First flight for Mark

This summer has been crazy with professional trips taking me to Hong Kong and then to the US and summer was over. Obviously Matt and Prema was upset about missing their vacation. So we planned to make a quick trip to Conoon before I head out again. We checked online and found a good deal on accommodation with the Taj Gateway Hotel and the flights with Spicejet. Booked them right away and I headed out to the US and booked my return tickets 3 days post our 5th anniversary. Now that’s unacceptable right? Thankfully Prema pardoned me as always with the condition of not taking the laptop to Conoor. Agreed. BTW I just got my iPhone so can manage. Shhhh shhhh.

My return from the US was such a drama, starting with a cancelled flight in Boston, taking the train to NJ, riding the airport express to JFK and lastly missing your connection flight in London. Before I got out of jet lag we landed in Conoor. Much needed break for me as well.

Matthew was very excited about his flight specially the take off. Landing at Coimbatore was exciting as well with Matthew looking out for touchdown. Took a car from Royal Travels (very good service at great prices) to Conoor. The drive was pretty slow with Prema asking a stopover every bend for a break to puke her spoilt burger she took at the Chennai airport earlier. Finally Taj was there and it was a great place to unwind in the lush green space around you, great food and amazing hospitality. Special mention to Richard Conners at the restaurant who ensured Matt and Mark are busy while we grabbed our bite.

Three nights flew by and we got back to Chennai only to be welcomed by heavy thunder storm, ok not storm but heavy rains with sweet memories of the vacation.


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