We have a tradition of going out on a picnic to a garden or farm when a family member is in the family way. My nephew, Ch. Sridhar and niece-in-law, Ch. Swathi are expecting their first child. In celebration of this happy news, my brother-in-law, Sri. Niranjan and sister, Smt. Hemalatha organised a very nice overnight picnic at a 200 acre farm at Solipur, 65 kms. from our house at Secunderabad, along Hyderabad-Bangalore highway. Thirty seven members from our family circle went there yesterday morning (Sunday, 19th August) in a caravan of eight Cars. We had a wonderful and memorable time. We surveyed parts of the huge farm having a beautiful landscape, plenty of fruit bearing trees, paddy and corn fields. The farmhouse is beautiful and modern, well furnished with all amenities and a lovely swimming pool and all facilities for overnight stays. Being rainy season we were surrounded by amazing greenery all around us, the weather was cool, it was cloudy but fortunately it did not rain.
We played lots of games like Cricket, Tambola and Musical chairs. A number of us spent a long time at the Swimming Pool. Between all these activities there were plenty of snacks, sweets, fruit juices and a sumptuous lunch and dinner. After a comfortable overnight stay, we returned back to the city today, towards afternoon (Monday - 20th August, another holiday due to Ramzan).