Last Saturday saw me and Darling take a train down south. We hadn’t done that in years ! In fact , the last time we took a train together was when we were dating, and we took a train from Mount Lavinia after an evening stroll on the beach and went to Panadura. Quite randomly and spontaneously. That was fun.
This time, while we could have driven , Darling thought we’d take the train ! Amazing isn’t it, when husbands initiate anything romantic. Ha. 😉 Also, I love it when he doesn’t drive, coz then he doesn’t get road rage and doesn’t pop any nerves and we get to talk and play thumb wrestling.
So, early morning on Saturday, we set off since we were clueless about where to buy tickets and because we were worried we’d get lost. The pics are from the train ride till the moment we got to the hotel. We stayed at Taj Vivanta, a massive Indian type hotel, with Darling’s office team. Wasn’t overly impressed by the hotel ( I guess I was expecting more in terms of interior and design but it was kinda all over the place ) but I had such a relaxing good time there. We bathed in the sea, dipped in the pool and ate enough food for 4 people. God knows I needed it.
While waiting at the train station, distractedly watching the crowd of young photographers , photographing every pot of flower and every wooden crate, and trying to read Bossypants ( which I absolutely adored ) and watching trains stopping and taking off again, it occurred to me that trains are the most scarily fascinating things ever. They still make my heart beat a little faster. I get excited thinking about the ride, the sea, the wind in my face ! Sigh. What I did not expect was the crowd and the wet floors but aah, that was ok . We got to stand near a door, albeit a Japanese couple who hijacked it from us crawling under our feet. But that was ok. We were still taller and after a while they sat on the wet dirty metal floor so it was fine. We watched the world pass by, ate toast sharing with the Japanese couple who were all bows and courtesies and then completely ignored us for the rest of the trip. We also played some thumb wrestling.
Without further ado, here are the pics. I am lazy. So I love Cross Process. To bits. Enjoy !