We shared our responsibility to call our friends (and convince) for a trip. I got few replies like this.
"I'm ready for cool place. But no trecking please."
"I'm not interested..! I want to take rest and eat non-veg food made by my mum..!"
"I have work on saturday...! No three day week-end for me...!"
"I can't make it. I'll be in Dharmasthala..."
"I'm already in train. Going to my home-town. But I'm very much interested in trip."
With such beautiful replies we decided to go with whoever can make it. Then comes the issue of "where to?" Few of the choices were Hogenakal, Melukote, Waynadu, Madikeri. After a lot of discussion and more than 100Rs of talktime, we decided to go to Madikeri. Because, its a cool place, nothing to treck. Moreover, because it is close to Kushalnagar!!! The plan was to catch-up in Joby's home on Friday evening. Tour Madikeri on saturday.
KC, who was traveling to Shivmoga from Chennai changed his route at Bangalore and arrived to Mysore. Raghu canceled his plans of taking rest. Ravi was in Chamrajnagar and took leave on Saturday. Atheeth was in Bangalore. They all met in Mysore and traveled to Kushalnagar... to Joby's home. Meanwhile, I left office 2 hours early. But could not join them.
By Friday night Shaikshavali had left his native (Hospet). He arrived at Mysore by 6am. Upendra and Me joined Shaik. We reached Kushalnagar by 9. Shaik got fresh, then we finished our breakfast. Our Qualis was ready by 10am.
That how we made a Trip... after a long time! The below snap was taken in front of the doorway to "Thala-Kaveri" temple. For more snaps click here.
From left to right: Raghavendra, Shaikshavali, Chethan, Atheeth, Ravi, Joby, Upendra and lastly me.