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A Relaxing Day In India

After our tour of the tea factory in the morning, we came back to the main house for lunch and then returned to our bungalows to spend the rest of the day relaxing in our rooms. It was our first day since arriving in India ten days ago that we were able to stop and take a breath!

Included in our room package at Glenburn Tea Estate was a free full body massage for each of us. The massage room was located in the same bungalow as our rooms, so the masseuse came to us! I’ve only had two other massages in my life, and I am positive neither was quite as…thorough…as this one. I was biting my lip, nearly drawing blood, trying not to giggle as she massaged my upper body. Lexie got her first massage, too!

A Relaxing Day In India

The guys were offered free massages as well, but traded them in for foot rubs instead. Poor Cory – this was probably the only one he’ll ever get. I have a huge aversion to feet. (It’s so bad I’ll even gag when one of Cory’s toes touches me when we’re laying on the couch together.)

A Relaxing Day In India

During everyone’s massages, we played games in the living room and wandered around the estate when it would stop raining for a few minutes. Lexie and I found two kittens, both new to the plantation, and played with them until I started breaking out in hives. Stupid allergies.

A Relaxing Day In India

Our dinner this evening was a traditional Bermese-style dinner, something I’d never tried before. There were two new arrivals to the hotel, a couple from China and a British family living in South India. It was fun having so many new people to talk to at dinner and get to know. I’ve never stayed at a place where the guests spend as much time together as we did at Glenburn. I really enjoyed it and will look for more bed and breakfasts like this one when we travel in the future.

A Relaxing Day In India

Every evening we would finish dinner really late, or at least late for me anyway. (I’m used to eating at 6:30 every night.) So as soon as dinner was over, we would always head straight to bed, which is what we did Sunday night until I heard a knock on our door. It was my sister – we had forgotten, for the entire day, that it was Father’s Day. Worst. Daughters. Ever. Who spends the whole day with their dad and forgets to tell him Happy Father’s Day? Apparently we do.

For some reason or other, my sister happened to be carrying paper and colored pencils with her, so we hastily drew a picture for my dad and went upstairs to wake him up. We wanted to make sure that we told him Happy Father’s Day before the entire day completely passed!

A Relaxing Day In India

It’s a real masterpiece, isn’t it? This one belongs in a frame hanging in his office, for sure. Nothing like forgetting your dad on his special day to say thank you for the trip of a lifetime, huh? We’ll be better next year, Dad. Promise!

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    Kelli Herrington
    September 25, 2012 at 2:54 AM

    India looks like so much fun what an awesome experience yal are having

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    Rachel @ MyNaturallyFrugalFamily
    September 25, 2012 at 3:22 AM

    What a great day of relaxation after so much go go go activity. Your dad is very forgiving…I am sure having you both there was present enough for him for his special day :)

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    Nicole
    September 25, 2012 at 5:21 AM

    I think I would have collapsed from exhaustion by the time day 10 rolled around, with everything that you guys have been doing! What a nice way to relax and be pampered!

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    Mercy Langille
    September 25, 2012 at 5:44 AM

    After 10 days I’d want to relax, too. A massage sounds wonderful.

    Too bad you’re alergic to cats. They are so cute and such fun.

    And that drawing is perfect. Stick figures are my style of choice too. :) I can’t draw for beans.

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    Nicole
    September 25, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    I hope you are having the bestest time at this unremarkable place!

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    Emmymom
    September 26, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    Opps! It would be easy to lose track of days on a trip like this.

    And sounds like you got quite the massage. :) I love a good foot rub and Eric will rub my feet but only right after I shower and he knows they are really clean.

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    Alyx
    September 26, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    That looks like a great way to spend the day, and I love the picture. :)

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    Macey
    October 1, 2012 at 7:56 AM

    Hahaha! You suck.
    JUST KIDDING!!! Wonder why she was carrying color pencils…?

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    Kerry
    October 2, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Hehehehe too funny!! Beautiful picture though, that alone would have taken him back to when you girls were just kids, a great Father’s Day gift if there ever was one!!

    You cracked me up about your foot aversion and gagging lol ahhh you and I could be best friends lol

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