"I will come along too!" I joined in the conversation of my colleagues who were planning to go to Bengalooru on work. They thought it might be a good idea to extend the trip by a couple of days and chill in Bengalooru. They were excited too!
A few discussions about the plan later, we had decided we would go to Coorg (Kodagu in Kannada). It all happened so suddenly. Hardly a couple of days before we were to head out. They left a day early to wrap up what they were to go to Bengalooru for. I reached on Sunday morning. On the way to the place we were to meet, I visited a friend, a fellow dialyzor in the city. It was good meeting and we exchanged notes on life on dialysis.
I met my colleagues then and we started our journey to Coorg. 253 kms it was. We thought it shouldn't take us more than 5 hours. We couldn't have been more wrong! Thanks in part to Wonder La, the amazing water park on the way. We had no idea that this water park that I had been to a couple of years back and that had left me totally ecstatic was on the way to Coorg from Bengalooru. We pretended to debate whether we should actually go in or continue our journey to Coorg! Water won, of course!
In a few minutes, we hit the pool that had a number of slides and showers. The water was very clean and the temperature, we were told was maintained at a comfortable 28 degrees centigrade. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly for some time in this pool. At 1 in the afternoon, we went to the wave pool that was designed like a beach - except that there was no sand and the water was salt-free! They simulated these huge waves every couple of seconds. Very enjoyable!
We then went to the 'Disco Rain' hall where they had artificial rain in a disco and they played music and the crowd was dancing wildly. It was nearing two and we decided it was time to get out. We quickly changed, had lunch at the restaurant and then continued our journey to Coorg.