try some delicious food and explore the place.  This photograph was taken on Rakesh and my second wedding anniversary.  We were on our way to Kerala where we travelled through Kozhikode and Wayanad. It was one of the best trips together as it was also the celebration of buying our first car.

During  our road trip, we went shopping in Tirupur, stopped to enjoy the backwaters at Kumarakom  and had some of the best dishes at Mattancherry. This trip also became a special trip for us as our daughter Megan came into our lives a year later.  I recollect our first anniversary which was at Puducherry also being about food, fun and lots of shopping. Sajin and Divya are a few years ahead of us  in their anniversary celebrations but  they  still celebrate it with us. Even  though many years have passed since, it's become a tradition to spend our anniversaries together. Though we have a daughter now and Sajin and Divya have a dog, the time we give to each other hasn't changed. Our daughter and the dog have become best buddies now!  

Our hangouts wouldn't be too fancy. We enjoy our occasional (read very often) house parties where we come together to  cook some delicious food and have fun. Sajin and I met  as we were colleagues but even after our respective spouses came into our lives, nothing has changed.  Rakesh and I run our own company 'Happy Knots', Divya is an independent architect and Sajin has his own company. We are all busy with our lives but  that doesn't stop us from  catching up regularly.  

Though we don't head out of Bengaluru for our anniversaries anymore,  we  head to a resort on the outskirts and spend a day there. We're glad that we have wonderful friends like them in our lives and we will continue to cherish our friendship for the years to come. It's like they say, 'The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart'.

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