Early to Bed & Early to Rise ……… BUT HOW EARLY???? 6, 5, 4 — NO, NO, NO 3 AM. That is what we did on Saturday, the 27th of Oct. To honor the instructions of our Area Chairman Tr. Mohit “To be there on time” we woke up early and my fellow tabler Nitin had to play cards all night to stay awake till 3am. In short, we did all this to participate in the fellowship drive fron Delhi to Udaipur via Jaipur with other tablers from Area 5.
At Dhaula Kuan – (our point of embarkation) we boarded the bus at 5:45am (original schedule was to depart was at 5am) after a refreshing cup of tea. The excitement was spot on but it did not help much in keeping us awake as we were too sleepy.
What better way to promote fellowship than to have an arrangement of frozen beer to be served before day-break. Hence the first bottle of alcohol was opened before 7am only to continue the spirit thereafter. The Area chairman and his fellowship conveners had planned the trip meticulously which made us enjoy every minute of our journey to Udaipur. En-route we stopped at Shiv Oasis, Behror for breakfast and at Jaipur for a lavish lunch organized by our fellow tablers from Jaipur. It would be wrong to not mention the occasional sutta and the pee-breaks where we stood in a straight line on the road-side creating natural urinals.
The fellowship torch was passed over to the Jaipur tablers and we continued our journey to Udaipur along with our friends from Jaipur. The trip could have turned tiresome and boring had the festival of Diwali not been around. We got into the mood of gambling and managed with whatever we could to get the game started. The fun poured in from all directions, be it whilst playing cards or singing old songs but coupled with camaraderie amongst tablers it indeed made our road-trip to Udaipur very special, which we will remember for a long time.
Upon reaching the hotel, we were greeted by the National President & our friends from Udaipur. Tired & hungry we gave in to dinner which was kept ready for us. It was a great day where we came across many new people who shared a common feeling of brotherhood & friendship, which ultimately made a long day an enjoyable, and a memorable one. We could not carry on further and crashed into our bed only to be woken up the next day for the Area AEX.
As always, the seargenting at the AEX was hilarious with Dr. Chadha making sure that every ARYA’n gives a shot in the cup!!
Followed by lunch we proceeded towards the last leg of our trip as we had to catch the train back to Delhi. Had we stayed behind for the evening, we could have enjoyed the Arabian Nights, but our rush to get back to Delhi, 5 of us on 4 seats – we surely had a cozy ride back home! The overnight train went by comfortably with our friends from RT 24, Chairman Tr. Vikas and prospect Tr. Ankur, we played cards till wee hours and managed to sleep for 2 hours before we arrived in New Delhi at 7 AM. We had come quite far from Udaipur or else we could have contemplated joining the oasis, which our friends were treated to for being patient and for having stayed back.
As they say that all good things must come to an end, so did our trip. It was indeed a pleasure and an experience not to forget for us to be a part of it.
THE 14 HOUR BUS RIDE FROM DELH – JAIPUR – UDAIPUR
5AM MEETING POINT DHAULA KUAN
THE DURT(y) GANG WHO WENT TO THE AFD WITH AC Tr. MOHIT
THE FELLOWSHIP TORCH EXCHANGED! EXCHANGE OF FLAGS & PINS AT THE AEX !