Bags Packed ~ India Calling

India Calling Photo

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

In two days, fotograffer Ron and I will be traveling to India. We’ll be gone for almost a month which means we’ll be off line most of that time.  Hopefully we can get a couple of “Postcards from India” sent out. Lots of catching up to do when we get back and we wish everyone a glorious spring.

Ron has been to India twice and I too want to experience this incredible country. Through Ron’s photography I can see it, but now it is time for me to taste, smell, hear and feel it for myself. I feel blessed we can do this together with good health and open minds and hearts to cultures other than our own.   Much of what we are doing will be new territory for him except for Varanasi. We look forward to attending the Thirunakkata Utsavam Festival in Kumarakom on my birthday and we’ll be climbing around the Amber Fort in Jaipur on Ron’s birthday. To top it all off, our 50th wedding anniversary celebration will be in Delhi before we head back home. Building memories together.


About travelerlynne

Traveler. Writer. Retired Educator.Traveling on and off the beaten path with my photographer husband. Volunteering locally as well as in Haiti and Tanzania, an enriching and humbling experience. A sun lover! Shelling, boating, fishing and watching sunsets. Growing mango, banana, key lime,and pineapple.Making smoothies and chutneys. Enjoying family and friends! Savoring each new day!
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41 Responses to Bags Packed ~ India Calling

  1. How very exciting, Lynne. Have a great trip. I look forward to seeing photos from both you and Ron. Travel safely. xx

  2. lynnsarda says:

    Happy travels, Lynne. See for me too.

  3. Our pleasure, Lynn. Perhaps our little garden will inspire some plein air painting while we’re gone.

  4. Lucky you! Bon voyage 🙂

  5. Thanks, Meredith. 🙂

  6. Gigi Galore says:

    Happy birthday! Happy birthday! And happy, happy, happy wedding anniversary!!! Oh, and happy travels! What a wonderful news and what a wonderful, exciting and exotic trip! Beautiful India! Have the most gorgeous time (you will) and love to you both! 🙂 xox

  7. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Gigi, for all your well wishes. It’s exciting and daunting all at the same time, but usually the best memories are associated with the unexpected. 🙂

  8. What a wonderful way to celebrate birthdays and a 50th wedding anniversary! You are blessed! Safe travels and I’ll be anxiously awaiting your posts.

  9. Thanks, Debbie. In the meantime, continue to enjoy your spot in Paradise and blog about it. I love what you are doing for literacy.

  10. Oh Lynne what a wonderful opportunity! I have always thought that the colours of India are so vivid! Enjoy the colour and the sunlight ( and drink bottle water!) 🙂 Looking forward to amazing stories and pictures!

  11. restlessjo says:

    50th! You must have been babies! 🙂 But what a wonderful life you’ve shared. Sounds like a dream trip, Lynne. Treasure every second. My very best wishes to you and the man, and I’ll eagerly anticipate the photos.

  12. Our parents thought we were babies. 🙂 And yes, it’s been an incredible 50 years. Many thanks for you well wishes, Jo. I will treasure this trip.

  13. Letizia says:

    Safe and happy travels, Lynne! Looking forward to hearing all about it 🙂

  14. Thank you dear Letizia. I’m at the hurry up and waiting stage, now. Leave tomorrow. Yes, I look forward to sharing this experience. 🙂 Happy Spring to you.

  15. Tahira says:

    Oh Lynne, what a wondrous adventure! I can’t wait to hear all about it. Have a GREAT birthday and safe travels to you both!

  16. Tahira. Thanks for your well wishes. I’m sure we’ll have plenty of pictures and stories. Are you still in Scotland?

  17. Have a grand time Lynne! (That’s one of my favorite quotes.)

  18. Madhu says:

    Wishing you and Ron the best time ever Lynne! And loads of birthday and anniversary hugs in advance 🙂

  19. I appreciate the well wishes, Madhu. The fact that we are traveling together this year makes it special. 🙂

  20. i read this on thursday but was unable to comment.. this is such a great trip, and we’re all going with you in spirit! buen viaje! z

    • fotograffer says:

      Hi Lisa. Today was spent doing a city tour of Mumbai. Lovely blend of Victorian, Persian and Indian architecture. The Holi festival is going on which involves everyone throwing colored paints on each other. Fun to see the results. L.

  21. Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday and your anniversary. 50th, too! Wish you safe and happy travels.

  22. fotograffer says:

    Jet lag has set in, but we hit the ground running today. Much touring. Thanks for the well wishes, Alarna. Since the hotels know we’re celebrating our 50th, we seemed to have reached celebratory status.

  23. rigmover says:

    Have fun.

  24. Wow! That is one anniversary packed trip! India will definitely not disappoint you in making all these days more than special.
    Welcome to the sub-continent! 🙂

  25. Lynn, This is fantastic! I’m so glad you’re going to see India. Talk about building memories – India will touch every single one of your senses! And the best part is that you’ll be celebrating your 50th Wedding Anniversary. Congratulations in advance. We just celebrated our 40th yesterday (yes, St. Patrick’s Day) and it was a blast! Have a safe, fun trip – can’t wait to hear all about it! All the best, Terri

    • Thank you for your well wishes. It was a whirl wind trip but was extraordinary. You are right about the senses. Ron and I built some wonderful memories on this trip. And congratulations on your 40th.

  26. Wishing you safe travels full of fun encounters with some of the kindest people I’ve met on my travels. 🙂 Also sending you early anniversary wishes. Delhi is such a lively place to be celebrating.

  27. rlishman84 says:

    I love your photography Lynne. So glad I found your blog!

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