Hi every one,
I hope you are having a nice day. I am back to blogging now. I took a break because I had my exams. You know that we students in India have exams before the summer vacations start. I marks the end of our academic year and these exams are very important for that academic to be successful. These end of the year exams are necessary for us to complete the class and get promoted to the next one.
Understandably, me and my friends were under a lot of pressure during these days. When the exams got over, we wanted to let off steam and wanted to spend a day together. So, we packed a picnic and planned to go to a nearby beach.
Chennai has many famous beaches like Marina beach, Besant Nagar beach. We wanted to get away from the city and its pollution. So, we planned to go to Mahabalipuram. Many of you may not know about Mahabalipuram. It is a town near Chennai. It has a rich cultural history.
It has various monuments and sculptures that are world famous. It is also famous for sea food.
So, the bottom line is we had planned to go there for time off. It was weekday. We planned it on a weekday because we did not want much crowd and also we were on vacation.
One of my friends had a driving license. So, we took her car and made her drive. We were all very excited. We started from Chennai in the morning. The sun was hot at this time, but it is how the sun is for the majority of the days in Chennai. So, we were all kind of used to and had expected it. And, the sun did not spoil our mood.
We were en route to Mahabalipuram in our little car. We were on the OMR. OMR stands for Old Mahabalipuram road and is one the famous routes for going from Chennai to Mahabalipuram. It usually has lots of traffic. But, as it was a weekday, the road most mostly free.
We went from the OMR to ECR( East Coast Road). Now, ECR is situated far away from the city. It is lined with the Bay of Bengal on one side. So, we were on the ECR, when it happened. Our car broke down.
That’s right, our car broke down. We were stranded in the middle of the road, in the middle of nowhere. Nearby, there were just a few shops selling snacks to the road travelers. We did not know what to do.
My friend called her Dad and he said that he would someone over to check the car and help us, but it would take time. Our picnic plan was ruined.
Then, one of my friends came up with this brilliant idea. What if we did not reach Mahabalipuram? she said. We can have our picnic here. We were encouraged by her idea and we to a canopy of trees nearby with the lunch we had packed and had our picnic there.
This moment spent together with friends filled me with motivation and optimism for the future.
Things do not always happen the way you want. But, still you can have fun in every situation if you optimistic.
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The Chennai Writer.