Ian is Duty Officer this weekend so it's a good thing we didn't plan to leave the city, much less the country. With the long weekend coming up we do need to plan some activities to do anyway, so perhaps we'll head down to Guindy Park to see the Snake Farm. Or onto the East Coast Road (ECR) to the Crocodile Bank. Folks keep saying we need to go to Fisherman's Cove or Temple Bay, both high class beach resorts with the price tag to match. There's the popular Ideal Beach resort with reasonable rates and lower grade service. But where I really want to go is someplace to really relax. Which is why we're planning a long weekend to the Andaman Islands. I'd like to go over Thanksgiving when Ian has Thursday off, the kids have Friday off and I have every day off. Check out http://www.barefootindia.com
Another trip I'd like is the Toy Train up nearly 7000ft from Siliguri to Darjeeling. That would truly be a test on my acrophobia. Can we really be in India and never see the Himalayans? For a while I tossed around the idea of skiing up there, I believe there's a single ski resort somewhere in the Indian Himalayans. But every time I mention that to someone they look at me funny. Perhaps skiing at high altitudes wouldn't be the best thing and a train ride would be a better option?