Tuesday, September 4, 2012


My stress and the monsoon abated for a week - perfect timing for visitors! WCB friend Anna and her husband Audun came to Mussoorie for a week before heading off to Rishikesh, Delhi, Agra, and a trek in Ladakh. The weather cooperated amazingly well. I think they were actually a little disappointed that they only witnessed one intense downpour! 

(Photo credits are 90% Anna and Audun)

Leading the way to my house - not sure what I'm pointing
at ... fog? mold? ferns?

Prepping some subzi for dinner the first

Devan and I tour-guided on a beautifully clear evening.

View over the Landour bazaar to the Doon Valley.

Canoe guide friends!

Partial view of Woodstock campus.

Chardukan for dinner!

Our waiter. He's always wearing a classy sweater.

My favorite food in Mussoorie - bun omelet!

Sunset over the foothills, from Chardukan.

It's a long, dark, and slippery walk home from chardukan!

View of my house (it's smack dab in the middle of the photo)

Flag hill!
Alternate caption: Audun makes me look short.

Taking a picture....

...of this?

...or this?

Chillin' with the cows.

Anna loves walking up hills!

Making peanut butter brownies. Yum.

Sunday outing to Dhobighat (laundry village)

I provided entertainment by making phone calls - always
an adventure.

Kalsang's is delicious. And delivers for free.

Audun is too tall for India.

Celebrating being amoeba-free at the Tavern!

Abe channeling his inner Norwegian.

Anna told me I remind her of Miss Frizzle. I see her point.

The Okies are my favorite.

And so are hot, cheap jalebis!

Jalebi time!

Preeti brought her cushions along for the outing.

Independence Day mehendhi.

Anna was rendered useless for the next four hours.

Independence Day saris.

New buds: Audun and his countryman (my student), Martin.

I did a good job eating all my food.

Wonderful visitors!

1 comment:

Bill Kinzie said...

Have so enjoyed your newsy blogs. Woodstock is fortunate to have you one more year!! Great pics...enhance and supplement your observations. Monsoons will soon be over and the great Fall season will begin. Blessings.Bill K.