Category: Misc.

First day in India 🇮🇳

We are arrived in Chennai, India.  Today was mostly about getting settled in India. We bought a SIM card and Megan bought a few kurtas (a traditional Indian shirt) at the mall. She is pretty excited to have new clothes in bright colors. It was the highlight of her day.

Christopher’s favorite part of the day was a great vegetarian meal.  He loved the spice and heat of the meal. It was a set menu buffet served to you at your table. There were 7 different dishes with three types of bread, 3 chutneys and 2 desserts.  It varied in spice level and heat. Some of the dishes were too hot for Megan. At one point, she thought that there might be a small fire in her mouth and she started to sweat a bit. With enough bread, the heat died down and she also enjoyed the rest of the meal.

We took a rickshaw home from the mall. Driving around India is quite the adventure! Some roads are paved but some are just dirt roads. It is bumpy, jerky with little observance of traffic rules.  With all the traffic we made sure to keep our hands inside of the rickshaw.

*Note: Christopher and I have had a long discussion on how to discribe Indian food. This might help you understand the descriptors better. “Spicy” describes how flavorful is a dish.  “Heat” describes how much the dish makes you sweat from a burning sensation in your mouth and esophagus.

And it begins…

Last weekend we were married in Charleston, South Carolina. It was a wonderful whirlwind of a weekend for us! It is almost a week ago and we are still discussing details from the weekend.  We are so grateful to everyone that traveled to be with us, helped us out all weekend and celebrated with us. Thank you! 

We had so many great memories that it is hard to pick a few. My father gave a touching and funny welcome in the beginning of the evening. He told Christopher that I am the type of person to love him to the moon and back but that I would also take him there if it becomes a tourist destination. Which is, in fact, true. There were three other sincere and humorous toast in the evening as well as many other great moments with family and friends. 

We are looking forward to our departure to Asia in a few days but we will always cherish the memories of our wedding weekend. Not everything went perfectly as planned; however, we feel as if it was the perfect weekend for us. ❤️