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Aug. 9th

It was a great trip to Goa. We are now in Mumbai. We ate at the "Hard Rock Cafe". Hamburgers and Fries.

Aug 10th

We first went to a Mall and shopped more than I think we have ever shopped. We found an electric cooking unit. A electric pressure cooker. SHOES, 2 pair. Ate chicken at Nonan's. Pretty spice but really good. Shopped some more and found DIET DR. PEPPER. Better Crocker Pancake mix. Then we had to buy a suitcase to get it home.

We ate Lobster and King Prawns for supper. The 3 lbs lobster was $30. It was SOOOO good!

Back to hotel and don't know if we are going to get it all in the suitcases. We also have "Hard Rock" beer glasses and 5-Shirt. I am going to just hope for the best.

Train leaves tomorrow at 2:00 pm. We are hoping we can find another suitcase. What a great time and so many more malls here in Mumbai we need to visit.

Aug 11th

Last Train Ride during Monsoon
We had a great holiday, till we got on the train to come home. There was flooding in Mumbia so the trained was delayed 1.5 hours getting into the terminal, so that started us off on the "wrong track". We were supposed to leave at 1:40 but then we finally left at 3:00. Then when we got a Mumbia suburb we had to wait in a train terminal for another 2 hours, then we just very slowly crept along the track. We didn't arrive in Ahmedabad till 4:00 am. We were so tired. We were supposed to be home at 8:00 pm. 8 hours after we were supposed to arrive. IT WAS A LONG RIDE! There was plenty of food and drink. We had an air conditioned train car and the view of the flooding was really amazing, then it got dark and all you could see was DARK.

VERY nice people on the train. One couple that had been in LA for the last 10 years, they had come back to see their son. A couple that has kids in NJ. Everybody except us, just acted like it something that you just deal with, in fact we learned that there was nothing that you could do. You can't get off the train at the next town and catch a cab, another train, bus or any other form of transportation, it was flooding everywhere. Life is an adventure and we are trying to experience them all, but I personally can say that I would not like to take another train thru India when it is monsoon season.

Chirag was there at the train station to pick us up. I was so glad to see him. We went right to bed and plan on taking a couple of naps today, but it will be tomorrow when it will catch up with me. I was never scared, just tried to not stress out and kept praying that we would get thru this. AND WE DID, and we now have another story for our "Rocking Chair Memories".