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A staycation during rainy season

It has been raining and the family wanted an outing. So we planned a staycation in a hotel just 30 minutes drive from home. We hoped to just stay indoors, use the hotel amenities and relax. Did find some birds during the 3 days stay though. Here are the pics...


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It was raining as we checked in. The view from our room...
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A pillow fight was our first activity...
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We had opted an all meals package. We headed for the lunch. Rohan looked tired after the pillow fight...
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Nishant was cheerful...
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Kids moved to the Play house where they had electronic gaming console...
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Play Station...










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Rohan attended his online class...
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I took a time lapse video of the cloudy sunrise...
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It was nice to watch the sunrise. Rohan enjoyed watching the birds flying in flocks...
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Saw a wedge of Ibises. Yes, a group of ibises is called a wedge, probably due to the wedge like shape they form in flight…
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Rohan likes the bubble bath. He will lie in the tub for long and loves to show his wrinkled fingers...
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Some workout at the gym...



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Breakfast time...
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After breakfast we played pool...
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Rash driving by Nishant...
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Lunch time...
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The view outside...
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Swimming time...
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Frangipani...
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Coffee time...
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We went to the rooftop to watch the sunset...
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Several black kites made the sky more dramatic...
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A black kite came near to our 12th floor room...
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Overall the trip was quite fun. The kids enjoyed the activities. 
Hope you liked the post. Looking forward to your comments...

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46 comments:

  1. Hello,:=) Lovely family photos, and Black Kite images.

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  2. Looks like this was a great family outing.
    You show beautiful photos.
    Greetings Irma

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  3. Hello,
    What a fun family staycation. The hotel sounds great, with lots of amenities. The views are great, lovely sunrise and sunset. Love seeing the flock of Ibis and the Black Kite. You have a beautiful family. Wonderful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend! PS, thanks for the visit and comment.

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  4. Lots of good reasons for a staycation.

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  5. It appears that you and your handsome family had a nice outing. It is always good to get away from the mundane. What luck to have a black kite so close. Great pictures.

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  6. A very good idea when the weather is hopeless. You go away, but plan to stay indoors. Nice sunsets, though.

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  7. Perfect trip. And such a very handsome family!! Your wife sitting on the window ledge is magazine perfection!!!

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    1. Thanks for linking up with us this week!

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  8. Lovely photos of your family staycation. Looks like you had a grand time. Being with family is the best! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. What a lovely family get together you had. Seems like you all found lots to do indoors without worrying about the rain. And yes , a border will always find a bird or two wherever they are in the world.

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  10. ...it nice to see your lovely family! It chilly and raining here today, a good day to stay inside.

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  11. Wonderful hotel, wonderful family. Thanks.

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  12. What a wonderful idea! The Ibises in flight are really beautiful and I love seeing photos of your family! I raised 4 sons and know how much fun having boys can be! Enjoy your weekend!

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  13. Nice to see your family. Your wife looks a sweet person.
    Love the kite shots.
    Happy Sunday!

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  14. Thank you for visiting my blog and making it all the way through to leave a comment :) I enjoyed this post. Your staycation looks like it was a nice break from the everyday of staying home. Wonderful photos of your beautiful family, the hotel, and views from the windows.

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  15. Wow! What an awesome vacation ~ Wonderful photography of your event ~ Favorite is the BW photo of your wife ~ and You have a very beautiful family ~ Namaste ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. It looks like the whole family had a great time!

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  17. What a wonderful idea! Sometimes all we need is a change, not so much distance and new vistas. Your family is lovely. I love that photo of your wife with the boys, one above and one below her.

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  18. Wonderful photos of your lovely family! Nice skies too.

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  19. Wonderful fun and relaxing staycation in a hotel. Lots of activities to keep occupied and great time of bonding with one another. Great view from your hotel room.

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  20. what a wonderful weekend holiday - lovely photos of your family - thanks for sharing

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  21. Nothing like a good pillow fight to liven up a staycation!

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  22. What a nice post and set of photos loved all the smiles too :-)

    Have a familytastic week 👍

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  23. Looked like a great break for all the family.

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  24. That looks like such a fun staycation. Your photos are fabulous.

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  25. How lovely to have family time like this and to be together. Life needs changes of space and place at times!

    Thanks so much for linking up for #LifeThisWeek. Next week I will publish the second half of the Women of Courage Wrap but the optional prompt is "X Marks the Spot". Great to have your blog as part of the community here this week. Denyse.

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  26. Wonderful to just relax, enjoy family time, and have someone else to do the cooking and the cleaning!
    I especially enjoyed the sunset photos

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  27. Such wonderful family pictures...& it's nice
    you managed birds. Manju is beautiful, Rohan & Nishant rival their papa's good looks.

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  28. Apparently you enjoyed your break from everyday life. Lovely pictures!

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  29. Your photos are wonderful! What a gorgeous family, too!

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  30. I thoroughly enjoyed your pics, and I feel really relaxed having viewed them!

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  31. Love the rain, chess and all your photos. Oh my goodness, your family is total delight. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!

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  32. A great series of your staycation. You capture your wife so well, I love her in that grey dress! Didn't know you had two sons:) This makes you older than I thought you were, haha. That first, looks like an American breakfast. Ever tried a Swedidsh smargesboard? - I think you would like it. Even on your outing you see a bird! A great and fun post, Shiju! Emille

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    1. The buffet spread was similar to Swedish smörgåsbord, a massive number of dishes from a variety of cuisines. I usually pick 5 or 6 of my favorites.

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  33. You certainly had wonderful holidays although it was close to your home ! Great photos !

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  34. You have a beautiful family Shiju! Thank you for sharing and taking me along your your short vacation.

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  35. You have a beautiful family! Looks like a fun staycation.

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  36. What a beautiful happy family you have....the bird pics are amazing but I really loved them flying in the sunset....great shot for Skywatch

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  37. Lovely portraits and beautiful surroundings. The night shot is superb, tto! (y) (y)
    And the time lapse video is very nice, too.

    So nice of you guys to take some time out like this. I'm sure is was a great break and you made some lovely memories as a family. Beautiful. :)

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  38. Gee!!! Good looks sure run in your family!!!

    Too bad about the rain but it is pretty obvious that you all had fun and enjoyed bonding throughout the lovely staycation. I sure would not mind going for one like that too but no nice hotel resorts in our little small town.

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  39. What a beautiful family you are. It looks like you had a fabulous time together, and that's the most wonderful thing in the world.

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  40. What a beautiful family. We used to take a summer trip up to Toronto Canada to see a theatre show and to take the ferry out to one of the islands… I hope to do that with my grandchildren when they are a bit older…. Michelle

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